Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes

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

This page last updated: 20 Jan 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 - Jen Dawson - Iain Hornal - Virgil Howe - Zoë Street Howe - Andrew Jackman - 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. 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 several 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. 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. Renaissance have announced a 6-date US tour 26 Oct-2 Nov 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 will be with a 10-piece chamber orchestra of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, with the plan being to film one of these shows, on 27 Oct, for DVD/CD release, "A Symphonic Journey", with crowdfunding support.

Brislin is one of two keyboardists on Invention of Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt: see under Anderson for details. Brislin also joins Stolt in new band, The Sea Within, which includes two more performers on Invention of Knowledge, Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, worked with The Syn) and Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation, Transatlantic ex-The Flower Kings), plus drummer Marco Minnemann (Levin Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, worked with Eddie Jobson, Trey Gunn). In a Dec 2017 article, the band said they were finishing their debut album for release on InsideOut in the spring of 2018. The album was written by the band and recorded in London in 2017. They will play live 14 Jul 2018 at the Night of the Prog festival, Loreley, Germany. Other shows are expected.

Brislin returns as an instructor for Jordan Rudess' Keyfest 2017. He 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.

Roger Dean - cover artist. Homepage

Dean's recent album art includes Yes's Topographic Drama – Live Across America, Steve Howe's Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations, Downes Braide Association's Skyscraper Souls, a release for Focus, and John Lodge's Live from Birmingham—The 10,000 Light Years Tour CD/DVD and tour.

He is exhibiting at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, UK on 1 Nov-10 Dec. There was an evening with Dean on 18 Nov, with Yes tribute band Seyes playing the night before. He will also be exhibiting on the HMS Prog cruise: see under Downes for details. He is unveiling new paintings around Yes's Close to the Edge during 50th anniversary celebrations for the band on 24/5 Mar 2018 in London.

He continues to work on his film project, "Floating Islands"—details on main page.

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 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 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 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.

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 played bass with Yes featuring ARW on their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg. In 2016, 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 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 is played with Yes on their summer 2017 tour in a double drummer line up along side Alan White.

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

Dylan and Ross Stanley continue in the Steve Howe Trio. They toured the UK in Sep 2013 and have an album or two 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 played mainly UK, but also some other European dates, across 2016. Touring continued in 2017, with the set including [SPOILERS—highlight to read] "Roxette" (originally by Dr Feelgood), "Going Back Home" (from the album of the same name), "Sneakin' Suspicion", "Everybody's Carrying a Gun", "Back in the Night" and "She Does It Right". The band played a special show with guests at the Royal Albert Hall on 26 Sep 2017 to celebrate Johnson's 70th birthday and the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band.

Johnson also recorded an album with Roger Daltrey (The Who), entitled Going Back Home, released 2014, which made Gold, i.e. 100,000 sales. Wife Zoë Street Howe co-wrote an autobiography by Johnson—see below.

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

Virgil Howe unexpectedly died in mid-Sep 2017. Further details have not been released and father Steve and family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time. My condolences to the family. His death was also noted in the 2017 Prog Readers' Poll, Disappointment category.

Nexus, due 17 Nov 2017, is an album by Virgil & Steve Howe. Virgil plays piano, drums and synths, with Steve on guitar: see details under Steve Howe. Steve's Anthology 2 also included 11 previously unreleased tracks with Virgil on drums: see here.

Virgil drummed and sang in London-based guitar trio Little Barrie (Japanese site; 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). They did the theme tune for TV show Better Call Saul, the spin-off from Breaking Bad. The theme tune is 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 15 Feb 2017 in Japan on Hostess Entertainment (HSE-6338) and 7 Jul in the UK on Non Delux. Tracks:
  1. "Rejection", instrumental
  2. "I.5.C.A.", previously released as a 7" single, mixed by Tom Forrest; co-written by the band
  3. "'Copter"
  4. "Golden Age"
  5. "New Disease"
  6. "You won't Stop Us", b-side to "Produkt" single
  7. "Count to Ten"
  8. "Love or Love", latest 7" single, released 6 Jan 2017; co-written by the band
  9. "(Nothing will) Eliminate", b-side to "Love or Love" single
  10. "The Dodge", instrumental
  11. "Bill $ House"
  12. "Molotov Cop"
  13. "Vulture Swarm"
  14. "Produkt", single out 30 Jun; with a video directed by Daniel Quesada; available on SoundCloud
  15. "Compressed Fun"
  16. "Ultraviolet Blues"
  17. "Sonic Lodge", instrumental
  18. "Death Express"
  19. "Shoulders Up, Eyes Down", b-side to "I.5.C.A." single
The 2LP additionally has "Better Call Saul" as the last track, while Japan gets an exclusive bonus track of "Mind Mountain".

There were supporting dates with a 7 Jul London appearance at British Summer Time, three in store English dates 22-4 Jul, 4 Aug in Brighton, the UFO Festival on 12 Aug in Concarneau, France. 14 UK dates were planned 12-30 Sep 2017, but have been 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. Books include "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", came out 2016 on Matador.

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 last 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 [...] Next year [2018] will be a year of technological renovation in my life, business, social media, and production methodology."

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

Jobson won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards.

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." 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) 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, "Fanfare for the Uncommon Man", is planned 11 Mar 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):

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 new 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.

17 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.

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 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, out and have been touring in support. They next play European dates in Mar 2018.

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 in Jun 2015. They toured North and South America Mar/Apr 2016. They next tour 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 guests 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.

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

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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 is focusing on touring older material with no apparent plans to enter the studio, but have debuted some new material live. A 2014 Uncut article 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." 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 were touring North America until 19 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: [SPOILERS—highlight to read] "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 19 Oct-26 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. Next comes 25 dates 13 Jun-28 Jul 2018 in continental Europe (Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Rep., Hungary, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy), then 7 dates in France and UK 29 Oct-16 Nov. Further 2018 dates are expected in Japan, with more touring in 2019.

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King Crimson did well in the 2017 Prog Readers' Poll. They came 7th in the Band/Artist of the Year category, while Harrison was 2nd in the Drummer category and Levin himself 3rd in the Bassist category. The band's Live in Toronto came 4th in the Multimedia category.

For summer 2017 touring, the band released an accompanying EP, Heroes (Live in Europe 2016). Tracks: "Heroes" (4:37; David Bowie cover), "Easy Money" (10:00), "Starless (edit)" (4:25), "Hell Hounds of Krim" (3:35), "Heroes (radio edit)" (3:49). The video for "Heroes" won in the Video category of the 2017 Progressive Music Awards. There was also another Tour Box 2CD release, their fourth, mostly consisting of archival material, interspersed with 2015/6 live material. Live in Chicago June 28th then followed: this album was at #19 in the UK Progressive Albums chart (Dec 2017).

Previously, there was a Sep 2016 northern European tour. Rieflin was on a sabbatical from the band and was replaced on drums and additional keyboards by Jeremy Stacey (ex-Squackett, ex-The Syn). When Rieflin returned, Stacey remained in the band, with Rieflin moving to focus more on keys. To accompany 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. 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. The album's cover was nominated in the Album Cover category of the 2017 Progressive Music Awards, but lost to Tim Bowness. 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"

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. Fripp discussed the circumstances around Belew's departure in an Aug 2017 diary entry here.

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. 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) 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.

Levin appears on the Action Moves People United album project: see on main page.

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 new 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 have announced 2018 dates, although I don't have confirmation yet whether Pomeroy, McDonald and Hornal are still involved.

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 UK Progressive Albums 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 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). 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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Two songs planned for the album were used instead on Toto XIV, "The Little Things" and, as a Japan-only bonus track, "Bend". Porcaro (keys, vocals) is in Toto with Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals, keys), David Paich (keys, vocals) and Joseph Williams (vocals). The band continue to tour 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 Keith Carlock (worked with Sting, Faith Hill, Steely Dan) or Shannon Forest is on drums. On 9 Feb 2018, they release 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. There will also be a limited edition boxset, with remastered versions of all the band's albums and more unreleased material, including 4 more tracks recorded with late members Jeff and Mike Porcaro from 1981-4. Toto wrote 4 new songs in the 2017 sessions ("Alone", "Struck by Lightning" and 2 others): 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 play 36 European dates from 11 Feb-8 Apr 2018 and will tour the US later in the year.
The band toured the US in Aug/Sep 2016. Their 21 Aug 2016 show sold 2137 tickets, with a $141,392 gross.

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

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 release was the EP Big Mess, produced by Ryan. The debut single was "Welcome to Your Life" (video). The band continue to play live.

Captain Cuts (Soundcloud; Twitter) is a songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan Rabin, Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger (although not all three have been involved in all projects). Recent work includes co-writing and co-producing the track "Break Up Every Night" on The Chainsmokers' debut album Memories... Do Not Open, released 7 Apr 2017. The album has already gone Gold in the US: it debuted at #1 there and also made #1 in Canada, as well as the top 5 in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Czech Rep., Australia, New Zealand, Finland and Flanders. It made the top 10 in Japan, Italy, Austria and Denmark.

The trio produced and co-wrote "I Got You" and "Fuck Fake Friends" on Bebe Rexha's All Your Fault: Pt. 1 EP, out early 2017, which made #51 in the US, #27 in Finland, #31 in Canada and #38 in Australia. "I Got You" was the lead single, released 28 Oct 2016: it has gone Gold in the US, Canada, Italy and Poland. The single was also #1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart and #43 on the overall chart. It was #14 in Flanders and also made the top 40 in the Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Portugal, Sweden, Lebanon and Wallonia. It made #91 in the UK. They also co-wrote "Over" on SoMo's Mar 2017 album The Answers; and the 2017 single "One More Weekend" from Audien feat. MAX.

Captain Cuts released their own debut single, "Love Like We Used to", featuring Nateur (Nate Cyphert), on 13 Oct 2016 on Epic Records.

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

No current info

Jay Schellen - played live with Yes, 2016

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 forthcoming 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.

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.

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 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
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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.

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".

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 2016, and #28 in Sep 2017.

Vangelis releases on 3 Feb 2017 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. The album was a nominated in the Reissue category of the 2017 Progressive Music Awards, but lost to Steve Hillage. It was still at #19 by the Aug 2017 UK Progressive album chart.

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 (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 (released Feb 2016) and their debut, I am Anonymous. They played two UK festivals summer 2016, and 4 north-western European dates Dec 2016. 3 UK dates 20-2 Apr 2017 were announced, but cancelled due to insufficient ticket sales.

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"

Wilson (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Wakeman (piano, vocals, acoustic guitar) played a duo acoustic tour in support with 6 dates in the British Isles, Feb/Mar 2017 and a second batch in Jun.

Buy from Amazon (UK):

They have recorded a second album with 10 tracks, release due 16 Feb 2018 through crowdfunding (with a vinyl release in Mar). The album is 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 Rick Wakeman; backing vocals). They continue with a 16 date UK tour Feb/Mar 2018, plus dates in the Netherlands and Germany.

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, to be re-scheduled for 2018: 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 is also on the 4 live tracks recorded in 2013 on the band's The End, which was exclusively available on the tour. He also plays keys and rhythm guitar in Ozzy Osbourne's band, who had 7 US festival dates Jul-Oct 2017. He was touring central Europe in Natalie Imbruglia's band 25-30 Nov 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; 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 5-27 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)

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 Reflectionsee 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. He worked on Gentle Giant's Three Piece Suite, a selection from the band's first three albums based on what master tapes existed. A deluxe version of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood (Parlophone Records) followed 19 May 2017, remixed in stereo and 5.1 Surround by Wilson. His next such project for XTC was Black Sea. Next comes Tull's Heavy Horses, a 3CD/2DVD release where Wilson shared remixing duties with Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson), out 9 Feb 2018.

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 and still at #13 in the Dec 2017 chart. 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 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 did well in the 2017 Prog Readers' Poll. He was voted Person of the Year, as well as coming 5th in both the Band/Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist categories, while To the Bone came 2nd in Album of the Year and its deluxe edition was 8th in the Multimedia category. However, it also came 3rd in the Disappointment category. In the Reissue category, releases involving Wilson were 3rd (Songs from the Wood) and 4th (Three Piece Suite).

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