Steve Petch

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The Progmeister’s top 13 albums of 2023

As the world decays on a daily basis catapulting us rapidly towards the apocalypse I take solace in the quality of the music that enriched my life in 2023. Oddly enough it’s been some of the lesser known bands and artists that have really struck a chord or two with me this year. It has …

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The Progmeister’s Big Welsh Adventure.

As 2023 steams like an out of control, unmanned railway train an invite to escape the humdrum is very hard to resist. With this in mind I decided to accept few days away at a friends beautiful and very special home in deepest and secluded south Wales. Caron Jones and his lovely wife Fiona have …

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Steve Hackett vinyl releases | To Watch The Storms and Wild Orchid.

  Steve Hackett announces first ever vinyl release of ‘To Watch The Storms’ & ‘Wild Orchids’ 6th October 2023: Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett & InsideOutMusic will continue their reissue series with the first ever vinyl editions of his 2003 album ‘To Watch The Storms’ & the 2006 album ‘Wild Orchids’. Both will arrive on the …

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2023, a great year for music.

2023 has been a somewhat bizarre year thus far. The phrase life gets in the way is a phrase I seem to be using more and more as the years go by. As I steam ferociously towards my retirement I am constantly informed by friends and colleagues that I need to have a plan. This …

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Starlite And Campbell | Starlite.One

Every once in a while when least expected, something that really resonates on a musical level comes along. On the face of things at first impressions Starlite And Campbell look to be a couple you would expect to see playing the club circuit. To realize this is not so then you must really take the …

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Far from the madding crowd

At what point in time is it that on reflection you cannot identify when a change in your outlook and general demeanour occurred? And whenever it began what if anything was the catalyst? As the mind and body get older natural changes take place due to the ageing process, of this I am aware although …

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The Progmeister in a changing world.

As life trundles on I find myself adopting attitudes I have failed miserably to avoid that represented the very few negatives of my late parents persona. I have always been keen to be accepting of modern ways life and the innovation brought about by modern youth. However, life isn’t evolving the way I thought it …

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NEBO 13 (It’s just not cricket)

In hindsight Nebo 13 (North East Bake Off) may have been better off being Nebo12+1 or Nebo14-1 and not been held on the 13th May as the event became victim to bad luck only a week before it was to take place. Our venue became unavailable for the whole day only being able to accommodate …

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