Full Name: Joris Donkel
Year Of Birth: 1965
City + Country: Königstein, Germany
Occupation: ERP-administrator
Instrument: Occasional air drums and weird vocal noises that almost sound like music
Other: I was once one of the most fanatic Queen collectors in the World and ran the International Queen Swap Office (click here for more info); but now prog fully occupies me, besides that I’m an amateur actor.


Active For DPRP Since: 2004
DPRP Responsibilities: Main gopher, Internal affairs & HR, CD/DVD Pipeline editor, Coordinator and distribution, Competitions Editor, PR, New recruits supervisor


Favourite Prog & Symfo Bands: Genesis, Yes, Flower Kings, Arena, Camel, Pink Floyd, Jean-Michel Jarre, Steve Hackett, UK, Gazpacho, Lazuli, Spock’s Beard, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Marillion, Pendragon, Haken, The Enid, Carptree, Jupiter’s Society, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic, Dream Theater, Caravan, Ayreon, Pallas, Pär Lindh Project, Rhapsody (of fire), Rick Wakeman, IQ, Rush, Saga, Alan Parsons Project, Kayak, Focus, Kansas to mention just a few …

Favourite Non-Prog Bands: Queen, Deep Purple, Muse, Billy Joel, Beatles, Meatloaf, Rammstein, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Waterboys, The Police, Supertramp, E.L.O., The Doors, Puhdys, Flairck and some Balkan gyspy music like from Fanfare Giocarlia and Goran Bregovic and this is just the tip of the iceberg

Desert Island Top 5: Queen – A Night at the Opera, Genesis – Selling England By The Pound, Flower Kings – ‘depends on my mood’, Deep Purple – Made in Japan, Jean-Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields (and my wife will definitely bring Arena – The Visitor)