For Absent Friends …

Being as i am a proghead who’s penchant lay firmly with the keyboard fraternity i was recently reflecting upon absent friends. Namely Richard Wright and of course much more recently the tragedy that befell Woolly Wolstenholme. These reflections coins…

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Matt Stevens | Ghosts

At a time when so many talented artistes lean towards the prog metal edge of prog it is a breath of fresh air when something just a bit different comes along. At the present time Matt Stevens represents the antithesis of prog metal. The North Londoner …

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Mountains Come Out Of The Sky

  The illustrated history of prog rock by Will Romano This book is a large format full colour size guide to prog rock past and present. Most of the bands featured in the book the diehard aficionado will know and love but there are sections on Kraut rock, the Canterbury scene, Italian prog and prog …

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Prophets & Sages Book Review

Prophets & Sages: An illustrated guide to underground and progressive rock 1967-1975 by Mark Powell.

A petfect reference book for anyone interested in this very productive and musically rich musical ers. Printed in black and white with a colour …

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Nine Stones Close Interview

Following on from my recent review of Traces by Nine Stones Close I got in touch with Adrian Lee who is to all intense and purpose Nine Stones Close. Being kind enough to call me from the Netherlands one cold and bitter eve, here is what he had to s…

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Guy Manning Interview

I am really pleased to announce that Guy Manning will be headlining at the forthcoming one day prog festival in Teesside next March. Here’s what he had to say when todders caught up with him recently.

1.Your new album “Charlestown” is …

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Nines Stones Close | Traces

A CD sized package arrived from the Netherlands recently at Progmeister Towers.  Upon opening it I was presented with the latest album by Nine Stones Close for review.  It was accompanied by an extra disc containing acoustic renditions f…

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Steve Hackett | The Sage, Gateshead

Travelling North from Teesside to Gateshead wasn’t a sensible thing to do taking the horrendous weather conditions into consideration, but, it had to be done. For this I must thank Ian Kerr, Progmeister’s prolific photographer for driving us the…

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