Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 23 Apr 2017
On this page: Mabel Greer's Toy Shop - Damion Anderson - Deborah Anderson - Jade (Anderson) Hawkins - Tony Anderson - Jeff Berlin - Tom Brislin - Matt Clifford - Julian Colbeck - Roger Dean - Francis Dunnery - Jonathan Elias - David Foster - Bruce Gowdy - Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn - Dylan Howe - Jen Dawson - Iain Hornal - Virgil Howe - Zoë Street Howe - Andrew Jackman - J. J. Jeczalik - Eddie Jobson - Sidonie Jordan - Gary Langan - Alex Lasarenko - Tony Levin - Milton McDonald - Frank Macchia - Mark Mancina - Lou Molino - Eddie Offord - Lee Pomeroy - Steve Porcaro - Graham Preskett - Alex Proyce - Ryan Rabin - Randy Raine-Reusch - Bobby Sherwood - Jay Schellen - Michael Sherwood - Phyllis Sherwood - Pete Sinfield - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Jesse White - Steven Wilson
the main page.
|Damion released a single, "Last Train",
digitally in Apr 2014.
Damion has several songs available on his SoundCloud
account. He did the music for sister Deborah's documentary "Aroused: The
Lost Sensuality of a Woman": see
below. An 11-track digital release came in Jun 2014.
In a Jun 2011 interview, Jon said he was writing material with
Damion: see under Jon Anderson for
Anderson - Jon's daughter;
on ABWH. MySpace
Anderson Photography; Somis
Sound page; Twitter;
Deborah's "Aroused: The Lost Sensuality of a Woman" (Twitter) was a feature documentary (directed and co-produced by Deborah) and limited edition photography art book about 16 adult industry performers: Jesse Jane, Belladonna, Katsuni, Allie Haze, Kayden Kross, April O'Neil, Francesca Lé, Lisa Ann, Brooklyn Lee, Alexis Texas, Asphyxia Noir, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Tanya Tate, Lexi Belle and Misty Stone. The documentary's music was by brother Damion.
In Nov 2015, Anderson became one of the two clients for The Dog Ate My Homework, a new photographers' agency launched by Rihanna and part of her styling agency Fr8me. Deborah has also been doing other photographic work, including continuing to work with P!nk (she shot the album cover for Funhouse and further work, including recent photos of her pregnancy). She is Art Director for the Gansevoort Hotel Group and has set up LILACREATIVE Inc. to cover her creative output.
Deborah continues to do photography for her father. A photo of Deborah's of her father is used on the Anderson Ponty Band release, Better Late Than Never. She did various promo shots for subsequent projects, including the Aug 2016 issue of Prog and, in Aug, at the Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman rehearsals for the tour book. She has also done videos for the Anderson/Stolt release, Invention of Knowledge and, according Jon, to also involve music from Trevor Rabin: see here for more.
the book from Amazon (UK):
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
Jade was working on her second solo album in Los Angeles, which
has been expected for some years. She can be heard singing "Stars"
on a promotional video for a calendar she co-produced with sister
Deborah. In May 2011, she uploaded a set of video
performances to YouTube.
She had been writing material with Future Cut (Darren
Lewis and Tunde Babalola; worked with Lily Allen,
Natasha Beddingfield, Kelis), Paul Statham
(worked with Shelly Poole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and
others. One of Jade's song with Statham, "Chasing Butterflies",
was to be heard on streaming audio on her MySpace page.
Also available there were demos entitled "How Many Days",
"'Life'", "Give It Up" and "Love Without Gold". A 2007 demo
entitled "Tell Me" is now there. At the end of 2007, she began
working with Leo Z (MySpace page; Leonardo
De Bernadini; worked with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli)
on an album. (I am unclear whether this will build on the earlier
work with Statham and Future Cut or is a fresh start.) Her MySpace
page reported that she is also writing material for other artists.
The MySpace page has featured "On the Run", "Your Name", "Tell
Me", "Laughing", "Before It Starts Again...", "Life", "Come and
Get Me...", "Love Without Gold", "Love" and "Time...".
Jade also works as an actress and model. She has a new
documentary project entitled "The Divine9 Project".
Berlin is seeking to crowdsource a Jack Bruce tribute album, Songs for a Wailer, with Allan Holdsworth (ex-UK, ex-Bruford) due to appear. Berlin describes the project: "I've arranged every song with fresh interpretations making sure that each song retained the original spirit that Jack included in every tune he wrote."
Brislin continues to tour with Renaissance and to
release solo material. Brislin was with Renaissance when they
returned to the US with 8 dates in Oct 2015, including two Newark,
NJ dates with Patrick
Moraz, and more US dates in 2016.
Brislin is one of two keyboardists on Invention of
Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt: see under
Anderson for details.
Brislin performed at Jordan Rudess' Keyfest 2016
convention, 18-21 Jul 2016. He also
appeared at a Yes fan gathering after the band's
Hall of Fame induction: see here.
In Mar 2016, Brislin was touring with Meat Loaf.
|Clifford continues to work with the Rolling
Stones. He played on Blue
& Lonesome, their 2016 covers album. Tracks:
The album was the 5th best-selling in all of 2016 in Germany, 8th
best in the Netherlands, 15th in Austria, 17th in the UK, 22nd in
Australia amd both parts of Belgium, 28th in New Zealand, 30th in
Switzerland and 66th in Denmark.
|Julian Colbeck -
additional keys live with ABWH
Charlie consists of Colbeck (keys), Terry Thomas (guitars, vocals) and Martin Smith (steel guitar). They released Elysium (Floating World) in Nov 2015 album, written, produced and mixed by Thomas. Steve Alexander (Jeff Beck) drums, while also appearing are Andy Bloom (guitar), Elliot Thomas (guitar) and Charlie Barratt (bass). Tracks:
Colbeck is CEO of Keyfax music production company. He co-wrote the Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording book and video series.
Dean has continued to do cover art for Yes
It Is—Yes at the Mesa Arts Center) and Asia. He's also done the cover for Steve
Hackett's Premonitions box set and for Black
to Hope. New sketches by and an interview with Dean
appear in the new deluxe edition of Gentle Giant's Octopus,
for which Dean originally did the cover: see
under Steven Wilson for details.
He continues to work on his film project, "Floating Islands"—details on main page. Dean is
designing landscapes based on his art for a virtual reality
project from new company Virtual Space
Entertainment. He describes the project in a Mar
interview for YesFANZ.
Dean's annual exhibition at Trading Boundaries was featured on
on 28 Sep 2016 in a piece at the end of the episode
including an interview with Dean, another with Bill
Bruford and archival clips of Yes.
In terms of architectural work, in the Mar 2008 interview, Dean described plans for 3 or 4 houses in Hawaii and for other projects, including possibly a hotel.
Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist. He
appears at ProgStock,
13-5 Oct 2017 in New Jersey.
Dunnery has also been working with Dave Kerzner
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.
Foster's autobiography, "Yours is
No Disgrace", is expected at some point from his webpage.
have a new album, Can't Go Home, out 24 Feb 2017 on
Guitarist Gowdy, keyboardist Guy Allison (ex-World Trade,
ex-Lodgic) and vocalist Marcie Free
Kobra) have re-united with the rhythm section from
their first album, Jay Schellen (ex-World
Trade, working with Yes; drums) and Larry Antonio
Gowdy, Allison, Billy
Sherwood and Mark T Williams announced a World Trade reunion
in Feb 2015: see under Sherwood for details.
- orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic.
Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc.
Haun was writing for and performing on a solo project by Jon
Anderson, also working with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Michael
Sherwood: see under
Anderson for details. Haun works for Elias Arts—details
under Elias. Haun and M Sherwood also worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, now out: see under
Haun and David Wittman did the score for
"Boulevard", starring the late Robin Williams, now out in the US.
Michael Sherwood wrote and sang a song in a scene in the film too.
Jimmy's daughter, Lindsey Haun (MySpace page)
is a singer and actress (True Blood,
"Village of the Damned"). Her current band is The Haun Solo Project (Twitter):
Lindsey Haun—vocals, Sara Carter—guitar, Nicole "Nikki G"
Grant—drums, Mike Payne—bass, Scarlet "Scar" Newman-Thomas—drums.
Jimmy recorded their debut album, Neon Gods, available from the
band's website. Jimmy's contributions included writing
additional music for their song, "Addicted" (video on
YouTube). The song was largely written by Lindsey and
features cello by Cameron Stone (worked with Jonathan
Elias, Robert Downey Jr). Jimmy has also played live
with the band.
(Crate Classics) (SoundCloud)
is a new project from Aaron Horn and Jamie Rodigan
On 16 Oct 2016, they released the single "Everything"
(2:41), featuring Secaina Hudson.
Their debut release was the instrumental "Habits" (3:16),
released 9 Sep. Both are digital only releases on Oat Milk
Industries. These came together on the EP CRT-CLSSX
1: The Remixes, released 9 Dec; tracks:
In an Aug
2016 interview, Rodigan referred to "a bag full of
Crate Classics rhythms we will be releasing slowly, over
the next year or so!"
Aaron co-wrote some songs and contributed programming to Seal's 7, co-produced by his father: see under Trevor Horn for details.
Aaron started a new venture, the Oat Milk café (Twitter;
in Camden Town, London, in 2015. A creative hub with its
own recording space, the vegetarian café is decorated with
vintage equipment from Sarm Studios, which Aaron also
helps to run. The café has regular creatives-in-residence,
including at some point in 2015/6, Virgil
Aaron, Daniel Cross (Record-Play music consultancy) and Jo Maeva set up record label TAPE in early 2009, which is administrated through Stiff Records (sister label to dad Trevor's ZTT). Aaron is CEO of Mai Plues music publishing company, which is administered by Unforgettable Songs.
Ally Horn is managing director of SPZ.
Hornal is playing bass with Yes featuring ARW
on their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg. Last year, he sang vocals
for a cover
of "Love will Find a Way" for Guerilla Sessions, a project
headed by Jo Webb (guitar, keys) and Dave Marks (bass,
percussion). Jon Finnigan was on drums.
He also works with ELO and sings in the
Gentle Giant spin-off band, Three Friends.
most recent project was Subterranean—New Designs on
Bowie's Berlin, with father Steve guesting.
He was working with pianist Will Butterworth (MySpace page) as Stravinsky Duo playing arrangements of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" and "The Firebird". In a Nov 2009 article, Butterworth described the shows as "50 per cent scored arrangement and 50 per cent improvisation". They played in the UK live and their debut album, The Rite of Spring Part 1 (Motorik Recordings), is out. A Part 2 covering "The Firebird" has been expected, as has a DVD covering a specially filmed performance of "The Rite of Spring", but there's been no news on them of late. In an interview c. Jul 2011, Dylan had said:
I first heard Stravinsky at a very young age because the finale of the Firebird Suite was Yes' intro music and I had wanted to do something with it at some point. I started playing with [...] Will Butterworth and we often played duo together to practice so it felt right to see if we could adapt The Rite Of Spring and Firebird together.
We spent a year on it using the original orchestra score, the Two Hands reduction score and Leonard Bernstein’s 1950's recording as a definitive version. I really like where we went with it and I think the new DVD will show how it has evolved even from our recent 2010 recording. We're also working on expanding it with a quartet or quintet this year  so it's quite an organic thing
Dylan Howe and Ross Stanley also continue in the Steve Howe Trio with Dylan's father, Steve. They toured the UK in Sep 2013 and have an album expected: see under Steve Howe for details.
Dylan plays with Wilko Johnson's trio; Johnson was formerly in Dr. Feelgood and The Blockheads, and the trio is rounded out by bassist Norman Watt-Roy, still currently in The Blockheads. Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and the trio played a 'farewell' world tour; however, Johnson has happily recovered following major surgery. They had a sold out leg of 10 dates in Japan in early 2014 and played Japan again Jul 2015. They supported Status Quo on UK dates 2-13 Dec 2015. They play mainly UK, but also some other European dates, across 2016, with touring 14-28 Apr, scattered events May/Jun, and more dates Jul-Oct. Johnson has also recorded an album with Roger Daltrey (The Who), entitled Going Back Home, released 2014. Wife Zoë Street Howe has co-wrote an autobiography by Johnson—see below. Howe also continues in The Blockheads.
|Virgil Howe - Steve's son; Facebook; Twitter; MySpace page;
(as The Verge); SoundCloud; YouTube; Instagram; MixCloud
In an Apr 2016 interview, dad Steve said Virgil has a forthcoming new album of piano music, supported by him on guitar, to be released in the near future. He has also talked of another project with Virgil playing drums on which brother Dylan also performs. See details under Steve Howe.
Virgil drums and sings in London-based guitar trio Little Barrie (Japanese site; MySpace; Facebook; Twitter). The others in the band are Barrie Cadogan (worked with Primal Scream, Morrissey, Paul Weller, St Etienne, The Chemical Brothers; vocals, guitar) and Lewis Wharton (bass, vocals). Their latest album is Shadow, released in Japan (Sony Japan, with 3 bonus tracks), the UK and US. Tracks: "Bonneville Ride", "Fuzz Bomb", "Sworn In", "Stop or Die", "Deselekt", "Pauline", "It Don't Count", "Everything You Want will be Yours Tonight", "Realise", "Eyes were Young", "Black Mind" (Japanese bonus track), "Shadow", "Clone 24" (Japanese bonus track), "Fuzz No.6" (Japanese bonus track). The band have played live in the UK, France, Spain and US.
He has worked with The Amorphous Androgynous, including on their remixes for Syd Arthur, released on vinyl as A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble.
Virgil Howe also works as a DJ/producer/remixer (sometimes under the name Sparo) and has a radio show at Soho Radio, entitled Hidden Level.
|Zoë Howe - Steve's
daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; Homepage; Blog;
Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer. Her latest book is "Lee Brilleaux: Rock'n'roll Gentleman", a biography of the Dr Feelgood frontman, published Nov 2015.
Before that was a biography of Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, "Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours" (Omnibus Press), published Oct 2014. Prior books include a co-written autobiography by Wilko Johnson (ex-Dr. Feelgood, ex-The Blockheads, working with Dylan Howe) for Cadiz Music Ltd.
Her debut novel, "Shine On, Marquee Moon", is due Sep 2016 from Matador.
Jeczalik has retired from the music business, although he
reportedly said that the original Art of Noise line-up did meet in
2014 to discuss a reunion: see under Horn.
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."
|Buy from Amazon (UK):
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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.
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—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.
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). They tour regularly, with 2 Japanese dates in Apr
2015, a Latin American
tour May/Jun, then European dates Sep/Oct 2015. They
were joined by David Cross (ex-King Crimson; violin,
keys) in Japan, with a live album of a show available
digitally from Bandcamp and entitled Midori
(recording engineer: Robert Frazza, mixed by Benni
Schäfer/Reuter, produced by Reuter). A limited edition (1000
copies) 2CD release followed, available at live dates and through
MoonJune's Bandcamp page, released 15 Mar 2016.
As a Christmas gift, Levin made a solo piece, "Fire
Cross the Sky", available on
The Levin Brothers are
Tony Levin (bass, cello) and his brother, Pete Levin (worked
with Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter,
Annie Lennox, Chuck Mangione; piano, organ). They have
made an album in the style of '50s jazz, Levin
Brothers (Lazy Bones Recording; buy from US Amazon),
released 2014. The 16 tracks on the CD (14 basic + 2 bonus tracks)
were written by the two Levins, save for a cover of King Crimson's "Matte Kudasai"; a limited
edition vinyl has 12 tracks and comes with a download of the 14
basic CD tracks. Those pre-ordering through Lazy Bones Recording
get an additional download track, "Azalea". Also performing are
David Spinozza (L'Image, ex-Saturday Night Live, worked
with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, James Taylor,
Paul Simon, Billy Joel; guitar), Erik Lawrence (Levon
Helm's Midnight Ramble Band; tenor sax), Jeff "Siege"
Siegel (worked with Roland Hanna, Kenny Burrell, Jack
DeJohnette, Helen Merrill; drums) and Steve Gadd (worked
with Peter Gabriel, Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Joe Cocker,
Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, James Taylor; drums on
"Bassics" and "Fishy Takes a Walk"). The album was produced by the
Levin Brothers and Scott Schorr. As a trio, the band performed one
show in New York state on 31 Jan 2014 as a warm-up, with album
recording in Jan/Feb 2014. Material was written and prepared late
2013 and into Jan 2014.
They played live dates early 2015 and returned with 2 New York
states shows in Jun 2015. They toured North and South America
Mar/Apr 2016, including Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, El
Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, north-east USA and Canada. They next tour 4 Mar-4 Apr 2018, with 8 US
dates, plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Argentina (4), Bolivia and
El Salvador. As well as material from the album, the set on this
tour will include material arranged for Latin America.
The touring band is with Lawrence and Siegel.
From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess (Lazy Bones Recordings; YouTube trailer, SoundCloud preview) is the second album from the trio, released Jul 2016 with Levin (basses, Stick, cello), Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally; drums, guitar) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater; keys, Continuum, GeoShred, Seaboard, Wizardly Sounds). The album, produced by Scott Schorr, has 17 tracks and is available as a standard CD or CD/DVD combo. The DVD comes with 48k/24 bit wav files, an unreleased solo track each from the three band members, MP3s of demos from the album's making and one demo from the first album, and DIY videos self-recorded by the three band members. The cover is by Jordan Barnes.
King Crimson and related projects YouTube
King Crimson currently consists of Robert Fripp (guitar), Levin (bass, Stick, upright electric bass, backing vocals), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; drums), Gavin Harrison (ex-Porcupine Tree; drums), Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Chris Squire; saxes, flutes), Jakko Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart; as "primary vocalist and secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words to him) and Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, ex-R.E.M., worked with Fripp, Nine Inch Nails; drums, Mellotron, synth, vocals). A Sep 2013 article in Uncut reported Fripp saying there were no plans for the new line-up to enter the studio. A 2014 Uncut article then said that "Fripp has made a start" on new material, but quotes him: "we don't have the time for me to continue that process at the moment." In the Sep 2014 issue of Prog, Mastelotto said, "I'd love to see this line-up in the studio. [...] Can I control that? No way. But I know we'd make a great record." Jakszyk said: "We're all of a mind where we are more than happy to continue doing this into the foreseeable future[.] As well as the older material being completely re-evaluated and reconstructed, there's some material that's been written and recorded with five of the current members post-A Scarcity of Miracles, which has yet to be played live and has never been released. I've been writing new material, as has Robert, and we've been discussing that."
The band first toured the US with dates in 2014. A 40-minute
'mini-album' from the tour was released Jan 2015, entitled Live
at the Orpheum. The album is available as a CD, DVD-A in
Hi-Res stereo, vinyl and download. Tracks:
A 13-date European
tour Aug/Sep 2015 followed, then a 10-date Canadian tour in
Nov and 7 Japanese dates in Dec. A 3 Nov 2014 DGM update then
described Fripp and Jakszyk as "busy working on new material this
week" (although it does not say whether this new material is for
King Crimson). A later report had the band working on new Crimson
material. Band rehearsals for the next round of touring took place
in mid-Jul 2015 (following drummer-only rehearsals) in Suffolk, as
by Levin on his website. Rehearsals resumed at a different
studio in England on 16 Aug prior to the tour. Levin described the
band "trying to approach the 'classic' material as if it's new,
trying to fashion approaches that haven't been used before, and,
with so many talented players in one place, trying to find ways to
have a musical slot for everyone." He also said "we do a few new
pieces with extended sections of drums only". An Aug
2015 interview talked with Jakszyk said, "He and Robert
Fripp have also been working on new material, which may or may not
form the basis for a new King Crimson record." The 3 new pieces
that have been developed are "Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold
of Monkey Mind)", which is an intro to "Meltdown", and "Suitable
Grounds for the Blues". On the opening night of the European tour,
they played: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One", "Pictures of a
City", "Suitable Grounds for the Blues", "One More Red Nightmare",
"Radical Action"/"Meltdown", "Hell Hounds", "Easy Money", "The
ConstruKction of Light", "Banshee Bells", "Epitaph", "The
Letters", "Sailor's Tale", "Interlude", "Red", "Starless", "Devil
Dogs", "The Court of the Crimson King", "21st Century Schizoid
Man". Shows varied somewhat from night to night, with the second
having the following set: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One",
"One More Red Nightmare", "VROOOM", "Suitable Grounds for the
Blues", "Radical Action"/"Meltdown", "Hell Hounds", "Easy Money",
"The ConstruKction of Light", "Level 5", "Epitaph", "Interlude",
"The Talking Drum", "The Letters", "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part
Two", "Starless", "Devil Dogs", "Red", "The Court of the Crimson
King", "21st Century Schizoid Man". After which Levin said on his
website, "And we have a few more pieces ready, that we haven't fit
into a set yet." Jakszyk said they rehearsed about 3 hours of
material. Fripp did Soundscapes for the walk-on music. On the
opening night of the Japanese leg, the set was: "Larks' Tongues in
Aspic, Part One", "Pictures of a City", "Epitaph", "Radical Action
I/Meltdown/Radical Action II", "Level Five", "Peace—An End", "Hell
Hounds", "The ConstruKction of Light", "The Letters", "Banshee
Bells", "Easy Money", "The Talking Drum", "Larks' Tongues in
Aspic, Part Two", "Starless"; encore: "Devil Dogs", "The Court of
the Crimson King", "21st Century Schizoid Man". Live in
Toronto - November 20th 2015 is a live release of a complete
show from the tour, available digitally
earlier, then released 17/8 Mar016 on 2CD (mail
order only). YouTube promo
here. The album made #6 in the UK Rock Album chart (9 Apr).
Tracks: disc one:
The UK tour was nominated for the Live Event award at the 2016 Progressive Music Awards, while Crimson were also up for Band/Artist of the Year. They lost both to Big Big Train, although Jakszyk won the Virtuoso award. Their Aylesbury show came 2nd in the Gigs category of Prog's 2016 Critics' Choice, and 8th in the magazine's Readers' Poll. Levin himself was 5th in the Bassist category (losing to Marillion's Pete Trewavas), with Harrison 4th in the Drummer category (losing to Marillion's Ian Mosley). The overall band was 9th (Marillion again 1st).
There was a Sep 2016 northern European tour, with dates in the UK
(2), Germany (2), Czech Rep. (1), Poland (4, all sold out),
Denmark (1) and Norway (3). Rieflin was on a sabbatical from the
band and was be replaced on drums and additional keyboards by
Jeremy Stacey (ex-Squackett, ex-The Syn). The first
2 Norwegian dates sold out in hours and a third was added. US touring follows Jun/Jul 2017, now with an
octet including both Rieflin (now focusing on Mellotron and
other keys) and Stacey. The band will be releasing an
accompanying single, "Heroes - Live in Berlin from the
Admiralspalast 11/12th September 2016". Tour rehearsals began
around 11 Apr 2017.
To accompany the tour, the late 2016 European tour, the band
released a live album, with complete video, taken recordings from
across different nights. Radical
Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind is a 3CD/1
Blu-ray release, out late Aug in Japan. The 3 CDs cover every
piece played live by the band in 2015, mixed by Chris Porter/David
Singleton/Fripp, produced by Singleton. The Blu-ray is a complete
set list taken from several Japanese shows and nearly 3 hours
long. A limited edition version adds 2 DVDs with the same video
content as the Blu-ray. It came 2nd in the Multimedia category of
Prog's 2016 Critics' Choice and of their Readers' Poll.
Available on the 2014 tour and subsequently generally was an
accompanying 2CD box set, The Elements of King Crimson,
with archival material and 5 tracks from the Elstree rehearsals
("Hoodoo (extract)", ""Larks' Tongues in Aspic (extract)", "Three
Headed Doom (part 1)", "Venturing Into Joy (edit)" and "The
Hell-Hounds of Krim"). A similar but new box set accompanied the
2015 tour: see details under
Bruford. A live picture disc vinyl
EP, known as the Cyclops picture disc, was also available on the
2015 tour; tracks: side 1—"21st Century Schizoid Man"; side
2—"Light of Day", "Hellhounds".
King Crimson were 6th in the Prog Readers' Poll 2015 in the Band of the Year category (won by The Enid), while Jakszyk was 9th in the Male Vocalist category (won by The Enid's Joe Payne). Fripp came 6th in the Guitarist category (won by Guthrie Govan), with Levin 7th in the Bassist category (won by Nick Beggs). In the Drummer category, Harrison came 3rd and Mastelotto, 9th (won by Marco Minnemann). Fripp was also 5th in the Man of the Year category (won by Steven Wilson). The band's UK tour came 5th in the Event of the Year category (won by Big Big Train live).
News of archival Crimson releases is under Bruford, including THRAK BOX,
a 16-disc set.
Other collaborations and sessions
Levin played bass on 5 out of 14 tracks on David Bowie's album The Next Day, including the debut single, "Where are We Now?" That track and further ones including Levin are included on Bowie's compilation album, Nothing has Changed, out Nov 2014. (The album also includes tracks with Rick Wakeman.) The album was the 10th best selling of the first quarter of 2016 in the UK and 40th best selling of 2016 overall.
Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. Levin is
touring with Gabriel, including a Jun/Jul 2016 North American tour
with Sting. The 21, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 29 Jun shows on that tour
sold out, selling 13,717 tickets ($1,607,430), 13,667 tickets
($1,602,820), 13,663 tickets ($1,527,855), 16,427 tickets
($1,324,568), 14,449 tickets ($2,232,530), and 14,731 tickets
($1,488,197) respectively. Dates in Jul also sold out. In late
2015, he was recording with Gabriel for a future project.
Ronan Chris Murphy (worked with Alan White, King Crimson, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Mars Hollow) is working on his debut solo album with Levin (bass, stick), Mastelotto (drums), Bozzio (drums) and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Stanley Snail; keys).
In Feb 2007, Geoff Downes described a prog rock project with himself on keys, Levin, Michael Holmes (IQ), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, ex-Genesis), Thomas Lang (ex-John Wetton; drums) and Rob Aubrey (worked with Wetton/Downes; engineer)—see more under Downes. Meanwhile, Rick Wakeman was considering a trio project with Levin and drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple)—see more under Wakeman.
Levin has guested on several projects organised by Billy Sherwood, including an album from Days Between Stations. He appears on the Action Moves People United album project: see on main page.
Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further
session appearances. For example, he plays on the 2CD Zentuary
by Dewa Budjana, with Gary Husband and Jack DeJohnette. The albums
also has guesting Tim Garland (ex-Bill Bruford's
Earthworks), Guthrie Govan and Danny Markovitch. The
album, due early summer 2016, was produced by Dewa Budjana and
Leonardo Pavkovic (worked with Yes, Bill Bruford, Soft
Machine, Allan Holdsworth, Eddie Jobson, Hatfield & the
"Fragile as a Song" is a new book of poetry and lyrics by Levin, with a foreword by Peter Gabriel (ex-Genesis) and introduction by Bill Bruford. The 64-page book is available from his site, with the first run all autographed by him.
McDonald has been playing with Take That, including a major tour in 2015 and promo work in 2014. He also toured with Take That's Gary Barlow in Oct 2014. The Take That band backed Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra at a one-off show in Sep 2014, now released as "Live in Hyde Park".
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Molino plays with Yes featuring ARW. He has also worked regularly with Trevor Rabin.
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.
Pomeroy is in Headspace
with Adam Wakeman: see
details below. He is also a member of
It Bites, who are working
towards a new album.
He generally plays with Yes featuring ARW,
although is missing their Apr 2017 Japanese tour leg, seemingly
because he is already committed to a tour with Take That. He
also plays with ELO, including appearing at
of Fame induction on 7 Apr 2017 at which Yes are also
He played on 1 track of the most recent Downes Braide
Association album and will be performing on the next, due
this year: see
details under Geoff Downes.
Porcaro released his debut solo album, Someday/Somehow,
in Jun 2016. The album was co-written (lyrics and vocal
melodies) and co-produced by Michael
Sherwood (worked with Yes, Jon
Anderson, ex-Conspiracy; Billy's
elder brother). Some pieces date back several
years. Steve's two deceased brothers appear on the album,
Mike on most of the tracks. Also appearing on the album
are further Toto members Steve Lukather, Lenny Castro
(worked with Adele, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Eric
Clapton, Steely Dan, The Mars Volta, Oasis) and
Shannon Forrest, and others including Marc Bonilla
(California Transit Authority, ex-Keith Emerson Band,
ex-Toy Matinee), Robin
DiMaggio (worked with David Bowie, Paul
Simon, Dr Dre) and Jimmy
Haun (worked with Yes, Jon
ex-Yoso, ex-Chris Squire Experiment). Design and
photography were by Steve's daughter, Heather. Tracks:
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Sherwood: we’re sitting on a mountain of music right now.
Interviewer: Tell me about the song writing process with Steve?
Sherwood: We usually write in the same room, with Steve having a concept for the melody [...] I’ll listen to his guide vocal and develop lyrics on that, and we go back and forth. We’ve been doing it this wa[y] for 20 years. We have so much material now with Mike [Porcaro] playing bass [...] Even when Mike couldn’t play, he would dictate his notes for the music.
Two songs planned for the album were used instead on Toto
XIV, "The Little Things" and "Bend" (with a version
with Sherwood singing having been recorded). Porcaro
(keys, vocals) is in Toto with Steve Lukather (guitars,
vocals, keys), David Paich (keys, vocals) and Joseph
Williams (vocals), with Keith Carlock (worked with
Sting, Faith Hill, Steely Dan; drums). The band
continue to tour in 2016 with Porcaro, Lukather, Paich,
Williams, Leland Sklar (bass), Lenny Castro (worked
with Adele, Boz Scaggs, Elton John, Rolling Stones,
Fleetwood Mac, The Mars Volta; percussion),
Jenny Douglas (backing vocals) and Mabvuto Carpenter
(backing vocals). I'm not certain whether Carlock or
Shannon Forest is on drums. The band played Europe and
Japan earlier in 2016, and tour the US in Aug/Sep. Their
21 Aug show sold 2137 tickets, with a $141,392 gross.
Toto XIV (Frontiers Music SRL) is out worldwide.
The album was performed by Porcaro (keys, vocals),
Lukather (guitars, vocals, bass), Paich (keys, vocals),
Williams (vocals), Carlock (drums), David Hungate (bass),
Tal Wilkenfeld (worked with Trevor Rabin; bass),
(bass), Tim Lefebvre (bass), Castro (percussion), Martin
Tillman (cello), Michael McDonald (backing vocals). The
album includes 2 co-writes and a bonus track co-write by
Michael Sherwood. CJ Vanston (worked with Steve
Lukather, Prince) played additional synths,
engineered and co-produced. Tracks:
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Porcaro continues to do soundtrack work.
music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.
Captain Cuts is a
songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan Rabin, Ryan
McMahon and Ben Berger, although not all three are involved all
projects (several 2015 Captain Cuts credits, including on the very
succesful "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon, are just to
McMahon and Berger). Work includes Rabin producing "Rites of
Passage" on Third Eye Blind's 2015 album Dopamine (US
#13), and the team co-writing and producing R5's "All Night", the
opening track on the 2015 album Sometime Last Night. The
trio also co-wrote "Crave", a bonus tracks on some versions of Queen
of the Clouds by Tove Lo.
They co-wrote "What We Live for" and "Right Here Right Now" on
American Authors' 2016 second album What We Live for
(Island), which made #60 in the US. The title track was released
as a single, making #25 in the Adult Pop and #40 in the Rock
singles chart in the US.
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Schellen has re-united with Unruly Child for their new album: see details under Gowdy.
Schellen has been until recently a member of Asia Featuring John Payne: see details here. Schellen has been playing in the Las Vegas show Raiding the Rock Vault.
Phyllis is retired. Their MySpace page has several songs by the couple's band.
Sherwood was working on a new solo album by Jon Anderson,
with long-time collaborators Jonathan
Elias and Jimmy Haun: see under Anderson for details.
Sherwood and Haun also worked on a Steve
Porcaro solo album, now out, while Sherwood had 3
co-writes on Toto's Toto XIV album: see under Porcaro for details. Sherwood also
wrote and sang a song in the film "Boulevard": see under Haun, who co-scored the film, for
Sherwood played keys for country & western artist John Spicer's debut album, Crossing Over, due soon. Lead single "Pretty Good at Lovin' You" (YouTube) has been released digitally. Also performing are Spicer (vocals, guitar), Patrick Caccia (drums), Jennifer Lynn (fiddle, strings), Mico Olmos (bass) and Mike Winner. Tom Fletcher (co-produced Yes's Keys to Ascension) produced, mixed and engineered.
Sherwood plays live with Danny Peck. He also plays live
with Nancy Gardos. He also writes for music production houses. Brother Billy described on Facebook in early May
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...
Sinfield is working on a new solo album, entitled Thread to Heaven, co-produced by Poli Palmer. In a Jan 2008 blog, Jakko M. Jakszyk talked of writing for the album. He may also be working with the David Cross/Andrew Keeling collaboration.
Esquire released their
third album, No Spare Planet (Esquire Records), in Nov
2016. The album consists of 9 tracks co-written by Nikki Squire
and Nigel McLaren (bass, backing vocals), who passed away in 2015
shortly before the album was to be mixed. The album was
co-produced by Squire/McLaren, with additional production and
mixes by Mark Wallis, who previously mixed most of their first
album. It was mastered by Andy Jackson. Tracks: "Ministry of
Life", "She Said", "Human Rhythm", "Tonight", "Friends and
Enemies", "Its Over", "Where the Love is", "Stay Low", "Heaven
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
Nikki Squire was announced to be guesting on a forthcoming album entitled The Hope from Mark Trueack (ex-Unitopia), although plans have shifted around that album and I am unclear on whether she is still involved. Details under Jon Anderson.
Papathanassiou - composer on ABWH and Keys
to Ascension 2. Homepage (under
Vangelis released his new solo album, Rosetta, in Sep 2016 on Decca. The album was inspired by the Rosetta space mission. Tracks:
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Feb2017 a 13-disc box set, Delectus, of his Polydor
and Vertigo albums. There are 4 bonus tracks in total: 3
b-sides not previously released on CD and a previously
There is also a 140g 12" picture disc of Vangelis's Blade Runner score on Rhino for Record Store Day 2017.
Headspace (MySpace page; YouTube channel)
consists of Adam Wakeman (keys), Damian Wilson
ex-Jeronimo Road; vocals), Pete Rinaldi
(guitar), Lee Pomeroy (Anderson,
Rabin & Wakeman, Rick
Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Gary Barlow; bass)
and Adam Falkner (drums). Their second album, All That
You Fear is Gone (InsideOut), was released Feb 2016.
This, their debut, I am Anonymous, and a third
album to come make up a loose trilogy; Wilson has already
started on lyrics for the third album. The music is
largely written by Wakeman and Rinaldi, with lyrics and
melodies from Wilson. Tracks:
They played the Ramblin'
Man Fair in Jul 2016, and the Cropredy Convention,
in Aug; and then 4 north-western European dates 19-22 Dec.
3 UK dates 20-2 Apr 2017 were
announced, but cancelled due to insufficient ticket
sales. Instead, the band have started work on the third
album in the trilogy. In Jan 2016, Wilson and
Wakeman also released an acoustic album together, Weir
Keeper's Tale (album
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|Adam (keys, vocals) is in Snakecharmer, with Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company of Snakes, ex-National Health, ex-Brian May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black Sabbath; bass), Laurie Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Tina Turner; guitar, vocals), Harry James (Magnum, ex-Thunder; drums, vocals), Chris Ousey (Heartland, ex-Virginia Wolf; lead vocals) and Simon McBride (lead guitars, vocals). The band perform Whitesnake material and other songs from the members' back catalogues. An eponymous debut album is out on Frontiers. The band's second album, Second Skin, is due 12 May 2017. They play UK dates 5-27 May 2017.|
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Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She now works as a
videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.
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Weidner has been working with Trevor
Horn as an engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a
variety of projects, including Seal's 7—see details under Horn.
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|Wilson remains busy as a solo artist and
doing remixing for other acts, including Tales from
Topographic Oceans, his last work for Yes.
Wilson's remixing work with King Crimson is covered under Bruford. Wilson has a
remix of Roxy Music's debut album forthcoming. He worked on
a remix of Jethro Tull's Stand Up, released Nov
2016, and a fourth XTC album. A
deluxe version of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood
(Parlophone Records) follows 19 May 2017, remixed in
stereo and 5.1 Surround by Wilson.
Wilson released 4½, a mini-album, in Jan 2016, prior to an upcoming fifth full-length studio album. Performing on the album were Wilson (guitars, lead vocals, autoharp, keys, percussion, virtual instruments), Adam Holzman (ex-Miles Davis; keys), Dave Kilminster (worked with John Wetton, The Nice, Roger Waters, Carl Palmer, Anne-Marie Helder; guitar on 1, 6), Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, ex-Asia; guitar on 3), Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, The Mute Gods, Lifesigns; worked with Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Seal, Tina Turner; bass, Stick, backing vocals), Craig Blundell (drums on 1, 5, 6), Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, The Mute Gods, ex-UK, worked with Mike Keneally; drums on 3), Chad Wackerman (worked with Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth; drums on 4), Theo Travis (Soft Machine, ex-Porcupine Tree, ex-Gong; reeds on 4, 6) and Ninet Tayeb (duet vocals on 6). The album made #19 in the UK Progressive Albums chart for Jun 2016, #26 in Jul and #23 in Aug.
Recording for the new album, to include two songs written with Andy Partridge (ex-XTC), began 12 Dec 2016.
Wilson and his band toured Europe/western Asia in Apr, May and Jul 2016. Their US tour came 2nd in the Prog Readers' Poll 2016 Event category (losing to Marillion), while Wilson himself was 2nd in the Man of the Year category (losing to Marillion's Steve Hogarth).
Wilson recorded a new 13-track Blackfield
album with Aviv Geffen, entitled V. The album was mostly
written by Geffen, with 2 tracks by Geffen/Wilson and 1 by
Wilson. Tomer Z appears on drums, and Eran Mitelman is on keys.
Alan Parsons produced 3 tracks. The album made #13 in Germany,
and #16 in Poland and the Netherlands. It also made the top 50
of Austria, Switzerland and Finland, the top 100 of the UK and
the top 200 in France and Belgium.
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