Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 29 Nov 2014
On this page: Mabel Greer's Toy Shop - Damion Anderson - Deborah Anderson - Jade Anderson - Tony Anderson - Jeff Berlin - Tom Brislin - Alex Bruford - Nina (Wakeman) Carter- Matt Clifford - Julian Colbeck - Roger Dean - Francis Dunnery - Jonathan Elias - Ahmet Ertegün - David Foster - Bruce Gowdy - Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn - Dylan Howe - Jen Howe - Virgil Howe - Zoë Street Howe - Andrew Jackman - J. J. Jeczalik - Eddie Jobson - Sidonie Jordan - Gary Langan - Alex Lasarenko - Tony Levin - Milton McDonald - Frank Macchia - Mark Mancina - Eddie Offord - Michael Plotnikoff - Steve Porcaro - Graham Preskett - Alex Proyce - Ryan Rabin - Randy Raine-Reusch - Bobby Sherwood - Michael Sherwood - Phyllis Sherwood - Jill Sinclair - Pete Sinfield - Carmen Squire - Chandrika Squire - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Jesse White - Steven Wilson
the main page.
Damion is part of KLU
MUS1K, a London-based trio formed in 2013. Their debut
single, "Find the Love", can be heard on
YouTube. They have also remixed Rudimental's single "Baby".
Damion has several songs available on his SoundCloud
account. He did the music for sister Deborah's
The Lost Sensuality of a Woman": see
below. A digital release is expected, with a CD version to
|Deborah's latest project is "Aroused: The Lost
Sensuality of a Woman" (Twitter), a
(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
Her next project is to shoot a "lost city" in Africa.
Silence (Somis Sound/LILACREATIVE Inc.) was her 10-track debut solo album, released 2008. It is available in physical form from the Somis Sound store and digitally (including US and UK iTunes). The music was largely recorded by Deborah using Apple's GarageBand software on vocals, percussion, piano, guitar and synth. The album was co-produced by Deborah and Erik "E-Rok" Richards (Somis Sound), who also mixed the album and performs on synths, double and electric bass, and loops. Deborah and E-Rok also duet on accordions on "Learn to Love". Mastering and, on "Bitter Taste", "Good Enough" and "Breathe", additional keys and programming are by Tyler Sherman. There was an accompanying coffee table book, "Paperthin" (Verlhac, first print limited edition of 1000 copies, with copy of CD included). The book consists of Deborah's black and white photography based on 1930s erotica, with models including Minnie Driver, Fergie, P!nk, Natasha Henstridge, Tilda Swinton, Sophie Dahl and sister Jade. Dahl also wrote a short article on female sensuality for the book. The book's images are accompanied by lyrics from the album, while a digibooklet with selected photos is available with the purchase of the album from iTunes.
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). She is Art
Director for the Gansevoort Hotel Group and has set up
LILACREATIVE Inc. to cover her creative output.
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Jade has been working on her second solo album in Los Angeles,
which has been expected for some years. She can be heard singing
"Stars" on a promotional video for a calendar she co-produced with
sister Deborah. In May 2011, she uploaded a set of video
performances to YouTube.
She had been writing material with Future Cut (Darren
Lewis and Tunde Babalola; worked with Lily Allen,
Natasha Beddingfield, Kelis), Paul Statham
(worked with Shelly Poole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and
others. One of Jade's song with Statham, "Chasing Butterflies",
was to be heard on streaming audio on her MySpace page.
Also available there were demos entitled "How Many Days",
"'Life'", "Give It Up" and "Love Without Gold". A 2007 demo
entitled "Tell Me" is now there. At the end of 2007, she began
working with Leo Z (MySpace page; Leonardo
De Bernadini; worked with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli)
on an album. (I am unclear whether this will build on the earlier
work with Statham and Future Cut or is a fresh start.) Her MySpace
page reported that she is also writing material for other artists.
The MySpace page has featured "On the Run", "Your Name", "Tell
Me", "Laughing", "Before It Starts Again...", "Life", "Come and
Get Me...", "Love Without Gold", "Love" and "Time...".
Jade also works as an actress and model. She has a new
documentary project entitled "The Divine9 Project".
Berlin's latest album is Low Standards, released
Apr 2013 on Random Act Records, and features himself
(electric bass), Richard Drexler (Woody Herman
Orchestra; piano, acoustic bass) and Mike
Clark (ex-Herbie Hancock, ex-Wayne Shorter; drums).
The album features interpretations of pieces by Wayne
Shorter (3 pieces), Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Bill Evans,
Benny Golson and Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays. Tracks:
Berlin is touring in support.
Berlin runs The Players School of Music in Florida.
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Brislin's new solo album is Hurry Up and Smell the Roses.
The song "Your Favourite Day" from the album is available as a free
Brislin is touring with Renaissance again in autumn 2014.
Al was druming in Infadels
However, they disbanded in Sep 2012. Their third album, The
Future of the Gravity Boy (Sony Music Entertainment), was
released Mar/Jun 2012. Alex is now a partner in artist booking
agency ATC Live.
Nina runs her training company, Nina's
People Limited. She is working on her autobiography, saying
2007 that, "I've written three chapters and am looking for
Clifford continues to work with the Rolling Stones.
Dean has continued to do cover art for Yes
(including new album Heaven and Earth) and Asia. He's also done work for Rick Wakeman's
new version of Journey to the
Centre of the Earth. He is also creative director for
Wakeman's 2014 live
tour of Journey. He did the cover to Black Moth's Condemned
Dean regularly exhibits at Trading
Boundaries, the latest
exhibit being from 23 Sep-19 Oct 2014.
He continues to work on his film project, "Floating Islands"—details on main page. Dean is
designing landscapes based on his art for a virtual reality
project from new company Virtual Space
Entertainment. He describes the project in a Mar
interview for YesFANZ.
In terms of architectural work, in the Mar 2008 interview, Dean
described plans for 3 or 4 houses in Hawaii and for other
projects, including possibly a hotel.
In June 2013, Dean launched a lawsuit against James Cameron, 20th
Century Fox and others, seeking more than $50 million in damages
over imagery in the film "Avatar". Dean's suit is here:
it claims Cameron et al. were guilty of "willful and
deliberate copying, dissemination, and exploitation of the
original images created by Plaintiff [Dean] [...] without a
license [...] without any work credited to and/or compensation to
Plaintiff." The complaint goes on to note that, "it has been
admitted by the persons involved with the production of the film
that they had studied and referenced Plaintiff's art during the
preparation of the film." The key imagery cited is noted as
follows: "The two Signature Landforms of Pandora ("floating
mountains" and "stone arches")", claimed as recurring themes in
Dean's work; "the two key tree forms in the Na'vi homeland [...]
and other features of the Na'vi homeland", claimed as being copied
from Dean's paintings "Pathways" (i.e. the cover to Yessongs),
"Floating Jungles" and other works; "three of the Pandora
features", claimed as coming from "Pathways"; markings of "The
native inhabitants of Pandora"; and "antennae and markings of the
various flying creatures on Pandora". The complaint also mentions
Dean's "Floating Islands" film plans. Dean previously contacted
the defendants without resolution. The defendants filed a motion
to dismiss the case on 14 Nov 2013 (further details in this
blog post). However, the judge dismissed
Dean's claim in Sep 2014. The ruling is critical of Dean's case
for taking images from the film out of their context and "he
also manipulates the images (not to mention his own images) by
cropping them, rotating them, and the like. Such tactics cannot
be used to bolster an infringement claim." The judge dismisses
various articles by third parties noting similarities as having
no legal validity in the case. He goes on:
whether Avatar is “ultimately derivative and unoriginal in an artistic sense,” [...] is both “something which the Court has neither the expertise nor inclination to pronounce upon” and “beside the point.” [...] Instead, the question is whether, within the meaning of copyright law and considering the works as a whole, “a substantial similarity exists between the defendant’s work and the protectible elements of plaintiff’s.”
The judge takes Dean's "most compelling
argument" to be over the floating islands in "Avatar", which he
agrees are "indisputably similar insofar as they present the
natural world in a fantastical way by depicting airborne land
masses." But he then says the general idea of floating land
masses is long-standing, going back at least to "Gulliver's
Travels". "Suspending a landmass is a predictable — if not
common — way to make a vista more sweeping, breathtaking, and
fantastical, and is plainly subject to both the principle that
ideas are not protected and the doctrine of scènes à faire
here]." The judge does note additional similarities,
"including the shapes of some of the land masses and features
such foliage and waterfalls. To the extent that those elements
appear in nature, however, they are in the public domain and
"free for the taking."" He also notes many differences in the
works: "[the floating mountains in "Avatar"] are depicted, in
photorealistic detail, as massive floating islands of different
shapes and sizes densely blanketed with plants, trees, and other
vegetation. By contrast, Plaintiff's works are more stylized and
fantastical, featuring smaller, egg-shaped islands — more akin
to large boulders than mountains — with little or no vegetation
other than a prominent, solitary tree almost as large as the
island itself". He dismisses the other arguments along similar
lines: they are covered by scènes à faire and the
differences outweigh the similarities. He concludes: "The
commentators cited by Plaintiff may well be correct that
Defendants — wittingly or unwittingly — took some inspiration
from Plaintiff, or even copied elements of his works in making
their film. But many Hollywood movies take their inspiration
from other movies or works — or go even further — without
running afoul of the Copyright Act."
Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist.
Dunnery is also working with Dave Kerzner
working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett,
worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on
Elements projects—see details on
the main page.
exactly went wrong on the Yes-album Union that you produced in
A: I didn’t realize how dark the baggage was within that band and how much they hated each other... I knew they had broken up many times and shuffled members in and out, I didn’t realize the reason that that happened was because of their egos and personal feelings for each other. I honestly believe I was the central focus of hatred for Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe, who couldn’t stand each other. Even though Jon Anderson was the co-producer of the record, and was constantly urging me to work with other players, which we subsequently did, he took none of the heat because they were so scared of him. I also urged Rick to play a Hammond and not his cheezy midi synthesizers. He didn’t realize the best work they had done was done 20 years earlier. [...] I also find it interesting that 20 years later that Jon is on my new Prayer Cycle follow up record and has nothing to do with the band anymore. I think that speaks volumes.
Foster's autobiography, "Yours is
No Disgrace", is expected at some point from his webpage.
The four original members of Unruly Child—Gowdy
(guitar), Guy Allison (ex-World Trade; keys), Jay Schellen (GPS, ex-CIRCA:, ex-Asia, ex-Conspiracy, ex-World Trade, ex-Peter Banks; drums,
Michelle (formerly Mark) Free (ex-King Kobra;
vocals)—have re-united to record a new album, Worlds Collide (Frontiers Records), due 15 Oct
in Europe and 26 Oct in the US. Larry Antonio (MySpace page;
worked with Air Supply, Ambrosia, Ricky Martin) is on
bass. The album was reportedly to be written by
Gowdy/Allison/Free. Cover by Hugh Syme (worked with Rush,
Whitesnake). Tracks: "Show Me the Money", "Insane",
"When We were Young", "Tell Another Lie", "Love is Blind", "When
Worlds Collide", "Talk to Me", "Life Death", "Read My Mind",
"Neverland", "Very First Time", "You Don't Understand". The band
are considering touring in support, probably summer 2011. A video for
"Very First Time" is available.
The band has material in
preparation for a follow-up album, but are focusing first on a
re-mixed and expanded version of Free's 1996 solo album, Tormented, with bonus tracks and new
material. They are also seeking rights to their first album in
order to re-release it.
to work with Mercedes.
He produced her debut album Rock-n-Soul Blvd. Gowdy also produced The Day the World
Awoke by Marcus Eaton and The Lobby. Gowdy continues to
work as a producer and songwriter for albums and TV/film.
- orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic.
Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc.
He was to join Jon Anderson to perform selected works from Yes's Magnification at the EarthDay Festival, Matto Grosso, Brazil (8-10 Sep), but the appearance appears to have been cancelled: see details under Anderson.
A recent score was for the re-make of the thriller "Straw Dogs". The film was directed, produced and written by Rod Lurie and is a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 film, which in turn was based on the Gordon Williams novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm". A score album is released in the US on 13 Sep. Groupé previously did scores for Lurie's films "Deterrence" and "The Contender".
Haun is writing for and performing on a new solo album by Jon
Anderson, also working with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Michael
Sherwood: see under
Anderson for details. Haun works for Elias Arts—details
under Elias. Haun and M Sherwood are also working on a Steve Porcaro solo album: see under Porcaro.
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.
(L Haun, Grant and Payne previously worked together in 7th
Fall.) Jimmy recorded their debut album, Neon Gods, now 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.
Jimmy Haun was involved in a serious road traffic accident in early Jan 2011, but has since recovered. He was formerly in CIRCA:, with Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye and Jay Schellen—see here for details.
Aaron is a member of Sam and the Womp (MySpace; SoundCloud), in which he plays keys along side Sam Ritchie (trumpet, vocals, keys) and Bloem de Wilde de Lingy (a.k.a. Lady Oo; vocals, additional keys). Sam and the Womp was formed in Sep 2009 when Ritchie's band Qdos joined forces with Horn. Their single "Bom Bom" (Stiff Records) features Ritchie (trumpet, vocals, keys), Lady Oo (vocals), Horn (synths, effects), Bubu (drums), Neil Johnson (tenor sax), Matt Benson (trombone), Paul Tkachenko (helicon tuba), Robin Harris (trombone) and James Evans (alto sax). It was written by Ritchie/Horn/de Lingy/Olsher and produced by Raz Olsher, and co-produced by Horn/Ritchie. The official YouTube video is here and has had more than 12 million views. The song was also on the Balkan Fever London compilation (Green Queen Music), released 2010; and was used in an international advertising campaign by Southern Comfort, in the game "Forza Horizon", and on Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. In Aug 2012, they released a 5-track digital single, Bom Bom (Remixes) (Stiff Records), which made #1 in the UK on 26 Aug, selling 107,461 copies in its debut week. It also made #6 in Ireland, #4 in Australia, #2 in Israel, #16 in Finland, #43 in Belgium, #44 in the Netherlands and #54 in the Czech Rep. Worldwide sales are now over 1.1 million. The song was then included on NOW That's What I Call Music! 83. The band play live in the UK and beyond. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and Australia's The X Factor.
Their next single, "Ravo", was
released 11 Oct 2013 and their latest single
is "Zeppelin". A debut album is also expected.
Horn also co-wrote "Night Turns Into Day", a 2012 single by DJ Hervé
(worked with Fatboy Slim, Lily Allen).
Aaron works as a producer. Production work includes an EP for Hungry Man and a
forthcoming EP from The Train
Chronicles. He also been doing remixing with Goldierocks for acts
including The Kooks, Crystal Fighter, Holloways and Ou Est Le
Swimming Pool? (worked with Trevor Horn).
The Creators Project
sponsored an attempt
to write and record an EP in five days by Aaron Horn (drum
programming), Rossano Snel
(keys) and Eugene
Derek Hong (synth, bass), possibly under the band name ERA.
The producer is Mike Beck (worked with Owl City, Neil
Sedaka). A finished piece is available
Aaron also DJs regularly in London. Various of his own pieces can
be heard on his website and MySpace page.
Aaron, Daniel Cross (Record-Play music consultancy) and Jo Maeva set up a record label called TAPE in early 2009, which is administrated through Stiff Records (sister label to dad Trevor's ZTT). Their launch event was in Sep 2009 in London. Aaron is CEO of Mai Plues music publishing company, which is administered by Unforgettable Songs.
Ally Horn is managing director of SPZ.
|Dylan Howe's Subterranean:
New Designs on Bowie's Berlin (Motorik
Recordings), now out with a supporting 11-date England
tour 5 Sep-18 Oct, consists of
interpretations of instrumentals from David Bowie's albums Low and "Heroes"
(and also influenced by Phillip Glass's adaptations of the
same source material). Tracks:
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Howe leads a number of related line-ups. He
has been working with pianist Will
page) as Stravinsky Duo
playing arrangements of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"
and "The Firebird". In a Nov
2009 article, Butterworth described the shows as "50
per cent scored arrangement and 50 per cent improvisation".
They played in the UK live and their debut album, The Rite of Spring Part 1
Recordings), is out in the US and UK; it can also be
heard through their MySpace
page on streaming audio. Tracks: "Introduction 1",
"Introduction 2", "The Augurs of Spring 1", "The Augurs of
Spring 2", "Mock Abduction 1", "Mock Abduction 2", "Spring
Round Dances", "Games of the Rival Tribes", "Procession of
the Wise Elders", "Dance of the Earth". A Part 2 covering "The
Firebird" has been expected, as has a DVD covering a
specially filmed performance of "The Rite of Spring". At a
Feb 2013 show, they were augmented by Julian Siegel (sax)
and Nick Pini (double bass). In an interview
c. Jul 2011, Howe
I first heard Stravinsky at a very young age because the finale of the Firebird Suite was Yes' intro music and I had wanted to do something with it at some point. I started playing with [...] Will Butterworth and we often played duo together to practice so it felt right to see if we could adapt The Rite Of Spring and Firebird together.
We spent a year on it using the original orchestra score, the Two Hands reduction score and Leonard Bernstein’s 1950's recording as a definitive version. I really like where we went with it and I think the new DVD will show how it has evolved even from our recent 2010 recording. We're also working on expanding it with a quartet or quintet this year  so it's quite an organic thing
There was a 26 Apr 2014 show with Howe, Butterworth and Shane Allessio in London.
The Dylan Howe Qu4rtet—D. Howe (drums), Tim Thornton (double bass), Ross Stanley (Steve Howe Trio, Brandon Allen Trio, ex-Jamie Cullum; piano, synths), Brandon Allen (Dylan Howe & The Subterraneans; tenor sax)—played a UK tour Feb/Mar 2011. A live DVD from the tour, a show at Pizza Express Dean Street in London, was announced, but hasn't appeared. Further dates followed Sep 2011-Jan 2012, with a line-up of Howe, Steve Fishwick (Steve Fishwick Quartet; trumpet), Mark Hodgson (double bass) and Tom Cawley (piano) at a Sep 2012 show, Howe, Stanley, Hodgson and Allen at an Oct 2012 show; and a quintet with Howe, Hodgson, Fishwick, Cawley and Paul Booth (tenor sax) in Jan 2013.
In a 2011 interview, Howe said: "My next moves are to finish an album of my David Bowie (Berlin period) adaptations [...] and to complete writing an album of original material." Dylan Howe and Ross Stanley also continue in the Steve Howe Trio with Dylan's father, Steve. They toured the UK in Sep 2013 and have an album expected 2014: see under Steve Howe for details.
Dylan has been playing with Wilko Johnson's trio, appearing on The Best of Wilko Johnson Volume 1 and Volume 2. 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 terminal pancreatic cancer and the trio played a 'farewell' world tour; however, Johnson has happily recovered following major surgery. They had a sold out leg of 10 dates in Japan in early 2014. A DVD "Live at Koko, Camden Town, London, March 2013" was released in Dec 2013 (and, on 15 Jan 2014, was #3 in Amazon UK's music DVD chart.) Johnson has also recorded an album with Roger Daltrey (The Who); Howe recorded drums for the project in Dec 2013. Entitled Going Back Home, release was 24 Mar 2014 in the UK and 8 Apr in the US; the album made #1 in Blues Rock on Amazon UK for much of Mar 2014 and #1 overall in music (23-6 Mar 2014). It was also #1 on their MP3 charts (26 Mar). It was as high as #372 in the US (23 Mar). The album made #3 in the UK, where it achieved a Silver award (60,000 sales), and #29 in Finland. It consists of 10 new versions of tracks from Dr. Feelgood and Johnson's solo work, plus a cover of Bob Dylan's "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window". The second single was "Going Back Home/Ice on the Motorway", released 19 May. A third single is due. A deluxe 2CD edition of the album is released 17 Nov (it has been as high as #31 in Blues Rock on Amazon UK, 19 Oct), from which is taken the third single, "Muskrat". In a Nov 2014 update, Howe said, "I start to get really busy with Wilko from mid April onwards". Wife Zoë Street Howe has co-written an autobiography by Johnson—see below. Howe also played on 4 tracks of Watt-Roy's solo album, Faith & Grace (Cadiz Music), released Jul 2013.
The first half of 2013 saw Dylan play a couple of shows with the Andy Sheppard & Denny Ilett Quartet, with Sheppard (sax), Ilett (guitar), Percy Pursglove (bass, trumpet). The set was to include material by John Scofield, Carla Bley, Ilett and some new pieces and arrangements by Sheppard. The quartet had 2 shows in Aug 2014, at least one with Dave Guy (bass) standing in for Pursglove. They play next 9 Oct near Bristol. Dylan also played on Chris Shields' Be Myself (2013).
Dylan did a cover of "Perpetual Change" with July Valls (guitar, bass, keys), viewable on YouTube, and another of "Awaken", on Facebook, with Valls (guitar), Matt Irizar and Andrew Katter.
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|Virgil Howe - Steve's son; Facebook; Twitter; MySpace page;
(as The Verge); SoundCloud; YouTube
Virgil drums and sings in London-based guitar trio Little Barrie (Japanese site; MySpace; Facebook; Twitter). The others in the band are Barrie Cadogan (worked with Primal Scream, Morrissey, Paul Weller, St Etienne, The Chemical Brothers; vocals, guitar) and Lewis Wharton (bass, vocals). Their previous album, King of the Waves, was produced by Edwyn Collins; tracks: "Surf Hell" (first single and used on Channel 4's Sirens series), "How Come", "Does the Halo Rust", "Precious Pressure", "King of the Waves", "Now We're Nowhere", "Dream to Live", "Tip It Over", "I Can't Wait", "New Diamond Love", "Money in Paper" (Collins on backing vocals). A new album, Shadow, has been released in Japan (Sony Japan, with 3 bonus tracks), the UK and US. Tracks: "Bonneville Ride", "Fuzz Bomb", "Sworn In", "Stop or Die", "Deselekt", "Pauline", "It Don't Count", "Everything You Want will be Yours Tonight", "Realise", "Eyes were Young", "Black Mind" (Japanese bonus track), "Shadow", "Clone 24" (Japanese bonus track), "Fuzz No.6" (Japanese bonus track). The band have played live in the UK and US. They played 1-8 May in the north-eastern US.
Virgil Howe has been working with a number of other acts. The Dirty Feel (Facebook) consisted of Virgil (drums, vocals), Kerim 'Kez' Gunes (worked with Amorphous Androgynous; bass, vocals) and Nick Hirsch (guitar, vocals), until Hirsch passed away in 2012. The Killer Meters consisted of Karime Kendra (daughter of Ty Karim and Kent Harris; vocals), Henry Broadbent (keys) and Stephen Wilcox (sax) and all three members of The Dirty Feel.
Virgil Howe also works as a DJ/producer/remixer. He has also produced some demos for wife Jen. He helped produce David Harks' "Sirens", released on the 2013 Kitsuné Maison Compilation, out 21 Oct 2013.
A piece entitled "Kindred Spirits" by Virgil is included on dad Steve's album, Time: see under Steve Howe.
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|Zoë Howe - Steve's
daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; Homepage; Blog;
Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer.
Her books include a co-written autobiography by Wilko Johnson (ex-Dr. Feelgood, ex-The Blockheads, working with Dylan Howe) for Cadiz Music Ltd. and there is a crowdfunding project to publish "Roadrunner: The Authorised Biography of Lee Brilleaux", Dr Feelgood's former lead singer. Released May 2014 is "Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary Chain Story" (Polygon), the authorised biography of the Jesus and Mary Chain.
She has also written "Florence + The Machine: An Almighty Sound" (Omnibus Press) and she contributed to "The British Beat Explosion: Rock 'n' Roll Island" (edited by JC Wheatley) about Eel Pie Island, both now out. Upcoming books include a biography of Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, "Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours" (Omnibus Press), due 13 Oct 2014. She is also working on her debut novel.
Jeczalik has retired from the music business.
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."
an album does need to be an expression of where you are musically, sonically, socially, politically etc. at the time. 'Legacy' was started in 1995 and much of it was conceived then; unfortunately, the sonic choices I would make in 2007 are quite different from the ones I made in 1995. Furthermore, a solo album would be a different animal than a UK album - even if I did compose all of it myself. Songs were written with John in mind, not to mention possible guitar parts for Holdsworth, Fripp and others.And:
There is also an ownership issue with some of the recordings which will render some performances unusable.
It is clear to me that any usable compositional ideas and performances that, legally, I still have full rights to should be reviewed and probably reworked to reflect twelve years of further technical and musical growth.
In the 1980s, Jobson worked on a follow-up to his 1983 The Green Album, to be called The Pink Album, but the project was never finished. One piece from the album, "Antarctica", was released through his Zealots Lounge subscription website. To a fan after the 23 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.
Jordan is still performing.
She also appears on The Mars Tapes, a release of a 1979
Empire recording: see under
Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn on various projects, including Producers and Seal's Soul 2—see under Horn. The second Buggles album, Adventures in Modern Recording, which Langan largely engineered, was re-released on CD with multiple bonus tracks, and Langan did front of house sound for the one-off Buggles show in Sep 2010: see under Horn.
is creative director (New York) at Elias
Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and
Elias. He continues to work doing music
for films and commercials.
|One of Levin's main
project is Stick Men, with Levin (Chapman Stick), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King
Crimson, The Flower Kings; acoustic and
electronic drums and percussion) and Markus Reuter (works
with Mastelotto; U8
Touch Guitar, live looping). Their studio album, Deep
(9 tracks, 54 min.s), was released Feb 2013. They tour
regularly, including Jan 2014 west coast US dates. They also
performed on Cruise to the
Edge 2014, after which there were east coast US dates
in Apr and European shows in Jul 2014. Their 22 Mar 2013
show in Montreal, Canada had an audience of 135, grossing
$2,772. They have also released a new digital live album, Power
21 Oct, is a 2CD release. Disc one (Collider: Best of
2010-2014) is a compilation of their preceding
albums; tracks: "SOUP", "Concussion", "Smudge", "Sepia
(Edit)", "Nude Ascending Staircase", "Breathless (Live)",
"Horatio", "Pomegranate", "Crack in the Sky", "Absalom",
"OPEN, Pt. 3", "Cusp", "Firebird (Live)", "Whale Watch".
The second disc (Unleashed: Live Improvs 2013)
consists of 13 tracks recorded live in 2014, recorded by
Robert Frazza, mixed by Benjamin Schäfer and Reuter,
mastered by Lee Fletcher, and produced by Reuter; tracks:
"Cincinnati", "Norfolk", "Chicago" (3:05), "Cambridge"
(6:18), "Montreal I", "Niagara Falls", "Bearsville I"
(5:31), "Bearsville II", "Detroit" (3:05), "Sellersville",
"Annapolis", "New York" (6:24), "Montreal II". "OPEN, Pt.
3" is also included on the digital-only Iapetus Media
Compilation 2014, and another Stick Men piece
is on the digital-only compilation, Touch
Guitars Compilation 2014, both compiled by
Reuter and Fletcher.
2011 saw a collaborative instrumental album by a trio of Tony Levin (bass, Stick), Alan White (drums, percussion) and David Torn (worked with Bill Bruford, Terry Bozzio, David Bowie; guitar, textural events), produced by Scott Schorr. See details on main page. A follow-up project is now out: Levin Minnemann Rudess (YouTube preview; Lazy Bones), produced by Schorr and Levin. The album sees Levin (basses, Stick, cello) joined by Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, ex-UK; drums, guitar) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater; keys). A deluxe edition (with additional DVD including audio and video material) is also available (the first 1000 only were signed and have now sold out). Samples are here. The album was #1 in US Amazon's Hard Rock category. Tracks:
In the Apr 2014 issue of Prog, Rudess mooted doing a
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), due Sep 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, engineered and mixed by Scott Petito
(ex-The Fugs), and mastered by Larry DeVivo;
liner notes were by journalist (and long-time friend to this
website) Anil Prasad.
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.
King Crimson, Crimson ProjeKct and other
related projects YouTube
Levin was in the previous line-up of King Crimson, with Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; percussion, Robert Fripp (guitar), Adrian Belew (guitar, keys, vocals) and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree; drums). That band played a short tour of the eastern US in Aug 2008. Comments from Fripp then suggested King Crimson had ceased operations permanently. In the mean time, Levin and Harrison played on an album by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins (billed as a King Crimson ProjeKct and detailed below), with Fripp, guitarist/vocalist Jakko M Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart) and wind player Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, ex-King Crimson, worked with Jakszyk, Chris Squire). Then, in Sep 2013, Fripp announced a new 7-man King Crimson of himself (guitar, possibly keys), Levin (bass, Stick, upright electric bass, backing vocals), Mastelotto (drums), Harrison (drums), Jakszyk (as "primary vocalist and secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words to him), Collins (saxes, flutes) and Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, ex-R.E.M., worked with Fripp, Nine Inch Nails; drums, Mellotron, synth, vocals).
There was a US tour of 18 dates 9 Sep-6 Oct; 3 New York shows
sold out. Subsequent dates have been mooted. In the Sep 2014 issue
of Uncut, Fripp described further touring outside the US
as "not a question which has current relevance". However, in an Oct
2014 interview, he says, "I've discussed the possibility
of working in Europe next year, including the UK in September.
There are still problems to do with the quality of venues, but
it’s being looked into." In Sep 2014, Levin said on
his website: "Occasionally during interviews I've been
asked if this was a 'farewell tour' for King Crimson. I have no
idea where that idea came from, but we in the band are hoping
very much that there will be more next year, and my guess is
that it won't be too long until we start arranging schedules for
that." Levin has subsequently indicated the band will tour
further in 2015. The Uncut article confirmed that
all the shows will be recorded for possible release. Sid Smith explained: "A lot of folks have been
asking about the availability of downloads from the last tour.
[...] there are no downloads of the 2014 tour envisaged at this
stage. Jakko Jakszyk is currently listening through all the
recordings of the concerts assessing what might be made
available for release in the spring of 2015." A 40-minute
'mini-album' from the tour has now been announced for 13 Jan
2013 article in Uncut reported Fripp as saying there
are no plans for the new line-up to enter the studio and that they
will play "reconfigured" versions of existing Crimson material. The 2014 Uncut article says that "Fripp
has made a start" on new material, but then 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 says,
"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 says: "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." That
said, in the Oct 2014 interview with Fripp, he says, "I was
looking for a sense of completion in King Crimson[,] so that if
the last performance we ever gave was in Seattle this October, I
would be able to let it go. My personal interest is in coming to
a form of conclusion and satisfaction with this band." A 3 Nov 2014 DGM update then described Fripp and
Jakszyk as "busy working on new material this week" (although it
does not say whether this new material is for King Crimson),
while a 4 Nov update had the pair discussing UK dates for autumn
2015 and, with David Singleton, planing a live release from the
Sep/Oct 2014 tour.
Band rehearsals began in England in Jun 2014, as described by
Once again, we've travelled to Jakko's home studio in England to rehearse (as we did last February.)
But this time it'll be the full band... well, next week it will. We started off today with just Jakko, Robert and myself, while Pat, Gavin and Bill are rehearsing the drum parts elsewhere. Mel will join us tomorrow, and next week we'll all be together for the first run throughs of music with the full band.
Rehearsals resumed for a week in Elstree in late Jul, Levin saying they had "added and subtracted some pieces in each rehearsal period, so not sure yet what we'll be doing on tour". Further rehearsals were near Woodstock, NY from 25 Aug. Around early Jul 2014, Mastelotto said to a fan after a show that they were currently learning 16-18 songs spanning many albums, and that they hope to vary the set from night to night. A 1:15 clip of Fripp, Levin, Harrison, Mastelotto and Rieflin jamming in rehearsals was released as a free download on DGM Live, entitled "Venturing Unto Joy Pt 1", while the band's new YouTube channel has a video of a piece performed by the three drummers. There was a private warm-up show on 8 Sep; set: [SPOILERS—highlight to read] "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One" (from Larks' Tongues in Aspic), "Pictures of a City" (In the Wake of Poseidon), "A Scarcity of Miracles" (A Scarcity of Miracles by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins), "The ConstruKction of Light" (The ConstruKction of Light, as an instrumental), "One More Red Nightmare" (Red), new piece (performed by Jakszyk/Levin/Collins, the latter on flute)/"The Hell-Hounds of Krim" (as per the video on on the band's YouTube channel), "Red" (Red), "The Letters" (Islands), "Level 5" (The Power to Believe), "Hell's Bells" (a new percussion piece), "Sailor's Tale" (Islands), "The Light of Day" (A Scarcity of Miracles), "Talking Drum/Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two" (Larks' Tongues in Aspic), "Starless" (Red); encore: "Hoodoo" (new piece led by Rieflin), "21st Century Schizoid Man" (In the Court of the Crimson King, with new lyrics by Sinfield to update the song to be about Iraq rather than the Vietnam war). Levin and Mastelotto said they held back a few pieces for the tour. The opening night (9 Sep) was sold out and lasted about 1 hour 45 minutes; the set was the same as the warm-up show, but with "VROOOM/Coda: Marine 475" from THRAK instead of "Level 5". The set was similar, but with a different order, for the second night: "Level 5", "One More Red Nightmare", "A Scarcity of Miracles", "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One", "Pictures of a City", "The ConstruKction of Light", "Red", "Sailor's Tale", "VROOOM/Coda: Marine 475", "Hell's Bells", "The Light of Day", "Talking Drum/Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two", "Starless"; encore: "Hoodoo", "21st Century Schizoid Man". Sets have continued to show some variation in order. Available on the tour and online is an accompanying 2CD box set, The Elements of King Crimson, with archival material and 5 tracks from the Elstree rehearsals ("Hoodoo (extract)", ""Larks' Tongues in Aspic (extract)", "Three Headed Doom (part 1)", "Venturing Into Joy (edit)" and "The Hell-Hounds of Krim"): see details under Bruford.
News of archival Crimson releases is under Bruford.
Levin and Mastelotto have also been part
of The Crimson ProjeKCt, consisting of Levin (Stick, bass, backing
vocals), Mastelotto (drums, percussion) and Belew (vocals, guitar)
joined by Julie Slick (bass) and Tobias Ralph (drums, percussion)
of the Adrian Belew Power Trio and Markus Reuter (touch guitars)
from Stick Men, who play King Crimson
music live. The band began when Levin, Mastelotto and Belew held
the 3 of a Perfect
Pair Camp in Aug 2011. Further Camps followed, with the next
11-15 Aug 2014. The trio played an associated show on 25 Aug 2011,
largely of King Crimson pieces, including "3 of a Perfect
Pair", "Elephant Talk", "Frame by Frame", "Indiscipline", "Thela
Hun Ginjeet", "Sleepless", "Dinosaur", "One Time", "Thrak" and
"Red". Partway through the show, they were joined by Slick and
Ralph as a preview of the Two of a Perfect Trio tour of the
US/Canada. This was in Sep/Oct 2011 and saw sets by the Stick Men
(towards 1 hour long), then the Adrian Belew Power Trio
(Belew—guitar, Slick—bass, Ralph—drums; set towards 1 hour long),
then Belew/Levin/Mastelotto play a few King Crimson pieces, and
eventually all 6 musicians playing some further Crimson material.
In all, the total Crimson set is ~1 hour long. Sets varied from
night to night. As examples, the Stick Men set list in Carrboro
was "Smudge", "Soup", "Breathless" (from Robert Fripp's Exposure),
"Slow Glide", "Relentless", their cover of Stravinsky's
"Firebird Suite" in 4 movements; set list in Phoenixville:
"Smudge", "Supercollider", "Slow Glide", "Breathless",
"Relentless", "Firebird Suite"; the set in San Franciso included
"VROOM VROOOM". The Adrian Belew Power Trio set includes material
from Belew's albums Young Lions,
Inner Revolution, Op Zop Too Wah and e; in San Franciso, they
included a King Crimson tune. Belew/Levin/Mastelotto have played
pieces including "3 of a Perfect Pair", "Elephant Talk" and
"Sleepless". In San Franciso, they were then joined by Reuter for
"Red". "Red" was not played on the opening night. At some other
shows, I think it was played by the full 6-piece band. Crimson
material played by all 6 has included "B'Boom", "Thrak",
"Dinosaur", "Frame by Frame", "Indiscipline", "Thela Hun Ginjeet".
The opening night had an attendance of ~500. Alan
White attended the Seattle show.
At the suggestion of Fripp, they then took on the name of
the Crimson ProjeKct and supported Dream Theater on their
Jun/Jul 2012 US tour. Set: "B'Boom", "THRAK", "Dinosaur",
"Elephant Talk", "Red", "Frame by Frame", "Thela Hun
Ginjeet", "Indiscipline". The 3 Jul 2013 show was sold out
(1,191 tickets; $59,876 gross); the 19 Jun show sold 785
tickets ($27,475 gross). During this period, they also
played a 17 Jul show without Dream Theater (along the
lines of the Two of a Perfect Trio tour: Stick Men, Adrian
Belew Power Trio, "Crim-centric encore"). At the 18 Jul
show, Levin joined Dream Theater during their set for a
performance of Liquid Tension Experiment's "Paradigm
Shift", and then Levin, Belew and Mastelotto joined Dream
Theater for an extra encore of "21st Century Schizoid
Man". 3 Japanese dates in
Mar 2013 followed. Out is a
live album, Official Bootleg Live 2012, taken from
their 2012 dates support Dream Theater, available as a download
Tracks: "B'Boom" (5:17), "THRAK" (4:10), "Dinosaur"
(5:01), "Elephant Talk" (4:50), "Red" (6:37), "Frame by
Frame" (4:01), "Thela Hun Ginjeet" (6:10), "Indiscipline"
(9:37). A wider release then comes in the form of Live
Tokyo (InsideOut), out 3 Mar 2014; tracks:
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In a summer
2012 interview, Belew said that there are no plans by the
band to develop new material or record a studio album.
There has not been any real talk of developing the music in a new way. In other words, writing new music for this particular line up. [...] I don't see it yet as a viable new group to put out new music [...] because without Robert Fripp involved in it, it wouldn't really be King Crimson. That's why we don't call it King Crimson. [...] It is 3 members of King Crimson paying tribute to the music of King Crimson. I'd like to keep it at that. If we were going to do new music, hmmm... I don't know. We'd have to change directions or do something that makes sense. There has to be a reason...
[...] I think it's something that could have another life. The only life that makes sense right now is to record live what we're doing
[...] We don't have the organization put together around it to take it any further [...] I think the next step, if you wanted to go beyond that, is you'd want to have some management, and you'd want to have a larger crew and so forth. [...] That's not really where we're at with this yet. It may never get to that. If it does, then we could take it seriously as far as putting something together that we'd be proud for people to buy and see forever.
In the Sep 2014 issue of Prog,
Levin characterised The Crimson ProjeKct and the new King
Crimson line-up so: "I can't speak for everybody in The Crimson
ProjeKct, but to me, the sense of it is, 'Let's go out and have
fun and do songs that we've done before for so many years [...]
Let's not rehearse, let's not come up with any approach that's
new. Let's not rehearse at all [...] Let's not take on new
material, let's just have fun.' [...] that feels like Adrian's
approach. I could be wrong. [...] Being in this King Crimson
couldn't be more opposite." In the same article, Fripp explains
Belew's absence: "this was not a Crimson which I could invite
Adrian to join because it's not Adrian's material. He's out
playing with The Crimson ProjeKCt [see above] so he's
fine, but this isn't a Crimson for Adrian." However, the article
then implies that the Crimson ProjeKct has now ended, quoting
Mastelotto as saying, "It just felt there was a little conflict
of interest." In a Nov 2014 interview with Belew, he explained:
[When I was in King Crimson,] it didn’t seem right to me to be going back and playing “In the Court of the Crimson King” or something like that. I think now that’s what he [Fripp] wants to be doing so he’s gone back to that period and it makes sense that I’m not a part of it because I wasn’t a part of it then. So when he told me about it I said, well if you’re not doing the music that I was a part of or wrote or co-wrote then I have no bone with any of it. If you’re doing more of the later music though then I think I should be there. In a sense he made the determination to go back to the beginning – I heard good things about it so am happy it all worked out.
The Adrian Belew Power Trio continues to
tour, with sets including Crimson material.
|A Scarcity of Miracles was
released by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins. The album is
labelled a King Crimson ProjeKct, reflecting its ties to the
band. The line-up consisted of Jakko M Jakszyk (ex-21st
Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart; guitars,
vocals, keys, guzheng), Robert Fripp (guitar, Soundscapes)
and Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band,
ex-King Crimson, worked with Chris Squire; alto
and soprano saxophone, flute) with Tony Levin (bass, Stick)
and Gavin Harrison (drums, percussion). Tracks:
Other collaborations and sessions
Levin or Levin and Mastelotto have sporadically joined the California Guitar Trio live. Levin guested, playing upright bass and cello, on 3 tracks of their album Masterworks, an 11-track album which sees the band tackle a number of classical pieces.
Released Nov 2013 was The Veneer of Logic
(7d Media) from guitarist Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann,
with Levin, Mastelotto, David Torn, Trey Gunn (ex-King
Crimson, UKZ), Mary Pastorius and Doctor Know
Levin played bass on 5 out of 14 tracks on David Bowie's album The
Next Day, including on the debut single, "Where are We Now?"
That track and further ones including Levin
are now included on Bowie's compilation album, Nothing has
Changed, out Nov 2014. (The album also includes tracks
with Rick Wakeman.)
Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. There are
various plans to re-release Gabriel's solo catalogue, most of
which Levin plays on, with bonus tracks etc. So, with Levin, came out in Sep
2012 as the So 25.½
special edition in multiple formats. There was a remastered CD
with a different track order; a 3CD set including a previously
unreleased live show on 2CDs (Live in Athens 1987); and a
deluxe box set with the live show as a DVD, making-of specials, an
LP, a 12" with two unreleased tracks and more. Levin is touring
with Gabriel, including European dates Sep/Oct 2013 and Apr/May
Ronan Chris Murphy (worked with Alan White, King Crimson, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Mars Hollow) is working on his debut solo album with Levin (bass, stick), Mastelotto (drums), Bozzio (drums) and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Stanley Snail; keys).
In Feb 2007, Geoff Downes described a prog rock project with himself on keys, Levin, Michael Holmes (IQ), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, ex-Genesis), Thomas Lang (ex-John Wetton; drums) and Rob Aubrey (worked with Wetton/Downes; engineer)—see more under Downes. Meanwhile, Rick Wakeman is considering a trio project with Levin and drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple)—see more under Wakeman.
Levin has guested on several projects organised by Billy
Sherwood, including The Prog Collective and a Supertramp
tribute album (see under Sherwood),
and an album
from Days Between Stations.
Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further session appearances.
No current info
No current info
Mancina is doing soundtrack work.
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.
Porcaro is working on a solo album with guitarist Jimmy Haun (worked with Yes, Jon Anderson, ex-CIRCA:, ex-Yoso, ex-Chris Squire Experiment)
and keyboardist Michael Sherwood
(worked with Yes, Jon Anderson,
ex-Conspiracy; Billy's elder
brother), with both of whom he has worked before.
Sherwood has described (Facebook, 22 Jul 2014) songs "we've
cowritten over a number of years.. I'll spare you the actual
number of years."
Porcaro (keys, vocals) is in Toto with Steve Lukather (guitars,
vocals, keys), David Paich (keys, vocals), Joseph Williams
(vocals) and Keith Carlock (worked with Sting, Faith Hill,
Steely Dan; drums). The band continue to tour (with
David Hungate on bass in 2014 and Shannon Forrest standing in for
Carlock on some 2014 dates), with 2015
dates announced. They are also working on an album, to
include two co-writes by Micheal Sherwood. CJ Vanston
(worked with Steve Lukather, Prince, 'NSync, Ringo Starr, Celine
Dion, Tina Turner, Spinal Tap) is also involved in the
project, which is expected Mar 2015 and will
probably be called Toto XIV.
Porcaro continues to do soundtrack work. He guested on Billy
Sherwood's Supertramp tribute album: see here.
music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.
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
debut album, Never Trust
a Happy Song (Atlantic), made #21 in Australia;
it was recorded in Ryan's apartment in Los Angeles, CA,
and was mixed by Michael H Brauer. Their second album, Spreading
Rumours (Atlantic; produced by Ryan), was released
Sep 2013 in the US. This has 13 tracks on CD, but the
digital version contains three bonus tracks. Lead single
"Ways to Go" won music
video of the year at the 17th
LA Shorts Fest, and there is also a video
for "Borderlines and Aliens". A video for "Shark
Attack" and for another song were forthcoming. The band
play live: they played 7 Australia/New Zealand dates
Grouplove and Manchester Orchestra collaborated on "Make
It to Me", a song for Record Store Day.
Ryan also produces, including working with Outasight and
Kenzie May. His production team is called Captain Cuts
and also includes Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger.
Ryan played on his father's solo album, Jacaranda (see here).
No current info
Phyllis is retired. Their MySpace page has several songs by the couple's band.
The late Bobby Sherwood's big band charts, thought lost for many
years, have been located. Their elder son, Michael,
has produced and conducted the music with a 16-piece big band,
with Bobby's nephew, trumpeter Carl Saunders.
Sherwood MySpace page has samples.
Michael's Tangletown band reunited for a
California show on 8 Mar 2014, with CC White, Steve
McCormick, Tom Fellicetta, Fren Asken, Christopher Allis,
Michiko Freemond, Juliana DiMaggio Diaz, Juliet Prater,
Sally Shim and others. Billy Sherwood, Chris
Squire, Alan White and Steve
Porcaro were in the audience.
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 are also working on a Steve Porcaro solo album, while
Sherwood has two co-writes on a forthcoming Toto album:
see under Porcaro.
Sherwood works with Circe Link, playing live and (I
think) appearing on new album Dumb
Luck (also with Christian Nesmith). There is a
single and video
out now for "Hair of the Dog" from the album. Circe Link
(with Sherwood and Nesmith) played the official 2014
Monkees convention, 14-16 Mar 2014, East Rutherford,
Sherwood plays live with Danny Peck. In Feb 2012 on
Facebook, he said he was working with Russell Pope
(worked with Supertramp). He also writes for music production houses.
Brother Billy described on Facebook in early May
Just finishing 3 mixes for my brother
Mike, among other things Mike writes for music
production houses (for film/jingle/source) todays
mission is 3 songs that have a totally 80's vibe...
and it's done really well lol... Mike nailed the vibe
and Christian Nesmith did all the gtr and bass work,
it's really cool sounding stuff !! The producer of the
project is on his way over to finalize these mixes...
I have it al sounding very "analog", old school.
3 MIXES approved by the
producer of "Killer Tracks" and sent off to mastering...
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In Jun 2006, Jill Sinclair was accidentally hit in the neck with
an air rifle pellet while in her garden. As a result, Sinclair
suffered irreversible brain damage from hypoxia, leaving only her
lower brain functions and no chance for recovery. Horn said in a
Jun 2012 Sunday Times interview: "She cannot speak, move,
or smile. The only expression she can show is of discomfort." She
passed away late Mar 2014; my commiserations to Trevor Horn and
Sinfield is working on a new solo album, entitled Thread to
Heaven, co-produced by Poli Palmer. In a Jan 2008 blog, Jakko M. Jakszyk talked of
writing for the album. He may also be working with the David Cross/Andrew
Esoteric have re-released a 2CD remastered and expanded version of Sinfield's solo album Still on the Manticore imprint (mantcd21003). this includes the two bonus tracks from the 1994 Stillusion expanded re-release and further early mixes. Tracks: CD1, the album mix—"The Song of the Sea Goat", "Under the Sky", "Will It be You", "Wholefood Boogie", "Still", "Envelopes of Yesterday", "The Piper", "A House of Hopes and Dreams", "The Night People"; CD2, early mixes and bonus tracks—"Hanging Fire" (previously released on Stillusion), "Still (first mix)", "The Song of the Sea Goat", "Under the Sky", "Wholefood Boogie", "Envelopes of Yesterday", "The Piper", "A House of Hopes and Dreams", "The Night People", "Still (second mix)", "Can You Forgive a Fool?"(previously released on Stillusion).
Squire - Chris's daughter; Yakety
Carmen Squire works as an actress, primarily doing voice-over work. She has been doing extensive work for BBC Radio 2 of late. She also writes and sings.
Carmen has been in Astrella Celeste's
page). Astrella (Donovan Leitch's
daughter) released the single "Dream" and EP Blue
Star, both on Donovan Discs, in the US and UK.
"Dream" and material on Blue Star were co-written
by Kevin Hunter (Sheryl Crow) and
produced by Yoad
Nevo (worked with Sugababes and
Goldfrapp). The band consists of Astrella
(vocals), Carmen (backing vocals, rhythm guitar live), Rat
Scabies (ex-The Damned; drums),
Andy Hobson (The Pretenders; bass),
Nevo (guitar, mandolin), Ofer Shabi (guitar), Joe Atkinson
(Hammond), Colin Graham (Mica Paris; trumpet,
flugelhorn) and Fayyaz Virji (trombone). Astrella has been
working on a new album; I do not know whether Squire is
Chandrika Squire - Chris's daughter
No current info
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Nikki Squire is guesting on a forthcoming album entitled The Hope from Mark Trueack, the vocalist from Australian progressive rock band Unitopia. The album is co-directed by Stephen Layton (worked with Jon Anderson, ex-The Expression, ex-Like Oxygen) and Jon Anderson also guests: details under Anderson here.
Nikki Squire (vocals) and Nigel McLaren (bass, backing vocals)
and have been working on some new material in London with Robbie
Blunt (ex-Robert Plant; guitar), Lisa LaRue (MySpace page; worked
with John Payne, Gilli Smyth, Tommy Zvoncheck; keys)
and others. Seven pieces are available as digital downloads from their MySpace page:
"Stay Low" (with LaRue and backing vocals by Master Cassian
Munro), "Where is the Love", "Ministry of Life", "Friends &
Enemies", "She Said" (with Blunt), "It's Over", "Tonight" (with
Blunt). Most of there can also be heard as streaming files.
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
Vangelis has released a new 2CD compilation, The Collection
(Rhino) in the UK (which includes "So Long Ago, So Clear", "I'll
Find My Way Home", "State of Independence" and "I Hear You Now"
with Jon Anderson).
"Race to the End" was a 1981 song released by Demis Roussos working with Vangelis, a vocal adaptation of the main theme from the film "Chariots of Fire". The lyrics were by Jon Anderson, at the time working with Vangelis as Jon & Vangelis. With "Chariots of Fire" a recurring theme in promotion for the 2012 Olympics, the song was covered by tenor Russell Watson (worked with Shaun Ryder; sang the theme tune for "Star Trek: Enterprise") and opens his recent album, Anthems (Sony Classical), released May 2012. It was also covered by soprano Laura Wright on her album Glorious, released the same month, and her version was included on the Jubilee-themed Now That's What I Call Britain, again out that month. Anderson himself also released a new version of the song (3:05 duration) as a digital single in the UK and US (Jul 2012), done without the involvement of Vangelis. An accompanying video is here.
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Headspace (MySpace page; YouTube channel)
is a new band consisting of Adam Wakeman (keys), Damian Wilson
ex-Jeronimo Road; vocals), Pete Rinaldi
(guitar), Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett,
Gary Barlow, Diamond
Jubilee Concert; bass) and Richard Brook
London Music School, ex-Victoria Beckham;
drums). Their debut album, I am Anonymous
(InsideOut), is now out in Europe, the US and Australia;
artwork is by Blacklake. Album
sampler here. Tracks:
Asked about the writing of the album in a 2012
interview, Wilson said: "Well, the concept and the
lyrics are mine. This was blended with the musical ideas
by Pete, Adam and the rest of the band." The band have
played several UK/Ireland dates, mainly supporting Ozzy
Osbourne (with whom Adam also plays). Their set list in
2008 was "Never Let Go", "Bodysuit", "Sane Life", "Wasted
Apology and Sober". Headspace's "Fall of America" is
included on the new compilation Prog Rocks!: Volume
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|Adam (keys, vocals) is in new band Snakecharmer,
with Micky Moody (ex-Whitesnake,
ex-Company of Snakes; guitar, slide guitar,
Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company
of Snakes, ex-National Health, ex-Brian
May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black Sabbath; bass), Laurie
Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash,
ex-Tina Turner; guitar, vocals), Harry James (Magnum,
ex-Thunder; drums, vocals) and Chris Ousey (Heartland,
ex-Virginia Wolf; lead vocals). The band perform
Whitesnake material and other songs from the members' back
catalogues. They have played a handful of European dates
from late 2011 through 2013. An eponymous debut album is out
on Frontiers. A promo video of "Accident Prone" from the
album is on
YouTube, while four songs can be downloaded
from their website. Tracks:
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Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She has made a number
of demos available on her
SoundCloud page. She sang backing vocals and some lead on
her father Rick's albums Retro and
Retro 2, and on his CD and DVD Amazing Grace. She
performed with Rick and siblings Adam and Oliver
at 2 shows on 15 Jun 2013 in Gloucester: see under Rick
Wakeman for details. She now works as
a videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.
Oscar is credited as a camera operator on dad
Rick's new Face to Face DVD series.
Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as an
engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a variety of
projects, including Billy Idol's Kings
& Queens of the Underground—see details under Horn.
Bellissimo" by Italian singer-songwriter Valentina Parisse
has been released as a digital single ahead of her album, expected
Sep 2014. The music was by Parisse and Phil Palmer (ex-Spin
1ne 2wo, worked with The
Buggles, Robbie Williams, David Sylvian, Bryan Adams, Tina
Turner, Eric Clapton, Pet Shop Boys), with lyrics by
Parisse and Luke Bizzi. The song was produced by Palmer, and
recorded and mixed by Weidner. Performers on the song include Julian Hinton
(worked with Producers,
Seal, Olivia Safe, Don Black, Sarah Brightman), John
Giblin (ex-Brand X, worked with Jon
Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Peter Erskine, Phil Collins,
Annie Lennox, David Sylvian, Kate Bush, Simple Minds),
Pete Gordeno (Depeche Mode, worked with Producers, George
Michael, Gareth Gates, Emma Bunton) and Danny Cummings
(worked with Dire Straits, Tina Turner, George Michael, Penguin
Café Orchestra, Elton John, Pet Shop Boys, Simply Red, David
Sylvian, Depeche Mode, The Lighthouse Family).
Jesse has worked as a ProTools
operator for Trevor Rabin.
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doing remixing for other acts, including Yes,
Gentle Giant (most recently The
Power and the Glory) and Jethro Tull. Wilson's
remixing work with King Crimson is covered under Bruford. He has
recently released Cover Version, a compilation of
prior single releases, mostly covers, on Kscope. Tracks:
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