Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 11 Dec 2013
On this page: Damion Anderson - Deborah Anderson - Jade Anderson - Tony Anderson - Jeff Berlin - Tom Brislin - Alex Bruford - Nina (Wakeman) Carter- Matt Clifford - Julian Colbeck - Roger Dean - Francis Dunnery - Jonathan Elias - Ahmet Ertegün - David Foster - Bruce Gowdy - Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn - Dylan Howe - Jen Howe - Virgil Howe - Zoë Street Howe - Andrew Jackman - J. J. Jeczalik - Eddie Jobson - Sidonie Jordan - Gary Langan - Alex Lasarenko - Tony Levin - Milton McDonald - Frank Macchia - Mark Mancina - Eddie Offord - Michael Plotnikoff - Steve Porcaro - Graham Preskett - Alex Proyce - Ryan Rabin - Randy Raine-Reusch - Bobby Sherwood - Michael Sherwood - Phyllis Sherwood - Jill Sinclair - Pete Sinfield - Carmen Squire - Chandrika Squire - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Jesse White
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
Damion has several songs available on his SoundCloud
account. He did the music for sister Deborah's
The Lost Sensuality of a Woman": see
below. A digital release is expected,
with a CD version to follow.
|Deborah's latest project is "Aroused: The Lost
Sensuality of a Woman" (Twitter), a
(directed and co-produced by Deborah) and limited edition photography
art book about 16 adult industry performers: Jesse
Jane, Belladonna, Katsuni, Allie Haze, Kayden Kross, April
O'Neil, Francesca Lé, Lisa Ann, Brooklyn Lee, Alexis Texas,
Asphyxia Noir, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Tanya Tate,
Lexi Belle and Misty Stone. The documentary's music was by
Her next project is to shoot a "lost city" in Africa.
Silence (Somis Sound/LILACREATIVE Inc.) was her 10-track debut solo album, released 2008. It is available in physical form from the Somis Sound store and digitally (including US and UK iTunes). The music was largely recorded by Deborah using Apple's GarageBand software on vocals, percussion, piano, guitar and synth. The album was co-produced by Deborah and Erik "E-Rok" Richards (Somis Sound), who also mixed the album and performs on synths, double and electric bass, and loops. Deborah and E-Rok also duet on accordions on "Learn to Love". Mastering and, on "Bitter Taste", "Good Enough" and "Breathe", additional keys and programming are by Tyler Sherman. There was an accompanying coffee table book, "Paperthin" (Verlhac, first print limited edition of 1000 copies, with copy of CD included). The book consists of Deborah's black and white photography based on 1930s erotica, with models including Minnie Driver, Fergie, P!nk, Natasha Henstridge, Tilda Swinton, Sophie Dahl and sister Jade. Dahl also wrote a short article on female sensuality for the book. The book's images are accompanied by lyrics from the album, while a digibooklet with selected photos is available with the purchase of the album from iTunes.
Deborah has also been doing other photographic work,
including continuing to work with P!nk (she shot the album
cover for Funhouse and further work). She is Art
Director for the Gansevoort Hotel Group and has set up
LILACREATIVE Inc. to cover her creative output.
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Jade has been working on her second solo album in Los Angeles,
which has been expected for some years. She can be heard singing
"Stars" on a promotional video for a calendar she co-produced with
sister Deborah. In May 2011, she uploaded a set of video
performances to YouTube.
She had been writing material with Future Cut (Darren
Lewis and Tunde Babalola; worked with Lily Allen,
Natasha Beddingfield, Kelis), Paul Statham
(worked with Shelly Poole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and
others. One of Jade's song with Statham, "Chasing Butterflies",
was to be heard on streaming audio on her MySpace page.
Also available there were demos entitled "How Many Days",
"'Life'", "Give It Up" and "Love Without Gold". A 2007 demo
entitled "Tell Me" is now there. At the end of 2007, she began
working with Leo Z (MySpace page; Leonardo
De Bernadini; worked with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli)
on an album. (I am unclear whether this will build on the earlier
work with Statham and Future Cut or is a fresh start.) Her MySpace
page reported that she is also writing material for other artists.
The MySpace page has featured "On the Run", "Your Name", "Tell
Me", "Laughing", "Before It Starts Again...", "Life", "Come and
Get Me...", "Love Without Gold", "Love" and "Time...".
Jade also works as an actress and model. She has a new
documentary project entitled "The Divine9 Project".
Berlin's latest album is Low Standards, released
Apr 2013 on Random Act Records, and features himself
(electric bass), Richard Drexler (Woody Herman
Orchestra; piano, acoustic bass) and Mike
Clark (ex-Herbie Hancock, ex-Wayne Shorter; drums).
The album features interpretations of pieces by Wayne
Shorter (3 pieces), Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Bill Evans,
Benny Golson and Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays. Tracks:
Berlin is touring in support.
Berlin runs The Players School of Music in Florida.
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Brislin's new solo album is Hurry Up and Smell the Roses.
The song "Your Favourite Day" from the album is available as a free
Brislin writes for Keyboard Magazine.
Al was druming in Infadels
However, they disbanded in Sep 2012. Their third album, The Future
of the Gravity Boy (Sony Music Entertainment), was released
Mar/Jun 2012. Alex is now a partner in
artist booking agency ATC
Nina runs her training company, Nina's
People Limited. She is working on her autobiography, saying
2007 that, "I've written three chapters and am looking for
Clifford continues to work with the Rolling Stones.
Colbeck played with the group Charlie in the late
1970s. A partial reunion of the band under Terry Thomas, with
Colbeck and Martin Smith (slide guitar) has produced the new album
Kitchens of Distinction
(Voiceprint), released 2009.
Voiceprint have re-released Back to Bach (VP522CD)
by Julian Colbeck with Jonathan Cohen (originally released in
1992). The album features re-workings of Bach's fugues, while
guests guitarist Steve Hackett (working with Chris Squire, ex-Genesis, ex-GTR),
Milton McDonald (worked with ABWH,
The Spice Girls), John Keeble (Spandau Ballet),
Mary Hopkin and Brian Keenan.
Dean has continued to do cover art for Yes
(including In the Present, Live from Lyon) and Asia (including a forthcoming 30th anniversary re-release of Asia and XXX). He is offering a limited
edition of 36 Roger Dean Collectors Edition copies of Fly from Here, consisting of
the usual deluxe box set plus a limited edition 12"x12" signed and
numbered etching of the new Yes dragon logo (only available with
this Collectors Edition) and a unique, signed and numbered
watercolour and ink painting for each copy. These are only
available through the San Francisco
Art Exchange, who also sell some of Dean's work, and at the
Trading Boundaries event in Nov (see next paragraph). He's also
done work for Focus'
forthcoming new album Focus X and Rick Wakeman's
new version of Journey to the
Centre of the Earth. He is also creative director for
Wakeman's 2014 live
tour of Journey.
The annual exhibition of Roger Dean artwork at Trading Boundaries, Sussex, UK ran 27 Sep-13 Oct.
He continues to work on his film project, "Floating Islands"—details on main page. Dean is
designing landscapes based on his art for a virtual reality
project from new company Virtual Space
Entertainment. He describes the project in a Mar
interview for YesFANZ.
In terms of architectural work, in the Mar 2008 interview, Dean
described plans for 3 or 4 houses in Hawaii and for other
projects, including possibly a hotel.
In June 2013, Dean launched a lawsuit against James Cameron, 20th
Century Fox and others, seeking more than $50 million in damages
over imagery in the film "Avatar". Dean's suit is here:
it claims Cameron et al. were guilty of "willful and
deliberate copying, dissemination, and exploitation of the
original images created by Plaintiff [Dean] [...] without a
license [...] without any work credited to and/or compensation to
Plaintiff." The complaint goes on to note that, "it has been
admitted by the persons involved with the production of the film
that they had studied and referenced Plaintiff's art during the
preparation of the film." The key imagery cited is noted as
follows: "The two Signature Landforms of Pandora ("floating
mountains" and "stone arches")", claimed as recurring themes in
Dean's work; "the two key tree forms in the Na'vi homeland [...]
and other features of the Na'vi homeland", claimed as being copied
from Dean's paintings "Pathways" (i.e. the cover to Yessongs),
"Floating Jungles" and other works; "three of the Pandora
features", claimed as coming from "Pathways"; markings of "The
native inhabitants of Pandora"; and "antennae and markings of the
various flying creatures on Pandora". The complaint also mentions
Dean's "Floating Islands" film plans. Dean previously contacted
the defendants without resolution.
Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist.
Dunnery is also working with Dave Kerzner
working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett,
worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on
Elements projects—see details on
the main page.
exactly went wrong on the Yes-album Union that you produced in
A: I didn’t realize how dark the baggage was within that band and how much they hated each other... I knew they had broken up many times and shuffled members in and out, I didn’t realize the reason that that happened was because of their egos and personal feelings for each other. I honestly believe I was the central focus of hatred for Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe, who couldn’t stand each other. Even though Jon Anderson was the co-producer of the record, and was constantly urging me to work with other players, which we subsequently did, he took none of the heat because they were so scared of him. I also urged Rick to play a Hammond and not his cheezy midi synthesizers. He didn’t realize the best work they had done was done 20 years earlier. [...] I also find it interesting that 20 years later that Jon is on my new Prayer Cycle follow up record and has nothing to do with the band anymore. I think that speaks volumes.
Foster's autobiography, "Yours is
No Disgrace", is expected at some point from his webpage.
The four original members of Unruly Child—Gowdy
(guitar), Guy Allison (ex-World Trade; keys), Jay Schellen (GPS, ex-CIRCA:, ex-Asia, ex-Conspiracy, ex-World Trade, ex-Peter Banks; drums,
Michelle (formerly Mark) Free (ex-King Kobra;
vocals)—have re-united to record a new album, Worlds Collide (Frontiers Records), due 15 Oct
in Europe and 26 Oct in the US. Larry Antonio (MySpace page;
worked with Air Supply, Ambrosia, Ricky Martin) is on
bass. The album was reportedly to be written by
Gowdy/Allison/Free. Cover by Hugh Syme (worked with Rush,
Whitesnake). Tracks: "Show Me the Money", "Insane",
"When We were Young", "Tell Another Lie", "Love is Blind", "When
Worlds Collide", "Talk to Me", "Life Death", "Read My Mind",
"Neverland", "Very First Time", "You Don't Understand". The band
are considering touring in support, probably summer 2011. A video for
"Very First Time" is available.
The band has material in
preparation for a follow-up album, but are focusing first on a
re-mixed and expanded version of Free's 1996 solo album, Tormented, with bonus tracks and new
material. They are also seeking rights to their first album in
order to re-release it.
to work with Mercedes.
He produced her debut album Rock-n-Soul Blvd. Gowdy also produced The Day the World
Awoke by Marcus Eaton and The Lobby. Gowdy continues to
work as a producer and songwriter for albums and TV/film.
- orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic.
Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc.
He was to join Jon Anderson to perform selected works from Yes's Magnification at the EarthDay Festival, Matto Grosso, Brazil (8-10 Sep), but the appearance appears to have been cancelled: see details under Anderson.
A recent score was for the re-make of the thriller "Straw Dogs". The film was directed, produced and written by Rod Lurie and is a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 film, which in turn was based on the Gordon Williams novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm". A score album is released in the US on 13 Sep. Groupé previously did scores for Lurie's films "Deterrence" and "The Contender".
Haun is writing for and performing on a new solo album by Jon
Anderson, also working with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Michael
Sherwood: see under
Anderson for details. Haun works for Elias Arts—details
under Elias. Haun and M Sherwood are also working on a Steve Porcaro solo album: see under Porcaro.
Jimmy's daughter, Lindsey Haun (MySpace page)
is a singer and actress (True Blood, "Village of
the Damned"). Her current band is The Haun Solo Project (Twitter):
Lindsey Haun—vocals, Sara Carter—guitar, Nicole "Nikki G"
Grant—drums, Mike Payne—bass, Scarlet "Scar" Newman-Thomas—drums.
(L Haun, Grant and Payne previously worked together in 7th
Fall.) Jimmy recorded their debut album, Neon Gods, now available from the
band's website. Jimmy's contributions included writing
additional music for their song, "Addicted" (video on
YouTube). The song was largely written by Lindsey and
features cello by Cameron Stone (worked with Jonathan
Elias, Robert Downey Jr). Jimmy has also played live
with the band.
Jimmy Haun was involved in a serious road traffic accident in early Jan 2011, but has since recovered. He was formerly in CIRCA:, with Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye and Jay Schellen—see here for details. Haun, Sherwood and Kaye also combined forces with Bobby Kimball (ex-Toto) in Yoso, but Haun left Yoso and CIRCA: to concentrate on his commercial work.
Aaron is a member of Sam and the Womp (MySpace; SoundCloud), in which he plays keys along side Sam Ritchie (trumpet, vocals, keys) and Bloem de Wilde de Lingy (a.k.a. Lady Oo; vocals, additional keys). Sam and the Womp was formed in Sep 2009 when Ritchie's band Qdos joined forces with Horn. Their single "Bom Bom" (Stiff Records) features Ritchie (trumpet, vocals, keys), Lady Oo (vocals), Horn (synths, effects), Bubu (drums), Neil Johnson (tenor sax), Matt Benson (trombone), Paul Tkachenko (helicon tuba), Robin Harris (trombone) and James Evans (alto sax). It was written by Ritchie/Horn/de Lingy/Olsher and produced by Raz Olsher, and co-produced by Horn/Ritchie. The official YouTube video is here and has had more than 12 million views. The song was also on the Balkan Fever London compilation (Green Queen Music), released 2010; and was used in an international advertising campaign by Southern Comfort, in the game "Forza Horizon", and on Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. In Aug 2012, they released a 5-track digital single, Bom Bom (Remixes) (Stiff Records), which made #1 in the UK on 26 Aug, selling 107,461 copies in its debut week. It also made #6 in Ireland, #4 in Australia, #2 in Israel, #16 in Finland, #43 in Belgium, #44 in the Netherlands and #54 in the Czech Rep. The song was then included on NOW That's What I Call Music! 83. The band play live in the UK and beyond. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and Australia's The X Factor.
Their next single, "Ravo", was released 11 Oct 2013. A debut
album is also expected.
Horn also co-wrote "Night Turns Into Day", a 2012 single by DJ Hervé
(worked with Fatboy Slim, Lily Allen).
Aaron works as a producer. Production work includes an EP for Hungry Man and a
forthcoming EP from The Train
Chronicles. He also been doing remixing with Goldierocks for acts
including The Kooks, Crystal Fighter, Holloways and Ou Est Le
Swimming Pool? (worked with Trevor Horn).
The Creators Project
sponsored an attempt
to write and record an EP in five days by Aaron Horn (drum
programming), Rossano Snel
(keys) and Eugene
Derek Hong (synth, bass), possibly under the band name ERA.
The producer is Mike Beck (worked with Owl City, Neil
Sedaka). A finished piece is available
Aaron also DJs regularly in London. Various of his own pieces can
be heard on his website and MySpace page.
Aaron, Daniel Cross (Record-Play music consultancy) and Jo Maeva set up a record label called TAPE in early 2009, which is administrated through Stiff Records (sister label to dad Trevor's ZTT). Their launch event was in Sep 2009 in London. Aaron is CEO of Mai Plues music publishing company, which is administered by Unforgettable Songs.
Ally Horn is managing director of SPZ.
Howe leads a number of further related line-ups. He has been working with pianist Will
page) as Stravinsky Duo
playing arrangements of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"
and "The Firebird". In a Nov
2009 article, Butterworth described the shows as "50
per cent scored arrangement and 50 per cent improvisation".
They played in the UK live and their debut album, The Rite of Spring Part 1
Recordings), is out in the US and UK; it can also be
heard through their MySpace
page on streaming audio. Tracks: "Introduction 1",
"Introduction 2", "The Augurs of Spring 1", "The Augurs of
Spring 2", "Mock Abduction 1", "Mock Abduction 2", "Spring
Round Dances", "Games of the Rival Tribes", "Procession of
the Wise Elders", "Dance of the Earth". A Part 2 covering "The
Firebird" has been expected, as has a DVD covering a
specially filmed performance of "The Rite of Spring". At a
Feb 2013 show, they were augmented by Julian Siegel (sax)
and Nick Pini (double bass). In an interview
c. Jul 2011, Howe
I first heard Stravinsky at a very young age because the finale of the Firebird Suite was Yes' intro music and I had wanted to do something with it at some point. I started playing with [...] Will Butterworth and we often played duo together to practice so it felt right to see if we could adapt The Rite Of Spring and Firebird together.
We spent a year on it using the original orchestra score, the Two Hands reduction score and Leonard Bernstein’s 1950's recording as a definitive version. I really like where we went with it and I think the new DVD will show how it has evolved even from our recent 2010 recording. We're also working on expanding it with a quartet or quintet this year  so it's quite an organic thing
The Dylan Howe Qu4rtet—D. Howe (drums), Tim Thornton (double bass), Ross Stanley (Steve Howe Trio, Brandon Allen Trio, ex-Jamie Cullum; piano, synths), Brandon Allen (Dylan Howe & The Subterraneans; tenor sax)—played a UK tour Feb/Mar 2011. A live DVD from the tour, a show at Pizza Express Dean Street in London, was announced, but hasn't appeared. Further dates followed Sep 2011-Jan 2012, with a line-up of Howe, Steve Fishwick (Steve Fishwick Quartet; trumpet), Mark Hodgson (double bass) and Tom Cawley (piano) at a Sep 2012 show, Howe, Stanley, Hodgson and Allen at an Oct 2012 show; and a quintet with Howe, Hodgson, Fishwick, Cawley and Paul Booth (tenor sax) in Jan 2013.
In a 2011 interview, Howe said: "My next moves are to finish an album of my David Bowie (Berlin period) adaptations [...] and to complete writing an album of original material." Dylan Howe and Ross Stanley also continue in the Steve Howe Trio with Dylan's father, Steve. They toured the UK in Sep 2013 and have an album due later this year: see under Steve Howe for details.
Dylan has been playing with Wilko Johnson's trio, appearing on The Best of Wilko Johnson Volume 1 and Volume 2. Johnson was formerly in Dr. Feelgood and The Blockheads, and the trio is rounded out by bassist Norman Watt-Roy, still currently in The Blockheads. Johnson has now been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and the trio played a 'farewell' tour of the UK and France in Feb/Mar 2013, followed by Japan in Jul and UK festival dates in Aug; more may follow. Johnson is recording an album with Roger Daltrey (The Who); Howe recorded drums for the project in Dec 2013. Wife Zoë Street Howe has co-written an autobiography by Johnson—see below. Howe also plays on 4 tracks of Watt-Roy's new solo album, Faith & Grace (Cadiz Music), released Jul 2013.
The first half of 2013 saw Dylan play a couple of shows with the Andy Sheppard & Denny Ilett Quartet, with Sheppard (sax), Ilett (guitar), Percy Pursglove (bass, trumpet). The set was to include material by John Scofield, Carla Bley, Ilett and some new pieces and arrangements by Sheppard.
Dylan toured North America Jun/Jul 2012 with Get the Blessing (Jim Barr—bass, D. Howe—drums, Jake McMurchie—saxophone, Pete Judge—trumpet). They then played European festival dates in Jul/ Aug. Dylan was depping for the band's usual drummer, Clive Deamer. He also played on Chris Shields' Be Myself (2013).
Dylan did a cover of "Perpetual Change" with July Valls (guitar, bass, keys), viewable on YouTube, and another of "Awaken", on Facebook, with Valls (guitar), Matt Irizar and Andrew Katter.
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|Virgil Howe - Steve's son; Facebook; Twitter; MySpace page;
(as The Verge); SoundCloud; YouTube
Virgil drums and sings in London-based guitar trio Little Barrie (Japanese site; MySpace; Facebook; Twitter). The others in the band are Barrie Cadogan (worked with Primal Scream, Morrissey, Paul Weller, St Etienne, The Chemical Brothers; vocals, guitar) and Lewis Wharton (bass, vocals). Their album King of the Waves was produced by Edwyn Collins; tracks: "Surf Hell" (first single and used on Channel 4's Sirens series), "How Come", "Does the Halo Rust", "Precious Pressure", "King of the Waves", "Now We're Nowhere", "Dream to Live", "Tip It Over", "I Can't Wait", "New Diamond Love", "Money in Paper" (Collins on backing vocals). The band have play live in the UK and US.
Virgil Howe has been working with a number of other acts. The Dirty Feel (Facebook) consisted of Virgil (drums, vocals), Kerim 'Kez' Gunes (worked with Amorphous Androgynous; bass, vocals) and Nick Hirsch (guitar, vocals), until Hirsch passed away in 2012. The Killer Meters consisted of Karime Kendra (daughter of Ty Karim and Kent Harris; vocals), Henry Broadbent (keys) and Stephen Wilcox (sax) and all three members of The Dirty Feel.
Virgil Howe also works as a DJ/producer/remixer. He has also produced some demos for wife Jen. He helped produce David Harks' "Sirens", released on the 2013 Kitsuné Maison Compilation, out 21 Oct 2013.
A piece entitled "Kindred Spirits" by Virgil is included on dad Steve's album, Time: see under Steve Howe.
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Jeczalik has retired from the music business.
mainly to do with time and the availability of others, it has become clear that I will be unable to produce any new music for UKZ before the scheduled tours; so I have decided instead to focus on creating the first of three compilation albums under a new title of "Retro." I am aiming to complete the first of these - "Retro 1972-1979" - in time for the tours in late March.Neither new UKZ music or the Retro series have yet to appear. A Dec 2013 Facebook update talked of Jobson's plans for 2014 includling "an eye toward creating new music."
an album does need to be an expression of where you are musically, sonically, socially, politically etc. at the time. 'Legacy' was started in 1995 and much of it was conceived then; unfortunately, the sonic choices I would make in 2007 are quite different from the ones I made in 1995. Furthermore, a solo album would be a different animal than a UK album - even if I did compose all of it myself. Songs were written with John in mind, not to mention possible guitar parts for Holdsworth, Fripp and others.And:
There is also an ownership issue with some of the recordings which will render some performances unusable.
It is clear to me that any usable compositional ideas and performances that, legally, I still have full rights to should be reviewed and probably reworked to reflect twelve years of further technical and musical growth.
In the 1980s, Jobson worked on a follow-up to his 1983 The Green Album, to be called The Pink Album, but the project was never finished. One piece from the album, "Antarctica", was released through his Zealots Lounge subscription website. To a fan after the 23 Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said he had plans to release the album. Further bits and bobs from Jobson's career have been released through the Zealots Lounge.
Jordan is still performing.
Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn on various projects, including Producers and Seal's Soul 2—see under Horn. The second Buggles album, Adventures in Modern Recording, which Langan largely engineered, was re-released on CD with multiple bonus tracks, and Langan did front of house sound for the one-off Buggles show in Sep 2010: see under Horn.
is creative director (New York) at Elias
Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and
Elias. He continues to work doing music
for films and commercials.
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at present is Stick Men, with Levin (Chapman Stick, vocals),
Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King
Crimson, The Flower Kings; drums, percussion,
vocals) and Markus Reuter (works with Mastelotto; touch-style
guitars). They toured the US in 2012 and were on a short
double headliner UK tour with Gavin Harrison/O5ric in Jun of
that year. The set list for the UK tour included "Larks'
Tongues in Aspic (Part II)". Their latest studio album, Deep
(9 tracks, 54 min.s), was released Feb 2013. The album
includes the 11 minute "Whale Watch". They toured North
America again in Mar 2013 and tour North America and Europe
again in the summer. They are also performing on Cruise to the Edge 2014.
Their 22 Mar 2013 show in Montreal, Canada had an audience
of 135, grossing $2,772.
2011 saw a collaborative instrumental album by a trio of Tony Levin (bass, Stick), Alan White (drums, percussion) and David Torn (worked with Bill Bruford, Terry Bozzio, David Bowie; guitar, textural events), produced by Scott Schorr. See details on main page. A follow-up project is now out: Levin Minnemann Rudess (YouTube preview; Lazy Bones), produced by Schorr and Levin. The album sees Levin (basses, Stick, cello) joined by Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, ex-UK; drums, guitar) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater; keys). A deluxe edition (with additional DVD including audio and video material) is also available (the first 1000 only were signed and have now sold out). Samples are here. The album was #1 in US Amazon's Hard Rock category. Tracks:
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King Crimson, Crimson ProjeKct and other
Levin was in the last line-up of King Crimson, with Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; percussion, Robert Fripp (guitar), Adrian Belew (guitar, keys, vocals) and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree; drums). That band played a short tour of the eastern US in Aug 2008. Comments from Fripp then suggested King Crimson had ceased operations permanently. In the mean time, Levin and Harrison played on an album by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins (billed as a King Crimson ProjeKct and detailed below), with Fripp, guitarist/vocalist Jakko M Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart) and wind player Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, ex-King Crimson, worked with Jakszyk, Chris Squire). However, in Sep 2013, Fripp announced a new 7-man King Crimson of himself, Levin, Mastelotto, Harrison, Jakszyk (as "primary vocalist and secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words to him), Collins and drummer Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, ex-R.E.M., worked with Fripp, Nine Inch Nails). Fripp writes, "Given the considerable commitments of all members, it will take a year before Crimson is able to perform." And, "we have one year to prepare for action of the savage variety, and be in Go! mode for september 2014… but essentially, King Crimson is in motion."
Fripp expects rehearsals of the full band or smaller groups
thereof over the next year, chiefly in England, with full
rehearsals planned for around Aug/Sep 2014 in the US, followed by
touring in North and possibly South America and in the UK, but
with a focus on the US, according to a Sep
2013 article in Uncut. Uncut also reported
Fripp as saying there are no plans for the new line-up to enter
the studio and that they will play "reconfigured" versions of
existing Crimson material.
News of archival Crimson releases is under Bruford.
Levin continues to be part of The Crimson ProjeKCt, consisting of
himself (Stick, bass, backing vocals), Mastelotto (drums,
percussion) and Belew (vocals, guitar) joined by Julie Slick
(bass) and Tobias Ralph (drums, percussion) of the Adrian Belew
Power Trio and Markus Reuter (touch guitars) from Stick Men, who play King Crimson music
live. The band began when Levin, Mastelotto and Belew held the 3 of a Perfect Pair
Camp in Aug 2011. A second Camp follows in summer 2012. The
trio played an associated show on 25 Aug 2011, largely of King
Crimson pieces, including "3 of a Perfect Pair", "Elephant
Talk", "Frame by Frame", "Indiscipline", "Thela Hun Ginjeet",
"Sleepless", "Dinosaur", "One Time", "Thrak" and "Red". Partway
through the show, they were joined by Slick and Ralph as a preview
of the Two of a Perfect Trio tour of the US/Canada. This was in
Sep/Oct 2011 and saw sets by the Stick Men (towards 1 hour long),
then the Adrian Belew Power Trio (Belew—guitar, Slick—bass,
Ralph—drums; set towards 1 hour long), then Belew/Levin/Mastelotto
play a few King Crimson pieces, and eventually all 6 musicians
playing some further Crimson material. In all, the total Crimson
set is ~1 hour long. Sets varied from night to night. As examples,
the Stick Men set list in Carrboro was "Smudge", "Soup",
"Breathless" (from Robert Fripp's Exposure), "Slow Glide",
"Relentless", their cover of Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" in
4 movements; set list in Phoenixville: "Smudge", "Supercollider",
"Slow Glide", "Breathless", "Relentless", "Firebird Suite"; the
set in San Franciso included "VROOM VROOOM". The Adrian Belew
Power Trio set includes material from Belew's albums Young Lions, Inner Revolution, Op Zop Too Wah and e; in San Franciso, they
included a King Crimson tune. Belew/Levin/Mastelotto have played
pieces including "3 of a Perfect Pair", "Elephant Talk" and
"Sleepless". In San Franciso, they were then joined by Reuter for
"Red". "Red" was not played on the opening night. At some other
shows, I think it was played by the full 6-piece band. Crimson
material played by all 6 has included "B'Boom", "Thrak",
"Dinosaur", "Frame by Frame", "Indiscipline", "Thela Hun Ginjeet".
The opening night had an attendance of ~500. Alan
White attended the Seattle show.
At the suggestion of Fripp, they then took on the name of the
Crimson ProjeKct and supported Dream Theater on their Jun/Jul 2012
US tour. Set: "B'Boom", "THRAK", "Dinosaur", "Elephant Talk",
"Red", "Frame by Frame", "Thela Hun Ginjeet", "Indiscipline". The
3 Jul show was sold out (1,191 tickets; $59,876 gross); the 19 Jun
show sold 785 tickets ($27,475 gross). During this period, they
also played a 17 Jul show without Dream Theater (along the lines
of the Two of a Perfect Trio tour: Stick Men, Adrian Belew Power
Trio, "Crim-centric encore"). At the 18 Jul show, Levin joined
Dream Theater during their set for a performance of Liquid Tension
Experiment's "Paradigm Shift", and then Levin, Belew and
Mastelotto joined Dream Theater for an extra encore of "21st
Century Schizoid Man". 3 Japanese
dates in Mar 2013 followed. Out is a
live album taken from their 2012 dates support Dream Theater,
available as a download
Tracks: "B'Boom" (5:17), "THRAK" (4:10), "Dinosaur" (5:01),
"Elephant Talk" (4:50), "Red" (6:37), "Frame by Frame" (4:01),
"Thela Hun Ginjeet" (6:10), "Indiscipline" (9:37).
With the Stick Men/Adrian Belew Power Trio/sextet format, they
tour extensively in 2014: 5 dates in Australia and New Zealand,
7-14 Jan; and 22 dates in and beyond Europe, 5 Mar-5 Apr (covering
Israel, Ukraine, Norway, France, UK, the Netherlands, Russia,
Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Rep., Italy and Spain).
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 kind of see this as a special event [...] if it continues on, it would do something like maybe play in Japan or South America [...] the same thing that we're doing here in the United States for other parts of the world. 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 and I don't even think we've actually decided on doing that yet.
[...] 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.
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released by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins. The album is
labelled a King Crimson ProjeKct, reflecting its ties to the
band. The line-up consisted of Jakko M Jakszyk (ex-21st
Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart; guitars,
vocals, keys, guzheng), Robert Fripp (guitar, Soundscapes)
and Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band,
ex-King Crimson, worked with Chris Squire; alto
and soprano saxophone, flute) with Tony Levin (bass, Stick)
and Gavin Harrison (drums, percussion). Tracks:
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Other collaborations and sessions
Levin or Levin and Mastelotto have sporadically been joining the California Guitar Trio live. He guests, playing upright bass and cello, on 3 tracks of their album Masterworks, an 11-track album which sees the band tackle a number of classical pieces.
Due 19 Nov was The Veneer of Logic
(7d Media) from guitarist Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann,
with Levin, Mastelotto, David Torn, Trey Gunn (ex-King
Crimson, UKZ), Mary Pastorius and Doctor Know
Levin plays bass on 5 out of 14 tracks on David Bowie's new album
The Next Day, including on the debut single, "Where are We
Now", out digitally. That single made #6 in the UK, #47 in
Germany, #10 in Italy, and #9 in France, Spain, Ireland and the
Netherlands. It also made #59 in Canada, #2 in Denmark, #40 in
Austria, #78 in Australia, #132 in South Korea and charted
elsewhere in the world. The album made #1 in the UK (with 94,048
sales in its first week) and #2 in the US (85,000 first week
sales; #1 in Alternative albums, #2 in Rock albums). It also made
#1 in Germany, Argentina, Belgium (both Flanders and Wallonia),
Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Ireland, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and
Switzerland. It also made #2 in Canada, France, Italy, Australia,
Spain, Austria and Estonia. It made #5 in Japan, #7 in Greece, #6
in Hungary, #13 in Mexico and #55 in South Korea. Others
performing on the album include David Torn (Levin Torn
White, worked with Bill Bruford), Tony Visconti
(worked with Rick Wakeman), Earl Slick and Henry Hey. A
3-disc collector's edition was released in Nov.
Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. There are
various plans to re-release Gabriel's solo catalogue, most of
which Levin plays on, with bonus tracks etc. So, with Levin, came out in Sep
2012 as the So 25.½
special edition in multiple formats. There was a remastered CD
with a different track order; a 3CD set including a previously
unreleased live show on 2CDs (Live in Athens 1987); and a
deluxe box set with the live show as a DVD, making-of specials, an
LP, a 12" with two unreleased tracks and more. Levin is touring
with Gabriel, including European dates 28 Sep-25 Oct 2013.
Ronan Chris Murphy (worked with Alan White, King Crimson, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Mars Hollow) is working on his debut solo album with Levin (bass, stick), Mastelotto (drums), Bozzio (drums) and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Stanley Snail; keys).
In Feb 2007, Geoff Downes described a prog rock project with himself on keys, Levin, Michael Holmes (IQ), Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, ex-Genesis), Thomas Lang (ex-John Wetton; drums) and Rob Aubrey (worked with Wetton/Downes; engineer)—see more under Downes. Meanwhile, Rick Wakeman is considering a trio project with Levin and drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple)—see more under Wakeman.
Levin has guested on several projects organised by Billy
Sherwood, including The Prog Collective and a Supertramp
tribute album (see under Sherwood),
and an album
from Days Between Stations.
Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further session appearances.
No current info
No current info
Mancina is doing soundtrack work.
Offord lives in South Carolina and
had retired from the music business. However, he re-emerged to
produce a forthcoming album, Comes in
Phases, by New York City band The
Midnight Moan, led by Andrew Paine Bradbury (vocals, guitar,
harmonica), with Ricky Gordon (drums), Joe Sweeney (bass), Brian
Baker (guitar), Steve Cuiffo (guitar) and Doug Anson (guitar). The debut single from the album,
"Short Stay", was
released digitally on Bandcamp.
Porcaro is working on a solo album with guitarist Jimmy Haun (working with Jon Anderson, ex-CIRCA:, ex-Yoso, ex-Chris Squire Experiment)
and keyboardist Michael Sherwood
(working with Jon Anderson,
ex-Conspiracy; Billy's elder
brother), with both of whom he has worked before.
Porcaro continues to do soundtrack work. He guested on Billy
Sherwood's recent Supertramp tribute album: see here.
music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.
Ryan drums in and produces Grouplove (MySpace; Facebook). The
rest of the group are Christian Zucconi (lead vocals,
guitar), Sean Gadd (bass), Hannah Hooper
(worked with Trevor Rabin; vocals, keys,
artwork) and Ryan's childhood friend, Andrew Wessen (lead
guitar); they are managed by Nicky and Ben Berger. Their
debut album, Never Trust
a Happy Song (Atlantic), made #21 in Australia;
it was recorded in Ryan's apartment in Los Angeles, CA,
and was mixed by Michael H Brauer. In a Sep
2011 interview with Arlene Weiss, Ryan described the
songwriting process for the album:
It just depends on the
song. Several songs on this album were originally
partial old demo’s Christian had kept from his past,
that we then reinterpreted as a band. [...] Sometimes
Hannah or Sean or Andrew will have a similar raw lyric
or melody idea that the others take and reinterpret, or
add on to. It’s very collaborative and everyone’s
writing roles shift around in each song.
Sometimes it started
with a little verse idea from Sean, or an old demo idea
from Christian. Sometimes I would just hear melodies
working over someone else’s guitar line and I’d sing
them to the others and they’d learn to play them and
then that would become a lead guitar solo or synth line.
It was really all over the place.
Their second album, Spreading
Rumours (Atlantic; produced by Ryan), was released
17 Sep 2013 in the US. This has 13 tracks on CD, but the
digital version contains three bonus tracks. Lead single
"Ways to Go" won music
video of the year at the 17th
LA Shorts Fest, and there is also a video
for "Borderlines and Aliens". A video for
"Shark Attack" and for another song are forthcoming.
Grouplove supported Trevor
Rabin on a performance of "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
at an awards show in Jun 2012. The band continue to play live:
they have US dates through to 1 Dec
(many sold out), then play 7 Australia/New Zealand dates
17 Jan-2 Feb 2014. A 23 May 2012 show sold 232
tickets, grossing $3,183. The band (with Ryan playing
keys) appeared on Jay Leno's show in the US in Jun 2013.
Grouplove and Manchester Orchestra collaborated on "Make
It to Me", a song for Record Store Day.
Ryan also produces, including working with Outasight and
Kenzie May. His production team is called Captain Cuts
and also includes Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger.
Ryan played on his father's solo album, Jacaranda (see here).
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Phyllis is retired. Their MySpace page has several songs by the couple's band.
The late Bobby Sherwood's big band charts, thought lost for many
years, have been located. Their elder son, Michael,
has produced and conducted the music with a 16-piece big band,
with Bobby's nephew, trumpeter Carl Saunders.
Sherwood MySpace page has samples.
Sherwood is working on a new solo album by Jon Anderson,
with long-time collaborators Jonathan
Elias and Jimmy Haun: see under Anderson for details.
Sherwood and Haun are also working on a Steve Porcaro solo album: see under
Sherwood plays live with Danny Peck. In Feb 2012 on
Facebook, he said he was working with Russell Pope
(worked with Supertramp). He also writes for music production houses.
Brother Billy described on Facebook in early May
Just finishing 3 mixes for my brother
Mike, among other things Mike writes for music
production houses (for film/jingle/source) todays
mission is 3 songs that have a totally 80's vibe...
and it's done really well lol... Mike nailed the vibe
and Christian Nesmith did all the gtr and bass work,
it's really cool sounding stuff !! The producer of the
project is on his way over to finalize these mixes...
I have it al sounding very "analog", old school.
3 MIXES approved by the
producer of "Killer Tracks" and sent off to mastering...
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In Jun 2006, Jill Sinclair was accidentally hit in the neck with an air rifle pellet while in her garden. As a result, Sinclair suffered irreversible brain damage from hypoxia, leaving only her lower brain functions and no chance for recovery. Horn said in a Jun 2012 Sunday Times interview: "She cannot speak, move, or smile. The only expression she can show is of discomfort."
Sinfield is working on a new solo album, entitled Thread to
Heaven, co-produced by Poli Palmer. In a Jan 2008 blog, Jakko M. Jakszyk talked of
writing for the album. He may also be working with the David Cross/Andrew
Esoteric have re-released a 2CD remastered and expanded version of Sinfield's solo album Still on the Manticore imprint (mantcd21003). this includes the two bonus tracks from the 1994 Stillusion expanded re-release and further early mixes. Tracks: CD1, the album mix—"The Song of the Sea Goat", "Under the Sky", "Will It be You", "Wholefood Boogie", "Still", "Envelopes of Yesterday", "The Piper", "A House of Hopes and Dreams", "The Night People"; CD2, early mixes and bonus tracks—"Hanging Fire" (previously released on Stillusion), "Still (first mix)", "The Song of the Sea Goat", "Under the Sky", "Wholefood Boogie", "Envelopes of Yesterday", "The Piper", "A House of Hopes and Dreams", "The Night People", "Still (second mix)", "Can You Forgive a Fool?"(previously released on Stillusion).
Squire - Chris's daughter; Yakety
Carmen Squire works as an actress, primarily doing voice-over work. She has been doing extensive work for BBC Radio 2 of late. She also writes and sings.
Carmen has been in Astrella Celeste's
page). Astrella (Donovan Leitch's
daughter) released the single "Dream" and EP Blue
Star, both on Donovan Discs, in the US and UK.
"Dream" and material on Blue Star were co-written
by Kevin Hunter (Sheryl Crow) and
produced by Yoad
Nevo (worked with Sugababes and
Goldfrapp). The band consists of Astrella
(vocals), Carmen (backing vocals, rhythm guitar live), Rat
Scabies (ex-The Damned; drums),
Andy Hobson (The Pretenders; bass),
Nevo (guitar, mandolin), Ofer Shabi (guitar), Joe Atkinson
(Hammond), Colin Graham (Mica Paris; trumpet,
flugelhorn) and Fayyaz Virji (trombone). Astrella is
working on a new album; I do not know whether Squire is
Chandrika Squire - Chris's daughter
No current info
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Nikki Squire is guesting on a forthcoming album entitled The Hope from Mark Trueack, the vocalist from Australian progressive rock band Unitopia. The album is co-directed by Stephen Layton (worked with Jon Anderson, ex-The Expression, ex-Like Oxygen) and Jon Anderson also guests: details under Anderson here.
Nikki Squire (vocals) and Nigel McLaren (bass, backing vocals)
and have been working on some new material in London with Robbie
Blunt (ex-Robert Plant; guitar), Lisa LaRue (MySpace page; worked
John Payne, Gilli Smyth, Tommy Zvoncheck; keys) and
others. Seven pieces are available as digital downloads from their MySpace page:
"Stay Low" (with LaRue and backing vocals by Master Cassian
Munro), "Where is the Love", "Ministry of Life", "Friends &
Enemies", "She Said" (with Blunt), "It's Over", "Tonight" (with
Blunt). Most of there can also be heard as streaming files.
There is also some unreleased Esquire material from over the
years which could be released. She was interviewed in Notes from the
Edge #232, in which she discussed some other possible
Vangelis has released a new 2CD compilation, The Collection
(Rhino) in the UK (which includes "So Long Ago, So Clear", "I'll
Find My Way Home", "State of Independence" and "I Hear You Now"
with Jon Anderson).
"Race to the End" was a 1981 song released by Demis Roussos working with Vangelis, a vocal adaptation of the main theme from the film "Chariots of Fire". The lyrics were by Jon Anderson, at the time working with Vangelis as Jon & Vangelis. With "Chariots of Fire" a recurring theme in promotion for the 2012 Olympics, the song was covered by tenor Russell Watson (worked with Shaun Ryder; sang the theme tune for "Star Trek: Enterprise") and opens his recent album, Anthems (Sony Classical), released May 2012, which made #5 on the UK album chart (#1 on the classical chart). It was also covered by soprano Laura Wright on her album Glorious (which made #52 in the UK), also released May, and her version was included on the Jubilee-themed Now That's What I Call Britain, again out May. Anderson himself has now released his new version of the song (3:05 duration) as a digital single in the UK and US (released Jul 2012), done without the involvement of Vangelis. An accompanying video is here.
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Headspace (MySpace page; YouTube channel)
is a new band consisting of Adam Wakeman (keys), Damian Wilson
ex-Jeronimo Road; vocals), Pete Rinaldi
(guitar), Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett,
Gary Barlow, Diamond
Jubilee Concert; bass) and Richard Brook
London Music School, ex-Victoria Beckham;
drums). Their debut album, I am Anonymous
(InsideOut), is now out in Europe, the US and Australia;
artwork is by Blacklake. Album
sampler here. Tracks:
Asked about the writing of the album in a 2012
interview, Wilson said: "Well, the concept and the
lyrics are mine. This was blended with the musical ideas
by Pete, Adam and the rest of the band." The band have
played several UK/Ireland dates, mainly supporting Ozzy
Osbourne (with whom Adam also plays). Their set list in
2008 was "Never Let Go", "Bodysuit", "Sane Life", "Wasted
Apology and Sober". Headspace's "Fall of America" is
included on the new compilation Prog Rocks!: Volume
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|Adam (keys, vocals) is in new band Snakecharmer,
with Micky Moody (ex-Whitesnake,
ex-Company of Snakes; guitar, slide guitar,
Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company
of Snakes, ex-National Health, ex-Brian
May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black Sabbath; bass), Laurie
Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash,
ex-Tina Turner; guitar, vocals), Harry James (Magnum,
ex-Thunder; drums, vocals) and Chris Ousey (Heartland,
ex-Virginia Wolf; lead vocals). The band perform
Whitesnake material and other songs from the members' back
catalogues. They have played a handful of European dates
from late 2011 through 2013. An eponymous debut album is out
on Frontiers. A promo video of "Accident Prone" from the
album is on
YouTube, while four songs can be downloaded
from their website. Tracks:
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Jemma is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She has made a number of demos available on her SoundCloud page. She sang backing vocals and some lead on her father Rick's albums Retro and Retro 2, and on his CD and DVD Amazing Grace. She performed with Rick and siblings Adam and Oliver at 2 shows on 15 Jun 2013 in Gloucester: see under Rick Wakeman for details.
Oscar is credited as a camera operator on dad
Rick's new Face to Face DVD series.
Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as an
engineer, mixer and/or programmer on a variety of projects,
including Producers, Jeff Beck's Emotion & Commotion,
Seal's Soul 2 and Estelle's All of Me—see details under Horn. He
engineered and mixed Yes's new album, Fly
from Here, produced by Horn.
Jesse assisted Klaus Badelt on
the score for the new disaster movie "Poseidon".
A score album is out. Jesse works as a ProTools operator for
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