Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes

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

This page last updated: 15 May 2016
 
YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Others associated with the band

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 - Steve Porcaro - Graham Preskett - Alex Proyce - Ryan Rabin - Randy Raine-Reusch - Bobby Sherwood - Michael Sherwood - Phyllis SherwoodPete Sinfield - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Jesse White - Steven Wilson




Mabel Greer's Toyshop - Facebook

News on the main page.



Damion Anderson - Jon's son. SoundCloud; MySpace 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 documentary "Aroused: The Lost Sensuality of a Woman": see below. A digital release is expected, with a CD version to follow.

In a Jun 2011 interview, Jon said he was writing material with Damion: see under Jon Anderson for details.


Deborah Anderson - Jon's daughter; backing vocals on ABWH. MySpace page; Deborah Anderson Photography; Somis Sound page; Twitter; Facebook

Deborah's "Aroused: The Lost Sensuality of a Woman" (Twitter) is 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.

Her next project is to shoot a "lost city" in Africa.

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). She is Art Director for the Gansevoort Hotel Group and has set up LILACREATIVE Inc. to cover her creative output.

A photo of Deborah's of her father is used on the Anderson Ponty Band release, Better Late Than Never.

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Jade Anderson - Jon's daughter. MySpace page; YouTube page; Twitter; Official website (Japan)

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".



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

Berlin is seeking to crowdsource a Jack Bruce tribute album, Songs for a Wailer, 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."

Berlin runs The Players School of Music in Florida.

Tom Brislin - keys on Yessymphonic tour. Twitter

Brislin continues to tour with Renaissance and to release solo material. 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 Feb 2016, including the Moody Blues Cruise. The band have also suggested there could be more European dates in 2016.

Brislin is one of two keyboardists on the forthcoming Invention of Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt: see under Anderson for details.

Brislin is performing at Jordan Rudess' Keyfest 2016 convention, 18-21 Jul 2016.

He appeared on The Syn's Live Rosfest album: see under Francis Dunnery for details. In Mar 2016, Brislin was touring with Meat Loaf.



Alex "Al" Bruford - Bill's son

Al was druming in Infadels (MySpace page). However, they disbanded in Sep 2012. Alex is now a partner in artist booking agency ATC Live.



Nina Carter (formerly Wakeman) - Rick's ex-wife. Official website

Nina runs her training company, Nina's People Limited. She is working on her autobiography, saying in Jun 2007 that, "I've written three chapters and am looking for a publisher."



Matt Clifford - additional keys on ABWH

Clifford continues to work with the Rolling Stones.



Julian Colbeck - additional keys live with ABWH

Charlie consists of Colbeck (keys), Terry Thomas (guitars, vocals) and Martin Smith (steel guitar). They released Elysium (Floating World) in Nov 2015 album, written, produced and mixed by Thomas. Steve Alexander (Jeff Beck) drums, while also appearing are Andy Bloom (guitar), Elliot Thomas (guitar) and Charlie Barratt (bass). Tracks:
  1. "Youtube Girl" (4:29)
  2. "The Ballad of Kerry Katona" (5:11)
  3. "Virus" (6:11)
  4. "Make It Real" (5:32)
  5. "Elysium" (8:03)
  6. "I Want a Maserati" (3:34)
  7. "Thinking About You" (5:06)
  8. "Call Me Dave" (4:39)
  9. "Clutching at Straws" (6:34)
  10. "Hey Dude" (5:39)
  11. "Abandon Ship" (8:19)
  12. "The Super Rich" (4:08)
  13. "Sad" (5:33)
  14. "Talking Heads" (5:12)
Colbeck appeared on Steve Hackett's 1994 album, Blues with a Feeling, which is set for a re-release.

Colbeck is CEO of Keyfax music production company.  He co-wrote the Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording book and video series.




Roger Dean - cover artist. Homepage

Dean has continued to do cover art for Yes (including Progeny and Like 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 Moth's Condemned 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 2008 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 [see 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 - backing vocals on ABWH. Official website

Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist. Dunnery is also working with Dave Kerzner (Sonic Reality, working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett, worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on the Sonic Elements projects—see details on the main page.

The Syn's Live Rosfest album (Nova Sales & Distribution (UK) Ltd) is out in the UK; tracks: "14 Hour Technicolour Dream", "Milo", "Running Out of Time", "New Reality", "Devils & Demons", "Grounded", "Madonna and Child", "Flowerman", "Universal Witness", "Kings Clowns Cardinals", "The Reason", "Big Sky". The album comes with a bonus DVD consisting of "The Making of Big Sky" (23 min.) and "The Syn in the 21st Century" (20 min.). Recorded 1 May 2009, the line-up consisted of Steve Nardelli (vocals), Dunnery (guitar, acoustic guitar), Tom Brislin (keys), Brett Kull (echolyn, worked with Francis Dunnery; guitar, banjo), Paul Ramsey (echolyn, worked with Francis Dunnery; drums), Dorie Jackson (worked with Francis Dunnery; backing vocals), Jamie Bishop (worked with Francis Dunnery; bass), Erica Brilhart (Dunnery's partner; live sampling). This was the final date on the band's abbreviated tour in support of Big Sky before the remainder of the tour was cancelled because of poor ticket sales and the disintegration of the band.


Jonathan Elias - producer, composer, additional keyboards and vocals on Union. EliasArts; EliasArts profile; MySpace page; MySpace page for EliasArts

Elias and Jon Anderson were working together further: see under Anderson. In a Feb 2010 interview, Elias comments on Yes and Anderson:

Q: What exactly went wrong on the Yes-album Union that you produced in 1991? [...]

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.

Elias is also working on an album with Yungchen Lhamo (who appeard on his Prayer Cycle: Path to Zero).

Elias runs Elias Arts with his brother Scott and Alex Lasarenko, supplying music for film and television. The company also employs Michael Sherwood and Jimmy Haun, among others. Haun and Elias were working with singer Lindsey Haun (MySpace page; Jimmy's daughter). Elias continues to do music for various adverts and films.


David Foster - additional guitar on Time and a Word. Official website

Foster's autobiography, "Yours is No Disgrace", is expected at some point from his webpage.



Bruce Gowdy - guitar with a Yes of Squire/Sherwood/White/Kaye before Union. MySpace page

Unruly Child—Gowdy, Guy Allison (ex-World Trade, ex-Lodgic) and Marcie Free (ex-King Kobra)—released what they are calling "side one" of Down the Rabbit Hole in 2014 through CDBaby and iTunes. One song was written by Free, with the rest by Allison/Gowdy. The release was performed by Free (lead & backing vocals), Allison (keys, bass, drums, backing vocals) and Gowdy (guitars, keys, bass, drums). It was produced/mixed/mastered by Allison/Gowdy, with vocal production and engineering by the band.

Gowdy, Allison, Billy Sherwood and Mark T Williams announced a World Trade reunion in Feb 2015: see under Sherwood for details.


Larry Groupé - orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic. Official website; Current projects

Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc.




Jimmy Haun - guitar on the ABWH component of Union. MySpace page; EliasArts profile; Webpage

Haun was writing for and performing on a solo project by Jon Anderson, also working with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Michael Sherwood: see under Anderson for details. Haun works for Elias Artsdetails under Elias. Haun and M Sherwood also worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, out Jun: see under Porcaro.

Haun and David Wittman did the score for "Boulevard", starring the late Robin Williams, now out in the US. Michael Sherwood wrote and sang a song in a scene in the film too.

Jimmy's daughter, Lindsey Haun (MySpace page) is a singer and actress (True Blood, "Village of the Damned"). Her current band is The Haun Solo Project (Twitter): Lindsey Haun—vocals, Sara Carter—guitar, Nicole "Nikki G" Grant—drums, Mike Payne—bass, Scarlet "Scar" Newman-Thomas—drums. (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.



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

Aaron started a new venture, the Oat Milk café (Twitter; Facebook) in Camden Town, north London, in Aug 2015. A creative hub with its own recording space, the vegetarian café is decorated with vintage equipment from Sarm Studios, which Aaron also helps to run. The café has regular creatives-in-residence, including at some point in 2015/6, Virgil Howe.

Aaron co-wrote some songs and contributed programming to Seal's 7, co-produced by his father: see under Trevor Horn for details.

Aaron was a member of Sam and the Womp (MySpace; SoundCloud), in which he played keys along side Sam Ritchie (trumpet, vocals, keys) and Bloem de Wilde de Lingy (a.k.a. Lady Oo; vocals, additional keys). Their single "Bom Bom" (Stiff Records) was produced by Raz Olsher, co-produced by Horn/Ritchie, and written by Ritchie/Horn/de Lingy/Olsher. YouTube video here. The 5-track digital single Bom Bom (Remixes) (Stiff Records) made #1 in the UK on 26 Aug 2012, 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.

Aaron, Daniel Cross (Record-Play music consultancy) and Jo Maeva set up record label TAPE in early 2009, which is administrated through Stiff Records (sister label to dad Trevor's ZTT). Aaron is CEO of Mai Plues music publishing company, which is administered by Unforgettable Songs.

Ally (Alexandra) Horn - Trevor's daughter. Twitter

Ally Horn is managing director of SPZ.



Dylan Howe - Steve's son. Official Website; Dylan Howe Quintet MySpace page; Dylan Howe session work MySpace page; Twitter; Blog; Facebook; Bandcamp

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:
  1. "Subterraneans"
  2. "Weeping Wall"
  3. "All Saints"
  4. "Some Are"
  5. "Neukoln—Night"
  6. "Art Decade"
  7. "Warszawa"
  8. "Neukoln—Day"
  9. "Moss Garden"
There is an electronic press kit on YouTube. Performing on the album are Dylan (drums, synths), Ross Stanley (Steve Howe Trio, Dylan Howe Qu4rtet, Brandon Allen Trio, ex-Jamie Cullum; piano, synths), Mark Hodgson (Dylan Howe Qu4rtet; double bass), Brandon Allen (Dylan Howe Qu4rtet; tenor sax), Julian Siegel (tenor sax) and Nick Pini (double bass; instead of Hodgson on "NeuKoln—Night" and "NeuKoln—Day"), plus guests dad Steve (koto on "Moss Garden") and Adrian Utley (Portishead; guitar). See details in Yescography. Arrangements by Howe/Stanley. There was a successful Kickstarter project to fund the mastering, manufacture, release and promotion of the album, with various pledge levels, including for a CD (MR1004) and a limited edition 175g vinyl (MR1005). The album is now available on Bandcamp and on general release (Motorik). The tour features Dylan Howe (drums), Dave Whitford (double bass; or Percy Pursglove for 4 shows), Ross Stanley (piano), Steve Lodder (synths) and Andy Sheppard (sax), with the band performing the album live in order. Dad Steve attended the 29 Sep 2014 London show. 3 dates were announced in 2015: 29 Jan (Dorking), 8 Feb (London) and 2 Apr (Paris), with possibly more dates in 2016. However, there was then also an 8 Nov 2015 show as part of the Berlin Jazz Festival including new material.
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The project dates back to 2007. As Dylan Howe and the Subterreaneans, demos of four pieces ("Art Decade", "Warszawa", "V2 Schneider", "Some Are") were recorded in Mar/Apr 2007 and could be heard online. "Warszawa" was also included on Howe's Translations 2. Produced by Dylan, these recordings featured a quintet of D Howe/Stanley/Allen/Chris Hill (ex-Dylan Howe Quintet; double bass)/Quentin Collins (worked with Basement Jaxx; trumpet), with Adrian Utley (Portishead), Gilad Atzmon (alto sax), Ben Davis (cello), Nalyd Ewoh (vocals on "Some Are"). There was a "work in progress" launch in Nov 2007 in London with a line-up of D Howe, Stanley, Hill, Robbie Robson (trumpet), Sam Crockatt (sax) with Utley, Atzmon, The Solid Strings (Sonia Slany—violin, Stuart Hall—violin, Steve Tees—viola, Nick Cooper—cello), Tim Dickinson (vocals), plus Hugh Cornwell (ex-The Stranglers) as featured guest vocalist.

Dylan Howe leads a number of related line-ups. He has been 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 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 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 [2011] so it's quite an organic thing


There was an Apr 2014 show with Howe, Butterworth and Shane Allessio in London.

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 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); Howe recorded drums for the project in Dec 2013. Entitled Going Back Home, released 2014. Wife Zoë Street Howe has co-written an autobiography by Johnson—see below. Howe also continues in The Blockheads.

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.

Several tracks with Dylan appear on Steve Howe's 2015 compilation Anthology: see under Howe for details. One track with Dylan is on
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Jen Dawson - Steve's ex-daughter-in-law; Virgil's ex-wife; official website; official blog; MySpace page; Twitter

Dawson is a model and singer/songwriter. As a model, she's done work for Agent Provocateur, including promo work for their perfume "Strip", and she was the face of The Body Shop's "Love Etc..." fragrance. Recent work included for Specsavers.

Virgil Howe - Steve's son; Facebook; Twitter; MySpace page; MySpace (as Sparo); MySpace (as The Verge); SoundCloud; YouTube; Instagram; MixCloud

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 works with The Amorphous Androgynous, including on their remixes for Syd Arthur, released on vinyl as A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble.

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 (sometimes under the name Sparo) and has a radio show at Soho Radio, entitled Hidden Level.
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Several tracks with Virgil appear on Steve Howe's 2015 compilation Anthology: see under Howe for details.


Zoë Howe - Steve's daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; Homepage; Blog; YouTube, Twitter

Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer. Her 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.




J. J. Jeczalik- programming on 90125

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.



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

Jobson's recent work has involved a number of linked projects, including UKZ, U-Z (Ultimate Zero) and a reunion of UK. His return to progressive rock was in the band UKZ, who released an EP; further new material was written, but has yet to appear. As an adjunct to UKZ, Jobson formed what he described as an "offshoot 'solo' project" called the Ultimate Zero Project or U-Z. U-Z, with a rotating line-up, toured live with a set list mainly based on UK material. With the involvement of John Wetton (Asia, ex-King Crimson, worked with Billy Sherwood), U-Z spawned a UK reunion.

Around Aug 2012, Jobson said on his Zealots Lounge website that, "after some ten solid months of putting the U.K. reunion tour together, I am ready to make some new music and implement some new ideas for UKZ. That will be my focus for a while as I continue to make solo/UKZ touring plans for the Summer of 2013." Jobson then announced in an autumn 2012 update that:
mainly to do with time and the availability of others, it has become clear that I will be unable to produce any new music for UKZ before the scheduled tours; so I have decided instead to focus on creating the first of three compilation albums under a new title of "Retro."  I am aiming to complete the first of these - "Retro 1972-1979" - in time for the tours in late March.
Neither new UKZ music or the Retro series have yet to appear. A Dec 2013 Facebook update talked of Jobson's plans for 2014 including "an eye toward creating new music."

Jobson is appearing at the Keith Emerson tribute show on 28 May 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, organised by Marc Bonilla. Other performers include Bonilla, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Steve Lukather (Toto), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Vinnie Colaiuta (ex-Asia, worked with Frank Zappa), Rachel Flowers and many others.

A 14-date solo tour of North America in Apr 2013 was announced with a line-up of Jobson, Billy Sherwood (bass, vocals), Marc Bonilla (works with Keith Emerson; guitar, vocals), Alex Machacek (UK/UKZ, works with Marco Minnemann, Terry Bozzio; guitar) and Virgil Donati (Planet X, worked with Eric Norlander; drums), to be preceded by a few UK dates, described below. The band rehearsed in Mar 2013. However, due to poor ticket sales, the 5 West Coast tour dates (7-13 Apr) were cancelled and the East Coast dates (16-27 Apr) converted to UK shows with Jobson, Wetton, Machacek and Donati (again see below) or cancelled (17 & 18 Apr), with one of the previously planned UK shows also cancelled (Atlanta, 4 Apr). The solo band still appeared at the Baja Prog Festival on 6 Apr 2013. The title for the solo tour was "Eddie Jobson - Four Decades". In a Feb 2013 Facebook post, Jobson talked of "the first-time-ever performances of the 'Green Album' material [...] There will be tracks from Curved Air, Roxy Music, and Zappa; [his solo album] Theme of Secrets; [UKZ EP] Radiation; U.K. and more, a full 40 years of recording squeezed into 2 hours." The Baja show included UK material and "Resident" (from Zinc, with Sherwood singing).

Three "Four Decades" shows followed in Japan in Nov 2013 (preceded by one UK show) with Jobson, Machacek, drummer Marco Minnemann (Levin Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally; replacing the originally announced Shane Gaalaas), bassist Riccardo "Ric" Fierabracci (U-Z, worked with Billy Cobham) and vocalist Aaron Lippert. Lippert, Machacek and Minnemann were all in UKZ with Jobson. The Tokyo shows also saw John Wetton (Asia, UK, ex-King Crimson) and Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) guest. A live release of one of these shows is out, entitled Four Decades (Ward Records), paired with the UK live release Curtain Call (details below). Initial release for both is as limited edition (500 copies) box sets, out in Japan only; available for pre-order. These include a Blu-ray or DVD (with Surround Sound by Jobson), Platinum SHM 2CDs, a video interview with Masa Ito (part 1 on Four Decades, part 2 on Curtain Call), an original T-shirt, photo booklet and liner notes by Jobson. Four Decades will also include a replica tour program, while Curtain Call will also include a replica VIP pass. A digital release elsewhere has followed. A more general release including as DVD, Blu-Ray, standard 2CD and Platinum SHM 2CD was expected. Track list for Four Decades: "Intro", "Armin", "It Happened Today", "U.H.F.", "Elfin Boy", "Metamorphosis", "Out of the Blue", "Läther", "Presto Vivace", "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace & Reprise", "Rendezvous 6:02", "Carrying No Cross", "Alaska", "Resident", "Who My Friends…", "Prelude", "Nostalgia", "Spheres of Influence", "Inner Secrets", "Radiation", "Houston", "Tu-95", "Through the Glass"; encore: "Young Mother", "Caesar's Palace Blues", "Forever Until Sunday". Performed by Jobson (keys, electric violin, vocals), Machacek (guitar; not on "Elfin Boy", "Rendezvous 6:02", "Carrying No Cross", "Prelude"-"Inner Secrets"), Ric Fierabracci (bass; not on "In the Dead of Night"-"Carrying No Cross", "Prelude"-"Inner Secrets", "Caesar's Palace Blues"), Marco Minnemann (drums, acoustic guitar; not on "Elfin Boy", "Prelude"-"Inner Secrets", "Houston"), Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar; only on "Armin"-"Metamorphosis", "Young Mother"), Wetton (vocals, bass; only on "In the Dead of Night"-"Carrying No Cross", "Caesar's Palace Blues"), Lippert (vocals; only on "Out of the Blue", "Who My Friends...", "Radiation", "Houston", "Caesar's Palace Blues").

In an Apr 2011 interview for Progression magazine, Jobson suggests doing further tours with other prog names, mentioning Jon Anderson and Kristina among others. In an Aug 2011 interview, he described talking to Kristina "about working together in the future because [Curved Air's] Darryl [Way] isn't doing it anymore and we talked about the possibility to play some Curved Air music with the U-Z project with Sonja as a guest at some point in the future." In that interview, Jobson also talked more broadly about his plans. He described how, "I still don't consider myself in a group, what I'm doing today are my solo projects so I can say definitively that my days in a band, like a democratic band, are over." He goes on, describing his recent live work, saying, "I decide what we play and how we play it, where we play and, you know, that suits me better." He also said, "I'm not out of retail completely, but I'm not sure if I will record a full album again, because I doubt if the album is a viable tool anymore."

Ultimate Zero Project
Jobson explained in the Aug 2011 interview his view of the U-Z group:

we play music that influenced me, music I wrote, and other music [...] give people a chance to hear that music once again.  It satiates the need of the progressive rock public to hear the tunes they never got the chance to hear played live before.  At the same time it takes the old songs off the table for any of the future projects I might want to do.  If I wanted to do something wild with UKZ in concert for instance, I wouldn’t feel the need to play Alaska or Nothing To Lose [...] my goal is to find the right balance between what people want from me and what I want for myself, and it’s particularly hard at the moment to find that balance [...] the promoters always want to use the brand names like “UK,” or they want “Eddie Jobson from UK, playing UK”, so with a new project like UKZ, playing live is a much harder thing to do.

The group played a few dates in 2010/1. There is a 2-disc compilation of live U-Z material from 2009, Ultimate Zero Tour - Live. Tracks come from 4 shows: Bydgoszcz and Krakow, Poland—with John Wetton (Asia, UK, ex-King Crimson), Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Levin Minnemann Rudess); Boston, USA—with Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson, worked with Marco Minnemann), Simon Phillips (ex-Asia, ex-Mike Oldfield, worked with Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, John Wetton; drums); and Perm, Russia—with Riccardo "Ric" Fierabracci (bass). All tracks are with Jobson, Minnemann and Greg Howe (ex-Michael Jackson, Victor Wooten; guitar). remixed re-release has been expected. In the Aug 2011 interview, Jobson explained what he would be doing with the album:

When I mixed the album at the end of last year [2010] [...] I wanted to recreate that live hall experience [...] What I didn’t realize is that nobody else does it that way. So when the record went out, a lot of the people’s reactions were ‘oh it sounds like a bootleg’. It doesn’t sound like a bootleg at all, but I did have a lot of hall ambiance [...] I didn’t make it a “produced” studio-sounding album. I didn’t realize people are so used to live albums sounding like studio albums

[...] I decided that maybe it was a bad choice on my part to mix it that way [...] It will be hard for me to make it a studio-sounding album and still capture that emotional content and the excitement of live, but that’s what I’m working on right now. By the way, the album has only been available on the Zealotslounge website and maybe one or two other websites, for instance the King Crimson website. So as far as I’m concerned the album hasn’t actually been released outside of Japan [...] as I don’t consider that the album has been fully released, I am taking some license to remix it, along with creating a ‘deluxe’ packaging version.


In Aug 2012, Jobson described still working on this "'deluxe' version" of "Ultimate Zero Tour - Live".

UKZ
UKZ consisted of Jobson (keys, Hammond, violin), Aaron Lippert (involved with Legacy; vocals), Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson, worked with Marco Minnemann; 10-string Warr touch guitar), Alex Machacek (worked with Marco Minnemann, Terry Bozzio; guitar) and Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, Levin Minnemann Rudess; drums). The band released a debut, 4-track EP "Radiation". They were working on further new material. They played live in 2009; first night set: "Night After Night", "Alaska", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Houston", Jobson solo ("Theme of Secrets"/"Prelude"/"Nostalgia"), Gunn/Minnemann duet ("Jacaranda"), "Legend"/"Austin Powers" (performed by Machacek, Gunn and Minnemann), Minnemann solo, "TU-95", "Rendevouz 6:02", "Carrying No Cross", "Radiation", "In the Dead of Night"; encore: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part 2"; second encore: "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Sahara of Snow Part 2".

UK
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Jobson is releasing the 16-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition boxset, to be available through his site and more generally on 17 Jun 2016. It is based around using the original multitracks of UK's 3 albums. It includes an additional 50 minutes of material from the multi-track tapes used for Night After Night, taken from the 1979 Japanese concerts, which will be exclusive to this release. The set also includes the band's 2011 Reunion live recording, and cleaned-up and remastered versions of three radio broadcasts from 1978/9 in Boston (previously released as Concert Classics, Vol. 4, Live in Boston and Live in America), Cleveland and the final show 1979 show by the band in Nijmegen, plus the 1978 Penn's Landing, Philadelphia live broadcast (the final show of the original quartet). This gives:
  • UK (1CD remastered + 1 Blu-ray with high-resolution audio thereof)
  • Danger Money (1CD remastered + 1 Blu-ray with high-resolution audio thereof)
  • Night After Night (remixed by Bob Clearmountain and extended to 2 discs (1 hour 35 minutes total duration) + 1 Blu-ray with 5.1 mix and high-resolution audio thereof)
  • Reunion (2CD remastered + 1 Blu-ray with high-resolution audio thereof)
  • Boston - Paradise Theatre (1CD)
  • Cleveland - Agora Ballroom (1CD)
  • Philadelphia - Penn's Landing (1CD)
  • Nijmegen - Vereeniging (1CD)
  • Interviews: 2 interview tapes from 1978 with Wetton and Jobson about UK and Danger Money (in London and New Tork), respectively (1CD)
  • Extras: outtakes and extras, with material including Jobson/Bozzio recording the drum parts for Danger Money, an instrumental version of UK, a 3-minute version of "In the Dead of Night", the b-side "When will You Realize?"
A 64-page book about the history of the band by Jobson using his personal photo archive will also be included. He also mooted doing 5.1 Surround mixes of the band's 3 albums at some later date.
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The band completed their "Final Tour" in 2015. It began with a 5-date European leg Feb/Mar 2015 (2 in Poland, then Norway, the Netherlands and 2 in the UK), with Eddie Jobson, John Wetton (Asia, ex-King Crimson), Alex Machacek (worked with Marco Minnemann, Terry Bozzio; guitar) and Virgil Donati (Planet X, worked with Eric Norlander; drums). There were then 3 US dates 21-4 Apr and 2 in Japan, 27 & 30 Apr, with Jobson, Wetton, Machacek and Mike Mangini (Dream Theater; drums). (Chad Wackerman (ex-Allan Holdsworth, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Steven Wilson) was planned as a second drummer, but had to pull out at short notice due to a family health issue.) The final date on 30 Apr was in Tokyo. Set on 24 Apr: "Thirty Years", "Nevermore", "Carrying No Cross", "Alaska", "Time to Kill", "Night After Night", "Disturbance in Vienna" (Jobson solo), Mangini drum solo, "Rendezvous 6:02", "In the Dead of Night/By the Light of Day/Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Forever Until Sunday" (Bruford cover); encore: "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Carrying No Cross" (reprise).

With Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, Levin Minnemann Rudess) on drums instead, they played a one-off show on 8 Nov 2013 in Japan. Set list: "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Thirty Years", "Alaska", "Time to Kill", "Nevermore", "Mental Medication", Minnemann solo, "Danger Money", "Rendezvous 6:02", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Caesar's Palace Blues", "Nothing to Lose", "Carrying No Cross"; encore: "Waiting for You", "Night After Night", "As Long as You Want Me Here". I.e., this was all of UK and Danger Money in order, with the encore consisting of the two additional songs on Night After Night and "Waiting for You", another song from the 1979 tour that was never released. (So, the only UK piece they did not perform was the non-album b-side "When will You Realize?".) A live release is due, entitled Curtain Call (Ward Records), now out in Japan as a limited edition box set and digitally elsewhere, with release in other formats expected: see above for details. (Jobson, Machacek and Minnemann then played two Jobson solo shows in Japan, 9-10 Nov.) UK then next returned for Cruise to the Edge 2014 with Jobson, Wetton, Machacek and Donati.

UK with Jobson, Wetton, Bozzio and Machacek played the "Azure Seas" tour in Mar/Apr 2013, a short tour consisting of the Cruise to the Edge 2013 (see main page for set details) and 2 further dates, one each in the US (30 Mar) and Panama (2 Apr). A 4 Apr show was cancelled due to poor ticket sales, which also led to Jobson's subsequent North American solo tour being largely cancelled. Some East Coast dates on that tour (spanning 16-27 Apr) were converted to UK shows with a line-up of Jobson, Wetton, Machacek and Donati. (Machacek and Donati were to be in the line-up for the solo shows.) Montreal set: "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Nevermore", "Thirty Years", "Starless", "Carrying No Cross", Jobson solo (including material from Theme of Secrets), "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs"; encore: "Red", "Rendezvous 6:02" (Jobson/Wetton only).

A reunion tour of the Danger Money/Night After Night trio of Wetton, Jobson and Bozzio took place in 2012. They played 14 North American dates (8 of which sold out), 5 European dates in May and 5 Japanese dates in Jun (3 sold out). Finally, they headlined NEARfest on 22 Jun 2012. The 2 May show had an attendance of ~1000. Opening night set in the US (1 hour 50 minutes): "Alaska", "Night After Night", "Thirty Years", "Rendezvous 6:02", "Carrying No Cross", Jobson solo (violin/keys), Bozzio drum solo, "Fallen Angel" (originally by King Crimson; Jobson: piano, backing vocals; Wetton: vocals), "Danger Money", "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs". The set changed somewhat from night to night, either in the order or what pieces were played (e.g. "Fallen Angel" was omitted in Seattle, WA). A DVD of the tour was being considered.

European dates and the NEARfest show were with a different line-up of Wetton, Jobson, Machacek and Gary Husband (John McLaughlin, worked with Allan Holdsworth, Billy Cobham, Jack Bruce, Gongzilla, Level 42; drums). The set list at the first European show (London, 24 May) was: "Alaska", "In the Dead of Night/By the Light of Day/Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Thirty Years", "Carrying No Cross", "Starless", Jobson solo ("Prelude"/"Theme of Secrets"/"Nostalgia"/violin solo), "Book of Saturday" (Wetton solo on acoustic guitar/vocals), "Danger Money", "Nevermore"; encore: "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs"; 2nd encore: "Rendezvous 6:02" (Wetton—vocals, Jobson—keys).

Wetton first joined Jobson's U-Z project for Polish dates in Nov 2009 with a set mostly of UK material, and material from these shows is included on Ultimate Zero Tour - Live (see above). Wetton and Jobson (keys, violin) then formally re-formed UK for a tour in Apr 2011. The band played 15-16 Apr in Tokyo, Japan (dates sold out) and three US dates, 8-23 Apr. The band was rounded out by Machacek and Minnemann; the set list included material by UK and King Crimson. About 300-350 people attended the opening night, and around 400+ attended the 23 Apr show. A live CD/DVD, Live in Tokyo 2011, from the Apr 2011 date in Kawasaki, was released in Japan on Avalon (MIZF-70017; DVD is NTSC, Region 2); tracks: "In the Dead of Night", "By the Light of Day", "Presto Vivace and Reprise", "Danger Money", "Thirty Years", "Alaska" (DVD only), "Time to Kill" (DVD only), "Starless", "Carrying No Cross", "Drum Solo" (DVD only), "Violin Solo" (DVD only), "Nevermore", "One More Red Nightmare" (DVD only), "Caesar's Palace Blues", "The Only Thing She Needs", "Rendezvous 6:02". A version of the DVD entitled "Reunion" is available through his Zealots Lounge website. A remastered version of the audio has since become available digitally through Jobson's Zealots Lounge. iTunes in Japan is also carrying a digital version of the audio, but it is unclear whether this is the remaster or original.

In an Aug 2011 interview, Jobson said of the project: "I don't intend to do any new music with John [Wetton] [...] John's priority is Asia and I recognize that. Besides, I wouldn't want to spend the whole time reenacting UK, it's a double-edged sword." An interview in the Jun 2011 issue of Classic Rock Presents... Prog with Wetton has this:

"It's definitely one step at a time [...] It's not driven by me; it's Eddie Jobson's baby. I don't feel like a 50 per cent partner, but that's okay. [...]"

There are no plans for a new UK studio album. "I don't think there's any future beyond the nostalgia and having a great time on stage. I see it as a joyous celebration of music which still stands up. [...]"


Wetton also described his involvement in the project to his Guestbook in Apr 2011:

For anyone who is confused, let me clarify my understanding for the UK Reunion.
I do care passionately about the band [...]and the material [...]
I was not responsible for putting this whole show together, Eddie is very much driving this bus----it's his career. Therefore I keep a low profile --- of my own volition, I might add---I do no interviews, attend no  Zealot functions, and my on-stage banter is minimal. This is all absolutely ok by me [...]
I very much enjoy our celebratory evening of  progressive rock classics, I am proud of what we created


Wetton and Jobson had not played together since circa 1999 and the abortive UK reunion project Legacy. This project began life under the UK name, but then became a Jobson solo project, before being abandoned. Bill Bruford (percussion), Tony Levin (bass), Francis Dunnery, Steve Hackett and others, guested on 1999 recording sessions. While initially involved, Wetton ceased to be part of the project early on, with Aaron Lippert (UKZ) planned to replace him on vocals. Jobson described the concept: "We have taken on the daunting subject of the aftermath of Communism, or of any despotic regime, and the will of the people to survive." In Nov 2006, Jobson had this to say:
an album does need to be an expression of where you are musically, sonically, socially, politically etc. at the time. 'Legacy' was started in 1995 and much of it was conceived then; unfortunately, the sonic choices I would make in 2007 are quite different from the ones I made in 1995. Furthermore, a solo album would be a different animal than a UK album - even if I did compose all of it myself. Songs were written with John in mind, not to mention possible guitar parts for Holdsworth, Fripp and others.

There is also an ownership issue with some of the recordings which will render some performances unusable.

It is clear to me that any usable compositional ideas and performances that, legally, I still have full rights to should be reviewed and probably reworked to reflect twelve years of further technical and musical growth.

And:

But, truth be told... I ran out of steam. At some point, I'll see what I can retrieve.

Let me take this time to apologize to those who did support the project (for whatever length of time), for the disappointment of those anticipating its release, and even to John for my aiming too high and taking too long.


Asked in an Aug 2009 interview about whether we will ever see or hear the project, Jobson said:

I don’t know is the answer to that. I don’t just do things to get it out there and to try and sell records. I do things [...] to continue developing, exploring, learning and growing and trying to be an artist. [...] it gets to the point where I have to ask myself how cost effective is it for me to sit, for even just two months, and pull all this stuff together to try and make something out of it when the music is fifteen or twenty years old and I've kind of moved on to other things. Even though it's interesting how many people are going to bother to buy it? Shouldn't my time be more focused on moving forward? So that’s where I get to a lot.

Having said that some of this footage should probably come out at some point because it's really cool [laughs].


He also said, "I've also got tons of film footage of everybody recording as well. Stuff nobody has even seen. I've got Tony Levin, Bruford, the choir and everybody." To a fan after the 23 Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said the Legacy material would not be released as an album, but that he is likely to use bits from it, commenting that he had some interesting pieces with Bruford and Hackett. In an Aug 2011 interview, he said:

The process of creating is where my passion is; it is not necessary for me to actually have other people hear it. [...] I worked on the “Legacy” album for years, on and off, and at some point I felt I had got out what I needed to get out of it and I didn’t feel the need anymore to finish it. I had learnt a lot, I had some wonderful experiences, and that had been quite enough for me: going around the world to make it, conducting the Prague Philharmonic, working with the “Bulgarian Women” in a cathedral, singing my music; working in New York with Tony Levin; working in Peter Gabriel’s studio with Steve Hackett and Bill Bruford, filming everything as well – so I had even been learning about video and documentary making. [...]

I’d even written some Bulgarian poems in the archaic style of Bulgarian folk poetry. It led to me working with a professor of Balkan poetry from the university of Boston to create the poems for the Bulgarian choir to sing. People keep asking me ‘why don’t you release it’ or ‘will you ever release it’? The answer is NO, I won’t release it because I never took it to the final stage, the mechanical stage: sequencing the album, mixing everything, making a design for the album cover and getting it all manufactured, making deals with distributors, publishing companies, getting the albums in the shops, you know, that kind of stuff for me is fairly tedious.


Three tracks from Legacy did appear on Voices of Life (Globe Music, GLMMA-2000-2), the Bulgarian Women's Choir's compilation—details in Yescography. Globe Music is Jobson's own label.

Archival/online/re-releases
Universal Music Japan remastered and re-released the three UK album and The Green Album as SHM-CDs and Platinum SHM-CDs in Japan, including as a box set of all 4. Each comes with bonus material: U.K. adds "In the Dead of Night (Single Version)" and "Mental Medication" (Single Edit); Danger Money adds "Rendezvous 6:02 (Single Version)"; Night After Night adds b-side "When will You Realize?"; and The Green Album adds "Turn It Over (Single Edit)".

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.


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

Jordan is still performing. She also appears on The Mars Tapes, a release of a 1979 Empire recording: see under Banks.



Gary Langan - engineer on 90125

Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn on various projects, including Producers and Seal's Soul 2see 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.



Alex Lasarenko - additional keyboards on Union

Lasarenko creative director (New York) at Elias Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and Jonathan Elias. He continues to work doing music for films and commercials.



Tony
Levin - bass with ABWH and on Union. Homepage; MySpace page

One of Levin's main project is Stick Men, with Levin (Chapman Stick), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; acoustic and electronic drums and percussion) and Markus Reuter (works with Mastelotto; U8 Touch Guitar, live looping). They tour regularly, with 2 Japanese dates in Apr 2015, a Latin American tour May/Jun, then European dates Sep/Oct 2015. They were joined by David Cross (ex-King Crimson; violin, keys) in Japan, with a live album of a show available digitally from Bandcamp and entitled Midori (recording engineer: Robert Frazza, mixed by Benni Schäfer/Reuter, produced by Reuter). A limited edition (1000 copies) 2CD release follows, available at live dates and through MoonJune's Bandcamp page, released 15 Mar 2016. Tracks:
  1. "Opening Sounscape - Gaudy" (10:36), set 1 from here
  2. "Improv - Blacklight" (7:14)
  3. "Hide the Trees" (8:54)
  4. "Improv - Moth" (9:07)
  5. "Industry" (12:35)
  6. "Cusp" (4:48)
  7. "Shades of Starless" (8:07)
  8. "The Talking Drum" (4:52)
  9. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part 2" (6:30)
  10. "Opening Soundscape - Cyan" (5:20), set 2 from here
  11. "Improv - Midori" (7:07)
  12. "Breathless" (4:16)
  13. "Improv - Moon" (4:42)
  14. "Sartori in Tangier" (6:51)
  15. "Crack in the Sky" (5:37)
  16. "Shades of Starless" (7:18)
  17. "Firebird Suite" (10:49)
  18. "The Talking Drum" (5:52)
  19. "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" (6:48)
The band have a new album, Prog Noir, due in the autumn; Levin and Reuter spent time writing together for the group in Berlin in Feb 2015. In support of the new album, they have a 30-date North American tour 12 Apr-15 May 2016, with a second North American tour focusing on the US West Coast and South-West, but also including dates in Mexico and the Caribbean, due Jan/Feb 2017.

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.

They played live dates early 2015 and returned with 2 New York states shows 12-13 Jun 2015. They tour North and South America in Mar/Apr 2017.

King Crimson, Crimson ProjeKct and other 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). Levin and Harrison previously played on A Scarcity of Miracles by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, billed as a King Crimson ProjeKct. The band has been touring since late 2014. 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 18 dates in Sep/Oct 2014; 3 New York shows sold out. A 40-minute 'mini-album' from the tour was released 13-27 Jan 2015, entitled Live at the Orpheum (recorded 30 Sep-1 Oct 2014), mixed/engineered by Harrison/Jakszyk/Fripp/Mark Vreeken. The album is available as a CD, DVD-A in Hi-Res stereo, vinyl and download. Tracks:

  1. "Walk On: Monk Morph Chamber Music"
  2. "One More Red Nightmare"
  3. "Banshee Legs Bell Hassle"
  4. "The ConstruKction of Light"
  5. "The Letters"
  6. "Sailor's Tale"
  7. "Starless"

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 documented 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 Mar on 2CD (mail order only). YouTube promo here. The album made #6 in the UK Rock Album chart (9 Apr). Tracks: disc one:

  1. "Threshold Soundscape" [Fripp/Levin/Collins] (4.00)
  2. "Larks Tongues in Aspic Part I" (10.29)
  3. "Pictures of a City" (8.32)
  4. "VROOOM" (5.18)
  5. "Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind" [Fripp] (3.20)
  6. "Meltdown" [Fripp/Jakszyk] (4.51)
  7. "Hell Hounds of Krim" [Harrison/Rieflin/Mastelotto] (3.31)
  8. "The ConstruKction of Light" (6.44)
  9. "Red" (6.47)
  10. "Epitaph" (9.02)

Disc two:

  1. "Banshee Legs Bell Hassle" [Harrison/Rieflin/Mastelotto] (1.43)
  2. "Easy Money" (8.33)
  3. "Level Five" (7.04)
  4. "The Letters" (5.38)
  5. "Sailors Tale" (6.56)
  6. "Starless" (15.18)
  7. "The Court of the Crimson King" (7.17)
  8. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (11.41)

A Sep 2016 northern European tour has now also been announced, with dates in the UK (2), Germany (2), Czech Rep. (1), Poland (4, all sold out), Denmark (1) and Norway (3). Rieflin is on a sabbatical from the band and will 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. To accompany the tour, the band will release a live album, with complete video, taken recordings from across different nights.

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.

Levin and Mastelotto were also 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. They toured extensively in 2014. The 7 Mar 2014 set list was: (all) "B'Boom", "THRAK", "Dinosaur", "Elephant Talk", "Frame by Frame", "Sleepless", (just Power Trio members) "b", "Neurotica", "e", "Three of a Perfect Pair", (just Stick Men members) "Hide the Tree", "Soup", "Open, part 2", "Breathless", "Firebird Suite", (all) "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part II", "One Time", "Red", "Indiscipline", "In the Court of the Crimson King" (extract; Belew solo), "Thela Hun Ginjeet". The set has varied somewhat on other nights, including Belew/Levin playing a duo arrangement of "Matte Kudasai" at some later dates. 1 Aug 2014 set (at Burg Herzberg Festival): "Sultry Kiss", "B'Boom", "THRAK", "Dinosaur", "Frame by Frame", "Sleepless", "Neurotica", "Crack in the Sky", "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two", "Three of a Perfect Pair", "Matte Kudasai", "e", improvisation, "Breathless", "Indiscipline", "Red". Reuter's opening improvisations from the ProjeKct's tours have been compiled into 3 digital-only albums on Iapetus: Sultry Kissing Lounge (from the spring 2014 tour), Quit Being So Gray (summer 2014 European tour), and Sultry Kiss (Australia/New Zealand dates).

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 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.

In an early 2016 interview, Belew said: "Tony Levin said he would prefer not to be active in both bands at the same time. what we do next, if anything, is therefore out of my hands. I hope we do more together." Asked about the possibility of a studio album, he replied: "not anytime soon but it's always possible."

The Adrian Belew Power Trio continues to tour, with sets including Crimson material. There was a one-off show as Belew, Levin, Mastelotto & Friends in Aug 2015 at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY.

Other collaborations and sessions
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 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. Best of Bowie (with tracks with Wakeman, but not Levin, I think) was 4th.

Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. Levin tours with Gabriel, including the Jun/Jul 2016 North American tour with Sting. In late 2015, he was recording with Gabriel for a future project.

Ronan Chris Murphy (worked with Alan White, King Crimson, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Mars Hollow) 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.

Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further session appearances. For example, he plays on the forthcoming 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 North).



Milton McDonald - additional guitar with ABWH. Website

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".

McDonald played with various artists at the Sep 2014 Ryder Cup Gala Concert, while other 2014 work included with Alfie Boe and Sharon Corr. 2013 included a European tour with Gianna Nannini and more touring with Barlow.



Frank Macchia - orchestrations on Magnification. Homepage (Little Evil Things); News

No current info



Mark Mancina - producer and composer on Union

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Eddie Offord - production and engineering on numerous Yes albums

Offord lives in South Carolina and had retired from the music business. However, he re-emerged to produce a forthcoming album, Comes in Phases, by New York City band The Midnight Moan, led by Andrew Paine Bradbury (vocals, guitar, harmonica), with Ricky Gordon (drums), Joe Sweeney (bass), Brian Baker (guitar), Steve Cuiffo (guitar) and Doug Anson (guitar). The debut single from the album, "Short Stay", was released digitally on Bandcamp.


Steve Porcaro - additional keyboards on "Open Your Eyes" and Union. Official website

Porcaro is releasing his debut solo album, Someday/Somehow, on 10 Jun 2016. The album was co-written and co-produced by Michael Sherwood (worked with Yes, Jon Anderson, ex-Conspiracy; Billy's elder brother). Some pieces date back several years. Porcaro sings lead vocals on 7 of the songs, including "Loved by a Fool", "To No One" and "More Than I Can Take". 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, as the main guitarist on the album, Jimmy Haun (worked with Yes, Jon Anderson, ex-CIRCA:, ex-Yoso, ex-Chris Squire Experiment). Design and photography were by Steve's daughter, Heather. Tracks:

  1. "Ready or Not", debut single about Porcaro's children, with M Porcaro (bass), Forrest (drums), Castro (percussion)
  2. "Loved by a Fool", with DiMaggio (drums), Castro (percussion)
  3. "Someday/Somehow", with Sherwood (vocals), Sam Porcaro (bass), Haun (guitar)
  4. "Swing Street", with Michael McDonald (ex-Steely Dan, ex-The Doobie Brothers; lead vocals, recorded in 2015), Lukather (guitar), M Porcaro (bass), Carl Saunders (Sherwood's cousin; trumpet); streaming audio here
  5. "She's So Shy", lead vocals by Jamie Kimmett
  6. "Back to You", worked on by Toto in 1983 and finished 2015; with Jeff Porcaro and M Porcaro, plus backing vocals and some minor lyrical input from Sherwood
  7. "Face of a Girl", with Kimmett (lead vocals), Bonilla (guitar), Mike Biardi (percussion)
  8. "To No One", with Haun (guitar)
  9. "Make Up", with Sherwood (lead vocals), M Porcaro (bass), DiMaggio (drums)
  10. "She's the One", with Lukather (guitar), Castro (percussion), Forrest (drums), Don Markese (worked with Sherwood; flute)
  11. "Night of Our Own", lead vocals by McDonald
  12. "Painting by Numbers", with Mabvuto Carpenter (Toto; lead vocals), Lukather (guitar), Sherwood (backing vocals), Kimmett (backing vocals), Steve Porcaro (backing vocals)
  13. "More Than I Can Take", the most recent track on the album
Sherwood described (Facebook, Jul 2014) songs "we've cowritten over a number of years.. I'll spare you the actual number of years." In a May 2016 interview, he said the album went back to work together in 1989/90. In a Something Else interview, Apr 2015, Sherwood talked more about his writing partnership with Porcaro stretching back many years:
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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.

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), Sklar (bass), Tim Lefebvre (bass), Castro (percussion), Martin Tillman (worked with Sting, Air Supply, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams; cello), Michael McDonald (backing vocals). Backing vocals were also supplied by Amy Keys (worked with Phil Collins), Carpenter, Jamie Savko and Amye Williams. The album includes 2 co-writes and a bonus track co-write by Michael Sherwood. CJ Vanston (worked with Steve Lukather, Prince, 'NSync, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Spinal Tap) played additional synths, engineered and co-produced. The band worked on the album from Dec 2013-Dec 2014. Tracks:

  1. "Running Out of Time" [Lukather/Paich/Williams] (4:06; lead vocals: Williams; bass: Lefebvre)
  2. "Burn" [Williams/Paich] (4:56; lead vocals: Williams; bass: Sklar)
  3. "Holy War" [Lukather/Vanston/Williams] (5:24; lead vocals: Williams/Lukather; bass: Sklar); lyrics by Lukather
  4. "21st Century Blues" [Lukather/Vanston] (6:08; lead vocals: Lukather; bass: Hungate); lyrics by Lukather
  5. "Orphan" [Paich/Williams/Lukather] (3:55; lead vocals: Williams; bass: Lukather), released as a single
  6. "Unknown Soldier (for Jeffrey)" [Paich/Lukather] (5:06; lead vocals: Lukather; bass: Lukather)
  7. "The Little Things" [Porcaro/Allee Willis, with some minor lyrical input by Sherwood] (4:34; lead vocals: Porcaro; backing vocals: Williams; bass: Hungate)
  8. "Chinatown" [Paich/Sherwood] (5:07; lead vocals: Paich/Williams/Lukather; bass: Hungate; saxophone: Tom Scott)
  9. "All the Tears that Shine" [Paich/Sherwood] (5:09; lead vocals: Paich; backing vocals: McDonald; bass: Wilkenfeld)
  10. "Fortune" [Williams] (4:46; lead vocals: Williams/Lukather; bass: Wilkenfeld)
  11. "Great Expectations" [Paich/Williams/Lukather] (6:48; lead vocals: Paich/Williams/Lukather; bass: Lukather), Lukather said (9 May 2014), "I was channeling my inner Chris Squire [...] I played bass on our huge epic tune 'Great Expecta[t]ions' today."
  12. "Bend" [Porcaro/Sherwood] (2:48; lead vocals & all instruments: Porcaro), Japanese bonus track only
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The album made #4 in Germany, #2 in the Netherlands, #2 in Japan, #7 in Denmark, #10 in Czech Rep., #5 in Finland, #6 in Norway, #4 in Sweden and #3 in Switzerland. It also made #11 in Austria, #12 in South Korea, #28 in Flanders & #33 in Wallonia (Belgium), #17 in France, #16 in Italy, #15 in Hungary, #43 in the UK, #75 in Ireland, and #98 in the US (#18 in Rock albums).

In Sherwood's 2015 interview, he talks more about material on the album. The music for "Chinatown" dates back to 1977/8, with Sherwood brought in to work on a revised lyric, co-written with Paich, in 2014. "All the Tears that Shine" was written by Paich and Sherwood "a year or so ago", with, according to Sherwood, "no intention to write a Toto song; Dave and I were just writing a song. I actually sang the original." Sherwood's lyrics are a love song to his wife. Paich said in an album commentary that he began work on the song at the end of sessions for Toto's earlier album, Falling in Between. In the May 2016 interview, Sherwood described how the initial lyrical idea for "Bend" came from Steve Porcaro observing Mike Porcaro's physiotherapy, with Sherwood then developing the lyrics. Sherwood was asked to contribute lyrics to "Burn" and "Holy War", but these weren't used.

Porcaro is appearing at the Keith Emerson tribute show in May 2016: see details under Jobson.

Porcaro continues to do soundtrack work.



Graham Preskett - violin on 90125. Official website

Preskett writes music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.



Ryan Rabin - Trevor's son

Ryan drums in and produces Grouplove (MySpace; Facebook). The rest of the group are Christian Zucconi (lead vocals, guitar), Sean Gadd (bass), Hannah Hooper (worked with Trevor Rabin; vocals, keys, artwork) and Ryan's childhood friend, Andrew Wessen (lead guitar); they are managed by Nicky and Ben Berger. Their second album, Spreading Rumours (Atlantic; produced by Ryan), was released Sep 2013. The band play live.

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 their 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.



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

No current info



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

Phyllis is retired. Their MySpace page has several songs by the couple's band.



Michael Sherwood- backing vocals on Union; Billy's brother. Michael Sherwood's Tangled Web (Homepage); MySpace page

Michael Sherwood and Christian Newsmith released on 8 Jun 2015 a new 16-track digital-only album, Groovy Lemon Pie, through BandCamp. The album was recorded in the 1990s. Artwork was by Nesmith's partner, Circe Link. Sherwood and Nesmith both play live with Circe Link. Sherwood is also planning to release another 1990s project, this one with Michiko Freemond and called Milk, with the band also including Juliana DiMaggio Diaz, Fren Asken, Dean Chrysler Cameron and Robin Bissell.

Swifty's Bazaar is a collaboration between Sherwood and Andrew Rosenthal (ex-Martini Ranch). Their album is entitled Everything You Hear is for Sale (duration 54:12; Facebook promo).

Michael played live in Jul 2015 with Nancy Gardos, with Christopher Allis, Fren Asken, Jeremy Cohen, Zoenda McIntosh and Circe Link.

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 also worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, out Jun, while Sherwood had 3 co-writes on Toto's Toto XIV album: see under Porcaro for details. Sherwood also wrote and sang a song in the film "Boulevard": see under Haun, who co-scored the film, for details.

Sherwood played keys for country & western artist John Spicer's debut album, Crossing Over, due soon. Lead single "Pretty Good at Lovin' You" (YouTube) has been released digitally. Also performing are Spicer (vocals, guitar), Patrick Caccia (drums), Jennifer Lynn (fiddle, strings), Mico Olmos (bass) and Mike Winner. Tom Fletcher (co-produced Yes's Keys to Ascension) produced, mixed and engineered.

Sherwood plays live with Danny Peck. He also plays live with Nancy Gardos. He also writes for music production houses. Brother Billy described on Facebook in early May 2012:

Just finishing 3 mixes for my brother Mike, among other things Mike writes for music production houses (for film/jingle/source) todays mission is 3 songs that have a totally 80's vibe... and it's done really well lol... Mike nailed the vibe and Christian Nesmith did all the gtr and bass work, it's really cool sounding stuff !! The producer of the project is on his way over to finalize these mixes... I have it al sounding very "analog", old school.

And then:

3 MIXES approved by the producer of "Killer Tracks" and sent off to mastering...

 



Peter Sinfield - lyrics for "Run with the Fox". Song Soup on the Sea homepage

Sinfield 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.



Nikki Squire - Chris's ex-wife. Homepage

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) re-formed Esquire 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 forthcoming projects.


Daniela Torchia - Tony Kaye's wife. Homepage; MySpace page

Torchia's debut album was Have No Fear. It was executive produced by Kaye; see details of this and further collaboration under Kaye. See details of the album in the Yescography.


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

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.



Adam Wakeman - Rick's son. Official site; MySpace page; Twitter

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Headspace (MySpace page; YouTube channel) consists of Adam Wakeman (keys), Damian Wilson (ex-Rick Wakeman, ex-Jeronimo Road; vocals), Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Gary Barlow; bass) and Adam Falkner (drums). Their second album, All That You Fear is Gone (InsideOut), was released 26 Feb 2016 on CD, vinyl and download. 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. Album sampler here. Tracks:

  1. "Road to Supremacy"
  2. "Your Life will Change", preview here
  3. "Polluted Alcohol"
  4. "Kill You with Kindness"
  5. "The Element"
  6. "The Science Within Us"
  7. "Semaphore"
  8. "The Death Bell"
  9. "The Day You Return"
  10. "All That You Fear is Gone"
  11. "Borders and Days"
  12. "Secular Souls"

They play the Ramblin' Man Fair, 24 Jul 2016, Maidstone, UK and the Cropredy Convention, near Banbury, UK, 11-13 Aug; and they plan to tour in Dec. In Jan 2016, Wilson and Wakeman also released an acoustic album together, Weir Keeper's Tale (album preview); tracks:

  1. "Seek for Adventure", preview here
  2. "Weir Keeper's Tale"
  3. "Catch You When You Fall"
  4. "Together Alone"
  5. "Murder in a Small Town"
  6. "Freedom is Everything"
  7. "God be My Judge"
  8. "People Come and Go"
  9. "Cold"
Buy from Amazon (UK):




Adam and Pomeroy are also to appear on Wilson's Kickstarter-funded, next solo album, due around Aug 2016. Musicians performing include Wilson (vocals, guitar), Wakeman (Hammond),  Pomeroy (bass), Bill Shanley (guitar), Binzer Brennan (drums), Thijs Schrijnemakers (Hammond), Harry Rowland (guitar), Andrew Holdsworth (arrangements, piano, additional instruments), Brian Willoughby (guitar), Huub van Loon (synths), Richard George (violin), Tony Woollard (cello), Abiona Omonua (backing vocals), and Tom Walsh (trumpet).

Adam was reported to be working on a remix album, in a dance/chill out style, of tracks that he has produced.

Adam and father Rick have a new piano album expected and played some live dates together in early 2016: see under Rick Wakeman.

Adam Wakeman plays keys and rhythm guitar in Black Sabbath, who are on their final tour for much of this year. He also plays keys and rhythm guitar in Ozzy Osbourne's band.

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, replacing Micky Moody, Simon McBride (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 are working on a second album, due at the end of 2016. They played several dates in 2015 and the Giants of Rock Festival in Jan 2016.

Adam is now working with Inventioning, a spin-off from the Anderson Ponty Band; see here for details.

Adam and Pete Rinaldi, who is also in Headspace, played in Callaghan's band for the last show on her UK tour in Mar 2016. Adam played the previous 2 night as well.


Benjamin Wakeman - Rick's son.

No current info



Jemma Wakeman - Rick's daughter. Twitter; SoundCloud

Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She has made a number of demos available on her SoundCloud page. She performed with Rick and siblings Adam and Oliver at 2 shows on 15 Jun 2013 in Gloucester. She and Oliver play again with Rick on 7-8 Dec 2015 in Norfolk: see under Rick Wakeman for details. She now works as a videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.



Nina (Wakeman) Carter - Rick's ex-wife: under Carter above


Oscar Wakeman - Rick's son

No current info



Tim Weidner - production on Magnification, mixing on Fragile DVD-A/Ultimate Yes. Sarm Management

Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as an engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a variety of projects, including Billy Idol's Kings & Queens of the Underground and Seal's 7see details under Horn.



Jesse White - Alan's son. Homepage

No current info


Steven Wilson - remixing on the Panegyric series of Yes re-releases. Official website; official remixes Facebook page


Wilson remains busy as a solo artist and doing remixing for other acts, including Yes, Steve Hackett (Premonitions boxset out, with Please Don't Touch and Spectral Mornings to be released separately on 27 May 2016), Gentle Giant (The Power and the Glory, Octopus), XTC (Drums and Wires, Oranges and Lemons), Tears for Fears (Songs from the Big Chair, with The Seeds of Love forthcoming), Jethro Tull (including A Passion Play, Warchild, Minstrel in the Gallery and Too Old to Rock'n'Roll, Too Young to Die, with a remastered re-release of his remix of Aqualung, with new bonus material, due 22 Apr 2016) and Opeth (Damnation, available within a 4-disc set with Deliverance). Wilson's remixing work with King Crimson is covered under Bruford. Wilson has also done a remix of Roxy Music's debut album (release to be scheduled).

Wilson is working on a remix of Jethro Tull's Stand Up, expected late 2016, and a fourth XTC album.

Wilson released , a mini-album, on 22 Jan 2016, prior to an upcoming fifth full-length studio album. Tracks:
  1. "My Book of Regrets", originally written for Hand. Cannot. Erase. and largely recorded in Jun 2015
  2. "Year of the Plague", written and recorded during sessions for the The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) in 2012-3
  3. "Happiness III", written in 2003 and recorded during sessions for the Hand. Cannot. Erase. in Sep 2014
  4. "Sunday Rain Sets In", recorded during 2014 sessions for Hand. Cannot. Erase.
  5. "Vermillioncore", partly written in late 2013, finished in Jun 2015, recorded Oct 2015
  6. "Don't Hate Me", new version of the piece from Porcupine Tree's Stupid Dream (1999), based on a live recording from Sep 2015, with subsequent additional studio recording
Performing on the album are 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).

Wilson and his band toured in 2015 and tour Europe/western Asia in Apr, May and Jul 2016.

His previous solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Kscope) was released early 2015. The album made #13 in the UK (#1 in Rock; #2 in Indie), #39 in the US, #29 in Italy, #2 in the Netherlands, #11 in Norway and #4 in Finland. In the UK Progressive chart for Dec 2015, Wilson's Fragile remix is at #9, his Octopus is at #16 and Hand. Cannot. Erase. is at #15. The next month, Hand. Cannot. Erase. had risen to #10, with Fragile at #26 and Octopus out of the top 30.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. won Album of the Year and in the Multimedia category in the Prog Readers' Poll 2015, while Wilson won Man of the Year and made 6th in the Male Vocalist category (won by Joe Payne). Various members of Wilson's band also did well: Nick Beggs won best Bassist, while Adam Holzman was 2nd in Keyboards (won by Robert John Godfrey) and Craig Blundell 7th in Drummer (won by Marco Minnemann). Wilson and the band also came third in Event of the Year for their Royal Albert Hall show (won by Big Big Train live). Fragile won Reissue of the Year in the poll, with Octopus 2nd.



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