What will it take for fans to fully support the solo output of Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks? The lack of substantial support for any of his solo projects is baffling. His band mates, (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett) have all found varying degrees of commercial success outside of Genesis. Somehow that … Continue reading Tony Banks, What Will It Take?
Red Sand are a fairly new progressive rock band out of Canada. They are led by Simon Caron, the band's founder and guitarist. Caron is the songwriter for Red Sand and he is not shy about his influences. It is immediately clear from the first few notes of the band's first album that early Marillion … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter R – Red Sand
Knight Area is hands down my favorite progressive rock band of the twenty-first century. To date the band has released six studio albums and two live albums. Knight Area began as a studio project of keyboardist Gerben Klazinga. The first album, The Sun Also Rises (2004), was recorded with the assistance of several guest musicians. … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter K – Knight Area
Deyss was a talented melodic progressive rock band from Switzerland. Over the course of their career the band released three albums. The music of Deyss was heavily influenced by the solo work of Steve Hackett. The sound of the first Deyss album, At-King (1985), is very much akin to the music that Steve Hackett was producing … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter D – Deyss
Algebra was an interesting, but obscure, Italian progressive rock band. They released two albums of which I own one. That album is entitled Storia Di Un Iceberg. The bulk of the album was recorded in 1994, with two tracks dating back to 1983. On the album Algebra played a melodic style of prog mixing influences … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter A – Algebra
What a classic pairing of two progressive rock greats. Over the course of two albums Tony Banks collaborated with one time Marillion singer Fish on three songs. Those albums were Tony Banks' solo albums Soundtracks (1986) and Still (1991). It is said that Fish auditioned for Genesis after Phil Collins departed in 1996. True or … Continue reading Tony Banks And Marillion’s Fish