Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes

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

This page last updated: 8 Dec 2018
YES and projects with several Yesmen
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
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 - Iain Hornal - Virgil 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 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 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.

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; Twitter; Facebook

Deborah's "Women of the White Buffalo", a project about Native American women, was exhibiting 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 28 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. 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 of 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.

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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 has been working as an actress and model. She has a documentary project entitled "The Divine9 Project".

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

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.

Berlin is seeking to crowdsource a Jack Bruce tribute album, Songs for a Wailer. 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 appeared at the US YesFanFest convention: see on main page. He next appeared at the 2018 ProgStock Festival, 5-7 Oct 2018 in New Jersey, with a 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...).

He plays live at Musique Madeira in Ohio on 12 Jan 2019.

Brislin is 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, worked with In Continuum, 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. The songwriting began with Stolt and Reingold exchanging ideas remotely, a process then joined by Brislin, Minnemann and Gildenlöw. Stolt and Brislin sany lead on many of the demos. Recording continued into early 2018, with Casey McPherson (Flying Colors, Alpha Rev) then joining. McPherson sings on vocals on 2 songs on the album, but didn't write anything on the first album; he is with the band for live dates on vocals/guitar, substituting for Gildenlöw who has other commitments. A 2CD/2LP/digital was released 22 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), who they had originally hoped to be more involved, and Rob Townsend (works with Steve Hackett). Tracks—disc 1:

  1. "Ashes of Dawn" [mus: Reingold/Stolt; lyr: Stolt/Reingold] (5:59), with Townsend (tenor sax solo), debut digital-only single, promo video
  2. "They Know My Name" [Brislin] (5:09)
  3. "The Void" [mus: Reingold/Stolt; lyr: Stolt] (4:53)
  4. "An Eye for an Eye for an Eye" [Minnemann] (7:01), written by Minnemann having originally been planned for a solo album of his
  5. "Goodbye" [Reingold/Stolt/Brislin/Gildenlöw/Minnemann] (5:31), with McPherson, promo video
  6. "Sea Without" [Stolt] (2:23), instrumental
  7. "Broken Cord" [mus: Stolt/Minnemann; lyr: Stolt] (14:10), with Anderson (backing vocals), McPherson (co-lead vocals)
  8. "The Hiding of the Truth" [Stolt] (5:35), with McPherson (lead vocals), Rudess (grand piano)

Disc 2:

  1. "The Roaring Silence" [mus: Stolt/Brislin; lyr: Stolt] (8:04)
  2. "Where are You Going?" [Brislin/Gildenlöw] (5:54)
  3. "Time" [mus: Reingold/Stolt/Gildenlöw/Brislin/Minnemann; lyr: Stolt/Gildenlöw] (7:18)
  4. "Denise" [mus: Reingold/Gildenlöw; lyr: Reingold/Stolt/Gildenlöw] (5:16)
Artwork is by Marcela Bolivar.

MP3 version:

On 23 Jun 2018, the album was as high as #81 on Amazon (UK), #15 in Digital Rock albums, and #58 on Amazon (US), #13 in Digital Rock albums. It made #23 in Germany (and #81 in the German iTunes chart) and #7 in the UK Rock chart.

"Ashes of Dawn" is also included on the Jun 2018 compilation 25 Years of InsideOutMusic.

The band played a 14 Jul show at the Night of the Prog festival, Loreley, Germany (with Pete Trewavas (Marillion, Transatlantic) subbing for Reingold, who was otherwise committed); set: "Ashes of Dawn", "They Know My Name", "The Void", "Goodbye", "The Hiding of the Truth", "An Eye for an Eye for an Eye", "Denise", "Where are You Going?", "The Roaring Silence", "Broken Cord". They will be on the Cruise to the Edge 2019. They would like to tour internationally spring 2019. The band are already considering a second album, according to Stolt in a May 2018 interview, based around an expected core of Stolt, McPherson, Reingold, Brislin and Minnemann, with Gildenlöw possibly just guesting.

Brislin continues to tour with Renaissance and to release solo material. Renaissance announced a 6-date US tour in Oct/Nov 2017 with their current line-up of Annie Haslam (vocals), Rave Tesar (piano), Brislin (keys), Mark Lambert (guitars), Frank Pagano (drums, percussion) and Leo Traversa (bass). The first four shows were with a 10-piece chamber orchestra of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, with the 27 Oct show filmed for a DVD/2CD release, "A Symphonic Journey", with crowdfunding support. Backers received the release in Jun 2018.

Brislin is also producing the debut album from Tom Flynn.

He returned as an instructor for Jordan Rudess' Keyfest 2017 and is there again for 2018.

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 in 2001."

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). It won the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 2018 Awards.

Clifford wrote and performed the theme for the second series of the Top Gear spin-off, The Grand Tour.

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.

Roger Dean - cover artist. Homepage

Dean's recent album art includes Focus's Focus 11, Black Moth's Condemned to Hope, Steve Hackett's Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984-2006) (see under Steve Howe), Yes's Topographic Drama – Live Across America, Downes Braide Association's Skyscraper Souls, and John Lodge's Live from Birmingham—The 10,000 Light Years Tour CD/DVD and tour.

He is exhibiting regularly, including 1 Nov-9 Dec at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex. He was on the HMS Prog cruise: see under Downes for details. He unveiled a new painting around Yes's Close to the Edge during 50th anniversary celebrations for the band on 24/5 Mar 2018 in London and also attended US dates and the US fan convention.

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 YouTube video.

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

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.

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 and Michael Sherwood worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, now out: see under Porcaro.

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

CRT CLSSX (Crate Classics) (SoundCloud) is a project from Aaron Horn and Jamie Rodigan (SoundCloud). In Oct 2016, they released the single "Everything" (2:41), featuring Secaina Hudson. Their debut release was the instrumental "Habits" (3:16), released the month before. Both are digital only releases on Oat Milk Industries. These came together on the EP CRT-CLSSX 1: The Remixes, released Dec 2016; 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 [2017] or so!" Further releases have been trailed for early 2018. In Sep 2017, they did a remix of "Under" by Sampha featuring Nadia Rose. The original song is on Sampha's album Process, which won the 2017 Mercury Music Prize. They released an instrumental called "Friday", just on SoundCloud as far as I can make out, on 13 Jun 2017.

Released 4 May 2018 was "Expensive Body" by Don Andre × CRT-CLSSX (SoundCloud). The digital single comes with an instrumental version as a b-side.

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. The album made #28 in the UK.

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.

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 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 played bass with Yes featuring ARW on their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg and their summer 2018 European dates.

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.

Dylan Howe - Steve's son; touring with Yes in 2017. Official Website; Twitter; Facebook; Bandcamp

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 played mainly UK, but also some other European dates, in 2016/7.

The band's new album, Blow Your Mind (Chess Records/UMe), was recorded in 13 days and released 15 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:
  1. "Beauty" [Johnson]
  2. "Blow Your Mind" [Howe/Johnson/Watt]
  3. "Marijuana" [Howe/Johnson/Watt], with Mick Talbot (ex-Dexys Midnight Runners; keys) and West Weston (harmonica); streaming audio; video
  4. "Tell Me One More Thing" [Howe/Johnson/Watt]
  5. "That's the Way I Love You" [Johnson], with Talbot and Weston; debut single, performed on The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1) on 27 May 2018
  6. "Low Down" [Howe/Johnson/Watt], lyrics from a poem Johnson wrote 49 years ago
  7. "Take It Easy" [Johnson]
  8. "I Love the Way You Do" [Johnson]
  9. "It Don't Have to Give You the Blues" [Johnson]
  10. "Lament" [Howe/Johnson/Watt]
  11. "Say Goodbye" [Howe/Johnson/Watt]
  12. "Slamming" [Howe/Johnson/Watt]

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.

Tim Bowness' Flowers at the Scene (InsideOut Music), due 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. They have an album or two expected: see under Steve Howe for details. Dylan played with Yes on their summer 2017 tour in a double drummer line up along side Alan White.

Virgil Howe - Steve's son; Twitter; SoundCloud; YouTube; Instagram; MixCloud

Virgil Howe unexpectedly died in mid-Sep 2017 from a heart attack. Nexus, out Nov 2017, was an album by Virgil & Steve Howe. Virgil plays piano, drums and synths, with Steve on guitar: see details under Steve Howe.

Virgil drummed and sang in London-based guitar trio Little Barrie (Facebook; Twitter). The others in the band were Barrie Cadogan (worked with Primal Scream, Morrissey, Paul Weller, St Etienne, The Chemical Brothers; vocals, guitar) and Lewis Wharton (bass, vocals). They did the theme tune for TV show Better Call Saul, released on the album Better Call Saul—Original Television Soundtrack: Season 1. They were later invited back to do additional incidental music for the show. Given the short timeframe, they recorded this in their practice room. Enjoying the result, they took the same approach for their latest album, Death Express, released Feb 2017 in Japan on Hostess Entertainment (HSE-6338) and Jul in the UK on Non Delux. There were supporting European dates Jul/Aug 2017. Further UK dates were planned 12-30 Sep 2017, but were cancelled following Virgil's death. The band said on Facebook:
Little Barrie would like to thank you all for your support during this very difficult time. So many messages of love for Virgil, his family and the band. We are sorry we can’t reply to all of them, but they are much appreciated.

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 debut novel, "Shine On, Marquee Moon", came out 2016 on Matador.

JJ Jeczalik - programming on 90125

See under Gary Langan.

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

In Oct 2017, Jobson announced his retirement from live performance. He described his lack of activity over the previous six months, saying "reasons for this are too copious to enumerate here, but they do include being injured in a fall; then being involved in a high-speed car crash on a Los Angeles freeway (I have been in therapy for my back for the past four months); and, in the past year [2016] alone, dealing with the deaths of nine (yes, nine) close friends, colleagues and family members." He continued, "This and other business factors have led me to some significant decisions, the first of which is that I am permanently retiring from live concert touring. [...] A second decision [...] is to sell my house and studio, leave Los Angeles and move back to New York." He also explained that, "I am not disengaging from music, just gracefully transitioning into my retirement years. The coming weeks and months will see the complete delivery of the piano improvs, along with a video of each, as well as work on some legacy compilations and a possible vinyl release. [...] 2018 will see a complete restructuring of Globe Music [...] and the Zealots Lounge". However, late May 2018, he announced:
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 [2018] - headlining the last night of ProgStock 2018 [...] I shall be playing the music of ‘UK’ with a virtuoso lineup of players
The 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".

The piano improvisations were recorded in 2016 using a crowdfunding model (YouTube preview here).

Now out is the first of a series of compilations of Jobson's music. Jobson first mentioned these in an autumn 2012 website update as "three compilation albums under a new title of "Retro." I am aiming to complete the first of these - "Retro 1972-1979 - in time for [...] late March [2013]". However, in Sep 2019, it was announced there would be five compilations. 1971-1979 The Band Years (Globe Music Media) was released 26 Oct; details in Yescography. CD1
  1. "Spanish Dream" [Jobson], live synth solo from a 1971 Fat Grapple show
  2. "Metamorphosis" [mus: Jobson; lyr: Kristina], from Curved Air's Air Cut
  3. "Armin" [Jobson/Wedgwood/Kirby/Russell], from Air Cut
  4. "On a Still Night" [Jobson], 1976 b-side to "Yesterday Boulevard" by Eddie Jobson; with Simon Phillips (ex-Asia; drums)
  5. "Yesterday Boulevard" [Jobson], 1976 single by Eddie Jobson
  6. "As the World Turns" [Ferry/Jobson], 1977 b-side to Bryan Ferry's "This is Tomorrow"; with Robert Fripp (King Crimson; guitar)
  7. "She Sells" [Ferry/Jobson], from Roxy Music's Siren
  8. "A Song for Europe" [Ferry/Mackay], from Roxy Music's Stranded
  9. "Out of the Blue" [Ferry/Manzanera], from Roxy Music's Country Life
  10. "Läther" [Zappa], live recording with Frank Zappa, probably from Zappa in New York (where it was first called "I Promise Not to Come in Your Mouth")
  11. "In the Dead of Night" [Jobson/Wetton], from UK's UK
  12. "By the Light of Day" [Jobson/Wetton], from UK
  13. "Presto Vivace & Reprise" [Jobson], from UK
  1. "Alaska" [Jobson], from UK
  2. "Time to Kill" [Jobson/Wetton/Bruford], from UK
  3. "Nevermore" [Holdsworth/Jobson/Wetton], from UK
  4. "Danger Money" [Jobson/Wetton], from UK's Danger Money
  5. "The Only Thing She Needs" [Jobson/Wetton], from Danger Money
  6. "Rendezvous 6:02" [Jobson/Wetton], from Danger Money
  7. "Caesar's Palace Blues" [Jobson/Wetton], from Danger Money
  8. "Carrying No Cross" [Jobson/Wetton], from Danger Money

The liner notes of this album announces the subsequent releases as:
1980-1989 The Solo Years
1990-1999 The Scoring Years
2000-2009 The Eclectic Years
2010-2019 The Retrospective Years
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 [2013].
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.

Jobson and Marc Bonilla (ex-Keith Emerson Band) played 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), Netherlands (26 Apr), Canada (30 Apr) and US (5 dates, 1-8 May). The tour was described as "songs from UK, Crimson and ELP performed with a single keyboard, voice and acoustic guitar". The set on the final night went: "Trilogy", "Starless", "Rendezvous 6:02", "In the Dead of Night/By the Light of Day/Nostalgia"/violin solo, piano medley ("The Barbarian/Take a Pebble/Metamorphosis/Jeremy Bender")/"Bitches Crystal", "Fallen Angel", "A Place to Hide", "From the Beginning", "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, worked with Yes), Steve Lukather (Toto), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Vinnie Colaiuta (ex-Asia, worked with Frank Zappa), Rachel Flowers and many others. A DVD release, "The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert", is due spring 2018 (trailer), mixed by Keith Wechsler (worked with ELP). All video editing had been completed by Mar 2017.

Jobson has released the 18-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition boxset, available through his site and more generally. 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
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.
Buy from Amazon (US):

UK is re-released on vinyl using the Ultimate Collector's Edition master for 2018 Record Store Day.

There was an earlier abortive UK reunion project entitled 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.


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, the Bulgarian Women's Choir's compilation—details in Yescography.

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 is on the Curved Air compilation, The Best of Curved Air, out Nov 2017.

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

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.

Gary Langan - engineer on 90125

Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn on various projects, including Producerssee under Horn.

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.

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.

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 were joined by David Cross (ex-King Crimson, worked with Peter Banks; 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 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 were again joined by Cross 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) with special guest David Cross, immediately followed by 3 dates in Texas without Cross in Sep.

The band's latest studio album was album, Prog Noir. They previously played European dates in Mar 2018.

In early Jan 2018, Stick Men digitally released 6 official bootlegs through Bandcamp, covering shows from 2011-7. More then followed.

The Bucket List is a new, 12-track album due 11 Jan 2019 from Phil Keaggy (guitars), Tony Levin (bass, Stick) and Jerry Marotta (drums, percussion). They play a date in Sellersville in Mar 2019.

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 2-7 Jan 2018 with 6 US dates, then 4 dates in Japan 18-22 Jan. The touring band is with Lawrence (sax, flute) and Siegel (drums). A live album, Special Delivery (recorded Mar 2017), was released on Bandcamp in late Dec 2017. Tracks: "Gimme Some Scratch" (T Levin/P Levin), "Special Delivery" (T Levin/P Levin), "Ostropolya" (T Levin/P Levin), "Fire Drill" (T Levin), "Scarborough Fair" (Simon/Garfunkel), "Weight of Action" (Lawrence), "Theme from Cinema Paradiso" (Morricone), "Havana" (T Levin/P Levin), "Milonga del Angel" (Piazzolla), "Pete's Blues" (T Levin), "Ballad of the Innocent" (Siegel).

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

King 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 Stacey (Steven 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, the latest being Meltdown: Live in Mexico City 2017, a 3CD/1Blu-ray release, now out.

They played 25 dates Jun/Jul 2018 in continental Europe (Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Rep., Hungary, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy), and next play 7 dates in France and UK 29 Oct-16 Nov. Further 2018 dates are expected in Japan, with more touring in 2019. Fripp has said further European dates are unlikely given Brexit uncertainties.

As well as touring, the band's 50th anniversary will bring a documentary planned by Toby Amies and another multi-disc box set.

The band toured North America Jun/Jul 2017. Tour rehearsals began around 11 Apr 2017 and the band started with a secret show on 11 Jun, with Alan White in the audience; set list: "Neurotica" "Pictures of a City", "Radical 3" (new song), "Cirkus", "Lizard: The Battle of Glass Tears", "Exiles", drums trio, "Fracture", "Islands, "Red", "Fallen Angel", intermission, "Indiscipline, "The ConstruKction of Light", "Easy Money", "The Letters", "Sailor's Tale", "Meltdown", "Radical Action II", "Level Five", "Starless". Sets have varied over the tour: the second date, for example, added "Epitaph" and "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part One", while dropping various other pieces like "The Letters/Sailor's Tale". The 28 Jun Chicago show sold 3,165 tickets, grossing $255,683. Their 5 nights in Mexico City in Jul combined sold 14,638 tickets, grossing $945,081. Further touring came with an autumn 2017 leg in the US Oct/Nov, during which Chris Gibson substituted for Rieflin. The 19 Oct show sold 3,149 tickets, grossing $249,850. The 31 Oct show sold 1,294 tickets, grossing $100,204.
News of archival Crimson releases is under Bruford, including THRAK BOX. The Adrian Belew Power Trio continues to tour with sets including Crimson material.

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.

Borrego (Lazy Bones Recordings; audio 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 session appearances.

"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.

Milton McDonald - additional guitar with ABWH. Website

McDonald has been playing with Take That and Jeff Lynne's ELO: see details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he plays.

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.

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 17 Nov 2017. ELO also appeared at the Hall of Fame induction on 7 Apr 2017 at which Yes were also being inducted. ELO played 2018 dates, although I don't have confirmation with Pomeroy and, I think, McDonald and Hornal all still involved. The band plays 20 US dates 20 Jun-1 Aug 2019.

Pomeroy was voted 6th in Bassist category of the 2017 Prog Readers' Poll, while Wembley or Bust made 5th in the Multimedia category. Wembley or Bust was #1 in the Dec 2017 and Jan 2018 UK Progressive Albums charts. It was still at #17 in the May 2018 chart.

Pomeroy played on 1 track of the second Downes Braide Association album and was announced as performing on the most recent, but then didn't: 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 2016. The album was co-written 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, Oasis) and Shannon Forrest, and others including Marc Bonilla (California Transit Authority, worked with Eddie Jobson, 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).

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."

On 9 Feb 2018, they released 40 Trips Around the Sun (Legacy Recordings; CD, download and 2LP), a remastered greatest hits compilation with three previously unreleased tracks: "Spanish Sea", "Alone" [written by Paich/Lukather/Porcaro/Williams; Lukather on bass] and "Struck by Lightning" [based on a riff by Paich]. "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. The band tour in support with Porcaro, Lukather, Paich, Williams, Shem von Schroeck (bass), Shannon Forrest (drums), 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).

A limited edition vinyl boxset, All In, is due 20 Nov 2018. This contains 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. The set also includes a Blu-ray with "Live in Paris 1990" and a 5.1 remix of IV, plus an 80-page book. A CD version with "just the albums" (not certain how to interpret that) was described as due later in 2018, but has yet to appear.

Old is New includes 4 more tracks recorded with late members Jeff and Mike Porcaro from 1981-4. It appears to also include 2 more new songs from the 2017 sessions. One song is known to be a recent piece called "Chase the Rain" recorded by the band, including S Porcaro on lead vocals and synth bass and Forrest on drums; it was based on an idea by S Porcaro, with writing input by Lukather and Williams. Another new piece is called "Chelsea" and is largely by Williams. One of the old pieces is "In a Little While" by S Porcaro/Paich, recorded with David Hungate, J Porcaro and Lukather (lead vocals). Another old piece is "Old Why", principally by Paich. The other two seem to be "Devil's Tower" and "Fearful Heart".

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) may be released together as a standalone album later in 2018.

The band played 36 European dates Feb-Apr 2018 and tour North America 30 Jul-25 Aug 2018, then 20 Oct-17 Nov. However, Paich is sitting out later tour dates due to ill health, with Dominique "Xavier" Talpin (ex-Prince) subbing for him. The band (unclear whether with or without Paich) then tour 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 is a European leg 18 Jun-18 Jul 2019, covering 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).

Weezer have recently been covering "Africa" (it's a long story, involving Twitter and things going viral) and Porcaro performed a brief synth solo in the song with them on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Jun 2018. Weezer's recording of the song has entered the US chart at #89. They also covered "Rosanna". Toto then released a cover of Weezer's "Hash Pipe".

Porcaro performed at the Keith Emerson tribute show in May 2016 that was recorded for a DVD release: see details under Jobson. He guests on Billy Sherwood's forthcoming Chris Squire tribute album: details on main page.

He 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

Captain Cuts (Soundcloud; Twitter) is a songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan Rabin, Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger, although some Captain Cuts credits only involve McMahon and Berger.

In late 2017, they released "Cocaina" (video), featuring Rich the Kid & Daniels, on Epic. 2018 brought "Do You Think About Me?" (streaming audio) by Captain Cuts & Zookëper ft. Georgia Ku. They were also featured on "So Close" (streaming audio) by NOTD and Felix Jaehn ft. Captain Cuts & Georgia Ku.

They co-produced/wrote "Love the Way It Hurts (So Good)" on Keith Urban's Graffiti U, released Apr 2018, which made #1 in Canada, #2 in the US and Australia, and #32 in New Zealand. There are further 2018 Captain Cuts credits, but I am uncertain if they involve Rabin or not: The Night Game's "Bad Girls Don't Cry" single; What So Not's "Beautiful" single; TOMI's "Coming Around" single; Half the Animal's "Too Late" and "Magic" singles; lovelytheband's "Your Whatever" on Finding It Hard to Smile; Allie X's "Little Things" single (video; also on her album Super Sunset); Léon's "Baby Don't Talk" single (video); Nightly's "Who am I to You" single; Whethan's "Top Shelf" on Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1; and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Party for One" (video), the debut single from her forthcoming next album (it made #19 on the New Zealand singles chart, #68 in Japan, #98 in Ireland and #100 in Canada).

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

No current info

Jay Schellen - plays live with Yes

Schellen was touring with Yes until early Feb 2017, filling in while Alan White has been recovering from back problems. He appears on Topographic Drama – Live Across America: see under Yes. He returns to touring with the band early 2018: see under Yes again.

He appears 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.

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

Phyllis is retired.

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.

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.

Sherwood was working on a new solo album by Jon Anderson, with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Jimmy Haun, but the project stalled: 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. Porcaro has talked of doing more work with Sherwood.

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 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 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 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.

Nikki Squire - Chris's ex-wife. FacebookTwitter
, YouTube, Instagram

Nikki told one fan in Mar 2018 that she was "very involved in a writing a new album".

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. 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 is guesting on a tribute album to Chris put together by Billy Sherwood: see on the main page. She 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.

M 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 received her PhD in 2017; her thesis is entitled "Perceived Barriers to Lifestyle Change in Obese, Low-Income Hispanic Women". She writes for Shine on Hollywood Magazine.

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

Due around Jan 2019 is Nocturne, a piano album with new pieces and arrangements of his past work; tracks:
  1. "Nocturnal Promenade"
  2. "To the Unknown Man"
  3. "Mythodea – Movement 9"
  4. "Moonlight Reflections"
  5. "Through the Night Mist"
  6. "Early Years"
  7. "Love Theme" (from "Blade Runner")
  8. "Sweet Nostalgia"
  9. "Intermezzo"
  10. "To a Friend"
  11. "La Petite Fille de la Mer" (from L'Apocalypse des Animaux)
  12. "Longing" (from "Blade Runner")
  13. "Main Theme" (from "Chariots of Fire")
  14. "Unfulfilled Desire"
  15. "Lonesome"
  16. "Conquest of Paradise" (from "1492: Conquest of Paradise")
  17. "Pour Melia"
"The Thread" is a dance production choerographed by Russel Maliphant with music by Vangelis, based on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. It runs for 3 nights in London in Mar 2019.

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 (Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Gary Barlow; bass) and Adam Falkner (drums). The band are working on a third album in a trilogy with All That You Fear is Gone (out 2016) and their debut, I am Anonymous.

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, due 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:

  1. "Life on Mars" (David Bowie cover; streaming audio), debut single released Nov 2018
  2. "Laugh in Time"
  3. "Written in Anger"
  4. "Tapestries"
  5. "People Come and Go"
  6. "Disciple"
  7. "Seek for Adventure"
  8. "I Won't Blame Life"
  9. "Soldier", released by Headspace, but played here in Wilson's original arrangement
  10. "The Sun will Dance in Its Twilight Hour"
  11. "Feel Like Going Home" (Charlie Rich cover)

They play 14 more dates in England & Wales 5-25 Jan 2019.

Adam and father Rick have a new piano album expected and played some live dates together in early 2016. Adam also joins Rick for the Sound & Vision show: see under Rick Wakeman.

Adam Wakeman plays keys and rhythm guitar in Ozzy Osbourne's band, who had US festival dates Jul-Oct 2017. They toured Europe May/Jun 2018. He was touring central Europe in Natalie Imbruglia's band Nov 2017.

Adam (keys, vocals) is in Snakecharmer, with Neil 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. Tracks:
  1. "Sounds Like a Plan" [Wakeman/Murray/Ousey] (4:17)
  2. "That Kind of Love" [Wisefield/Ousey] (5:27), video on YouTube
  3. "Are You Ready to Fly" [Wisefield/McBride/Ousey] (4:08), streamable on YouTube
  4. "Follow Me Under" [Wisefield/Ousey] (4:53)
  5. "I'll Take You as You Are" [Wisefield/Ousey] (5:08)
  6. "Hell of a Way to Live" [Wisefield/Ousey] (4:38)
  7. "Fade Away" [Wisefield/Ousey] (5:34)
  8. "Dress It Up" [Wisefield/Ousey] (4:46)
  9. "Punching Above My Weight" [James/Ousey] (3:16)
  10. "Forgive & Forget" [Wisefield/Ousey] (4:40)
  11. "Where Do We Go from Here" [James/Ousey] (3:57)

They have a London date in Oct 2018.

Adam was 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 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 Horn's soundtrack for The Reflection and livesee 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. Wilson's remixing work with King Crimson is covered under Bruford. He worked on Gentle Giant's Three Piece Suite, a selection from the band's first three albums based on what master tapes existed, which was nominated for the Reissue of the Year in the Progressive Music Awards 2018, but failed to make the top 3 and lost to the Alan Parsons Project's Eye in the Sky 35th Anniversary Box Set. A deluxe version of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood (Parlophone Records) came in May 2017, remixed in stereo and 5.1 Surround by Wilson. Next came Tull's Heavy Horses, a 3CD/2DVD release where Wilson shared remixing duties with Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson), out Feb 2018; this was still in the UK Progressive Albums chart at #8 in May 2018. His next such project for XTC was Black Sea.

Recording for Wilson's new album, including two songs with lyrics by Andy Partridge (ex-XTC), began 12 Dec 2016. Entitled To the Bone, it was released 18 Aug 2017; it made #1 in the UK midweek chart (21 Aug) to then finish at #3 in the full chart. It also made #1 in Finland, #2 in Germany, #4 in the Netherlands and Switzerland, and the top 20 in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Norway. It was #58 in the US (#3 for Independent albums, #8 for Rock albums) and #168 in France (week 33). It was #1 in the UK Progressive Albums chart for Sep 2017. It was still at #13 in the Dec 2017 chart, #14 in the Jan 2018 chart, and #17 in the May 2018 chart. By Sep 2018, it had sold at least 250,000 copies. The album is 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 on the album are Dave Stewart (ex-Bruford, ex-National Health), David Kilminster (ex-John Wetton, ex-The Nice, ex-Roger Waters), 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 was a tour of Europe in support of the new album Jan-Mar 2018. In Nov/Dec 2018, he plays Japan (2 dates), Australia (3), New Zealand (1), Canada (6) and the US (20). The tour continues Jan/Feb 2019 with dates in Portugal (1), Spain (2), France (8), Luxembourg (1), Germany (4), Poland (2), Austria (1), Italy (2), Belgium (1), Denmark (1), Sweden (1) and Finland (1).

To the Bone was nominated for Album of the Year in the Progressive Music Awards 2018, with Wilson himself nominated for UK Band/Artist of the Year. He won both awards, the former being presented by Trevor Horn.

Wilson mixed Tim Bowness' Flowers at the Scene, due Mar 2019: see above for details.

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