ProgWatch

On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m finishing up my coverage of the Australian musician, composer, and singer, Mark Trueack, of Unitopia and United Progressive Fraternity! Hear more of my chat with Mark, and lots of great music from both of his bands!

636: In Conversation with Mark Trueack of Unitopia and United Progressive Fraternity, Pt. 2

 

(If you missed Part One, you can still listen here: http://progwatch.com/622/)

This week on Prog-Watch my special guests are Mark Zonder and Gary Wehrkamp who have formed a new project called Zonder-Wehrkamp! (Mark is perhaps best know as the drummer for Warlord, Spirits Of Fire, and Fates Warning. Gary is probably best known as a member of Shadow Gallery, but has also worked with Arjen Lucassen, James Labrie, Doug Rausch, and also contributed to the first Roswell Six album.) Tune in to hear some of our chat, some music from the guys’ pasts, and some from their brand new project!

634: In Conversation with Mark Zonder and Gary Wehrkamp

 

This week I have more awesome Prog Rock variety, with Guest DJ selections from a listener and friend of the show by the name of Simon Forrest of Hove, UK. We’ll hear music from George Arriola, Marillion, ELO, Cirkus, Anathema, Rush, Nomadic Horizon, Fish, Porcupine Tree, SubLunar, and Cairo!

633: Variety with Guest DJ Selections

 

This week’s Prog-Watch is a themed special, and the theme is “Shhhh”! Every song relates to silence or quiet. We’ll hear music from great classic and contemporary artists including Mike + The Mechanics, Unitopia, Chris Squire, Paul Draper, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings, Sanguine Hum, Queensryche, Dave Kerzner, RPWL, The Barock Project, and Genesis! Come along for a fun ride!

632: Shhh

 

On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m finishing up my coverage of composer and keyboard wizard Andrew Colyer (which began in Prog-Watch 314)! Andrew and I chat about many of his side projects, his upcoming tour with Robert Berry’s 3.2, and what’s next for his main band Circuline! Along the way there will be plenty of great music from Circuline, Andrew’s solo and soundtrack work, and one from an album he did with the band Cell 15!

http://progwatch.com/630/

 

 

I have a lot of great stuff lined up for you on this week’s Prog-Watch! For starters, I’ll be catching you up on some of the latest Prog Rock releases from Izz, Pattern Seeking Animals, Introitus, Jordan Rudess, and Terry Draper, formerly of Klaatu! Plus, I’ll have a couple of listener dedications (Camel and U.K.), and there will also be a house call from THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, who will be taking us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by the Norwegian band Oak!

 

629: Variety + Oak on Progressive Discoveries

 

This week’s Prog-Watch is a wonderful variety program with lots of new music, plus some great selections from a Guest DJ by the name of David Graham of Hawick, Scotland! We’ll hear music from Magic Pie, The Tornados, Thank You Scientist, The Moody Blues, The Gift, Genesis, Freedom To Glide, Pallas, Drifting Sun, Swallow the Sun, and Gandalf’s Fist! All of that jammed into 90 minutes!

 

628: Variety with Guest DJ Selections

628: Variety with Guest DJ Selections

The midpoint of 2019 is rapidly approaching! Which means that it is time for this year’s Prog-Watch and The Progressive Aspect collaboration on Some Of The Best Of 2019 (So Far)! A dozen tracks from some of the best albums of 2019, as selected by Yours Truly and some of the top reviewers at TPA!

Thanks to Tony Colvill, Rob Fisher, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming for their contributions!

625: Prog-Watch & TPA Present Some of the Best of 2019 (So Far)

 

This week on Prog-Watch I have a bit of a mixed bag! We’ll hear great stuff from the likes of Surreal, Bjørn Riis, In Continuum, and Nad Sylvan, plus Dr. Rob Fisher will be taking a look at the latest Damanek album on Progressive Discoveries! As if that was not enough, I’ll have a mini feature on Nikki Squire and her band Esquire! Nikki has a new track and she and I chatted about that and the future of Esquire!

624: Variety, Nikki Squire, and Damanek on Progressive Discoveries