Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes

Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)

This page last updated: 13 May 2017
 
YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Others associated with the band

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 EliasDavid Foster - Bruce Gowdy - Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn - Dylan Howe - Jen Dawson - Iain Hornal - Virgil Howe - Zoë Street Howe - Andrew Jackman - J. J. 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 SherwoodPete Sinfield - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Steven Wilson



Mabel Greer's Toyshop - Facebook

News on the main page.



Damion Anderson - Jon's son. SoundCloud; MySpace page

Damion released a single, "Last Train", digitally in Apr 2014.

Damion has several songs available on his SoundCloud account. He did the music for sister Deborah's documentary "Aroused: The Lost Sensuality of a Woman": see below. An 11-track digital release came in Jun 2014. Tracks:

  1. "Under Attack" (3:02)
  2. "Keep Looking Back" (3:36)
  3. "Animal" (3:14)
  4. "I Think I'm Home Now" (3:45)
  5. "Win Some, Lose Some" (3:36)
  6. "One More" (3:59)
  7. "Just the Way You Are" (3:33)
  8. "You Got It Wrong" (3:17)
  9. "Under Attack (Instrumental)" (3:01)
  10. "Just the Way You Are (Acoustic)" (3:30)
  11. "Animal (Remix)" (4:38)


In a Jun 2011 interview, Jon said he was writing material with Damion: see under Jon Anderson for details.



Deborah Anderson - Jon's daughter; backing vocals on ABWH. MySpace page; Deborah Anderson Photography; Somis Sound page; Twitter; Facebook

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.

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. Deborah has also been doing other photographic work, including continuing to work with P!nk (she shot the album cover for Funhouse and further work, including recent photos of her pregnancy). 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. A photo of Deborah's of her father is used on the Anderson Ponty Band release, Better Late Than Never. She did various promo shots for subsequent projects, including the Aug 2016 issue of Prog and, in Aug, at the Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman rehearsals for the tour book. 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.

Buy the book from Amazon (UK):




Jade Hawkins (née Anderson) - Jon's daughter. MySpace page; YouTube page; Twitter; Official website (Japan)

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 concert.

Jade was working on her second solo album in Los Angeles, which has been expected for some years. She can be heard singing "Stars" on a promotional video for a calendar she co-produced with sister Deborah. In May 2011, she uploaded a set of video performances to YouTube.

She had been writing material with Future Cut (Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola; worked with Lily Allen, Natasha Beddingfield, Kelis), Paul Statham (worked with Shelly Poole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and others. One of Jade's song with Statham, "Chasing Butterflies", was to be heard on streaming audio on her MySpace page. Also available there were demos entitled "How Many Days", "'Life'", "Give It Up" and "Love Without Gold". A 2007 demo entitled "Tell Me" is now there. At the end of 2007, she began working with Leo Z (MySpace page; Leonardo De Bernadini; worked with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli) on an album. (I am unclear whether this will build on the earlier work with Statham and Future Cut or is a fresh start.) Her MySpace page reported that she is also writing material for other artists. The MySpace page has featured "On the Run", "Your Name", "Tell Me", "Laughing", "Before It Starts Again...", "Life", "Come and Get Me...", "Love Without Gold", "Love" and "Time...".

Jade also works as an actress and model. She has a new documentary project entitled "The Divine9 Project".



Jeff Berlin - bass on An Evening of Yes Music Plus. Homepage; Facebook

Berlin is seeking to crowdsource a Jack Bruce tribute album, Songs for a Wailer, with Allan Holdsworth (ex-UK, ex-Bruford) due to appear. Berlin describes the project: "I've arranged every song with fresh interpretations making sure that each song retained the original spirit that Jack included in every tune he wrote."

Berlin runs The Players School of Music in Florida.

Tom Brislin - keys on Yessymphonic tour. Twitter

Brislin continues to tour with Renaissance and to release solo material. Brislin was with Renaissance when they returned to the US with 8 dates in Oct 2015, including two Newark, NJ dates with Patrick Moraz, and more US dates in 2016.

Brislin is one of two keyboardists on Invention of Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt: see under Anderson for details.

Brislin performed at Jordan Rudess' Keyfest 2016 convention, 18-21 Jul 2016. He also appeared at a Yes fan gathering after the band's Hall of Fame induction: see here.

In Mar 2016, Brislin was touring with Meat Loaf.



Matt Clifford - additional keys on ABWH

Clifford continues to work with the Rolling Stones. He played on Blue & Lonesome, their 2016 covers album. Tracks:
  1. "Just Your Fool" [Buddy Johnson]
  2. "Commit a Crime" [Howlin' Wolf]
  3. "Blue and Lonesome" [Memphis Slim]
  4. "All of Your Love" [Magic Sam]
  5. "I Gotta Go" [Little Walter]
  6. "Everybody Knows About My Good Thing" [Miles Grayson/Lermon Horton]
  7. "Ride 'Em on Down" [Eddie Taylor]
  8. "Hate to See You Go" [Little Walter]
  9. "Hoo Doo Blues" [Otis Hicks/Jerry West]
  10. "Little Rain" [Ewart G Abner Jr/Jimmy Reed]
  11. "Just Like I Treat You" [Willie Dixon]
  12. "I Can't Quit You Baby" [Willie Dixon]
The three singles, "Just Your Fool", "Hate to See You Go" and "Ride 'Em on Down", all made #1 on the US digital blues songs chart. The album made #1 in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Rep. and Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders). It was #2 in France, Portugal, New Zealand, Canada and Denmark, #3 in Japan and Poland, #4 in the US, Italy, Spain and Ireland, #5 in Finland, #12 in Hungary and #18 in Mexico. It has made Gold in the UK (100,000 sales), Germany (100,000), Italy (25,000), Poland (10,000), and New Zealand (7,500); and Platinum in Austria (15,000).


The album was the 5th best-selling in all of 2016 in Germany, 8th best in the Netherlands, 15th in Austria, 17th in the UK, 22nd in Australia amd both parts of Belgium, 28th in New Zealand, 30th in Switzerland and 66th in Denmark.



Julian Colbeck - additional keys live with ABWH

Charlie consists of Colbeck (keys), Terry Thomas (guitars, vocals) and Martin Smith (steel guitar). They released Elysium (Floating World) in Nov 2015 album, written, produced and mixed by Thomas. Steve Alexander (Jeff Beck) drums, while also appearing are Andy Bloom (guitar), Elliot Thomas (guitar) and Charlie Barratt (bass). Tracks:
  1. "Youtube Girl" (4:29)
  2. "The Ballad of Kerry Katona" (5:11)
  3. "Virus" (6:11)
  4. "Make It Real" (5:32)
  5. "Elysium" (8:03)
  6. "I Want a Maserati" (3:34)
  7. "Thinking About You" (5:06)
  8. "Call Me Dave" (4:39)
  9. "Clutching at Straws" (6:34)
  10. "Hey Dude" (5:39)
  11. "Abandon Ship" (8:19)
  12. "The Super Rich" (4:08)
  13. "Sad" (5:33)
  14. "Talking Heads" (5:12)
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.



Jen Dawson - Steve's ex-daughter-in-law; Virgil's ex-wife; official website; official blog; MySpace page; Twitter

Dawson has retired from modelling and moved into presenting (currently co-presenting "I Can Make You a Supermodel") and working as a model scout and mentor.

Roger Dean - cover artist. Homepage

Dean has continued to do cover art for Yes (including Progeny and Like It Is—Yes at the Mesa Arts Center) and Asia. He's also done the cover for Steve Hackett's Premonitions box set and for Black Moth's Condemned to Hope. New sketches by and an interview with Dean appear in the new deluxe edition of Gentle Giant's Octopus, for which Dean originally did the cover: see under Steven Wilson for details.

He continues to work on his film project, "Floating Islands"—details on main page. Dean is designing landscapes based on his art for a virtual reality project from new company Virtual Space Entertainment. He describes the project in a Mar 2008 interview for YesFANZ.

Dean's annual exhibition at Trading Boundaries was featured on BBC2's Newsnight on 28 Sep 2016 in a piece at the end of the episode including an interview with Dean, another with Bill Bruford and archival clips of Yes.

In terms of architectural work, in the Mar 2008 interview, Dean described plans for 3 or 4 houses in Hawaii and for other projects, including possibly a hotel.



Francis Dunnery - backing vocals on ABWH. Official website

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 (Sonic Reality, working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett, worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on the Sonic Elements projects—see details on the main page.



Jonathan Elias - producer, composer, additional keyboards and vocals on Union. EliasArts; EliasArts profile; MySpace page; MySpace page for EliasArts

Elias and Jon Anderson were working together further, although the project appears to have stalled: see under Anderson. Elias is also working on an album with Yungchen Lhamo (who appeared on his Prayer Cycle: Path to Zero).

Elias runs Elias Arts with his brother Scott and Alex Lasarenko, supplying music for film and television. The company also employs Michael Sherwood and Jimmy Haun, among others. Haun and Elias were working with singer Lindsey Haun (MySpace page; Jimmy's daughter). Elias continues to do music for various adverts and films.


David Foster - additional guitar on Time and a Word. Official website

Foster's autobiography, "Yours is No Disgrace", is expected at some point from his webpage.



Bruce Gowdy - guitar with Squire/Sherwood/White/Kaye before Union. MySpace page

Unruly Child have a new album, Can't Go Home, out 24 Feb 2017 on Frontiers. Tracks:

  1. "The Only One" (4:48), available first digitally
  2. "Four Eleven" (5:07)
  3. "Driving into the Future" (4:26)
  4. "Get on Top" (5:55)
  5. "See If She Floats" (3:55)
  6. "She Can't Go Home" (4:59)
  7. "Point of View" (5:46)
  8. "Ice Cold Sunshine" (4:20)
  9. "When Love is Here" (4:41)
  10. "Sunlit Sky" (5:25)
  11. "Someday Somehow" (4:26)

Guitarist Gowdy, keyboardist Guy Allison (ex-World Trade, ex-Lodgic) and vocalist Marcie Free (ex-King Kobra) have re-united with the rhythm section from their first album, Jay Schellen (ex-World Trade, working with Yes; drums) and Larry Antonio (bass).

Gowdy, Allison, Billy Sherwood and Mark T Williams announced a World Trade reunion in Feb 2015: see under Sherwood for details.


Larry Groupé - orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic. Official website; Current projects

Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc.




Jimmy Haun - guitar on the ABWH component of Union. MySpace page; EliasArts profile; Webpage

Haun was writing for and performing on a solo project by Jon Anderson, also working with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Michael Sherwood: see under Anderson for details. Haun works for Elias Artsdetails under Elias. Haun and M Sherwood also worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, now out: see under Porcaro.

Haun and David Wittman did the score for "Boulevard", starring the late Robin Williams, now out in the US. Michael Sherwood wrote and sang a song in a scene in the film too.

Jimmy's daughter, Lindsey Haun (MySpace page) is a singer and actress (True Blood, "Village of the Damned"). Her current band is The Haun Solo Project (Twitter): Lindsey Haun—vocals, Sara Carter—guitar, Nicole "Nikki G" Grant—drums, Mike Payne—bass, Scarlet "Scar" Newman-Thomas—drums. Jimmy recorded their debut album, Neon Gods, available from the band's website. Jimmy's contributions included writing additional music for their song, "Addicted" (video on YouTube). The song was largely written by Lindsey and features cello by Cameron Stone (worked with Jonathan Elias, Robert Downey Jr). Jimmy has also played live with the band.


Aaron Horn, a.k.a. Aaron Audio - Trevor's son. Website; MySpace page; Twitter; Tumblr

CRT CLSSX (Crate Classics) (SoundCloud) is a new project from Aaron Horn and Jamie Rodigan (SoundCloud). On 16 Oct 2016, they released the single "Everything" (2:41), featuring Secaina Hudson. Their debut release was the instrumental "Habits" (3:16), released 9 Sep. Both are digital only releases on Oat Milk Industries. These came together on the EP CRT-CLSSX 1: The Remixes, released 9 Dec; tracks:

  1. "Everything"
  2. "Everything (Alizzz Remix)" (3:15)
  3. "Habits"
  4. "Habits (Afriquoi Remix)" (5:22)

In an Aug 2016 interview, Rodigan referred to "a bag full of Crate Classics rhythms we will be releasing slowly, over the next year or so!"

Aaron co-wrote some songs and contributed programming to Seal's 7, co-produced by his father: see under Trevor Horn for details.

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. The café has regular creatives-in-residence, including at some point in 2015/6, Virgil Howe.

Aaron, Daniel Cross (Record-Play music consultancy) and Jo Maeva set up record label TAPE in early 2009, which is administrated through Stiff Records (sister label to dad Trevor's ZTT). Aaron is CEO of Mai Plues music publishing company, which is administered by Unforgettable Songs.





Ally (Alexandra) Horn - Trevor's daughter. Twitter

Ally Horn is managing director of SPZ.


Will Horn - Trevor's son

Will said in a Feb 2017 interview that he is writing a memoir about being transgendered.


Iain Hornal - bass in Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman. Website; Facebook; Twitter

Hornal is playing bass with Yes featuring ARW on their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg. Last year, he sang vocals for a cover of "Love will Find a Way" for Guerilla Sessions, a project headed by Jo Webb (guitar, keys) and Dave Marks (bass, percussion). Jon Finnigan was on drums.

He also works with ELO and sings in the Gentle Giant spin-off band, Three Friends.



Dylan Howe - Steve's son. Official Website; Dylan Howe Quintet MySpace page; Dylan Howe session work MySpace page; Twitter; Blog; Facebook; Bandcamp

Dylan's most recent project was Subterranean—New Designs on Bowie's Berlin, with father Steve guesting.

He was working with pianist Will Butterworth (MySpace page) as Stravinsky Duo playing arrangements of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" and "The Firebird". In a Nov 2009 article, Butterworth described the shows as "50 per cent scored arrangement and 50 per cent improvisation". They played in the UK live and their debut album, The Rite of Spring Part 1 (Motorik Recordings), is out. A Part 2 covering "The Firebird" has been expected, as has a DVD covering a specially filmed performance of "The Rite of Spring", but there's been no news on them of late. In an interview c. Jul 2011, Dylan had said:

I first heard Stravinsky at a very young age because the finale of the Firebird Suite was Yes' intro music and I had wanted to do something with it at some point. I started playing with [...] Will Butterworth and we often played duo together to practice so it felt right to see if we could adapt The Rite Of Spring and Firebird together.

We spent a year on it using the original orchestra score, the Two Hands reduction score and Leonard Bernstein’s 1950's recording as a definitive version. I really like where we went with it and I think the new DVD will show how it has evolved even from our recent 2010 recording. We're also working on expanding it with a quartet or quintet this year [2011] so it's quite an organic thing


Dylan Howe and Ross Stanley also continue in the Steve Howe Trio with Dylan's father, Steve. They toured the UK in Sep 2013 and have an album expected: see under Steve Howe for details.

Dylan plays with Wilko Johnson's trio; Johnson was formerly in Dr. Feelgood and The Blockheads, and the trio is rounded out by bassist Norman Watt-Roy, still currently in The Blockheads. Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and the trio played a 'farewell' world tour; however, Johnson has happily recovered following major surgery. They had a sold out leg of 10 dates in Japan in early 2014 and played Japan again Jul 2015. They supported Status Quo on UK dates 2-13 Dec 2015. They play mainly UK, but also some other European dates, across 2016, with touring 14-28 Apr, scattered events May/Jun, and more dates Jul-Oct. Johnson has also recorded an album with Roger Daltrey (The Who), entitled Going Back Home, released 2014. Wife Zoë Street Howe has co-wrote an autobiography by Johnson—see below. Howe also continues in The Blockheads.



Virgil Howe - Steve's son; Facebook; Twitter; MySpace page; MySpace (as Sparo); MySpace (as The Verge); SoundCloud; YouTube; Instagram; MixCloud

In an Apr 2016 interview, dad Steve said Virgil has a forthcoming new album of piano music, supported by him on guitar, to be released in the near future. He has also talked of another project with Virgil playing drums on which brother Dylan also performs. See details under Steve Howe.

Virgil drums and sings in London-based guitar trio Little Barrie (Japanese site; MySpace; Facebook; Twitter). The others in the band are Barrie Cadogan (worked with Primal Scream, Morrissey, Paul Weller, St Etienne, The Chemical Brothers; vocals, guitar) and Lewis Wharton (bass, vocals). Their latest album is Shadow, released in Japan (Sony Japan, with 3 bonus tracks), the UK and US. Tracks: "Bonneville Ride", "Fuzz Bomb", "Sworn In", "Stop or Die", "Deselekt", "Pauline", "It Don't Count", "Everything You Want will be Yours Tonight", "Realise", "Eyes were Young", "Black Mind" (Japanese bonus track), "Shadow", "Clone 24" (Japanese bonus track), "Fuzz No.6" (Japanese bonus track). The band have played live in the UK, France, Spain and US.

He has worked with The Amorphous Androgynous, including on their remixes for Syd Arthur, released on vinyl as A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble.

Virgil Howe also works as a DJ/producer/remixer (sometimes under the name Sparo) and has a radio show at Soho Radio, entitled Hidden Level.
 



Zoë Howe - Steve's daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; Homepage; Blog; YouTube, Twitter

Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer. Her latest book is "Lee Brilleaux: Rock'n'roll Gentleman", a biography of the Dr Feelgood frontman, published Nov 2015.

Before that was a biography of Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, "Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours" (Omnibus Press), published Oct 2014. Prior books include a co-written autobiography by Wilko Johnson (ex-Dr. Feelgood, ex-The Blockheads, working with Dylan Howe) for Cadiz Music Ltd.

Her debut novel, "Shine On, Marquee Moon", is due Sep 2016 from Matador.




J. J. Jeczalik- programming on 90125

Jeczalik has retired from the music business, although he reportedly said that the original Art of Noise line-up did meet in 2014 to discuss a reunion: see under Horn.



Eddie Jobson - briefly joined Yes before the release of 90125. Homepage; Official Facebook fan page; Zealots Lounge

Jobson's recent work has involved a number of linked projects, including UKZ, U-Z (Ultimate Zero) and a reunion of UK. His return to progressive rock was in the band UKZ, who released an EP; further new material was written, but has yet to appear. As an adjunct to UKZ, Jobson formed what he described as an "offshoot 'solo' project" called the Ultimate Zero Project or U-Z. U-Z, with a rotating line-up, toured live with a set list mainly based on UK material. With the involvement of John Wetton (Asia, ex-King Crimson, worked with Billy Sherwood), U-Z spawned a UK reunion.

Around Aug 2012, Jobson said on his Zealots Lounge website that, "after some ten solid months of putting the U.K. reunion tour together, I am ready to make some new music and implement some new ideas for UKZ. That will be my focus for a while as I continue to make solo/UKZ touring plans for the Summer of 2013." Jobson 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; so I have decided instead to focus on creating the first of three compilation albums under a new title of "Retro."  I am aiming to complete the first of these - "Retro 1972-1979" - in time for the tours in late March.
Neither new UKZ music or the Retro series have yet to appear. A Dec 2013 Facebook update talked of Jobson's plans for 2014 including "an eye toward creating new music."

Jobson and Marc Bonilla (ex-Keith Emerson Band) are playing a short, semi-acoustic, duo tour, celebrating the music of their collaborators, the late John Wetton and Keith Emerson. They played the UK (2 dates, 22-24 Apr 2017) and Netherlands (26 Apr), and next Canada (30 Apr) and US (5 dates, 1-8 May). The tour is described as "songs from UK, Crimson and ELP performed with a single keyboard, voice and acoustic guitar". On the opening night, tracks played included [SPOILERS—highlight to read] ELP's "Bitches Crystal" and "Lucky Man", King Crimson's "Starless" and "Fallen Angel", and UK's "In the Dead of the Night/By the Light of Day", "Rendezvous 6:02" and "Carrying No Cross".

Jobson performed at the Keith Emerson tribute show on 28 May 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, organised by Marc Bonilla. Other performers included Bonilla, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Steve Lukather (Toto), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Vinnie Colaiuta (ex-Asia, worked with Frank Zappa), Rachel Flowers and many others. A DVD release is planned, mixed by Keith Wechsler. All video editing had been completed by Mar 2017.

Three "Four Decades" shows followed in Japan in Nov 2013 (preceded by one UK show) with Jobson, Machacek, drummer Marco Minnemann (Levin Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally; replacing the originally announced Shane Gaalaas), bassist Riccardo "Ric" Fierabracci (U-Z, worked with Billy Cobham) and vocalist Aaron Lippert. Lippert, Machacek and Minnemann were all in UKZ with Jobson. The Tokyo shows also saw John Wetton (Asia, UK, ex-King Crimson) and Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) guest. A live release of one of these shows is out, entitled Four Decades (Ward Records), paired with the UK live release Curtain Call (details below). Initial release for both is as limited edition (500 copies) box sets, out in Japan only; available for pre-order. These include a Blu-ray or DVD (with Surround Sound by Jobson), Platinum SHM 2CDs, a video interview with Masa Ito (part 1 on Four Decades, part 2 on Curtain Call), an original T-shirt, photo booklet and liner notes by Jobson. Four Decades will also include a replica tour program, while Curtain Call will also include a replica VIP pass. A digital release elsewhere followed. A more general release including as DVD, Blu-Ray, standard 2CD and Platinum SHM 2CD was expected. Track list for Four Decades: "Intro", "Armin", "It Happened Today", "U.H.F.", "Elfin Boy", "Metamorphosis", "Out of the Blue", "Läther", "Presto Vivace", "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace & Reprise", "Rendezvous 6:02", "Carrying No Cross", "Alaska", "Resident", "Who My Friends…", "Prelude", "Nostalgia", "Spheres of Influence", "Inner Secrets", "Radiation", "Houston", "Tu-95", "Through the Glass"; encore: "Young Mother", "Caesar's Palace Blues", "Forever Until Sunday". Performed by Jobson (keys, electric violin, vocals), Machacek (guitar; not on "Elfin Boy", "Rendezvous 6:02", "Carrying No Cross", "Prelude"-"Inner Secrets"), Ric Fierabracci (bass; not on "In the Dead of Night"-"Carrying No Cross", "Prelude"-"Inner Secrets", "Caesar's Palace Blues"), Marco Minnemann (drums, acoustic guitar; not on "Elfin Boy", "Prelude"-"Inner Secrets", "Houston"), Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar; only on "Armin"-"Metamorphosis", "Young Mother"), Wetton (vocals, bass; only on "In the Dead of Night"-"Carrying No Cross", "Caesar's Palace Blues"), Lippert (vocals; only on "Out of the Blue", "Who My Friends...", "Radiation", "Houston", "Caesar's Palace Blues").

In an Apr 2011 interview for Progression magazine, Jobson suggests doing further tours with other prog names, mentioning Jon Anderson and Kristina among others. In an Aug 2011 interview, he described talking to Kristina "about working together in the future because [Curved Air's] Darryl [Way] isn't doing it anymore and we talked about the possibility to play some Curved Air music with the U-Z project with Sonja as a guest at some point in the future." In that interview, Jobson also talked more broadly about his plans. He described how, "I still don't consider myself in a group, what I'm doing today are my solo projects so I can say definitively that my days in a band, like a democratic band, are over." He goes on, describing his recent live work, saying, "I decide what we play and how we play it, where we play and, you know, that suits me better." He also said, "I'm not out of retail completely, but I'm not sure if I will record a full album again, because I doubt if the album is a viable tool anymore."

Ultimate Zero Project
Jobson explained in the Aug 2011 interview his view of the U-Z group:

we play music that influenced me, music I wrote, and other music [...] give people a chance to hear that music once again.  It satiates the need of the progressive rock public to hear the tunes they never got the chance to hear played live before.  At the same time it takes the old songs off the table for any of the future projects I might want to do.  If I wanted to do something wild with UKZ in concert for instance, I wouldn’t feel the need to play Alaska or Nothing To Lose [...] my goal is to find the right balance between what people want from me and what I want for myself, and it’s particularly hard at the moment to find that balance [...] the promoters always want to use the brand names like “UK,” or they want “Eddie Jobson from UK, playing UK”, so with a new project like UKZ, playing live is a much harder thing to do.

The group played a few dates in 2010/1. There is a 2-disc compilation of live U-Z material from 2009, Ultimate Zero Tour - Live. Tracks come from 4 shows: Bydgoszcz and Krakow, Poland—with John Wetton (Asia, UK, ex-King Crimson), Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Levin Minnemann Rudess); Boston, USA—with Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson, worked with Marco Minnemann), Simon Phillips (ex-Asia, ex-Mike Oldfield, worked with Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, John Wetton; drums); and Perm, Russia—with Riccardo "Ric" Fierabracci (bass). All tracks are with Jobson, Minnemann and Greg Howe (ex-Michael Jackson, Victor Wooten; guitar). remixed re-release has been expected. In the Aug 2011 interview, Jobson explained what he would be doing with the album:

When I mixed the album at the end of last year [2010] [...] I wanted to recreate that live hall experience [...] What I didn’t realize is that nobody else does it that way. So when the record went out, a lot of the people’s reactions were ‘oh it sounds like a bootleg’. It doesn’t sound like a bootleg at all, but I did have a lot of hall ambiance [...] I didn’t make it a “produced” studio-sounding album. I didn’t realize people are so used to live albums sounding like studio albums

[...] I decided that maybe it was a bad choice on my part to mix it that way [...] It will be hard for me to make it a studio-sounding album and still capture that emotional content and the excitement of live, but that’s what I’m working on right now. By the way, the album has only been available on the Zealotslounge website and maybe one or two other websites, for instance the King Crimson website. So as far as I’m concerned the album hasn’t actually been released outside of Japan [...] as I don’t consider that the album has been fully released, I am taking some license to remix it, along with creating a ‘deluxe’ packaging version.


In Aug 2012, Jobson described still working on this "'deluxe' version" of "Ultimate Zero Tour - Live".

UKZ
UKZ consisted of Jobson (keys, Hammond, violin), Aaron Lippert (involved with Legacy; vocals), Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson, worked with Marco Minnemann; 10-string Warr touch guitar), Alex Machacek (worked with Marco Minnemann, Terry Bozzio; guitar) and Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, Levin Minnemann Rudess; drums). The band released a debut, 4-track EP "Radiation". They were working on further new material. They played live in 2009.

UK
Jobson has released the 18-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition boxset, available through his site and more generally. Pre-orders are shipping (after a number of delays) and there was a 19 Aug release date in Japan. The album is now on general release elsewhere. The set is based around using the original multitracks of UK's 3 albums. It includes an additional 50 minutes of material from the multi-track tapes used for Night After Night, taken from the 1979 Japanese concerts, which will be exclusive to this release. The set also includes the band's 2011 Reunion live recording, and cleaned-up and remastered versions of three radio broadcasts from 1978/9 in Boston (previously released as Concert Classics, Vol. 4, Live in Boston and Live in America), Cleveland and the final show 1979 show by the band in Nijmegen, plus the 1978 Penn's Landing, Philadelphia live broadcast (the final show of the original quartet). This gives:

Buy from Amazon (UK):

  1. U.K. remastered
  2. U.K. extras
  3. U.K. Blu-ray - High fidelity 24-bit/96k
  4. Live in Boston
  5. Live in Philadelphia
  6. Live in Cleveland
  7. Danger Money remastered
  8. Danger Money extras
  9. Danger Money Blu-ray - High fidelity 24-bit/96k
  10. Night After Night extended version, part 1—remixed by Bob Clearmountain and extended to 2 discs (1 hour 35 minutes total duration)
  11. Night After Night extended version, part 2
  12. Night After Night original version, remastered
  13. Night After Night extended version Blu-ray - 24-bit/96k stereo and 5.1 surround
  14. Reunion remixed, part 1
  15. Reunion remixed, part 2
  16. Reunion remixed Blu-ray Audio - 24-bit/96k
  17. Interviews: 2 interview tapes from 1978 with Wetton and Jobson about UK and Danger Money (in London and New York)
  18. Live in Nijmegen
Discs 2 and 8 were initially announced as a single disc, Extras, described as outtakes and extras, with material including Jobson/Bozzio recording the drum parts for Danger Money, an instrumental version of UK, a 3-minute version of "In the Dead of Night", and the b-side "When will You Realize?" A 64-page book about the history of the band by Jobson using his personal photo archive is also included. He also mooted doing 5.1 Surround mixes of the band's 3 albums at some later date. The release came 8th in the 2016 Prog Readers' Poll Reissue category, losing to Tales from Topographic Oceans.
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The band completed their "Final Tour" in 2015. It began with a 5-date European leg Feb/Mar 2015 (2 in Poland, then Norway, the Netherlands and 2 in the UK), with Eddie Jobson, John Wetton (Asia, ex-King Crimson), Alex Machacek (worked with Marco Minnemann, Terry Bozzio; guitar) and Virgil Donati (Planet X, worked with Eric Norlander; drums). There were then 3 US dates 21-4 Apr and 2 in Japan, 27 & 30 Apr, with Jobson, Wetton, Machacek and Mike Mangini (Dream Theater; drums). (Chad Wackerman (ex-Allan Holdsworth, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Steven Wilson) was planned as a second drummer, but had to pull out at short notice due to a family health issue.) The final date on 30 Apr was in Tokyo. Set on 24 Apr: "Thirty Years", "Nevermore", "Carrying No Cross", "Alaska", "Time to Kill", "Night After Night", "Disturbance in Vienna" (Jobson solo), Mangini drum solo, "Rendezvous 6:02", "In the Dead of Night/By the Light of Day/Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Forever Until Sunday" (Bruford cover); encore: "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Carrying No Cross" (reprise).

With Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, Levin Minnemann Rudess) on drums instead, they played a one-off show on 8 Nov 2013 in Japan. Set list: "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Thirty Years", "Alaska", "Time to Kill", "Nevermore", "Mental Medication", Minnemann solo, "Danger Money", "Rendezvous 6:02", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Caesar's Palace Blues", "Nothing to Lose", "Carrying No Cross"; encore: "Waiting for You", "Night After Night", "As Long as You Want Me Here". I.e., this was all of UK and Danger Money in order, with the encore consisting of the two additional songs on Night After Night and "Waiting for You", another song from the 1979 tour that was never released. (So, the only UK piece they did not perform was the non-album b-side "When will You Realize?".) A live release is due, entitled Curtain Call (Ward Records), now out in Japan as a limited edition box set and digitally elsewhere, with release in other formats expected: see above for details. (Jobson, Machacek and Minnemann then played two Jobson solo shows in Japan, 9-10 Nov.) UK then next returned for Cruise to the Edge 2014 with Jobson, Wetton, Machacek and Donati.

Wetton and Jobson first re-formed UK for a tour in Apr 2011. The band played 15-16 Apr in Tokyo, Japan (dates sold out) and three US dates, 8-23 Apr. The band was rounded out by Machacek and Minnemann; the set list included material by UK and King Crimson. A live CD/DVD, Live in Tokyo 2011, from the Apr 2011 date in Kawasaki, was released in Japan on Avalon (MIZF-70017; DVD is NTSC, Region 2); tracks: "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Danger Money", "Thirty Years", "Alaska" (DVD only), "Time to Kill" (DVD only), "Starless", "Carrying No Cross", "Drum Solo" (DVD only), "Violin Solo" (DVD only), "Nevermore", "One More Red Nightmare" (DVD only), "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Rendezvous 6:02". A version of the DVD entitled "Reunion" is available through his Zealots Lounge website. A remastered version of the audio has since become available digitally through Jobson's Zealots Lounge. iTunes in Japan is also carrying a digital version of the audio, but it is unclear whether this is the remaster or original.

Wetton and Jobson had not played together since circa 1999 and the abortive UK reunion project Legacy. This project began life under the UK name, but then became a Jobson solo project, before being abandoned. Bill Bruford (percussion), Tony Levin (bass), Francis Dunnery, Steve Hackett and others, guested on 1999 recording sessions. While initially involved, Wetton ceased to be part of the project early on, with Aaron Lippert (UKZ) planned to replace him on vocals. Jobson described the concept: "We have taken on the daunting subject of the aftermath of Communism, or of any despotic regime, and the will of the people to survive." In Nov 2006, Jobson had this to say:
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.

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.

And:

But, truth be told... I ran out of steam. At some point, I'll see what I can retrieve.

Let me take this time to apologize to those who did support the project (for whatever length of time), for the disappointment of those anticipating its release, and even to John for my aiming too high and taking too long.


Asked in an Aug 2009 interview about whether we will ever see or hear the project, Jobson said:

I don’t know is the answer to that. I don’t just do things to get it out there and to try and sell records. I do things [...] to continue developing, exploring, learning and growing and trying to be an artist. [...] it gets to the point where I have to ask myself how cost effective is it for me to sit, for even just two months, and pull all this stuff together to try and make something out of it when the music is fifteen or twenty years old and I've kind of moved on to other things. Even though it's interesting how many people are going to bother to buy it? Shouldn't my time be more focused on moving forward? So that’s where I get to a lot.

Having said that some of this footage should probably come out at some point because it's really cool [laughs].


He also said, "I've also got tons of film footage of everybody recording as well. Stuff nobody has even seen. I've got Tony Levin, Bruford, the choir and everybody." To a fan after the 23 Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said the Legacy material would not be released as an album, but that he is likely to use bits from it, commenting that he had some interesting pieces with Bruford and Hackett. In an Aug 2011 interview, he said:

The process of creating is where my passion is; it is not necessary for me to actually have other people hear it. [...] I worked on the “Legacy” album for years, on and off, and at some point I felt I had got out what I needed to get out of it and I didn’t feel the need anymore to finish it. I had learnt a lot, I had some wonderful experiences, and that had been quite enough for me: going around the world to make it, conducting the Prague Philharmonic, working with the “Bulgarian Women” in a cathedral, singing my music; working in New York with Tony Levin; working in Peter Gabriel’s studio with Steve Hackett and Bill Bruford, filming everything as well – so I had even been learning about video and documentary making. [...]

I’d even written some Bulgarian poems in the archaic style of Bulgarian folk poetry. It led to me working with a professor of Balkan poetry from the university of Boston to create the poems for the Bulgarian choir to sing. People keep asking me ‘why don’t you release it’ or ‘will you ever release it’? The answer is NO, I won’t release it because I never took it to the final stage, the mechanical stage: sequencing the album, mixing everything, making a design for the album cover and getting it all manufactured, making deals with distributors, publishing companies, getting the albums in the shops, you know, that kind of stuff for me is fairly tedious.


Three tracks from Legacy did appear on Voices of Life (Globe Music, GLMMA-2000-2), the Bulgarian Women's Choir's compilation—details in Yescography. Globe Music is Jobson's own label.

Archival/online/re-releases
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.


Sidonie Jordan - Peter Banks' ex-wife, a.k.a. Sydney Foxx

Jordan is still performing. She also appears on The Mars Tapes, a release of a 1979 Empire recording: see under Banks.



Gary Langan - engineer on 90125

Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn on various projects, including Producerssee under Horn. The second Buggles album, Adventures in Modern Recording, which Langan largely engineered, was re-released on CD with multiple bonus tracks, and Langan did front of house sound for the one-off Buggles show in Sep 2010: see under Horn.



Alex Lasarenko - additional keyboards on Union

Lasarenko creative director (New York) at Elias Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and Jonathan Elias. He continues to work doing music for films and commercials.



Tony
Levin - bass with ABWH and on Union. Homepage; MySpace page

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 tour regularly, with 2 Japanese dates in Apr 2015, a Latin American tour May/Jun, then European dates Sep/Oct 2015. They were joined by David Cross (ex-King Crimson; violin, keys) in Japan, with a live album of a show available digitally from Bandcamp and entitled Midori (recording engineer: Robert Frazza, mixed by Benni Schäfer/Reuter, produced by Reuter). A limited edition (1000 copies) 2CD release followed, available at live dates and through MoonJune's Bandcamp page, released 15 Mar 2016. Tracks:
  1. "Opening Sounscape - Gaudy" (10:36), set 1 from here
  2. "Improv - Blacklight" (7:14)
  3. "Hide the Trees" (8:54)
  4. "Improv - Moth" (9:07)
  5. "Industry" (12:35)
  6. "Cusp" (4:48)
  7. "Shades of Starless" (8:07)
  8. "The Talking Drum" (4:52)
  9. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part 2" (6:30)
  10. "Opening Soundscape - Cyan" (5:20), set 2 from here
  11. "Improv - Midori" (7:07)
  12. "Breathless" (4:16)
  13. "Improv - Moon" (4:42)
  14. "Sartori in Tangier" (6:51)
  15. "Crack in the Sky" (5:37)
  16. "Shades of Starless" (7:18)
  17. "Firebird Suite" (10:49)
  18. "The Talking Drum" (5:52)
  19. "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" (6:48)
The band have a new album, Prog Noir, due in the autumn; Levin and Reuter spent time writing together for the group in Berlin in Feb 2015. In support of the new album, they had a 30-date North American tour 12 Apr-15 May 2016. They then tour Europe for 2 weeks in the autumn (7 dates announced so far 12-23 Oct covering the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and Czech Rep.). The third tour leg then covers the US (announced so far: West Coast, 10 dates 10-27 Jan, Santa Fe NM 1 Feb), central America (announced so far: Mexicali, Mexico, 28 Jan and Cruise to the Edge, with David Cross) and Japan (announced so far: 2 dates 18-20 Feb, with special guest to be announced). They will then return to Europe May/Jun 2017 and plan more dates in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

As a Christmas gift, Levin made a solo piece, "Fire Cross the Sky", available on free download.

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 played live dates early 2015 and returned with 2 New York states shows in Jun 2015. They toured North and South America Mar/Apr 2016, including Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, north-east USA and Canada. They next tour 4 Mar-4 Apr 2018, with 8 US dates, plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Argentina (4), Bolivia and El Salvador. As well as material from the album, the set on this tour will include material arranged for Latin America. The touring band is with Lawrence and Siegel.

Levin Minnemann Rudess website, Facebook, Twitter
From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess (Lazy Bones Recordings; YouTube trailer, SoundCloud preview) is the second album from the trio, released Jul 2016 with Levin (basses, Stick, cello), Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally; drums, guitar) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater; keys, Continuum, GeoShred, Seaboard, Wizardly Sounds). The album, produced by Scott Schorr, has 17 tracks and is available as a standard CD or CD/DVD combo. The DVD comes with 48k/24 bit wav files, an unreleased solo track each from the three band members, MP3s of demos from the album's making and one demo from the first album, and DIY videos self-recorded by the three band members. The cover is by Jordan Barnes.

King Crimson and related projects YouTube
King Crimson currently consists of Robert Fripp (guitar), Levin (bass, Stick, upright electric bass, backing vocals), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; drums), Gavin Harrison (ex-Porcupine Tree; drums), Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Chris Squire; saxes, flutes), Jakko Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart; as "primary vocalist and secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words to him) and Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, ex-R.E.M., worked with Fripp, Nine Inch Nails; drums, Mellotron, synth, vocals). A Sep 2013 article in Uncut reported Fripp saying there were no plans for the new line-up to enter the studio. A 2014 Uncut article then said that "Fripp has made a start" on new material, but quotes him: "we don't have the time for me to continue that process at the moment." 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." 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."

The band first toured the US with dates in 2014. A 40-minute 'mini-album' from the tour was released Jan 2015, entitled Live at the Orpheum. The album is available as a CD, DVD-A in Hi-Res stereo, vinyl and download. Tracks:

  1. "Walk On: Monk Morph Chamber Music"
  2. "One More Red Nightmare"
  3. "Banshee Legs Bell Hassle"
  4. "The ConstruKction of Light"
  5. "The Letters"
  6. "Sailor's Tale"
  7. "Starless"

A 13-date European tour Aug/Sep 2015 followed, then a 10-date Canadian tour in Nov and 7 Japanese dates in Dec. A 3 Nov 2014 DGM update then described Fripp and Jakszyk as "busy working on new material this week" (although it does not say whether this new material is for King Crimson). A later report had the band working on new Crimson material. Band rehearsals for the next round of touring took place in mid-Jul 2015 (following drummer-only rehearsals) in Suffolk, as documented by Levin on his website. Rehearsals resumed at a different studio in England on 16 Aug prior to the tour. Levin described the band "trying to approach the 'classic' material as if it's new, trying to fashion approaches that haven't been used before, and, with so many talented players in one place, trying to find ways to have a musical slot for everyone." He also said "we do a few new pieces with extended sections of drums only". An Aug 2015 interview talked with Jakszyk said, "He and Robert Fripp have also been working on new material, which may or may not form the basis for a new King Crimson record." The 3 new pieces that have been developed are "Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)", which is an intro to "Meltdown", and "Suitable Grounds for the Blues". On the opening night of the European tour, they played: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One", "Pictures of a City", "Suitable Grounds for the Blues", "One More Red Nightmare", "Radical Action"/"Meltdown", "Hell Hounds", "Easy Money", "The ConstruKction of Light", "Banshee Bells", "Epitaph", "The Letters", "Sailor's Tale", "Interlude", "Red", "Starless", "Devil Dogs", "The Court of the Crimson King", "21st Century Schizoid Man". Shows varied somewhat from night to night, with the second having the following set: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One", "One More Red Nightmare", "VROOOM", "Suitable Grounds for the Blues", "Radical Action"/"Meltdown", "Hell Hounds", "Easy Money", "The ConstruKction of Light", "Level 5", "Epitaph", "Interlude", "The Talking Drum", "The Letters", "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two", "Starless", "Devil Dogs", "Red", "The Court of the Crimson King", "21st Century Schizoid Man". After which Levin said on his website, "And we have a few more pieces ready, that we haven't fit into a set yet." Jakszyk said they rehearsed about 3 hours of material. Fripp did Soundscapes for the walk-on music. On the opening night of the Japanese leg, the set was: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One", "Pictures of a City", "Epitaph", "Radical Action I/Meltdown/Radical Action II", "Level Five", "Peace—An End", "Hell Hounds", "The ConstruKction of Light", "The Letters", "Banshee Bells", "Easy Money", "The Talking Drum", "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two", "Starless"; encore: "Devil Dogs", "The Court of the Crimson King", "21st Century Schizoid Man". Live in Toronto - November 20th 2015 is a live release of a complete show from the tour, available digitally earlier, then released 17/8 Mar016 on 2CD (mail order only). YouTube promo here. The album made #6 in the UK Rock Album chart (9 Apr). Tracks: disc one:

  1. "Threshold Soundscape" [Fripp/Levin/Collins] (4.00)
  2. "Larks Tongues in Aspic Part I" (10.29)
  3. "Pictures of a City" (8.32)
  4. "VROOOM" (5.18)
  5. "Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind" [Fripp] (3.20)
  6. "Meltdown" [Fripp/Jakszyk] (4.51)
  7. "Hell Hounds of Krim" [Harrison/Rieflin/Mastelotto] (3.31)
  8. "The ConstruKction of Light" (6.44)
  9. "Red" (6.47)
  10. "Epitaph" (9.02)

Disc two:

  1. "Banshee Legs Bell Hassle" [Harrison/Rieflin/Mastelotto] (1.43)
  2. "Easy Money" (8.33)
  3. "Level Five" (7.04)
  4. "The Letters" (5.38)
  5. "Sailors Tale" (6.56)
  6. "Starless" (15.18)
  7. "The Court of the Crimson King" (7.17)
  8. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (11.41)

The UK tour was nominated for the Live Event award at the 2016 Progressive Music Awards, while Crimson were also up for Band/Artist of the Year. They lost both to Big Big Train, although Jakszyk won the Virtuoso award. Their Aylesbury show came 2nd in the Gigs category of Prog's 2016 Critics' Choice, and 8th in the magazine's Readers' Poll. Levin himself was 5th in the Bassist category (losing to Marillion's Pete Trewavas), with Harrison 4th in the Drummer category (losing to Marillion's Ian Mosley). The overall band was 9th (Marillion again 1st).

There was a Sep 2016 northern European tour, with dates in the UK (2), Germany (2), Czech Rep. (1), Poland (4, all sold out), Denmark (1) and Norway (3). Rieflin was on a sabbatical from the band and was be replaced on drums and additional keyboards by Jeremy Stacey (ex-Squackett, ex-The Syn). The first 2 Norwegian dates sold out in hours and a third was added. US touring follows Jun/Jul 2017, now with an octet including both Rieflin (now focusing on Mellotron and other keys) and Stacey. The band will be releasing an accompanying single, "Heroes - Live in Berlin from the Admiralspalast 11/12th September 2016". Tour rehearsals began around 11 Apr 2017.

To accompany the tour, the late 2016 European tour, the band released a live album, with complete video, taken recordings from across different nights. Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind is a 3CD/1 Blu-ray release, out late Aug in Japan. The 3 CDs cover every piece played live by the band in 2015, mixed by Chris Porter/David Singleton/Fripp, produced by Singleton. The Blu-ray is a complete set list taken from several Japanese shows and nearly 3 hours long. A limited edition version adds 2 DVDs with the same video content as the Blu-ray. It came 2nd in the Multimedia category of Prog's 2016 Critics' Choice and of their Readers' Poll. Tracks:

  • "Threshold Soundscape"
  • "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part One"
  • "Pictures of a City"
  • "Peace"
  • "Radical Action (to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)"
  • "Meltdown"
  • "Radical Action II"
  • "Level Five"
  • "Epitaph"
  • "The Hell Hounds of Krim"
  • "The ConstruKction of Light"
  • "Scarcity of Miracles
  • "Red"
  • "VROOOM"
  • "Banshee Legs Bell Hassle"
  • "Easy Money"
  • "The Letters"
  • "Sailor's Tale"
  • "The Light of Day"
  • "The Talking Drum"
  • "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part Two"
  • "Starless"
  • "Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row"
  • "In the Court of the Crimson King"
  • "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  • "Suitable Grounds for the Blues"
  • "One More Red Nightmare"


Available on the 2014 tour and subsequently generally was an accompanying 2CD box set, The Elements of King Crimson, with archival material and 5 tracks from the Elstree rehearsals ("Hoodoo (extract)", ""Larks' Tongues in Aspic (extract)", "Three Headed Doom (part 1)", "Venturing Into Joy (edit)" and "The Hell-Hounds of Krim"). A similar but new box set accompanied the 2015 tour: see details under Bruford. A live picture disc vinyl EP, known as the Cyclops picture disc, was also available on the 2015 tour; tracks: side 1—"21st Century Schizoid Man"; side 2—"Light of Day", "Hellhounds".

King Crimson were 6th in the Prog Readers' Poll 2015 in the Band of the Year category (won by The Enid), while Jakszyk was 9th in the Male Vocalist category (won by The Enid's Joe Payne). Fripp came 6th in the Guitarist category (won by Guthrie Govan), with Levin 7th in the Bassist category (won by Nick Beggs). In the Drummer category, Harrison came 3rd and Mastelotto, 9th (won by Marco Minnemann). Fripp was also 5th in the Man of the Year category (won by Steven Wilson). The band's UK tour came 5th in the Event of the Year category (won by Big Big Train live).

News of archival Crimson releases is under Bruford, including THRAK BOX, a 16-disc set.

The Adrian Belew Power Trio continues to tour, with sets including Crimson material. There was a one-off show as Belew, Levin, Mastelotto & Friends in Aug 2015 at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY.

Other collaborations and sessions
Levin played bass on 5 out of 14 tracks on David Bowie's album The Next Day, including the debut single, "Where are We Now?" That track and further ones including Levin are included on Bowie's compilation album, Nothing has Changed, out Nov 2014. (The album also includes tracks with Rick Wakeman.) The album was the 10th best selling of the first quarter of 2016 in the UK and 40th best selling of 2016 overall.

Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. Levin is touring with Gabriel, including a Jun/Jul 2016 North American tour with Sting. The 21, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 29 Jun shows on that tour sold out, selling 13,717 tickets ($1,607,430), 13,667 tickets ($1,602,820), 13,663 tickets ($1,527,855), 16,427 tickets ($1,324,568), 14,449 tickets ($2,232,530), and 14,731 tickets ($1,488,197) respectively. Dates in Jul also sold out. 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) is 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.

Levin has guested on several projects organised by Billy Sherwood, including an album from Days Between Stations. He appears on the Action Moves People United album project: see on main page.

Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further session appearances. For example, he plays on the 2CD Zentuary by Dewa Budjana, with Gary Husband and Jack DeJohnette. The albums also has guesting Tim Garland (ex-Bill Bruford's Earthworks), Guthrie Govan and Danny Markovitch. The album, due early summer 2016, was produced by Dewa Budjana and Leonardo Pavkovic (worked with Yes, Bill Bruford, Soft Machine, Allan Holdsworth, Eddie Jobson, Hatfield & the North).

Writing
"Fragile as a Song" is a new 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.



Milton McDonald - additional guitar with ABWH. Website

McDonald has been playing with Take That, including a major tour in 2015 and promo work in 2014. He also toured with Take That's Gary Barlow in Oct 2014. The Take That band backed Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra at a one-off show in Sep 2014, now released as "Live in Hyde Park".



Frank Macchia - orchestrations on Magnification. Homepage (Little Evil Things); News

No current info



Mark Mancina - producer and composer on Union

No current info


Lou Molino III - drums in Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman

Molino plays with Yes featuring ARW. He has also worked regularly with Trevor Rabin.



Eddie Offord - production and engineering on numerous Yes albums

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.


Lee Pomeroy - bass in Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman

Pomeroy is in Headspace with Adam Wakeman: see details below. He is also a member of It Bites, who are working towards a new album.

He generally plays with Yes featuring ARW, although is missing their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg, seemingly because he is already committed to a tour with Take That. He also plays with ELO, including appearing at the Hall of Fame induction on 7 Apr 2017 at which Yes are also being inducted.

He played on 1 track of the most recent Downes Braide Association album and will be performing on the next, due this year: see details under Geoff Downes.


Steve Porcaro - additional keyboards on "Open Your Eyes" and Union. Official website

Porcaro released his debut solo album, Someday/Somehow, in Jun 2016. The album was co-written (lyrics and vocal melodies) and co-produced by Michael Sherwood (worked with Yes, Jon Anderson, ex-Conspiracy; Billy's elder brother). Some pieces date back several years. Steve's two deceased brothers appear on the album, Mike on most of the tracks. Also appearing on the album are further Toto members Steve Lukather, Lenny Castro (worked with Adele, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, The Mars Volta, Oasis) and Shannon Forrest, and others including Marc Bonilla (California Transit Authority, ex-Keith Emerson Band, ex-Toy Matinee), Robin DiMaggio (worked with David Bowie, Paul Simon, Dr Dre) and Jimmy Haun (worked with Yes, Jon Anderson, ex-CIRCA:, ex-Yoso, ex-Chris Squire Experiment). Design and photography were by Steve's daughter, Heather. Tracks:

  1. "Ready or Not" [Porcaro/Sherwood/Kimmett], debut single about Porcaro's children
  2. "Loved by a Fool" [Porcaro/Sherwood]
  3. "Someday/Somehow" [Porcaro/Sherwood]
  4. "Swing Street" [Porcaro/Sherwood], lead vocals recorded in 2015; streaming audio here
  5. "She's So Shy" [Porcaro/Sherwood/Kimmett]
  6. "Back to You" [Porcaro], worked on by Toto in 1983 and finished 2015; with some minor lyrical input from Sherwood
  7. "Face of a Girl" [Porcaro/Sherwood/Kimmett]
  8. "To No One" [Porcaro/Sherwood], developed from a cue Porcaro wrote for Justified
  9. "Make Up" [Porcaro/Sherwood]
  10. "She's the One" [Porcaro/Sherwood], dates back to the 1980s
  11. "Night of Our Own" [Porcaro/Sherwood/Kimmett], lead vocals by McDonald, but originally sung by Kimmett
  12. "Painting by Numbers" [Porcaro/Sherwood/Julius Robinson]
  13. "More Than I Can Take" [Porcaro], the most recent track on the album
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Performers: S Porcaro (keys throughout, piano on 13, lead vocals on 1-3, 6, 8, 10, 13, backing vocals on 3, 5, 7-9, 11, 12), M Sherwood (lead vocal on 9, backing vocals on 1-10, 12), Michael McDonald (ex-Steely Dan, ex-The Doobie Brothers; lead vocals on 4, 11), Jamie Kimmett (lead vocals on 5, 7, backing vocals on 5, 7, 11, 12), Mabvuto Carpenter (Toto; lead vocal on 12), M Porcaro (bass on 1, 4-7, 9), Sam Porcaro (bass on 3), Shannon Forrest (drums on 1, 5, 10), Robin DiMaggio (drums on 2, 7, 12, percussion on 3, 9, 12), Toss Panos (drums on 4), Jeff Porcaro (drums on 6), Rick Marotta (drums on 11), Marc Bonilla (guitars on 1, 5, 7), Jimmy Haun (guitars on 3, 4, 8, 9, acoustic guitar on 11), Steve Lukather (guitars on 4, 10-12), Lenny Castro (percussion on 1-5, 7, 10-12), Mike Biardi (drum loop on 5, 7), John Van Tongeren (synths on 11), Don Markese (worked with M Sherwood; clarinets on 3, penny whistle on 6, flute on 9, 10), Carl Saunders (Sherwood's cousin; trumpet on 4).

Sherwood described (Facebook, Jul 2014) songs "we've cowritten over a number of years.. I'll spare you the actual number of years." In a May 2016 interview, he said the album went back to work together in 1989/90. In a Something Else interview, Apr 2015, Sherwood talked more about his writing partnership with Porcaro stretching back many years:
Sherwood: we’re sitting on a mountain of music right now.

Interviewer: Tell me about the song writing process with Steve?

Sherwood: We usually write in the same room, with Steve having a concept for the melody [...] I’ll listen to his guide vocal and develop lyrics on that, and we go back and forth. We’ve been doing it this wa[y] for 20 years. We have so much material now with Mike [Porcaro] playing bass [...] Even when Mike couldn’t play, he would dictate his notes for the music.

Two songs planned for the album were used instead on Toto XIV, "The Little Things" and "Bend" (with a version with Sherwood singing having been recorded). Porcaro (keys, vocals) is in Toto with Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals, keys), David Paich (keys, vocals) and Joseph Williams (vocals), with Keith Carlock (worked with Sting, Faith Hill, Steely Dan; drums). The band continue to tour in 2016 with Porcaro, Lukather, Paich, Williams, Leland Sklar (bass), Lenny Castro (worked with Adele, Boz Scaggs, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Mars Volta; percussion), Jenny Douglas (backing vocals) and Mabvuto Carpenter (backing vocals). I'm not certain whether Carlock or Shannon Forest is on drums. The band played Europe and Japan earlier in 2016, and tour the US in Aug/Sep. Their 21 Aug show sold 2137 tickets, with a $141,392 gross.

Toto XIV (Frontiers Music SRL) is out worldwide. The album was performed by Porcaro (keys, vocals), Lukather (guitars, vocals, bass), Paich (keys, vocals), Williams (vocals), Carlock (drums), David Hungate (bass), Tal Wilkenfeld (worked with Trevor Rabin; bass), Sklar (bass), Tim Lefebvre (bass), Castro (percussion), Martin Tillman (cello), Michael McDonald (backing vocals). The album includes 2 co-writes and a bonus track co-write by Michael Sherwood. CJ Vanston (worked with Steve Lukather, Prince) played additional synths, engineered and co-produced. Tracks:

  1. "Running Out of Time" [Lukather/Paich/Williams] (4:06; lead vocals: Williams; bass: Lefebvre)
  2. "Burn" [Williams/Paich] (4:56; lead vocals: Williams; bass: Sklar)
  3. "Holy War" [Lukather/Vanston/Williams] (5:24; lead vocals: Williams/Lukather; bass: Sklar); lyrics by Lukather
  4. "21st Century Blues" [Lukather/Vanston] (6:08; lead vocals: Lukather; bass: Hungate); lyrics by Lukather
  5. "Orphan" [Paich/Williams/Lukather] (3:55; lead vocals: Williams; bass: Lukather), released as a single
  6. "Unknown Soldier (for Jeffrey)" [Paich/Lukather] (5:06; lead vocals: Lukather; bass: Lukather)
  7. "The Little Things" [Porcaro/Allee Willis, with some minor lyrical input by Sherwood] (4:34; lead vocals: Porcaro; backing vocals: Williams; bass: Hungate)
  8. "Chinatown" [Paich/Sherwood] (5:07; lead vocals: Paich/Williams/Lukather; bass: Hungate; saxophone: Tom Scott)
  9. "All the Tears that Shine" [Paich/Sherwood] (5:09; lead vocals: Paich; backing vocals: McDonald; bass: Wilkenfeld)
  10. "Fortune" [Williams] (4:46; lead vocals: Williams/Lukather; bass: Wilkenfeld)
  11. "Great Expectations" [Paich/Williams/Lukather] (6:48; lead vocals: Paich/Williams/Lukather; bass: Lukather), Lukather said (9 May 2014), "I was channeling my inner Chris Squire [...] I played bass on our huge epic tune 'Great Expecta[t]ions' today."
  12. "Bend" [Porcaro/Sherwood] (2:48; lead vocals & all instruments: Porcaro), Japanese bonus track only
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Porcaro performed at the Keith Emerson tribute show in May 2016 that was recorded for a DVD release: see details under Jobson.

Porcaro continues to do soundtrack work.



Graham Preskett - violin on 90125. Official website

Preskett writes music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.



Ryan Rabin - Trevor's son

Ryan drums in and produces Grouplove (MySpace; Facebook). The rest of the group are Christian Zucconi (lead vocals, guitar), Sean Gadd (bass), Hannah Hooper (worked with Trevor Rabin; vocals, keys, artwork) and Ryan's childhood friend, Andrew Wessen (lead guitar); they are managed by Nicky and Ben Berger. Their latest album is Big Mess, produced by Ryan, which was due 9 Sep. The debut single is "Welcome to Your Life" (video), available immediately with digital pre-orders of the album. They performed the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The band continue to play live.

Captain Cuts is a songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan Rabin, Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger, although not all three are involved all projects (several 2015 Captain Cuts credits, including on the very succesful "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon, are just to McMahon and Berger). Work includes Rabin producing "Rites of Passage" on Third Eye Blind's 2015 album Dopamine (US #13), and the team co-writing and producing R5's "All Night", the opening track on the 2015 album Sometime Last Night. The trio also co-wrote "Crave", a bonus tracks on some versions of Queen of the Clouds by Tove Lo. They co-wrote "What We Live for" and "Right Here Right Now" on American Authors' 2016 second album What We Live for (Island), which made #60 in the US. The title track was released as a single, making #25 in the Adult Pop and #40 in the Rock singles chart in the US.



Randy Raine-Reusch - world instruments on The Ladder. Homepage; News

No current info


Jay Schellen - played live with Yes, 2016

Schellen has re-united with Unruly Child for their new album: see details under Gowdy.

Schellen has been until recently a member of Asia Featuring John Payne: see details here. Schellen has been playing in the Las Vegas show Raiding the Rock Vault.



Bobby & Phyllis Sherwood - Billy's parents. MySpace page

Phyllis is retired. Their MySpace page has several songs by the couple's band.



Michael Sherwood- backing vocals on Union; Billy's brother. Michael Sherwood's Tangled Web (Homepage); MySpace page

Michael did the music for "NAMCAR Night Race", a pilot for a comedy series. The music video was nominated for Funniest Music Video at the Austin Comedy Film Festival and the Houston Comedy Film Festival.

Michael Sherwood and Christian Newsmith released on 8 Jun 2015 a new 16-track digital-only album, Groovy Lemon Pie, through BandCamp. The album was recorded in the 1990s. Artwork was by Nesmith's partner, Circe Link. Sherwood and Nesmith both play live with Circe Link. Sherwood is also planning to release another 1990s project, this one with Michiko Freemond and called Milk, with the band also including Juliana DiMaggio Diaz, Fren Asken, Dean Chrysler Cameron and Robin Bissell.

Swifty's Bazaar is a collaboration between Sherwood and Andrew Rosenthal (ex-Martini Ranch). Their album is entitled Everything You Hear is for Sale (duration 54:12; Facebook promo).

Sherwood was working on a new solo album by Jon Anderson, with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Jimmy Haun: see under Anderson for details. Sherwood and Haun also worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, now out, while Sherwood had 3 co-writes on Toto's Toto XIV album: see under Porcaro for details. Sherwood also wrote and sang a song in the film "Boulevard": see under Haun, who co-scored the film, for details.

Sherwood played keys for country & western artist John Spicer's debut album, Crossing Over, due soon. Lead single "Pretty Good at Lovin' You" (YouTube) has been released digitally. 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 2012:

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.

And then:

3 MIXES approved by the producer of "Killer Tracks" and sent off to mastering...

 



Peter Sinfield - lyrics for "Run with the Fox". Song Soup on the Sea homepage

Sinfield is 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.



Nikki Squire - Chris's ex-wife. FacebookTwitter
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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 Nigel McLaren (bass, backing vocals), who passed away in 2015 shortly before the album was to be mixed. The album was co-produced by Squire/McLaren, with additional production and mixes by Mark Wallis, who previously mixed most of their first album. It was mastered by Andy Jackson. Tracks: "Ministry of Life", "She Said", "Human Rhythm", "Tonight", "Friends and Enemies", "Its Over", "Where the Love is", "Stay Low", "Heaven Blessed".

There is also some unreleased Esquire material from over the years which could be released. She was interviewed in Notes from the Edge #232, in which she discussed some other possible forthcoming projects.

Nikki Squire was announced to be guesting on a forthcoming album entitled The Hope from Mark Trueack (ex-Unitopia), although plans have shifted around that album and I am unclear on whether she is still involved. Details under Jon Anderson.


Daniela Torchia - Tony Kaye's wife. Homepage; MySpace page

In Aug 2016, Torchia released a digital single, "Here You are Again" (3:58). She'd released another, "Come On" (4:23), in 2015.

Torchia's debut album was Have No Fear. It was executive produced by Kaye. See details of the album in the Yescography.


Vangelis Papathanassiou - composer on ABWH and Keys to Ascension 2. Homepage (under construction)

Vangelis released his new solo album, Rosetta, in Sep 2016 on Decca. The album was inspired by the Rosetta space mission. Tracks:
  1. "Origins (Arrival)"
  2. "Starstuff"
  3. "Infinitude"
  4. "Exo Genesis"
  5. "Celestial Whispers"
  6. "Albedo 0.06"
  7. "Sunlight"
  8. "Rosetta"
  9. "Philae's Descent"
  10. "Mission Accomplie (Rosetta's Waltz)"
  11. "Perihelion"
  12. "Elegy"
  13. "Return to the Void"
The album made #4 in the UK Progressive chart for Oct 2016 and was still at #13 in Dec.


Vangelis releases on 3 Feb2017 a 13-disc box set, Delectus, of his Polydor and Vertigo albums. There are 4 bonus tracks in total: 3 b-sides not previously released on CD and a previously unreleased track:
  • Earth (1973)
  • L'Apocalypse des Animaux (1973)
  • China (1979)
  • Opéra Sauvage (1979), with Jon Anderson guesting
  • See You Later (1980), with bonus tracks of the previously unreleased "Neighbours Above" and the b-sides "My Love" and "Domestic Logic 1"
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Antarctica (1983)
  • Soil Festivities (1984)
  • Mask (1985)
  • Invisible Connections (1985)
Plus the first three Jon and Vangelis albums:
  • Short Stories (1980)
  • The Friends of Mister Cairo (1981)
  • Private Collection (1983), with a bonus track of the b-side "Song Is"
Vangelis has overseen the remastering. The box also includes a 64-page book with rare photographs and essays.

There was also a 140g 12" picture disc of Vangelis's Blade Runner score on Rhino for Record Store Day 2017, which was the 6th best-selling album of the day.



Adam Wakeman - Rick's son. Official site; MySpace page; Twitter

Headspace (MySpace page; YouTube channel) consists of Adam Wakeman (keys), Damian Wilson (ex-Rick Wakeman, ex-Jeronimo Road; vocals), Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Lee Pomeroy (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Gary Barlow; bass) and Adam Falkner (drums). Their second album, All That You Fear is Gone (InsideOut), was released Feb 2016. This, their debut, I am Anonymous, and a third album to come make up a loose trilogy; Wilson has already started on lyrics for the third album. The music is largely written by Wakeman and Rinaldi, with lyrics and melodies from Wilson. Tracks:

  1. "Road to Supremacy"
  2. "Your Life will Change"
  3. "Polluted Alcohol"
  4. "Kill You with Kindness"
  5. "The Element"
  6. "The Science Within Us"
  7. "Semaphore"
  8. "The Death Bell"
  9. "The Day You Return"
  10. "All That You Fear is Gone"
  11. "Borders and Days"
  12. "Secular Souls"

They played the Ramblin' Man Fair in Jul 2016, and the Cropredy Convention, in Aug; and then 4 north-western European dates 19-22 Dec. 3 UK dates 20-2 Apr 2017 were announced, but cancelled due to insufficient ticket sales. Instead, the band have started work on the third album in the trilogy. In Jan 2016, Wilson and Wakeman also released an acoustic album together, Weir Keeper's Tale (album preview); tracks:

  1. "Seek for Adventure", preview here
  2. "Weir Keeper's Tale"
  3. "Catch You When You Fall"
  4. "Together Alone"
  5. "Murder in a Small Town"
  6. "Freedom is Everything"
  7. "God be My Judge"
  8. "People Come and Go"
  9. "Cold"
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Wilson (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Wakeman (piano, vocals, acoustic guitar) played a duo acoustic tour in support with 6 dates in the British Isles, 16 Feb-4 Mar 2017 and another on 3 Jun in Frome. Adam and Pomeroy also appeared on Wilson's Kickstarter-funded, next solo album, Built for Fighting (Blacklake), out 9 Sep 2016. Musicians performing include Wilson (vocals, guitar), Wakeman (Hammond),  Pomeroy (bass), Bill Shanley (guitar), Binzer Brennan (drums), Thijs Schrijnemakers (Hammond), Harry Rowland (guitar), Andrew Holdsworth (arrangements, piano, additional instruments), Brian Willoughby (guitar), Huub van Loon (synths), Richard George (violin), Tony Woollard (cello), Abiona Omonua (backing vocals), and Tom Walsh (trumpet).

Adam was reported to be working on a remix album, in a dance/chill out style, of tracks that he has produced.

Adam and father Rick have a new piano album expected and played some live dates together in early 2016: see under Rick Wakeman.

Adam Wakeman played keys and rhythm guitar in Black Sabbath, who were on their final tour for much of 2016, and concluding in Birmingham on 4 Feb 2017. He also plays keys and rhythm guitar in Ozzy Osbourne's band, who have two US festival dates in Jul 2017.

Adam (keys, vocals) is in Snakecharmer, with Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company of Snakes, ex-National Health, ex-Brian May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black Sabbath; bass), Laurie Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Tina Turner; guitar, vocals), 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. An eponymous debut album is out on Frontiers. The band's second album, Second Skin, is due 12 May 2017. They play UK dates 5-27 May 2017.

Adam has been working with Inventioning, a spin-off from the Anderson Ponty Band; see here for details.

Adam guested on grime artist Stormzy's Gang Signs & Prayers, released 24 Feb 2017, which entered the UK chart at #1 with sales of 68,954 (also going Silver), and set the current record for most first-week streams for a #1 album in the UK. It also made #11 in Australia, #12 in Denmark, #14 in New Zealand, the top 40 in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, and the top 100 in Canada, Finland and Flanders. Wakeman played Hammond organ on the track "Blinded by Your Grace", which, despite not being released as a specific single, made the UK top 100, as did every track on the album. That track was co-written by and the album was largely produced by Adam's long-time collaborator, Fraser T-Smith (ex-Rick Wakeman, worked with Sam Smith, Britney Spears, Tinchy Stryder, Ellie Goulding, Lily Allen, Kaiser Chiefs, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue).


Benjamin Wakeman - Rick's son.

No current info



Jemma Wakeman - Rick's daughter. Twitter; SoundCloud

Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She now works as a videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.



Nina (Wakeman) Carter - Rick's ex-wife: under Carter above


Tim Weidner - production on Magnification, mixing on Fragile DVD-A/Ultimate Yes. Sarm Management

Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as an engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a variety of projects, including Seal's 7see details under Horn.


Steven Wilson - remixing on the Panegyric series of Yes re-releases. Official website; official remixes Facebook page


Wilson remains busy as a solo artist and doing remixing for other acts, including Tales from Topographic Oceans, his last work for Yes. Wilson's remixing work with King Crimson is covered under Bruford. A deluxe version of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood (Parlophone Records) follows 19 May 2017, remixed in stereo and 5.1 Surround by Wilson.

Recording for Wilson's new album, to include two songs written with Andy Partridge (ex-XTC), began 12 Dec 2016. Entitled To the Bone, it is out 18 Aug 2017, with debut single "Pariah" now on streaming services. The album has been recorded with Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, ex-Squackett, ex-The Syn, ex-The Lemon Trees) and Craig Blundell on drums, and Paul Stacey (ex-The Syn, ex-The Lemon Trees, ex-The Black Crowes, worked with Oasis, Chris Robinson) as engineer. Also appearing are Ninet Tayeb (worked with Aviv Geffen), Mark Feltham (Nine Below Zero, Rory Gallagher, worked with Anthony Moore, Anri, Godley & Creme, Roy Harper, Annie Lennox, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Karl Jenkins; harmonica) and David Kollar (Komara).

There is a tour of Europe in support of the new album 31 Jan-31 Mar 2018, with dates in Portugal (1), Spain (2), France (4), Switzerland (1), Italy (2), Germany (5), Austria (1), Poland (2), Finland (1), Sweden (1), Norway (3), Denmark (1), Netherlands (1), Belgium (1), Luxembourg (1) and the UK (8).

Wilson recorded a new 13-track Blackfield album with Aviv Geffen, entitled V. The album was mostly written by Geffen, with 2 tracks by Geffen/Wilson and 1 by Wilson. Tomer Z appears on drums, and Eran Mitelman is on keys. Alan Parsons produced 3 tracks. The album made #13 in Germany, and #16 in Poland and the Netherlands. It also made the top 50 of Austria, Switzerland and Finland, the top 100 of the UK and the top 200 in France and Belgium.



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