Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 17 Oct 2019
On this page: Mabel Greer's Toy Shop - Damion Anderson - Deborah Anderson - Jade (Anderson) Hawkins - Tony Anderson - Jeff Berlin - Tom Brislin - Matt Clifford - Julian Colbeck - Roger Dean - Francis Dunnery - Jonathan Elias - David Foster - Bruce Gowdy - Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn - Iain Hornal - Dylan Howe - Zoë Street Howe - JJ Jeczalik - Eddie Jobson - Sidonie Jordan - Gary Langan - Alex Lasarenko - Tony Levin - Milton McDonald - Frank Macchia - Mark Mancina - Lou Molino - Eddie Offord - Lee Pomeroy - Steve Porcaro - Graham Preskett - Alex Proyce - Ryan Rabin - Randy Raine-Reusch - Bobby Sherwood - Jay Schellen - Michael Sherwood - Phyllis Sherwood - Pete Sinfield - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Steven Wilson
the main page.
In a Jun 2011 interview, Jon said he was writing material with
Damion: see under Jon Anderson for
Anderson - Jon's daughter;
vocals on ABWH. MySpace
Anderson Photography; Twitter;
Deborah has made "Women of the White Buffalo" (89 minutes; trailer), a forthcoming, feature documentary film about the Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, narrated by Rita Coolidge. The film premières 14 Nov in Beverly Hills, at the 24th Red Nation International Film Festival, with Deborah doing a Q&A afterwards. She directed, with the screenplay by her and Charlotte Chatton. The film was produced by Deborah Anderson, Adam Schomer and Kumiko Hayashi. She previously exhibited photos of the project at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, in Jun 2018.
Deborah's "Aroused: The Lost Sensuality of a Woman" (Twitter) was a feature documentary (directed and co-produced by Deborah) and limited edition photography art book about 16 adult industry performers: Jesse Jane, Belladonna, Katsuni, Allie Haze, Kayden Kross, April O'Neil, Francesca Lé, Lisa Ann, Brooklyn Lee, Alexis Texas, Asphyxia Noir, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Tanya Tate, Lexi Belle and Misty Stone. The documentary's music was by brother Damion.
Released Sep 2018 was Télépopmusik's compilation Rare Remixes, which includes "Into Everything - MFA Full Vocal Remix" (7:37) with Deborah, which I think was originally a 2005 promo-only release.
In Nov 2015, Anderson became one of the two clients for The Dog Ate My Homework, a new photographers' agency launched by Rihanna and part of her styling agency Fr8me. She is Art Director for the Gansevoort Hotel Group and has set up LILACREATIVE Inc. to cover her creative output.
Deborah continues to do photography for her father. She has done various promo shots for him, including of Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman rehearsals for the tour book and for his forthcoming 1000 Hands project. She has also done videos for the Anderson/Stolt release, Invention of Knowledge and, according Jon, to also involve music from Trevor Rabin: see here for more.
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In 2016, Jade (piano, vocals) and Eduardo del
Signore (worked with Jon Anderson) performed a
piece together at Pepperdine University, CA as part of del
Signore's A Call 2 Peace
Berlin has released a CD single of "Joe Frazier Round 3", based on his piece "Joe Frazier" for the band Bruford. While Berlin plays bass, he is joined by Steve Vai (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), David Sancious (keys) and Tom Hemby (rhythm guitar). The b-side is a remastered version of "Joe Frazier Round 2", originally released on his album Pump It! Various formats exist.
Brislin has joined Kansas, replacing David Manion, and is touring
with them in 2019, beginning with the Rock Legends Cruise in Feb.
In an early
Feb 2019 interview, he reported having just done his first
rehearsal with the band. He went on to say that "I'm an official
member of Kansas, so my contributions to sound and songwriting are
encouraged. We will record the next Kansas album this summer,
aiming for a 2020 release." Recording was
taking place in Aug-Oct 2019, with Brislin on keys and backing
He played live at Musique Madeira in Ohio on 12 Jan 2019. This was an 80-minute solo set: "Stuff You Would Not Understand" (from his solo album Hurry Up and Smell the Roses), "Your Favorite Day" (Hurry Up...), "Visitor" (Hurry Up...), "They Know My Name" (The Sea Within), "Industry in the Distance" (Hurry Up...), "The Future" (Spiraling's Time Travel Made Easy), "Predawn" (Hurry Up...),"Liftoff" (Hurry Up...), "I Hold a Candle" (Hurry Up...), "The Spider", "SFA", "When You Told Me Not to Go" (Hurry Up...), "Microphone" (Hurry Up...), "Hurry Up and Smell the Roses" (Hurry Up...); encore: "The Girl on Top (of the Piano)" (Spiraling's Transmitter), "Microphone".
Brislin was at the 2018 ProgStock Festival, 5-7 Oct 2018 in New
Jersey, with his new band called Gold Rotation, consisting of
himself (keys, vocals), Randy
McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance; guitar, bass, vocals), Daniel McGowan (The Tea Club;
guitar, vocals), Rajendra Sharma (ex-Spiraling;
drums) and David Anthony (percussion). Set: "Stuff You
Would Not Understand" (from his solo album Hurry Up and Smell
the Roses), "Your Favorite Day" (Hurry Up...),
"Titan" (probably a new piece), "Industry in the Distance" (Hurry
Up...), "They Know My Name" (originally released by The Sea
Within; solo piano), "Liftoff" (Hurry Up...; solo piano),
"When You Told Me Not to Go" (Hurry Up...; solo piano),
"Wind Him Up" (originally by Saga; with Michael Sadler), "Hurry Up
and Smell the Roses" (Hurry Up...), "I Hold a Candle" (Hurry
Up...), "Microphone" (Hurry Up...). In his new year's
message, Brislin said the band would be writing and recording in
2019. In the Feb 2019 interview, he said, "There's a lot of
writing on the agenda, and we aim to start recording in the coming
Brislin was one of two keyboardists on Invention of
Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings): see under
Anderson for details. Brislin (keys, backing vocals) also
joins Stolt (guitars, backing vocals, keys) in new band, The Sea Within (Twitter), which
includes two more performers on Invention of Knowledge, Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Steve Hackett, Karmakanic, worked
with The Syn; bass) and Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation, Transatlantic, ex-The Flower Kings;
vocals, guitar), plus Marco Minnemann (Levin
Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The
Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, In Continuum,
worked with Eddie Jobson, UK, Trey Gunn, Alex Lifeson,
Joe Satriani; drums, percussion, guitar, backing
vocals). Their debut album, also called The Sea Within (details
in Yescography), was written by the band and initial
recording sessions were in London in Sep 2017. A 2CD/2LP/digital
was released Jun 2018 on InsideOut. Anderson also guests on 1 song
of the new album, while also guesting are Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Levin Minnemann Rudess) and
Rob Townsend (works with Steve Hackett).
Brislin did some additional performances on the Cruise: see on the
Brislin produced, and co-wrote some of, Travels, the debut album from Tom Flynn.
In his May 2018 Yes
Music Podcast interview, Brislin said he and Jon Anderson
have been and are looking for further ways to work together.
Likewise, in this
Jul 2018 interview, he said, "Jon Anderson and I had been
talking about ways to work together ever since my tours with Yes
|Julian Colbeck -
additional keys live with ABWH
Colbeck appeared on Steve Hackett's 1994 album, Blues with a Feeling, which is set for a re-release.
Colbeck is CEO of Keyfax music production company. He co-wrote the Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording book and video series.
Dean's recent album art includes Focus's Focus 11
(released Feb 2019), Black Moth's Condemned to Hope, Steve
Hackett's Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984-2006) (see under Steve
Howe), Yes's 50
Live, and John Lodge's Live from Birmingham—The
10,000 Light Years Tour CD/DVD and tour.
Dean is exhibiting again at Trading
Boundaries, East Sussex 1 Nov-8 Dec 2019. The Yes tribute
band Yes Please play 8 Nov as part of the exhibition. He
joined most of the Royal Affair Tour headlined by Yes in summer
Piccioli's Jun 2019 fashion collection used prints featuring
Dean landscapes (e.g., like this).
He has been working on Henk
Rogers' moonbase project, with a prototype to be built in
Hawaii. He continues to work on his
film project, "Floating Islands"—details
on main page. He also talked about making a film to show
people how we could live in the future in this Feb 2018
Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist. He
appears at ProgStock,
13-5 Oct 2017 in New Jersey.
Dunnery has also been working with Dave Kerzner
working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett,
worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on
Elements projects—see details on
the main page.
On 3 Nov 2017, Yes announced that David Foster had died.
Foster's autobiography, "Yours is
No Disgrace", was expected at some point from his webpage.
The band consists of Bruce Gowdy (guitars, bass, keys, vocals),
Guy Allison (ex-World Trade, ex-Lodgic; keys,
percussion, vocals), Marcie Michelle
Free (ex-King Kobra;
lead vocals), Jay Schellen (World
Trade, working with Yes; drums) and Larry Antonio
(bass, vocals). Lyrics were mostly by Allison and Betsy Summers.
- orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic.
Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc.
Haun and Michael Sherwood worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, now out: see under Porcaro.
(Crate Classics) (SoundCloud)
is a project from Aaron Horn and Jamie Rodigan
They produced Iotosh's
"Reasons" (available on Soundcloud),
released 27 Jul 2019. They have also done a remix of
Desmond Dekker's "Israelites" for Trojan Records (lyric
video on YouTube). They produced "Mistake Too" (YouTube
audio) for Bella
Blair, now out; tracks: "Mistake Too" (3:01),
"Mistake Too (Instrumental)" (3:01).
Aaron co-wrote "Human Nature" on the 2018 album Time
to be Alive from Matt Cardle (former The X Factor winner),
who also works with the Trevor
Horn Band (following Aaron doing introductions). The
album made #28 in the UK.
Aaron appeared on Max Herman's 2018 EP Introspection,
on the piece "Transfiguration".
Aaron started a new venture, the Oat Milk café (Twitter; Facebook) in Camden Town, London, in 2015. A creative hub with its own recording space, the vegetarian café is decorated with vintage equipment from Sarm Studios, which Aaron also helps to run.
Ally and dad Trevor's PA, Suzanne, have a band together called
She has been managing director of SPZ.
Will said in a Feb
2017 interview that he is writing a memoir about being
Hornal played bass with Yes featuring ARW
on their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg and their summer 2018 European
He also works with Jeff Lynne's ELO (see
details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he plays) and sings in
the Gentle Giant spin-off band, Three Friends. He played with Graham Gouldman on his
2017 Heart Full
of Songs UK tour through to 20 Oct 2017.
band's new album, Blow
Your Mind (Chess Records/UMe), was recorded in
13 days and released Jun 2018 on CD, LP and download,
produced by Dave Eringa. Johnson wrote the lyrics, but much
of the album came from band improvisations. Tracks:
The album made #24 in the UK (#1 on the Americana chart). The
band had European dates
in support Jul/Aug 2018 and then played Japan in Sep 2018.
Further dates followed in 2019.
Bowness' Flowers at the Scene (InsideOut Music), out
19 Mar 2019, is an 11-track album including Dylan Howe on drums.
Other guests include Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf
Generator), Andy Partridge (ex-XTC,
worked with Billy Sherwood), Kevin Godley
(ex-10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree),
Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), David Longdon (Big Big Train, worked with Downes Braide
Association), and Tom Atherton (drums). The album
is mixed by Steven Wilson.
Dylan and Ross Stanley have continued in the Steve Howe Trio.
Their new album, New Frontier, is now out: see under Steve
Howe for details.
D Howe and Stanley accompanied John Etheridge at a Jul 2019
London show. In Jun 2019, Howe was playing with the Ben Crosland
Quintet, and was due to do so again in Aug. The line-up is with
Howe, Brandon Allen, Chris Allard, and Jim Watson.
|Zoë Howe - Steve's
daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; Homepage; Blog;
Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer.
"Poly Styrene: I am a Cliche" is a new documentary feature film about the late singer Poly Styrene (ex-X-Ray Spex) made by Z Howe, director Paul Sng and Poly's daughter, Celeste Bell. There is an accompanying book, "Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story" by Bell and Howe.
Due to persistent demand since announcing my retirement from concert touring, I have decided to perform a one-off concert with a full band on October 7  - headlining the last night of ProgStock 2018 [...] I shall be playing the music of ‘UK’ with a virtuoso lineup of playersThe band was with Marc Bonilla (ex-Keith Emerson Band; bass, vocals), Alex Machacek (guitar), Thomas Lang (drums). They headlined the last day of the festival. Earlier in the day, he also did a masterclass and Q&A. In the evening, he said this would likely be his last live performance. Set: "Alaska", "Danger Money", "Nevermore", "Time to Kill", "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Rendezvous 6:02", "Trilogy" (originally by ELP), drum solo, "Thirty Years", "Carrying No Cross", "Caesar's Palace Blues", "Forever Until Sunday".
|Now out is the first of a series of
compilations. In Sep 2018, it was announced there would be
five compilations. 1971-1979 The Band Years (Globe
Music Media) was released 26 Oct 2018; details
in Yescography. CD1
Or check at Burning Shed
|The liner notes of this album announces the
subsequent releases as:
1980-1989 The Solo YearsJobson has also re-released his two '80s solo albums, The Green Album and Theme of Secrets, together as a 3-disc (2CD/1Bluray) release. The Green Album/Theme of Secrets (GMM9190-2) comes with a 7-page booklet with extensive liner notes.
He had previously talked of writing some new music. Around Aug 2012, he said on his Zealots Lounge website that, "I am ready to make some new music and implement some new ideas for UKZ." However, he then announced in an autumn 2012 update that:
mainly to do with time and the availability of others, it has become clear that I will be unable to produce any new music for UKZ before the scheduled [...] tours in late March .A Dec 2013 Facebook update talked of Jobson's plans for 2014 including "an eye toward creating new music." New UKZ music has yet to appear.
UK was re-released on vinyl using the Ultimate Collector's Edition master for 2018 Record Store Day. Night After Night Extended (2 CDs, 1 DVD, discs 10, 11 and 13 as above) received a separate release 8 Mar 2019 on Globe Music Media.
an album does need to be an expression of where you are musically, sonically, socially, politically etc. at the time. 'Legacy' was started in 1995 and much of it was conceived then; unfortunately, the sonic choices I would make in 2007 are quite different from the ones I made in 1995. Furthermore, a solo album would be a different animal than a UK album - even if I did compose all of it myself. Songs were written with John in mind, not to mention possible guitar parts for Holdsworth, Fripp and others.And:
There is also an ownership issue with some of the recordings which will render some performances unusable.
It is clear to me that any usable compositional ideas and performances that, legally, I still have full rights to should be reviewed and probably reworked to reflect twelve years of further technical and musical growth.
In the 1980s, Jobson worked on a follow-up to his 1983 The Green Album, to be called The Pink Album, but the project was never finished. To a fan after an Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said he had plans to release the album. Further bits and bobs from Jobson's career have been released through the Zealots Lounge.
Jobson appeared on Frank Zappa's Zappa in New York.
Released 29 Mar 2019 for the album's 40th anniversary was a deluxe
edition, either 5CDs, 3LPs or digital.
Jordan is still performing. In an interview around Jan 2018, she
described her current activities:
I am currently working with a very talented artist/producer/engineer named "Cade Roberts" in Oklahoma for TV and movie sync deals. We are also producing a track together for a wonderful Americana/Alt Country artist named "Edan Archer," and I hope to do more tracks with her and keep working with Cade. I also hope to continue working with Jez Larder from Skyline Studios in the UK, who I have worked with on and off for over 15 years.
I am planning a track with my old studio mate Ric Parnell from Atomic Rooster/Spinal Tap and am working with Mark Murdock (Cymbalic Encounters and Brand X) [ex-Empire] on some retro tracks he has written.
Nov 2017 saw the release of The Complete Recordings by
Empire, her 1970s band with Pete Banks: see under
Banks. She also guests with The New Empire: see
Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn
on various projects, including Producers—see
With fellow former Art of Noise members JJ Jeczalik and Anne
Dudley, the trio are touring playing an Art of Noise set. Langan
and Jeczalik are also doing a part
DJ set/part Q&A on 28 Sep in London.
creative director (New York) at Elias
Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and
Elias. He continues to work doing music
for films and commercials.
|One of Levin's main
project is Stick Men, with Levin (Chapman Stick), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King
Crimson, The Flower Kings; acoustic and
electronic drums and percussion) and Markus Reuter (works
with Mastelotto; U8 Touch Guitar, live
looping). They have also often been joined by David Cross (ex-King
Crimson, worked with Peter Banks; violin, keys),
including for a tour of Latin America Aug/Sep 2018 (Brazil 2
dates, Argentina 5 dates, Uruguay 1 date, Chile 1 date, Peru
1 date, Bolivia 2 dates, Guatemala 1 date, El Salvador 1
date, Costa Rica 1 date, Mexico 2 dates), which was
immediately followed by 3 dates in Texas without Cross in
Sep. Panamerica (Iapetus/MoonJune Music) is a
forthcoming limited edition 5CD box of the tour, produced by
They are touring summer
2019, with 11 north-eastern US dates 30 Jul-10 Aug.
Since 2018, Stick Men have digitally released a large number of official bootlegs through Bandcamp, covering shows from 2011-7.
Bucket List is a 12-track album released 11 Jan 2019
from Phil Keaggy (guitars), Tony Levin (bass, Stick) and Jerry
Marotta (drums, percussion), with Mike Pachelli (guitar) also
appearing on the album. The album was engineered by Paul
Grimsland. They played 5 US
dates 28 Feb-5 Mar 2019, with Pachelli also in the touring
line-up. Robert Frazza is the band's agent and sound engineer.
Support on the tour was by singer Flav Martin.
Levin's website lists a tentative 16 Aug 2019 Woodstock, NY date
for Belew, Levin, Mastelotto & Friends.
The Levin Brothers are
Tony Levin (bass, cello) and his brother, Pete Levin (worked
with Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter,
Annie Lennox, Chuck Mangione; piano, organ). They have
made an album in the style of '50s jazz, Levin
Brothers (Lazy Bones Recording; buy from US Amazon),
released 2014. The 16 tracks on the CD (14 basic + 2 bonus tracks)
were written by the two Levins, save for a cover of King Crimson's "Matte Kudasai"; a limited
edition vinyl has 12 tracks and comes with a download of the 14
basic CD tracks. Those pre-ordering through Lazy Bones Recording
get an additional download track, "Azalea". Also performing are
David Spinozza (L'Image, ex-Saturday Night Live, worked
with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, James Taylor,
Paul Simon, Billy Joel; guitar), Erik Lawrence (Levon
Helm's Midnight Ramble Band; tenor sax), Jeff "Siege"
Siegel (worked with Roland Hanna, Kenny Burrell, Jack
DeJohnette, Helen Merrill; drums) and Steve Gadd (worked
with Peter Gabriel, Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Joe Cocker,
Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, James Taylor; drums on
"Bassics" and "Fishy Takes a Walk"). The album was produced by the
Levin Brothers and Scott Schorr. As a trio, the band performed one
show in New York state on 31 Jan 2014 as a warm-up, with album
recording in Jan/Feb 2014. Material was written and prepared late
2013 and into Jan 2014.
They toured Jan 2018 with 6 US dates, then 4 dates in Japan. The
touring band is with Lawrence (sax, flute) and Siegel (drums). A
live album, Special Delivery was released late Dec 2017.
Their next tour
encompassed 8 California dates 20-30 Jan 2019, then Mexicali,
Mexico on 1 Feb and Scottsdale, AZ on 2 Feb (3 shows are with Soft
Machine). They return for 6 north-eastern US dates 8-29 Mar, with
Tony also guested on Pete's new album, Möbius (Pete Levin Music), now out. The album contains 8 original pieces and versions of "I Mean You" by Thelonious Monk & Coleman Hawkins, and "There Comes a Time" by Tony Williams. The band consists of Joining Pete (keys), Tony (upright bass), Lenny White (Return to Forever, worked with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell; drums), Alex Foster (worked Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus; sax), Chris Pasin (worked with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett; trumpet), Jeff Ciampa (worked with Harry Belafonte; guitar), Nanny Assis (worked with Eumir Deodato; percussion), plus guesting are Jerry Marotta, Erik Lawrence, Rob Paparozzi and Kal David. The band are touring, but with Ira Coleman (worked with Tony Williams, Sting) on bass given Tony's other commitments.
King Crimson and related projects
Crimson consists of Robert Fripp (guitar), Levin
(bass, Stick, upright electric bass, backing vocals), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King
Crimson, The Flower Kings; drums,
percussion), Gavin Harrison (ex-Porcupine Tree;
drums, percussion), Mel Collins (ex-21st
Century Schizoid Band, worked with Chris Squire; saxes,
flutes), Jakko Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid
Band, worked with Dave Stewart, Lenny Henry; as
"primary vocalist and secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words
to him), Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, ex-R.E.M., worked
with Fripp, Nine Inch Nails; keys) and Jeremy
Wilson, ex-The Syn, ex-Squackett, ex-Chris Squire,
ex-Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds; drums,
percussion, keys). The band focuses on touring the back
catalogue with no plans for a studio album, but have played
some new material live. An article on the band in the Nov
2018 issue of Prog dismisses the chances of a new
studio album "any time soon". Previously, in the Sep 2014
issue of Prog, Mastelotto said, "I'd love to see
this line-up in the studio. [...] Can I control that? No
way. But I know we'd make a great record."
And Jakszyk said: "We're all of a mind where we are more
than happy to continue doing this into the foreseeable
future[.] As well as the older material being completely
re-evaluated and reconstructed, there's some material that's
been written and recorded with five of the current members
post-A Scarcity of Miracles, which has yet to be
played live and has never been released. I've been writing
new material, as has Robert, and we've been discussing
that." In an Oct
2017 interview, Jakszyk said, "my plan from then
on [end of 2017] is just to concentrate on Crimson and write
more Crimson material. We've been doing that anyway; not all
of it makes it to the live arena, but some of it does, and
some we're still working on. There's also a lot of new stuff
Robert's been writing on his own."
The band regularly release live material. Meltdown: Live in Mexico City 2017, a 3CD/1Blu-ray release, came out in 2018. There's a 2019 tour box out soon, and forthcoming is Live in Rome, seemingly recorded 22 Jul 2018.
They played European dates in 2018 and tour more in 2019,
joined by Theo Travis (Soft Machine,
ex-Gong, worked with Steven Wilson, Robert Fripp, David
Gilmour, Richard Sinclair; keys) filling in for
Rieflin. Fripp has said further European dates are
unlikely given Brexit uncertainties. 2019 dates include
appearing at Rock in Rio. Trevor Horn
was in the audience at a 2019 London show.
Other collaborations and sessions
Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. Levin toured with Gabriel, including a Jun/Jul 2016 North American tour with Sting. In late 2015, he was recording with Gabriel for a future project.
Ronan Chris Murphy (worked with Alan White, King Crimson, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Mars Hollow) was working on his debut solo album with Levin (bass, stick), Mastelotto (drums), Bozzio (drums) and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Stanley Snail; keys).
In Feb 2007, Geoff Downes described a prog rock project with himself on keys, Levin, Michael Holmes (IQ), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, ex-Genesis), Thomas Lang (ex-John Wetton; drums) and Rob Aubrey (worked with Wetton/Downes; engineer)—see more under Downes. Meanwhile, Rick Wakeman was considering a trio project with Levin and drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple)—see more under Wakeman.
(Lazy Bones Recordings;
teaser), out Jul 2017, is a 28-track, 2CD concept
album from Marco Minnemann (Levin
Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike
Keneally, worked with Eddie Jobson, Trey
Gunn), produced by Scott Schorr (worked
with Levin Torn White, Levin Minnemann Rudess). Guests
include Alex Lifeson (Rush; guitar), Joe
Satriani (guitar) and, on the final, CD-only track "OTN (REMIX)",
Levin on bass.
Levin is also on Dominique Vantomme's
instrumental album, Vegir
(MoonJune Records), released 13 Jan 2018. Tracks: "Double Down"
(7:36), "Equal Minds" (10:19), "Sizzurp" (10:45), "Playing Chess
with Barney Rubble" (9:04), "The Self Licking Ice-Cream Cone"
(13:08), "Plutocracy" (4:38), "Agent Orange" (9:46), "Emmetropia"
(9:00), "Odin's Wig" (1:54). The album, recorded 29 Oct 2016, is
performed by Vantomme (Fender Rhodes electric piano, piano, Mini
Moog, Mellotron), Michel
Delville (The Wrong Object; electric
guitar), Levin (bass, Chapman Stick) and Maxime Lenssens (drums).
It was produced by Vantomme, recorded by Pascal Deweze, mixed by
Fritz Sunderman and mastered by Mark Wingfield. Artwork is by
Marcel van der Heyden.
Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further
"Fragile as a Song" is a book of poetry and lyrics by Levin, with a foreword by Peter Gabriel (ex-Genesis) and introduction by Bill Bruford. The 64-page book is available from his site, with the first run all autographed by him.
McDonald has been playing with Take That and Jeff Lynne's ELO: see details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he
No current info
No current info
Molino plays with Yes featuring ARW. He has also worked regularly with Trevor Rabin.
Offord lives in South Carolina and
had retired from the music business. However, he re-emerged to
produce a forthcoming album, Comes in Phases, by New York
City band The
Midnight Moan, led by Andrew Paine Bradbury (vocals, guitar,
harmonica), with Ricky Gordon (drums), Joe Sweeney (bass), Brian
Baker (guitar), Steve Cuiffo (guitar) and Doug Anson (guitar). The
debut single from the album, "Short Stay", was
released digitally on Bandcamp.
Pomeroy is also a member of It Bites, who are
working towards a new album.
He generally plays with Yes
featuring ARW, although he missed their Apr 2017
Japanese tour leg, seemingly because he was already
committed to a tour with Take That.
Pomeroy (bass) and Milton McDonald (ex-ABWH; guitar) have been part of Take That's touring band since 2006. They played 78 dates round the world in 2017. The Take That backing band then became the core of the touring band for Jeff Lynne's ELO from 2014 to the present, which includes Pomeroy (bass), McDonald (lead guitar, backing vocals), Iain Hornal (ex-Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman; backing vocals, guitar) and Melanie Lewis-McDonald (Milton's wife; backing vocals). ELO re-launched at a one-off show in Sep 2014, now released as "Live in Hyde Park" (DVD and Blu-ray), and toured subsequently, which produced the Wembley or Bust release (2CD, DVD or Blu-ray), released Nov 2017. ELO played 2018 dates, although I don't have confirmation with Pomeroy and, I think, McDonald and Hornal all still involved. The band played 20 US dates 20 Jun-1 Aug 2019.
Porcaro released his debut solo album, Someday/Somehow,
in 2016. The album was co-written and co-produced by Michael Sherwood (worked
with Yes, Jon
Anderson, ex-Conspiracy; Billy's
elder brother). Also appearing on the album are
Toto band mate Steve Lukather, his deceased brothers Mike
Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro, and others including Jimmy
Haun (worked with Yes, Jon
ex-Yoso, ex-Chris Squire Experiment). Asked
about whether he and Sherwood are thinking of a follow-up
in a Jul
2018 interview, Porcaro replied: "Yes, absolutely. I
have my own studio; I can record when I want. Given the
way the music industry is, I can't survive off my own
music, but that doesn't deter me from making new music.
Will it be an album or a handful of songs released one at
a time? I don't know. I love working with Mike Sherwood
[...] I can't wait to do more, and I think I'm writing the
best stuff I've ever written."
Toto's latest line-up has been Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather,
David Paich and Joseph Williams. The band played European and
North America im 2018. However, Paich has sat out later tour dates
due to ill health, with Dominique "Xavier" Talpin
(ex-Prince) subbing for him. The band (still without
Paich) then toured Australia (6 dates, 30 Dec 2018-6 Jan 2019),
New Zealand (4 dates, 9-13 Jan), and Japan (8 dates, 14-27 Feb).
After that was a European leg 13 Jun-18 Jul 2019, covering the UK
(1 date), Ireland (1 date), Sweden (1 date), Norway (3 dates),
Poland (1 date), Hungary (1 date), Austria (2 dates), Germany (5
dates), Italy (3 dates), France (3 dates), and Switzerland (1
date). There was then a US leg, with Paich
appearing at the leg opening date in Los Angeles, CA. The band
are then taking a break.
In Feb 2018, Toto released 40 Trips Around the Sun, a
remastered greatest hits compilation with three previously
unreleased tracks: "Spanish Sea", "Alone" and "Struck by
Lightning". "Spanish Sea" was an unfinished '80s track, re-visited
with a new chorus written: it combines recordings from sessions
for Isolation (1984) with recordings by Porcaro, Lukather,
Paich and Williams in 2017. "Struck by Lightning" was based on a
riff by Paich.
A limited edition 17 LP/13 CD boxset, All In, was released Nov 2018. This contained the band's catalogue remastered, namely Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, IV, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One (with Jon Anderson on 1 track), Kingdom of Desire (2LP; with Billy Sherwood on 1 track), Tambu (2LP), Mindfields (2LP), Toto XX (2LP set), plus unreleased material. There is an EP, Live in Tokyo, from their 1980 tour and the 10-track Old is New, which includes the 3 new tracks from 40 Trips Around the Sun plus 7 previously unreleased tracks. The set also includes a Blu-ray with "Live in Paris 1990" and a 5.1 remix of IV, plus an 80-page book. There is also a CD-only version, All In - The CDs.
|Old is New includes a second track
recorded with late members Jeff and Mike Porcaro from
1981-4. It appears to also include 2 more new songs from the
2017 sessions. Toto wrote 4 new songs in the 2017 sessions
("Alone", "Struck by Lightning" and 2 others, presumably
"Chase the Rain" and "Chelsea"). An album containing all 4
and the 5 early '80s tracks ("Spanish Sea" and 4 others) was
mooted for 2018, but hasn't appeared yet. Old is New
was produced by Toto; with Williams as supervising producer;
1. "Alone""Acoustic storytellers":
2. "Hold the Line"
3. "Lovers in the Night"
4. "Spanish Sea"
5. "I will Remember"
6. "English Eyes"
7. "Jake to the Bone"
10. "Miss Sun"Set 2:
11. "Georgy Porgy"
12. "Human Nature"
14. "No Love"
16. "Stop Loving You"
17. "Girl Goodbye"Encore:
20. "Dune (Desert Theme)"
21. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
22. "Stranger in Town"
23. "Make Believe"
25. "The Road Goes On"Porcaro performed at the Keith Emerson tribute show in May 2016 that was recorded for a DVD release: see details under Jobson. He guested on Billy Sherwood's Chris Squire tribute album: details on main page.
He continues to do soundtrack work.
music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.
is a songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan
Rabin, Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger, although some Captain
Cuts credits have only involved McMahon and Berger.
They co-wrote/co-produced Carly Rae Jepsen's
"Now That I
Found You", a double single with "No Drug Like Me",
the second from her forthcoming new album, Dedicated.
The song made #78 in Japan and #25 on the US Pop Digital
chart. They had previously co-produced the first single, "Party for One"
which made #19 on the New Zealand singles chart, #68 in
Japan, #98 in Ireland and #100 in Canada. Both songs are
on her album Dedicated, released 17 May 2019.
("Party for One" is only on some editions.) The album made
#16 in Canada, #18 in the US, #26 in the UK, #31 in
France, #32 in Japan, #33 in Australia, #39 in Ireland,
#40 in New Zealand and #71 in Switzerland.
There are further 2019 Captain Cuts credits, which I
think include Rabin, but I am not certain if they do. They
co-wrote and co-produced the single "Superstar"
(formerly Marina and the Diamonds); and "Better in the
Dark" on Léon's debut album, Léon, which made #58
No current info
Schellen has been touring with Yes, playing much of the show
White has back problems. He appears on Topographic
Drama – Live Across America and
He appeared on the eponymous release from Dukes of the Orient, a
project that began as Asia Featuring John Payne: see under
Asia for details.
Schellen re-united with Unruly Child for their latest album: see details under Gowdy.
Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood and Schellen finished off an incomplete Peter Banks recording for the new compilation of his music, Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky... The Anthology: see under Banks for details.
Phyllis is retired.
Sherwood played keys for country & western artist John Spicer's debut album, Crossing Over, now out. The lead single was "Pretty Good at Lovin' You" (YouTube). Also performing are Spicer (vocals, guitar), Patrick Caccia (drums), Jennifer Lynn (fiddle, strings), Mico Olmos (bass) and Mike Winner. Tom Fletcher (co-produced Yes's Keys to Ascension) produced, mixed and engineered.
Sherwood plays live with Danny Peck. He also plays live
with Nancy Gardos. He also writes for music production houses. Brother Billy described on Facebook in early May
Just finishing 3 mixes for my brother
Mike, among other things Mike writes for music
production houses (for film/jingle/source) todays
mission is 3 songs that have a totally 80's vibe...
and it's done really well lol... Mike nailed the vibe
and Christian Nesmith did all the gtr and bass work,
it's really cool sounding stuff !! The producer of the
project is on his way over to finalize these mixes...
I have it al sounding very "analog", old school.
3 MIXES approved by the
producer of "Killer Tracks" and sent off to mastering...
Sinfield was working on a new solo album, entitled Thread to Heaven, co-produced by Poli Palmer. In a Jan 2008 blog, Jakko M. Jakszyk talked of writing for the album. He may also be working with the David Cross/Andrew Keeling collaboration.
Esquire released their
third album, No Spare Planet (Esquire Records), in Nov
2016. The album consists of 9 tracks co-written by Nikki Squire
and the late Nigel McLaren (bass, backing vocals). There is also
some unreleased Esquire material from over the years which could
be released. Nikki was interviewed in Notes from the
Edge #232, in which she discussed some other possible
Nikki guested on a tribute album to Chris put together by Billy Sherwood: see on the main page.
|Released 25 Jan 2019 was Nocturne: The
Piano Album (Decca), with new pieces and arrangements
of his past work; tracks (duration 75:59):
Wilson and Wakeman have also released a series of
acoustic albums. Their second was the 10-track The Sun
will Dance in Its Twilight Hour (YouTube
preview), was released Feb/Mar 2018, including
on vinyl. The album was performed by Wilson (vocals,
acoustic guitar) and Wakeman (piano, vocals, acoustic
guitar), plus guest musicians Andy Dunlop (Travis;
guitar), Ash Soan (The
Trevor Horn Band, Downes
Braide Association, worked with Rick Wakeman's
English Rock Ensemble, Adele, Will Young; drums),
Tony Woollard (worked with Damian Wilson;
cello) and Haley Sanderson (worked
with Trevor Horn, Rick Wakeman; backing vocals).
The album was nominated for the Album Cover category in
the Progressive Music Awards 2018, but lost to Big Big
Train's The Second Brightest Star. The duo
continued with a 16 date UK tour Feb/Mar
2018, plus 4 dates in the Netherlands and Germany.
Their third album is Stripped, out 11 Jan 2019 on
CD, digital and vinyl, with "stripped down Wilson &
Wakeman tracks and cover songs". Recorded shortly after
their 2018 touring, tracks are:
They play 14 more dates in England & Wales in Jan
2019. Adam tweeted Jan 2019 that they are, "looking at a
Scotland / Ireland/ Northern leg later in the year." They played the UK further in the
|Adam (keys, vocals) is
Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company Snakes,
ex-National Health, ex-Brian May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black
Sabbath; bass), Laurie
Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash,
ex-Tina Turner; guitars), Harry James (Magnum,
ex-Thunder; drums, vocals), Chris Ousey (Heartland,
ex-Virginia Wolf; lead vocals) and Simon McBride
(lead guitars, vocals). The band perform Whitesnake material
and other songs from the members' back catalogues. They played
UK dates in May 2017. Frontiers released an eponymous
debut album and now the band's second album, Second Skin
(FR CD 791), which came out 11 May 2017 in the UK and the
next day in the US. It was produced by Gary Stevenson.
No current info
Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She now works as a
videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.
Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as
an engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a variety of
projects, including Horn's soundtrack
for The Reflection, Trevor Horn
Reimagines the Eighties and live—see details under
|Wilson remains busy as a solo artist and
doing remixing for other acts. Recent remixing has been for
XTC: Black Sea is now out, while Psurroundabout
Ride covers the complete works of The Dukes of
Stratosphear, the XTC spin-off project. Psurroundabout
Ride came out 11 Oct 2019 and covers their two albums,
25'O Clock (1985) and Psonic Psunspot (1987),
plus bonus tracks and demo versions of both albums.
Wilson mixed Tim Bowness' Flowers at the Scene, out Mar 2019: see above for details.
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