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News of the sold out Summer’s End Festival – which takes place at the Drill Hall, Chepstow from 6-8 October 2017.

We are very pleased to announce that brilliant young London band Kyros will replace Southern Empire, who have had to withdraw from the festival following the cancellation of their 2017 European Tour. Kyros will play on the afternoon of Sunday 8th October.

KYROS (known as Synaesthesia 2012-2015) formed in 2012 in London, England and consists of Adam Warne on lead vocals and keyboards, Joey Frevola and Sam Higgins on guitar, Peter Episcopo on bass guitar and Robin Johnson on drums. The band display influences ranging from eighties pop – e.g. Depeche Mode and Kate Bush – through to modern post-progressive and alternative rock music such as Muse and Porcupine Tree.

Twice featured as “tips for the top” by Prog magazine, their double album Vox Humana has had rave reviews worldwide, and in May the band made their second appearance at the prestigious Rosfest festival in the USA.

Festival Founder Huw Lloyd-Jones said:

“Kyros are one of the best young bands in prog, and this slot on the Sunday afternoon of the festival will allow them to really showcase what they can do to a sell-out audience. We can’t wait for everyone to experience their live show.”

www.kyrosmusic.com
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Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!
I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 201 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Everything Everything – Cough Cough
  2. Solstice – Circles
  3. Anathema – 32.63N 117.14W/Leaving It Behind
  4. Gps – Window To The Soul
  5. Khan – Space Shanty
  6. Roger Waters – Picture That
  7. Nem-Q – Confusion
  8. Big Big Train – The Second Brightest Star
  9. Camel – Never Let Go
  10. Billy Cobham – Spectrum
  11. Alienheadband – Altered States
  12. Kim Seviour – Chiasma
  13. Tin Spirits – Summer Now
  14. Sunn O))) & Ulver – Let There Be Light
  15. Sky – Tuba Smarties
  16. Magenta – The Devil At The Crossroads
  17. Cosmograf – Cut The Corn
  18. Imogen Heap – 2-1

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I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for this very special edition 200 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we explored the world of the Mellotron and heard the following music:

  1. The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
  2. Genesis – Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats
  3. Porcupine Tree – Mellotron Scratch
  4. The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
  5. The Bee Gees – Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
  6. The Rolling Stones – 2,000 Miles From Home
  7. Opeth – Mellotron Heart
  8. Rick Wakeman – Catherine Howard
  9. The Zombies – Changes
  10. Graham Bond Organisation – Baby Can It Be True
  11. Manfred Mann – Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James
  12. Simon Dupree And The Big Sound – Kites
  13. Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
  14. Paul Weller – Wild Wood
  15. Radiohead – Exit Music (For A Film)
  16. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
  17. Steven Wilson – Luminol
  18. Anglagard – Ifran Klarhet Till Klarhet
  19. Anekdoten – Sad Rain
  20. Refugee – Grand Canyon Suite
  21. Epidaurus – Mitternachtstraum
  22. England – Midnight Madness
  23. Mellotron – Space Oddity

Bonus Tracks – exclusive to the podcast!

  1. Beggar’s Opera – Time Machine
  2. Genesis – Seven Stones
  3. Camel – Never Let Go
  4. Kayak – Lovely Luna
  5. Gracious – Super Nova – Blood Red Sun
  6. Thin Lizzy – Honesty Is No Excuse
  7. Gentle Giant – Three Friends
  8. Black Sabbath – Changes
  9. Schike Fuhrs Frohling – Pictures
  10. Jack Johnson – Pictures Of People Taking Pictures
  11. IQ – Awake And Nervous
  12. Richard Hawley – I Still Want You
  13. Greenslade – What Are You Doin’ To Me
  14. Pink Floyd – Sysyphus
  15. Genesis – The Cinema Show
  16. Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
  17. Yes – Heart Of The Sunrise
  18. Cardiacs – Big Ship
  19. Aerosmith – Dream On
  20. Barclay James Harvest – I Can’t Go On Without You
  21. Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
  22. Argent – Circus
  23. Mariusz Duda & Steven Wilson – The Old Peace
  24. Stevie Wonder – Tree
  25. OMD – Maid Of Orleans
  26. Big Elf – Money, It’s Pure Evil
  27. Moody Blues – I’m Just A Singer In A Rock And Roll Band
  28. Genesis – The Chamber Of 32 Doors

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LFPT - Requests
I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 199 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this all request edition we heard the following music:

  1. Dire Straits – Telegraph Road
  2. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Starbird
  3. Kansas – Rhythm In The Spirit
  4. Tony Banks – Lion Of Symmetry
  5. Tony Banks – The More I Hide It
  6. Tangerine Dream – Bent Cold Sidewalk
  7. Ylvis – Stonehenge
  8. Twelfth Night – We Are Sane
  9. Trilogy – Arctic Life
  10. Moon Hooch – Outer Urge
  11. Vintage Cucumber – Elefantentraum
  12. Anthony Phillips – Scottish Suite: (i) Salmon Leap
  13. Frank Zappa – Act I: Joe’s Garage
  14. Jack O’ The Clock – When The Door Opens, It Opens On Everything
  15. Robert Svilpa – Mesmerize
  16. King Crimson – Heroes
  17. Genesis – Inside And Out

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TalesFromTheTigerMoth
Edition 54 of Peter Jones’ ‘Tales From The Tiger Moth’ show is now available as a podcast!

Playlist:

  1. Steve Hackett – Behind The Smoke
  2. Del Amitri – Food For Songs
  3. Haken – The Point Of No Return
  4. George Michael – Praying For Time
  5. Def Lepperd – White Lightning
  6. Stanley Holloway – Ole In The Ark
  7. Bernard Cribbins – Whole In The Ground
  8. The Gift – Sweeper Of Dreams
  9. Grand Tour – Horn Of Plenty
  10. Seal – Prayer For The Dying
  11. Mike + The Mechanics – Blame
  12. Sting – Something The Boy Said
  13. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee – Rag Manj Khammaj
  14. Beatles – Because Of You
  15. Camel – Preparation (Live)
  16. Camel – Dunkirk (Live)
  17. Flanders And Swan – Misalliance
  18. Queen – Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
  19. Jamie Cullum – 21st Century Kid
  20. Savage Garden – You Can Stil Be Free
  21. Diamond – War
  22. Chris De Burgh – The Risen Lord
  23. Chris De Burgh – The Last Time I Cried
  24. Genesis – Fading Lights (Live)

TalesFromTheTigerMoth
Edition 53 of Peter Jones’ ‘Tales From The Tiger Moth’ show is now available as a podcast!

Playlist:

  1. Moon Safari – A Kid Called Panic
  2. Tiger Moth Tales – Tigers In The Butter – Live
  3. Tiger Moth Tales – Story Tellers – Live
  4. Big Big Train – Brave Captain
  5. Lonely Robot – Sigma
  6. Magenta – Legend
  7. Red Bazar – Calling Her On – Live
  8. Pete Jones – For Absent Friends – Live
  9. Steve Hackett – El Niño
  10. Pete Jones – Seven Stones – Live
  11. Pete Jones – The Musical Box – Live
  12. Lonely Robot – In Floral Green
  13. Big Big Train – Meadowland
  14. Tiger Moth Tales – The Merry Vicar – Live
  15. Tiger Moth Tales – A Visit To Chigwick – Live
  16. Barock Project – One Day
  17. Genesis – The Cinema Show – Live

Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!
I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 198 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. The Damned – Eloise (Extravagant Mix)
  2. Steve Hillage – Light In The Sky
  3. This Winter Machine – The Man Who Never Was
  4. Kevin Gilbert – Back In NYC
  5. Kevin Gilbert – All Fall Down (Toto Version)
  6. Bjørn Riis – Forever Comes To An End
  7. Van Der Graaf Generator – Arrow
  8. Public Service Broadcasting – Night Mail
  9. Fish On Friday – Unreal
  10. Beggar’s Opera – Macarthur Park
  11. Flash – Small Beginnings
  12. Robert Ramsay – Living Will
  13. Gosta Berlings Saga – Channeling The Sixth Extinction
  14. Machines Dream – Black Science
  15. Mahavishnu Orchestra – Thousand Island Park
  16. Isotope – Spanish Sun
  17. Southern Empire – Hey You
  18. Jethro Tull – Cup Of Wonder
  19. L’anima – My Dying Cell
  20. Shadow Gallery – Hope For Us

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