"Thank You Steven For the excellent review. We did our first show and so far with internet sales and this show, We have raised enough to partner with LWI yo start a clean water project in Ghana West Africa. As soon as it is under way I will do a…"
Art Rock, Avant-Prog, Neo-Prog, Progressive Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Rock, Canterbury Prog, Italian Prog Rock, Krautrock, Mathcore, Math Rock, New Prog, Progressive Christian, Progressive Metal, Progressive Death Metal, Crossover Prog, Progressive Jazz/Fusion, Progressive Electronic, Also a fan of other genres of music
I currently write reviews and articles for web sites - Sea of Tranquility - Metal Perspective & Rocktopia as well as UK print magazine Fireworks.
Friday nights, that's where it began. Hours spent sitting hushed in my older brother's room hanging on the every word of the sorely missed legend Tommy Vance. His Radio 1 "Friday Rock Show" introduced me to every aspect of rock and metal under the sun, from Metallica and Magnum one week to Marillion and Spider the next. Live sessions from Dio, Kiss and Venom, interviews with Slayer, Motorhead or Saxon, Friday nights had it all. AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock" was the first slab of vinyl I bought, closely followed by anything and everything by Status Quo, before "Lick It Up" introduced me to Kiss and a lifelong dedication was born. Other bands that influenced my early years were UFO, Scorpions, Whitesnake (pre 1987), Y&T, Magnum, Dokken, Dio, Iron Maiden and Saxon along with many more. Then along came Rush and Marillion and a whole world of prog was opened up to me along with the inspiration to pick up a pair of drum sticks. Dio were the first band I saw live and even with Denzel The Dragon making an appearance I was completely hooked on gig going and try to attend at least 15 concerts a year. I enjoy the huge production values of say a Kiss gig, but get more of a kick out of seeing a band like It Bites in a tiny club with another 70 or so punters. As the years have passed my musical taste has evolved and grown, however I still regularly listen to the music that inspired me when I was young and have merely added to it. Favourite bands still include many of the bands from my childhood, however I would also now site Porcupine Tree (and anything Steven Wilson is involved with), Opeth, The Wildhearts (and Ginger's many side projects), Kamelot, Thunder, Also Eden, Arena, The Pineapple Thief, Clutch, Muse, The Feeling, Kip Winger, Bruce Springsteen, and IQ, along with a bit of 80's rock like Little Angels, Skin/Jagged Edge, Terrorvision, Bang Tango and so on and will freely admit to loving AOR and melodic rock. I suppose the main constants through this journey have been Kiss, Rush and Marillion, both eras along with Fish's solo career.
Influences or Favorite Bands
See my biography, but there are too many more to add to the list.
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Thank You Steven For the excellent review. We did our first show and so far with internet sales and this show, We have raised enough to partner with LWI yo start a clean water project in Ghana West Africa. As soon as it is under way I will do a press release.
Thanks again friend and many Blessings to you,