Full Name: Mike Beaugeard (aka Mick The Hat)
Year Of Birth: 1973
City + Country: Manchester, UK
Occupation: Building Manager
Instrument: Bass (main instrument), Guitar, Keyboards (poorly), Drums, Bavarian Nose Flute downtuned to ‘D’ for Prog Metal
Other: Politics & Current Affairs, Film & TV, Football (Spurs), Baseball, Reading & Writing, Travel, Sloth and tons of other stuff.
Active For DPRP Since: May 2014
DPRP Responsibilities: Reviewer
ODDS ‘N ENDS
Favourite Prog: The Flower Kings (and side projects), Spock’s Beard (pre & post Neal Morse), Ayreon, Dreamscape, A.C.T, Nemo, Presto Ballet, RPWL, Unitopia & Yes – to name but a few.
Favourite Non-prog: Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes, Kings X, Steve Lukather, Pink Cream 69, Black Label Society, Tribe Of Gypsies, Kingdom Come, Rammstein, etc.
Desert Island Discs: The Complete Works Of Steve Vai!
Or a list of specific albums, here’s 10 favourites in no particular order:
Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority – 1969
King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King – 1969
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1st) – 1969
Yes – The Yes Album – 1971
Grand Funk Railroad – Grand Funk Live Album – 1970
Focus – Focus 3 – 1972
Stray Dog – Stray Dog – 1973
Steve Vai – Fire Garden – 1996
Spock’s Beard – Day For Night – 1999
Roine Stolt – Wall Street Voodoo – 2005