Full Name: Alex Torres
Year Of Birth: 1960
City + Country:
Bristol, UK
Gave up working in the nuclear power industry to help my wife run her boarding kennels
Very occasionally – piano


Active For DPRP Since: March 2009
DPRP Responsibilities:
CD Reviewer


Favourite Artists: Barclay James Harvest, Camel, Caravan, Renaissance, Van der Graaf Generator, Procol Harum, Maestoso, Mostly Autumn, Mermaid Kiss, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Riverside, Rush, Spock’s Beard, Yes, Tom Paxton, Elton John, The Pineapple Thief, Bruce Springsteen, The Cate Brothers, The Cranberries, Donovan, Golden Earring, Hawkwind, Jethro Tull, Magnum. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Muse, Spirit, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Sparks, The Strawbs, UFO, Wishbone Ash, Magna Carta

Desert Island Dozen:
Barclay James Harvest “Time Honoured Ghosts”; Camel “Moonmadness”; Caravan “In the Land of Grey and Pink”; Renaissance “A Song for All Seasons”; Tom Paxton “Looking for the Moon”; Elton John “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”; The Cranberries “To the Faithful Departed”; Van der Graaf Generator “The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other”; Mostly Autumn “Storms Over Still Water”; Neal Morse “Sola Scriptura”; Hawkwind “Hall of the Mountain Grill”; Puccini “Turandot”

Favourite Gig Experiences:
Renaissance “Song for All Seasons” tour, Cardiff; The Strawbs – circa 1980, Cardiff; Barclay James Harvest “Gone to Earth” tour, Bristol Hippodrome; Spirit, Bristol Colston Hall circa 1981; Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Cardiff, several times; Turandot at the Arena de Verona.

Six Memorable Songs:
“One Night” – Barclay James Harvest; “Song Within a Song” – Camel; “Bridge Across Forever” – Transatlantic; “Home To Me” – Tom Paxton; “Wind on the Water” – Magna Carta; “Autumn” – The Strawbs