Full Name: Leo Koperdraat
Year Of Birth: 8 November 1966 (I love to receive birthday mail!)
City + Country: Gorinchem, The Netherlands
Occupation: Account Manager Commercial Banking with an International Bank
Lives With: Kitty
Instrument: Guitars, Keys, Vocals (pop under the name of The Depressed Pop Consortium. Still looking for a drummer. Working on songs to put on a MySpace account). Favourite instrument: Mellotron!!!!!
Active For DPRP Since: September 2007
DPRP Responsibilities: CD Reviewer & Long Songs Editor
ODDS ‘N ENDS
Favourite Prog & Metal Bands: Yes, Genesis, GG, KC, Gryphon, BJH (just discovered their old stuff!!), Gracious, Spring, Lift, PFM, IQ, Marillion, Pallas, Coda, Earth and Fire, Taurus, Terraced Garden (!!), Cardiacs, Saga, Rush, Spocks Beard, Flower Kings, Anglagard, Anekdoten, Landberk, Big Big Train, Galleon, Carptree, Deadwood Forest, Echolyn, Ritual, Beardfish, PRR, Moongarden, Moon Safari, La Machera di Cera, The Watch, Big Elf, Wobbler. To name just a few.
Favourite Non-Prog: Beatles, Beach Boys, Jason Falkner, Jon Brion, Pugwash, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Barenaked Ladies, Stephen Duffy (and the Lilac Time), Ben Folds (Five), Joe Jackson, Talk Talk, Benjamin Biolay, Blackfield, Rockfour, Elbow, Radiohead, Morgan (Italian pop genius!!!), Coparck, David Sylvian, Japan, Two times the Trauma, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Divine Comedy, Hooverphonic, Doves, Duncan Sheik, Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley, Fiona Apple, Grant Lee Philips, Kevin Gilbert (also Toy Matinee), Grays, Mew, Oceansize, Porcupine Tree, No Man, Rufus Wainwright, Moody Blues, Jazzanova, Tim Christensen, Brendan Benson, A-HA, Alfie, Timesbold, Bee gees (old stuff), Moloko (Roisin Murphy), Jellyfish, PSB, Wondermints, XTC, Zero 7, Zappa. etc etc etc etc
Desert Island top 5 Prog (in no particular order and subject to daily changes): 1. Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans; 2. Gentle Giant – In a Glass House; 3. Anglagard – Any album; 4. Ritual – The Hermulic Voluntary Band (absolute masterpiece!!); 5. Deadwood Forest – Deadwood Forest
Desert Island top 5 Non-Prog (in no particular order and subject to daily changes): 1. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds; 2. Morgan – Canzoni dell’appartamento; 3. Grays – RoShamBo; 4. Duncan Sheik – Duncan Sheik; 5. Alfie – Cryin at Teatime