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waddoneagle 17-04-2009 08:49 PM

Prog Rock Thread
 
Just pre ordered the new IQ CD+DVD 'Frequency', Great band that i first saw in 82, I have all their cd's and are still great live, Last week i got the new Pendragon dvd ' Concerto Maximo', I have seen this band well over 40 times, I am seeing them another three times this year, Then in the Summer i have the Fish convention in Leamington Spa, Three days and nights of Fish and friends, This will be a 1,600 sell out for all three days, 'Fish is for Life!:p , I have seen him solo over a 100 times since 88, Even the wife has seen him with me over 40 times, Thats love.:D

Shoreditch CPFC 17-04-2009 09:21 PM

What's he done since that acting part where he got buggered? I am still a fan but I must confess to not having heard any new stuff for a while and the old stuff hasn't aged well. I'm also still a marillion fan, but post Marbles nothing has really grabbed by attention. Steve H deserves a lot more recognition as one of the best contemporary singers around.

waddoneagle 17-04-2009 09:30 PM

Fish has done 13 solo albums now, With the latest being 13th Star, Still has a massive following, Sold out Shepherds Bush in November, At the convention there will be people from all over the world, It's a big piss up really.

http://www.the-company.com/

congress 17-04-2009 09:38 PM

Rick Wakeman is doing a couple of gigs at Hampton Court Palace for one of his old albums "Henrys sixth wives"

It is the only time he is doing it so he is supposed to be pushing the boat out with full orchestra dancers and choirs.Brian Blessed is also doing the narration on it.

Saturday is almost sold out but there were a few left for the friday show if you fancied it.A bit steep though with the cheapest tickets at 57.

Although you could hear the concert free as it is at the front of the palace so sit on the river and i am sure you will hear it fine.

waddoneagle 17-04-2009 09:44 PM

It's going to cost me 50 for three nights of Fish:D , There are some great young bands coming through as well, Pure Reason Revolution being my pick of the crop at the moment:p

Hedgie 17-04-2009 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by waddoneagle
Pure Reason Revolution being my pick of the crop at the moment:p

Just got their The Dark Third album from Play.com for a fiver and am really enjoying it. Will have to give the new one a go as well.

I've seen Fish a couple of times in the last two years at Shepherds Bush and he was excellent both times. Wish I could afford the convention, but having been to the Marillion Weekend last month in the Netherlands I'm really too short of cash to consider it right now.

Talking of which, that was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best weekend of music I've ever heard. Marillion were on top form, the Saturday gig in particular was immense and H was such a pro on Sunday night when he was clearly not well. He may have looked poorly, but his performance was top notch. Agree with Shoreditch CPFC that he deserves a lot more recognition.

Also was great to see The Reasoning again in Port Zelande - I really enjoyed them when they supported Fish at Shepherds Bush.

waddoneagle 17-04-2009 10:34 PM

PRR's latest album is excellent, Pendragon are at the Fish convention, The Reasoning were going to be there, but they are abroad, Never been a H fan, So have never really got into them after Fish left, Rothers is still a god though:p The crowd of us that go to the Fish gigs all over the country are split, Some still go and follow Marillion(A lot went to Holland) and some like myselfs don't, But each to their own, A band that i like that sound a bit like 80's prog, which i love is Credo, they have a new dvd coming out next month.

Hedgie 17-04-2009 11:09 PM

I only really got into Marillion at the time of the Seasons End album, so for me Fish was the former singer. Didn't stop me following Fish's career from the release of Vigil onwards, and was never one of those that felt the need to take sides, maybe because the split never really affected me, but have always felt closer to Marillion. Having said that, 13th Star is a fantastic album - probably the best that Fish has done as a solo artist.

Talking of Rothers, am also enjoying the new Wishing Tree album and enjoyed their set in Holland very much as well.

Will try and give IQ, Pendragon and Credo a listen at some point.

Shoreditch CPFC 17-04-2009 11:24 PM

Ok, will buy 13th star and revert.

I'm happy to admit this is a really unhip genre, but anyone who professes to be open minded should give it a try before dismissing.

Coulsdon Eagle 17-04-2009 11:31 PM

i loved the prog revival in the 80s, Twelfth Night, Pendragon, Marillion etc, ah yes, many a night spent at the old Marquee in Wardour Street

waddoneagle 18-04-2009 08:51 AM

I put on gigs at the Peel in Kingston, Normally once a month, Next week 25th we have The Reasoning 10 (12), In May we Pendragon 10(12), We also have Pallas and Threshold later as well, It's become the Prog venue of London.

http://www.houseofprogression.webeden.co.uk/#

Coulsdon Eagle 18-04-2009 08:56 AM

i forgot about Pallas too, might have a wander over to Kingston sometime

jhc 18-04-2009 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waddoneagle
I put on gigs at the Peel in Kingston, Normally once a month, Next week 25th we have The Reasoning 10 (12), In May we Pendragon 10(12), We also have Pallas and Threshold later as well, It's become the Prog venue of London.

http://www.houseofprogression.webeden.co.uk/#

How about getting SAGA on?
They are doing loads of european dates in a month or so, but no one over here seems to have offered them a UK gig!
BTW, agree with you about IQ, Pendragon etc.

waddoneagle 18-04-2009 10:39 AM

If SAGA get in touch we can put them on, thats not a problem, The Peel has a capacity of 300 though, In the last year we have had, Pendragon, Twelfth Night, Frost, It Bites, Magenta, Haze, etc:p

Biggineagle 18-04-2009 08:57 PM

Sorry being dense where is the Peel???

waddoneagle 19-04-2009 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Biggineagle
Sorry being dense where is the Peel???


Kingston,

Near Norbiton train station:p

foetus eagle 19-04-2009 12:02 PM


waddoneagle 19-04-2009 04:19 PM

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Chillo 19-04-2009 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waddoneagle
I put on gigs at the Peel in Kingston, Normally once a month, Next week 25th we have The Reasoning 10 (12), In May we Pendragon 10(12), We also have Pallas and Threshold later as well, It's become the Prog venue of London.

http://www.houseofprogression.webeden.co.uk/#

I saw Los Endos and Fragile at the Peel in March. Nice small venue :p

Shipsisourking 19-04-2009 04:40 PM

the reasoning were very good at the marillion convention last month.


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