Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 29 Nov 2023
On this page: Damion
Anderson - Deborah Anderson - Jade (Anderson) Hawkins - Tony
Anderson - Clive
Bayley - Jeff Berlin - Tom Brislin - Matt
Clifford - Julian
Colbeck - Roger
Dean - Marjorie DeLuca - Francis Dunnery - Jonathan
Elias - Bruce Gowdy
- Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn
- Iain Hornal
- Dylan Howe
- Zoë Street Howe - JJ
Jeczalik - Eddie Jobson - Sidonie Jordan - Paul K
Joyce - 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 - Pete
Sinfield - Nikki Squire - Vangelis
Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma
Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Steven Wilson - Casey Young
Anderson - Jon's daughter;
backing vocals on ABWH. MySpace
Anderson Photography; Twitter;
Deborah's photography project on the history of Barbados, entitled "A Love Letter to Barbados", was exhibited at the Photoville Festival 2023 (3-18 Jun, New York, NY). She has an exhibition entitled "Faces of Leica LA" from 4 Nov 2023 at 743 Santeria Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Deborah made "Women of the White Buffalo" (89 minutes; trailer; Twitter), a feature documentary film about the Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, narrated by Rita Coolidge. Deborah directed and edited, with the screenplay by her and Charlotte Chatton (Brian Chatton's daughter). The film is produced by Deborah Anderson, Adam Schomer, Charles Barsamian and Kumiko Hayashi, and co-produced by Rachelle Garzia, Matthew Rebula and Chatton. The associate producers are Carol Iron Rope Herrera and Linda Livingston, with executive producers including Julian Lennon and The Edge. The film premièred Nov 2019 in Beverly Hills, at the 24th Red Nation International Film Festival. There was a crowdfunding campaign for a final edit and self-distribution. The film was released 12 Apr 2022 in 68 territories on Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu and Amazon. She previously exhibited photos of the project.
Dad Jon Anderson wrote and performed the theme song with Delacina Chief Eagle, who appears in the film. (Jon has an older song called "White Buffalo", but I presume the song for the film is different.) Deborah said, "His voice is also featured throughout th[e] [...] film." Jon was interviewed about the film here in early 2021. The score was by Jennie Muskett (scored Spooks).
In 2016, Jade (piano, vocals) and Eduardo del
Signore (worked with Jon Anderson) performed a
piece together at Pepperdine University, CA as part of del
Signore's A Call 2 Peace
Berlin crowdsourced a Jack Bruce tribute album called Jack Songs (and formerly called Songs for a Wailer), with 10 tracks, 8 by Bruce and 2 originals by Berlin. Berlin described 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." The album was delayed from an initial planned date in Sep 2021, coming out around early Aug 2022, and available from Berlin's website. Berlin plays bass throughout, with a "bass relay" on "Smiles & Grins" of Tony Levin (on Chapman stick), Billy Sheehan, Michael League, Mark King, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, Nathan East and Geddy Lee (ex-Rush). On vocals are Berlin, Sammy Hagar, Alex Ligertwood, Ron Hemby, John Cowan, Gabriela Sinagra, Michael Dearing and Gumbi Ortiz. On guitars are Alex Lifeson (ex-Rush), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Asia), Johnny Hiland, Eric Johnson, Scott Henderson and John McCracken. On drums and percussion, there is Bruce Guttridge, Gary Husband, Quintino Cinali, Gregg Bissonette and Ortiz. On keys, there's Berlin, Pat Coil, Mariano Agustoni and Michael Whittaker. Plus, on horns, Don Aliquo (alto), Max Abrams (tenor), Tyler Jaeger (alto), Tyler Summers (trumpet) and Emmanuel Echem (trumpet). The album was engineered and produced by John McCracken.
Brislin is in Kansas and has been touring with them since 2019.
Their recent tour continued Mar-May 2023, and they then tour in
celebration of the band's 50th anniversary from Jun.
His first album with the band was The Absence of Presence
(InsideOut Music), released Jul 2020. The rest of the band were
Phil Ehart (drums, percussion), Rich Williams (guitar), Billy
Greer (bass, vocals), David Ragsdale (violin, backing vocals),
Ronnie Platt (vocals) and Zak (Zarak) Rizvi (4Front;
guitar, backing vocals), but Rizvi left in Apr 2021.
Ragsdale left in May 2023, replaced by Joe Deninzon
(Stratospheerius, works with Dave
Kerzner). The album was produced by Rizvi and
co-produced by Ehart/Williams. Tracks:
The album has 4 pieces from Rizvi but with lyrics by or
largely by Brislin—"Throwing Mountains" (title and lyric
ideas by Ehart), "The Absence of Presence" (title and
lyrical concept by Ehart), "Jets Overhead" and "Animals on
the Roof"—while "Memories Down the Line" and "The Song the
River Sang" are complete songs Brislin wrote for the band.
Brislin also composed the instrumental "Propulsion 1",
which was written several years earlier. Platt is the main
vocalist on the album, but Brislin sings lead on "The Song
the River Sang" and provides backing vocals for much of
Brislin said in an Aug
2021 interview that the band will make another
album. In a Feb
2023 interview with Yesshift, Brislin said, "I am
working on new music for Kansas. We will have another
album one of these days."
|Digipak from UK Amazon:
|CD + Blu-ray from US
1. "Cold Grey Morning"Disc 2:
9. "Point of Know Return"
Brislin was one of two keyboardists on Invention of
Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings): see under
Anderson for details. Brislin (keys, backing vocals) also
joined Stolt (guitars, backing vocals, keys) in The Sea Within (Twitter), which
includes two more performers who were on Invention of
Reingold (The Flower Kings, Steve Hackett,
Karmakanic, worked with The Syn; bass) and Daniel
Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation, Transatlantic,
ex-The Flower Kings; vocals, guitar), plus Marco
Minnemann (Levin Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike
with Eddie Jobson, UK, Trey
Gunn, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani; drums, percussion,
guitar, backing vocals). Their debut album, also called The
Sea Within (details
in Yescography), was released Jun 2018. Anderson
guested on 1 song. Gildenlöw withdrew from the band before live
work; the band played live thrice. There was a Jul 2018 show at
of the Prog festival, Loreley, Germany, with Pete Trewavas (Marillion, Transatlantic) subbing for
Reingold, who was otherwise committed. They played twice on the Cruise to
the Edge 2019, with Stolt, Reingold, Brislin, Minnemann and
Casey McPherson (Flying Colors).
The band were already considering a second album, according to
Stolt in a May
2018 interview, based around an expected core of Stolt,
McPherson, Reingold, Brislin and Minnemann, with Gildenlöw
possibly just guesting. When he was asked about more touring in
his Feb 2019 interview, Brislin noted, "With my new position in
Kansas, Jonas playing bass for Steve Hackett, and a new iteration
of the Flower Kings, we're going to put our heads together to see
where the Sea Within fits in to everything. We all believe that
there's a lot of potential yet to explore."
There was plans last year. We were all on the boat [...] We had a kind of a band meeting and we were talking about, ‘OK, shall we try make something next year, and shall we try write some songs etc.?’ But I think pretty much it stopped there and I don’t know if it has anything to do with the corona or band members being busy with other stuff, but I’m thinking, I mean, now we have this situation where no-one really can go out and play [...] There should be time, but I think probably the reality is that we have so many other things to do, so it’s just sitting there, waiting to be made, but I can’t tell really when.
He said more in a Jan
It’s strange time for all of us. It’s about a couple of different things, we have other projects, but it’s also about survival. So we need to find ways to get the money in. Transatlantic for me is a good way of that, and The Flower Kings [...] So sometimes I have to give priority, you know, and which I kind of regret sometimes, but it’s reality. [...] Sometimes I’m too much of a dreamer. So I just think about all these projects with other people that I want to do and it just goes on and on and on. Sometimes you spend a lot of time on projects that don’t generate a lot of money. There’s other stuff, even like The Sea Within, there was a plan for a second album. We haven’t made much progress to be honest, but there are songs and so we got to just say, Okay, let’s do this now, and start sending out files and, Can you sing on this? Can you play drums on this? And then once we get to that point then you can move forward.
In an Aug
2023 interview, with Yesshift, he said: "I hope
for a second album, but I... Being realistic, the way
things are right now, y'know, with Tom with Kansas and
Jonas playing with Steve Hackett and I try to slim down a
little bit [...] I decided to cut down a little bit and
concentrate on the Flower Kings, try to concentrate on
making this album with Jon [the follow-up to Invention
of Knowledge] and [a project with Doane Perry]."
Asked about The Sea Within in a May 2021 interview with the New Ears Prog Show, Minnemann said, "[W]e keep in touch, obviously, and we have plans, y'know, for making those albums, y'know, and doing it further". But he then spoke about enjoying focusing on his main projects (McStine & Minnemann, The Aristocrats) during the pandemic. He continued, "I don't want to kind of right now detour to kind of release another bunch of albums with someone else to confuse [...] people", preferring to concentrate on the next two McStine & Minnemann releases.
In his May 2018 Yes
Music Podcast interview, Brislin said he and Jon Anderson
have been and are looking for further ways to work together.
Likewise, in this
Jul 2018 interview, he said, "Jon Anderson and I had been
talking about ways to work together ever since my tours with Yes
|Julian Colbeck -
additional keys live with ABWH
Colbeck is CEO of Keyfax music production company.
Dean - cover artist. Homepage
Dean continues to work regularly with Yes and friends. He has done a cover for Mirror to the Sky, the new Yes album: see on main page. Other recent work has been for Downes Braide Association (DBA), including their next album, Celestial Songs. Dean has been doing regular videos of his painting live or Q&As.
Dean joined Yes
on their 2022 UK tour, exhibiting art and directing
the live shows. Dean was exhibiting at
Trading Boundaries again in 2022. He and daughter
Freyja were exhibiting
at Haight Street
Art Center in San Francisco, CA, 25 Aug-30 Oct 2022.
The exhibition, entitled The
Secret Path, then went on tour.
In an Aug
2020 interview, Dean said, "what I've spent most
time doing this year  is on the phone and
presentations. What I expect to spend the most time doing
for the rest of the year is working on architectural
projects and close on the heels of that, a story with
interactive elements in it. This is a virtual project but
the architecture is meant to be completely for-real. It
will be all curvilinear with spires and all the things you
would associate with my work."
Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist. He guests on the new Downes Braide
Association album Celestial Songs.
Dunnery has also been working with Dave Kerzner
working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett,
worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on
Elements projects—see details on
the main page.
- orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic.
Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc. He did the score for "The Outpost", the film drama directed by Rod Lurie. There was a limited edition CD (1000 copies) and digital release of the score album, The Outpost (La-La Land Records, LLLCD 1537), with 17 tracks and a 43:22 duration. The album includes the endtitles song "Everybody Cries", performed by Rita Wilson. It was produced by Groupé, Steven Wayne Thomas and Dan Goldwasser. Tracks:
Haun is in Arc
of Life with Billy
Schellen and Dave Kerzner (In
Continuum, Mantra Vega, worked with Francis Dunnery, Jon Anderson,
Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Genesis, ex-Giraffe): see main page
for details. Sherwood, Haun and Schellen are also in CIRCA: with Tony Kaye,
with a new album "nearly complete" according to a Mar 2023
interview with Sherwood by Aymeric Leroy (author of "Yes").
Haun plays on the 14-track JJ Chardeau's Ombres
and Lumières, out 14 Jul 2023 on Cherry Red
(LR2301), the second part of Chardeau's rock opera Magical
Musical Man. Others performing include Guy Allison (ex-World Trade), Pat Mastelotto (ex-King Crimson), Danny Seraphine and Jason
Scheff (ex-Chicago), John Helliwell (ex-Supertramp), Jerry Goodman (ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra) and Dave Gregory (ex-XTC).
Haun has and continues to work with Jon Anderson on projects. In a Jun 2023 Patreon call, Anderson played a song he did with Haun that he said would be part of his Zamran project, while Haun has said other material may appear on Anderson's 1000 Hands: Chapter Two. See details under Jon Anderson.
In a Mar
2020 interview, Haun described multiple projects:
He also said that he and Billy Sherwood
had talked about re-recording some Lodgic material.
More generally, he continues to do music for adverts, TV and film as a freelancer. He stills works with Jonathan Elias. In a Feb 2021 interview with SOAL Night Live, he said he was working on a library of music with Elias for Universal. He also said he was doing music for a film by Dito Montiel, with whom he has often worked in the past.
Several years ago, Haun wrote some material with Noella Hutton
that she was now recording on a new album.
He has also collaborated on singles with Opal Blue: "Dark Dogs
Morning" (4:11) and "Hard U Kens" (3:02) were both out digitally
2022, with "Slow Underwater City Scape" (3:56) following in Jan
2023, then "Like Home" on 10 Feb 2023. They then released the EP Slow
Difference on 3 Mar 2023; tracks: "Slow Difference" (4:15),
"Dark Dogs Morning" (4:11), "Hard U Kens" (3:02), "Like Home"
(3:23), "Slow Underwater City Scape" (3:56). "Desert Ladders"
(3:04) b/w "Southbank Bookseller" (3:34) came 25 Aug 2023. He
released two prior projects on Bandcamp: A Minute of
Dissasociation (2021) and Music Circle (2021,
with Michael Mendones and Rachael Lyons).
"Six Compact Dimensions, a Theory of" (7:54) is a digital single
released by Horn, Alex Praeger and A Theory on 12 May 2023.
"Momentum Flipped, a Theory of" (4:16) followed 2 Jun 2023.
He also has a podcast.
Crate Classics (also stylised CRT CLSSX; Bandcamp;
is a production duo and label (Crate Classics Records) from Aaron
Horn and Jamie Rodigan
(SoundCloud). Missing is
releasing an EP, Missing Melting Pot, through Crate
Classics Records. The first general release single is "Ode to Joy (Burnin Up)",
by Missing ft. MC DT,
out 20 Oct 2023. The
b-side is "Stone Ginger Wine" by
Missing and Crate Classics, ft. MC DT and Jodian Natty.
Recent singles include "Anything",
featuring Jodian Natty, released 18 Feb 2022, and "Ghost Mode"
with Catching Cairo released around 18 Mar 2022 on Soulvent
Records. "Pusana" (3:25) with Tres was released 20 May 2022. "No
with the duo Pesolife
(Mars Meddo and Kaye Orbit) came in Jul 2022. "Rudeboy Sound" with
Jodian Natty was released 2022: it also had a live
performance on 27 Sep 2022, with a music video following 7
Oct 2022. "Put Ya Hands Up"
(2:26) by Crate Classics & Pesolife was released 28 Oct 2022.
The same combination released "Poison"
(2:55) in Apr 2023. 18 Aug 2023 then saw the Rudeboy Sound
Remix EP released on Bandcamp; tracks:
"Pretty Nana" (music
video) by Yung
Saber X Scorcher
X Scrufizzer was
produced by Crate Classics.
Aaron has an arranging credit on "Love is a
Battlefield" on his dad Trevor's Echoes: Ancient and
Modern, due 1 Dec 2023: see under
Trevor Horn for details.
Horn also curates sonic experiences,
including gong baths. For example, he is running a gong
bath at Yogaloft, London on 11 Nov 2023.
Ally and dad Trevor's PA, Suzanne, have a band together called
She has been managing director of SPZ.
Will said in a Feb
2017 interview that he was writing a memoir about being
Hornal works with Jeff Lynne's ELO (see
details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he plays) and 10cc, led
by Graham Gouldman.
Hornal is also in Gouldman's spin-off band, Heart Full of Songs,
who toured the UK with 16 dates 6-23 Mar 2023.
John Holden (worked with Billy Sherwood, Oliver Wakeman)
released his 8-track album, Kintsugi, in Sep 2022 on CD,
with Hornal one of the vocalists, along side Peter Jones, Sally
Minnear (Kerry Minnear's daugther; Celestial Fire,
worked with Dave
Kerzner) and Joe Payne (ex-The
Enid). Also performing on the album are Henry Rogers
(drums), Vikram Shankar (keys), Dave Bainbridge
Braide Association; guitar), Michel St-Père (Mystery; guitar), Frank Van Essen (Iona, Celestial Fire; violin, drums) and Jean
Pageau (Mystery; flute).
Hornal and Minnear are the two featured vocalists on the forthcoming solo album To the Far Away (previously known as A Lincolnshire Country Lane) from Dave Bainbridge. Bainbridge plays guitars, mandolin and bouzouki, while also guesting are Lynn Caldwell (lyrics), Frank van Essen, Jon Poole (Lifesigns, The Cardiacs), Troy Donockley (Nightwish, Iona; Uilleann pipes, whistles, vocals), Nigel Cameron, Martin Nolan (Iona) and Julie Cameron-Hall (violin).
Hornal released his 11-track solo album Fly Away Home
in Apr 2021, produced by Hornal and Jo Webb (Jeff
Lynne's ELO). Webb also mixed and mastered, and plays
guitars and keys. Graham Gouldman (10cc)
guests on vocals on "The One to Blame". He and his band played a solo
show on 21 Sep 2022 in St Albans, UK.
Dylan played drums on Steve's solo album, Love Is:
Steve Howe for details.
|Zoë Howe - Steve's
daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; YouTube,
Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer.
Due to persistent demand since announcing my retirement from concert touring, I have decided to perform a one-off concert with a full band on October 7  - headlining the last night of ProgStock 2018 [...] I shall be playing the music of ‘UK’ with a virtuoso lineup of playersThe band was with Marc Bonilla (ex-Keith Emerson Band; bass, vocals), Alex Machacek (guitar), Thomas Lang (drums). Jobson said this would likely be his last live performance. The piano improvisations were recorded in 2016 using a crowdfunding model (YouTube preview here).
Or check at Burning Shed
|1971-1979 The Band Years (Globe Music
Media) was released Oct 2018; details
in Yescography. The liner notes of this
album announced subsequent releases:
1980-1989 The Solo YearsHowever, these have yet to appear.
Jobson had previously talked of writing some new music. Around Aug 2012, he said on his Zealots Lounge website that, "I am ready to make some new music and implement some new ideas for UKZ." However, he then announced in an autumn 2012 update that:
mainly to do with time and the availability of others, it has become clear that I will be unable to produce any new music for UKZ before the scheduled [...] tours in late March .A Dec 2013 Facebook update talked of Jobson's plans for 2014 including "an eye toward creating new music." New UKZ music did not appear.
an album does need to be an expression of where you are musically, sonically, socially, politically etc. at the time. 'Legacy' was started in 1995 and much of it was conceived then; unfortunately, the sonic choices I would make in 2007 are quite different from the ones I made in 1995. Furthermore, a solo album would be a different animal than a UK album - even if I did compose all of it myself. Songs were written with John in mind, not to mention possible guitar parts for Holdsworth, Fripp and others.And:
There is also an ownership issue with some of the recordings which will render some performances unusable.
It is clear to me that any usable compositional ideas and performances that, legally, I still have full rights to should be reviewed and probably reworked to reflect twelve years of further technical and musical growth.
In the 1980s, Jobson worked on a follow-up to his 1983 The Green Album, to be called The Pink Album, but the project was never finished. To a fan after an Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said he had plans to release the album. Further bits and bobs from Jobson's career have been released through the Zealots Lounge.
UK's "Nevermore" appears on on Bill Bruford's career retrospective 6CD box set Making a Song and Dance: see under Bruford for details.
Jordan is still performing. In an interview around Jan 2018, she
described her current activities:
I am currently working with a very talented artist/producer/engineer named "Cade Roberts" in Oklahoma for TV and movie sync deals. We are also producing a track together for a wonderful Americana/Alt Country artist named "Edan Archer," and I hope to do more tracks with her and keep working with Cade. I also hope to continue working with Jez Larder from Skyline Studios in the UK, who I have worked with on and off for over 15 years.
I am planning a track with my old studio mate Ric Parnell from Atomic Rooster/Spinal Tap and am working with Mark Murdock (Cymbalic Encounters and Brand X) [ex-Empire] on some retro tracks he has written.
I presume the reference to Murdock was to Jordan guesting with
The New Empire: see
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With fellow former Art of Noise members JJ Jeczalik and Anne
Dudley, the trio were touring playing an Art of Noise set.
Langan and Jeczalik played 2 London dates 4-5 Jan 2023 as Art of
|One of Levin's main
project is Stick Men (YouTube),
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). In a May
2020 interview, Levin described how, during the
COVID-19 lockdown, he and Reuter were working on ideas for a
new Stick Men album: "We're at that first stage of gathering
things on our own end. I think he and I are both writing,
maybe in my case not feverishly, but we're writing stuff
we'll present to the other and also [to] Pat, who has an
important say in the music. But pretty much, harmonically,
as you can imagine it needs to get set up first by me and
Markus. We're in the early stage of trading ideas, and we're
also conceptually trying to get a framework for what this
will be like."
On 1 Apr 2022, the band released the 30-minute EP Tentacles, written and produced by the band, mixed by Benjamin Schäfer, mastered by Fabio Trentini and with cover design by Hajo Müller. Tracks:
The Levin Brothers continued to tour in 2022, including US dates
in Sep. There is a West Coast tour in Jan 2024 by Band of
Brothers, consisting of the Levin brothers, Tony and Pete, and the
La Barbera brothers, Pat and Joe.
Levin, guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy and
keyboardist Jordan Rudess made a third Liquid Tension Experiment
released 26 Mar 2021 on InsideOutMusic. There is a video for
lead single, "The Passage of Time". The release was in
multiple formats: digital, 2LP/CD, 2CD, 2CD + Blu-ray (with 5.1
surround mix and band interview), limited edition boxset with hot
pink 3LP + 2CD + Blu-ray + artwork. The album entered the US chart
at #109 (1 May) and was also #7 in Album Sales and Current Album
Sales, #18 in Rock, #4 in Current Rock, #6 in Hard Rock, and #3 in
Current Hard Rock. It made #88 in the UK (29 Apr; #5 in Rock). It
was also #5 in Finland, #7 in Germany, #9 in Japan, #10 in
Austria, #15 in the Netherlands, #21 in Italy, #82 in France, #53
in Wallonia (Beligum) and #82 in Flanders (Belgium).
In the May 2020 interview, Levin said he was "overdue on a solo
King Crimson and related projects
Crimson has consisted of Robert Fripp (guitar),
Levin (bass, Stick, upright electric bass, backing
vocals), Pat Mastelotto
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; as "primary vocalist and secondary
guitarist", in Fripp's words to him) 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 have focused on touring the
back catalogue with no plans for a studio album, but
played some new material live. An article on the band in
the Nov 2018 issue of Prog dismisses the chances
of a new studio album "any time soon". Previously, in the
Sep 2014 issue of Prog, Mastelotto said, "I'd love
to see this line-up in the studio. [...] Can I control
that? No way. But I know we'd make a great
record." And Jakszyk said: "We're all of a mind where we
are more than happy to continue doing this into the
foreseeable future[.] As well as the older material being
completely re-evaluated and reconstructed, there's some
material that's been written and recorded with five of the
current members post-A Scarcity of Miracles, which
has yet to be played live and has never been released.
I've been writing new material, as has Robert, and we've
been discussing that." In an Oct
2017 interview, Jakszyk said, "my plan from then on
[end of 2017] is just to concentrate on Crimson and write
more Crimson material. We've been doing that anyway; not
all of it makes it to the live arena, but some of it does,
and some we're still working on. There's also a lot of new
stuff Robert's been writing on his own." In a May
2020 interview, Levin talked about the composing
process: "It's usually Jakko that I hear from, and he says
he has an idea for a song or something he's worked out
with Robert. Maybe Gavin's played on it. He'd send it to
me to redo the bass part as I felt it should be. In a
similar way, they'd hand it to Gavin and ask him to do an
arrangement for the three drummers. That might not be the
only way we did it, but that's what comes to mind when you
ask about that. It's been a few years since we've done
that kind of writing." The band have also played a number
of pieces for the drummers. Levin explained, "when Robert
first asked the drummers to do some pieces, the intention
was that we would gradually fly along, the rest of us
[...] that they'd become band pieces. That just didn't
happen. That's not a problem. It's hard to say why things
don't happen. We ended up maybe tinkering with that, but
maybe the thing was that they sounded so good with just
the drummers — there's so much going on, and they're so
interesting. But there was that thought at one point:
having that be a new way of coming up with material." At
an Apr 2019 press do, Fripp was asked about new music. As
at Innerviews, Fripp answered, "In terms of new
writing, there's about 40-45 minutes available." In a Sep
2020 interview, Jakszyk said that there are no plans
to record an album, but also it hadn't been ruled out. His
answer to the question was, "Who knows?" and said, "It's
been discussed." He made clear that the decision is up to
Fripp. He also said, "We've definitely got enough material
for an album." 2 pieces by Jakszyk intended for King
Crimson were re-purposed for his 2020 solo album, Secrets
& Lies: see
below. In an Aug
2020 interview, Levin said, "I know better than to
predict the future of King Crimson[.] In a way, I'm
tempted to say we'll never make another album because that
way we will make one. I'll be proven wrong and
I'll be happy. But let me be more accurate and less
facetious and say there are no plans." However, in an Aug
2021 interview, Jakszyk said, "There is about 40 to
50 minutes' worth of new stuff, a number of songs I've
co-written with Robert and some instrumental things he's
written[.] During the lockdown Gavin suggested, 'Why don't
we record these things so we've at least got studio
recordings of this material?' That doesn't mean we're
going to make a new album or it's ever gonna come out, but
we have started this process."
The band played US dates in 2021. This was described by band
members as probably their final US tour. In his Aug
2021 interview, Jakszyk said, "Management has said it's very
unlikely we'll be back in America[.] I think they thought
announcing it as a kind of farewell tour was a tacky device, and
something you end up potentially regretting if you change your
mind. But in essence, as I understand it, this'll be the last time
we play here." He continued, "Touring anywhere next year will be
difficult[.] All the bands that haven't toured last year  or
this year  will be out next, so there's no venues. They're
all kind of booked up already. That means the first available
chance will be the year after . I think Tony and Robert will
be 77. I'm not sure they want to be on a tour bus for hours on
end. Touring the way we do is tiring for a young man, much less
people our age." Japanese dates followed and have now finished.
Reports suggest this is the last live work by at least this, and
possibly any, line-up of King Crimson. In a Jul
2022 interview, Fripp pretty much ruled out King Crimson
ever touring again. In a Mar
2023 interview, Levin said, "when I last was with him
[Fripp] — the tour ended in Japan at the end of 2022 — we had a
nice talk about the future and what might happen. His words to me
were that he had no plans for King Crimson doing anything else,
but he would let King Crimson speak to him if it chose to. I
interpreted that to mean there are no plans and probably won't be
anything else, but it's not impossible that there might be."
The band's 50th anniversary was to bring "Cosmic FuKc", a documentary by Toby Amies. The documentary includes a live performance done just for the film. The film focuses on the current band, but also includes interviews with Bruford and Belew. In the Sep 2020 interview, Jakszyk said he and Amies felt the film was basically finished earlier in 2020, but then Fripp did two more long interviews with Amies. The film, now titled "In the Court of the Crimson King", has been shown at film festivals, but Fripp said in the Jul 2022 interview that it has received little interest from streaming services, so he and management are looking at either their own streaming release or a DVD box set. There were select cinema showings on 19 Oct 2022 in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands and the US. There was then a streamed showing on 22 Oct 2022 in London with a live introduction by Fripp and a Q&A with director and band members. A 2-disc BluRay/DVD followed 11 Nov 2022 with the film, an early edited version of the film (23 minutes), a performance of "Starless" from the band's final concert in Tokyo, Dec 2021, and four trailers/shorts.
Other collaborations and sessions
Levin is part of Peter Gabriel's band along with drummer Manu Katché and guitarist David Rhodes. They were recording a new album, i/o, in 2021/2; Levin said in Sep that he finished his recording work for the album in May 2022. Levin plays on every track of the new album. Gabriel said they worked on 17 songs in a 10 day period. A release is expected in 2023. First single "Panopticom (Bright Side Mix)", with contributions from Brian Eno and Ríoghnach Connolly (The Breath; backing vocals), was released digitally 6 Jan 2023. This date was the first full moon of the year and the plan is to release a new song each subsequent full moon. The band have 22 European tour dates from 18 May-25 Jun 2023, with North American touring following. Rehearsals began late Apr. Opening night (18 May, Krakow, Poland) set: [SPOILERS—highlight to read] "Washing of the Water" (acoustic version), "Growing Up" (acoustic version), "Panopticom", "Four Kinds of Horses", "i/o", "Digging in the Dirt", "Playing for Time" (new version), "Olive Tree", "This is Home", "Sledgehammer", intermission, "Darkness", "Love Can Heal", "Road to Joy", "Don't Give Up", "The Court", "Red Rain", "And Still", "What Lies Ahead", "Big Time", "Live and Let Live", "Solsbury Hill"; encore: "In Your Eyes", "Biko".
Levin appears on 1 track of MEMEmusic
from Unquiet Music Ltd. The project is led by JP Rossi, with the
album produced by Markus Reuter (Stick Men) and mastered by Lee
Fletcher (worked with Stick Men).
In an Aug
2023 interview, with Yesshift, Roine Stolt
(The Flower Kings, Anderson/Stolt,
Transatlantic) mentioned a project led by drummer Doane
Perry (ex-Jethro Tull) and keyboardist
Vince DiCola (music for "Rocky IV", "The
Transformers: The Movie") with him and Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis, ex-GTR, ex-Squackett) on guitar,
and Levin and Leland Sklar on bass. Stolt is trying to get
InsideOut to release the project.
Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further session appearances.
In 2022, McDonald was on tour with Gianna Nannini, with
European dates through to 19 Jun 2022 and then another run in
He has been playing with Take That and Jeff Lynne's ELO: see details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he plays.
Molino appears on Trevor
Rabin's new solo album, Rio.
Offord lives in South Carolina and
had retired from the music business.
Pomeroy is in Headspace
with Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson: see details below. He also
guested on Wilson's solo album Limehouse
to Lechlade (2021). He is on Rick Wakeman's
prog rock album, A Gallery of the Imagination: see
here. He plyas live with Rick, with 2 UK dates in
Feb 2023 and more planned in 2024: see
Pomeroy is also a member of It Bites, who are
working towards a new album.
Pomeroy (bass) and Milton McDonald
(ex-ABWH; guitar) have been part
of Take That's touring band since 2006. The Take That
backing band then became the core of the touring band for
Jeff Lynne's ELO from 2014 to the present, which includes
Pomeroy (bass), McDonald (lead guitar, backing vocals), Iain Hornal (ex-Yes
feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman; backing vocals,
guitar) and Melanie Lewis-McDonald (Milton's wife;
backing vocals). ELO re-launched at a one-off
show in Sep 2014, now released as "Live in Hyde
Park" (DVD and Blu-ray), and toured subsequently, which
produced the Wembley or Bust release (2CD, DVD or
Blu-ray), released Nov 2017. ELO played 2018 dates,
although I don't have confirmation with Pomeroy and, I
think, McDonald and Hornal all still involved. The band
played 20 US dates Jun-Aug 2019.
Caravan released the 10-track studio album It's None of Your Business (Madfish) in 2021. The band consists of Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums), with Pomeory and Jimmy Hastings (flute) guesting.
Porcaro released his debut solo album, Someday/Somehow,
in 2016. The album was co-written and co-produced by Michael Sherwood (worked
with Yes, Jon
Anderson, ex-Conspiracy; Billy's
elder brother). Asked about whether he and
Sherwood were thinking of a follow-up in a Jul
2018 interview, Porcaro replied: "Yes, absolutely. I
have my own studio; I can record when I want. Given the
way the music industry is, I can't survive off my own
music, but that doesn't deter me from making new music.
Will it be an album or a handful of songs released one at
a time? I don't know. I love working with Mike Sherwood
[...] I can't wait to do more, and I think I'm writing the
best stuff I've ever written." M Sherwood then passed away
in late 2019.
music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.
is a songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan
Rabin and Ben Berger. (They previously also included Ryan
McMahon.) They have released several of their own singles.
The latest were "On Air" by Captain Cuts, What So Not, Louis
The Child & JRM, and "Are U With Me" by Captain Cuts,
Mahalo & Dan Caplen.
They continue to work with Aidan Bissett, co-writing and producing "Sick" (2:16; video) and "Out of My League" (3:01) from his 3-track 'Sick' single (10K Projects/Capitol Records), released 21 Jul 2023. They co-wrote the single "Hockey Fights" by Exbf ft. Slimdan, out 18 Jul 2023. They co-wrote (with Alexis Burnett/Jake Torrey) and co-produced (with Torrey) the single "Bandages" (2:34; video) by Lexi Jayde, out 23 Aug 2023.
They co-wrote and co-produced JAWNY's "Giving Up on You" (lyric video) on his debut album It's Never Fair, Always True. (JAWNY is Doja Cat's ex. Doja Cat has worked with Aaron Horn.)
Rabin/Berger co-wrote Måneskin's "Own My Mind" on their Jan 2023 album Rush! The album made #1 in Italy, France, Greece, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium (both Flanders and Wallonia), Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia and Czechia, #2 in Spain, #3 in Germany and Poland, #4 in Finland, #5 in the UK (#2 in Rock & Metal), #6 in Norway, #8 in Japan and Sweden, #10 in Canada, #13 in Denmark, #16 in Ireland, #18 in the US (#1 in Alternative, #2 in Hard Rock, #4 in Rock), #22 in Iceland, and #27 in Australia. The album has gone Platinum in Italy (50,000 sales) and Poland (20,000 sales).
Rabin/Berger produced and co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's "Talking to Yourself", the third single from her Oct 2022 album The Loneliest Time. Dad Trevor plays guitar on the track, so further details are under him.
No current info
Sherwood- backing vocals on Union; Billy's
Sherwood's Tangled Web (Homepage)
Michael Sherwood passed away on 5 Nov 2019.
He had been planning to release a 1990s project with Michiko Freemond called Milk, with the band also including Juliana DiMaggio Diaz, Fren Asken, Dean Chrysler Cameron and Robin Bissell.
Michael Sherwood played keys on three tracks of Kurt Michaels' Stones from the Garden, now out: see details under Billy Sherwood, who also appears.
Michael sings lead vocals, with Billy on backing vocals, on "All the Tears That Shine" on the 6-sing EP Forgotten Toys (duration: 29:06) from David Paich (Toto), out 19 Aug 2022 on CD, vinyl and digital. This is an alternative version of the song Michael co-wrote on Toto XIV. Toto's Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams also appear, as does Warren Ham (ex-Toto, ex-Kansas, ex-Ringo Starr), Brian Eno, Ray Parker Jr. and Davey Johnstone (Elton John Band). Paich explained in a Sep 2022 interview:
Only one song dates back to about 2006. I started the riff for “All The Tears That Shine” right after Toto finished Falling in Between. I didn’t get to writing the song until about four years later with Michael Sherwood. I overdubbed the music, essentially something totally new, and crafted it to the guide vocal he did and used it for my album. [...] We are honoring his passing by putting it on the album.And on Billy Sherwood's contribution: "I reached out to him to see if he had any thoughts about doing a backing vocal. He provided the backgrounds on the last chorus and fills at the end too. It was very moving."
See under Steve Porcaro for more details of Michael's work with Toto. Porcaro had talked of more solo work with Sherwood after Michael and Jimmy Haun had appeared on his 2016 solo album. Michael Sherwood and Haun had also been working on a solo album by Jon Anderson, with long-time collaborator Jonathan Elias, but the project stalled: see under Anderson for details.
Sinfield appears to have significant health problems limiting future work.
Squire - Chris's
ex-wife. Facebook, Twitter,
Nikki told one fan in Mar 2018 that she was "very involved in a writing a new album". "Gaia (Mother of Heaven)" was released on Bandcamp and as a video to YouTube in Dec 2018. The music was written by Nikki with the late Nigel McLaren and then re-worked by Nikki and Mark J, with a lyric by Nikki. The song is credited to N Squire/Mclaren, produced by Mark J/N Squire, mixed by Mark J, mastered by Kevin Metcalfe and with video production by Laurie Goodwin.
In May 2019, she was reportedly remixing songs from Coming Home, their second album, released 1994. There is also some unreleased Esquire material from over the years which could be released. Nikki was interviewed in Notes from the Edge #232, in which she discussed some other possible forthcoming projects.
Wakeman have also released a series of acoustic
albums. Their third album was Stripped, out 2019,
with "stripped down Wilson & Wakeman tracks and cover
songs". On 29 Mar 2023, Wakeman tweeted, "Writing and
recording for the next Wilson & Wakeman begins…"
They played 14 dates in England & Wales in Jan 2019.
They played the UK further in the summer and in Jan 2020.
They were to play a European
tour from Apr 2020, but this was postponed given the
COVID-19 pandemic, although they did play two Aug 2020
dates. They played 14 western
European dates Sep-Dec 2021. Wakeman was also
playing songs from his solo album, A Handful of
Memories, and "appearing" in his 'Milton Keanes'
persona to play material from Jazz Sabbath (see
below). They had 20 UK dates 25 Jan-5 Mar 2023.
Adam is behind Jazz Sabbath, a project of jazz covers of Black Sabbath songs. The album (on Black Lake Records) is with Jerry Meehan (bass) and Ash Soan (Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble, Trevor Horn Band, Downes Braide Association, worked with Adele, Seal; drums). Tracks:
There's a promo
video based around a comedy made-up backstory for
the band, in which Adam plays 'Milton Keanes', the
supposed founder of a 1968 band called Jazz Sabbath. The
video features many famous musicians, including Rick
Wakeman, Trevor Rabin and Damian Wilson. A follow-up,
released 30 Apr 2021, is a supposed bootleg recording from
Man (Live in London 1968)" (5:19).
|Adam Wakeman (keys,
vocals) is in Snakecharmer,
Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company Snakes,
ex-National Health, ex-Brian May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black
Sabbath; bass), Laurie
Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash,
ex-Tina Turner; guitars), Harry James (Magnum,
ex-Thunder; drums, vocals), Chris Ousey (Heartland,
ex-Virginia Wolf; lead vocals) and Simon McBride
(lead guitars, vocals). The band perform Whitesnake material
and other songs from the members' back catalogues. They
played the UK in 2017/8 and have released two studio albums.
Those two, remastered and with Japanese bonus tracks, are
joined by two live shows recorded in Milton Keynes (on 26
Jan 2014 and 17 Jan 2015) for the 4CD Anthology
release, due 28 Oct 2022 on Cherry Red (SOUM500COMP).
No current info
Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She works as a
videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.
Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as
an engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a variety of
projects, including Trevor Horn's Echoes:
Ancient and Modern and live—see details under
Weidner mixed Backstory, the 2021 solo piano album by Alan Clark (Dire
|Wilson remains busy as a solo artist as well
as doing remixing for other acts. His most recent album as a
solo artist was The Future Bites (Caroline
International), out 29 Jan 2021. He spent much of 2022
focusing on a Porcupine Tree reunion with Wilson, Gavin
Harrison (King Crimson) and Richard
Barbieri (ex-Japan). They released Closure/Continuation
in Jun 2022 and toured behind it. The reunion is expected to
end with further shows in summer 2023.
Wilson now returns to solo work with a new solo album, The Harmony Codex, out 29 Sep 2023 on Virgin, which includes contributions from Ninet Tayeb, Adam Holzman, Craig Blundell, Nils Petter Molvaer and Nate Wood. Formats include the usual, plus a 3-disc box with the original album on CD, a CD with remixes/reimaginings, and a Blu-ray. In a 2022 interview with friend of the site Innerviews, he described the project thus: "It's much more epic and uncompromising. It's more complex and unpredictable to a degree. [...] It's going to maintain a lot of the musical vocabulary from The Future Bites, but it's going back into a more conceptual world, which is less about concise pop songs and more about experimentation. So, in the most simplistic terms, it might be somewhere between Hand. Cannot. Erase. and The Future Bites, but not like either of those records." In Jan 2023, he tweeted, "Coming in 2023 will be my new album, a 10 track 65 minute musical journey". Tracks:
Wilson has remixed Gentle Giant's Interview, which is being re-released on CD, Blu-ray and 180g vinyl. He has also remixed ABC's The Lexicon of Love for a 40th anniversary Blu-ray edition: see under Trevor Horn, the original producer, for more.
Wilson has done a new remaster for The Yes Album (Super Deluxe Edition): see details on main page.
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