Full Name: Tony Bird
Year Of Birth: 1959
City + Country: Wickford, Essex, UK
Occupation: Driving Examiner
Instrument: Own a Alto Saxophone (Got it on show one day may get to learn to play it)
Other: Gym, gigs, reading, football (season ticket holder at Southend United)
Active For DPRP Since: December 2012
DPRP Responsibilities: Reviewer
ODDS ‘N ENDS
Favourite Prog: Fish, IQ, Opeth, Marillion, Jethro Tull, Landmarq, Transatlantic, Dream Theater, Yes, Gazpacho, Gentle Giant, Genesis/Gabriel era, Spock’s Beard, No-Man, Porcupine Tree, Arena, Pendragon, Neal Morse, John Young Band, Flying Colors, King Crimson, Riverside, It Bites, Panic Room, The Reasoning, Rush, ELP, Camel, Supertramp, UK.
Favourite non-prog: Black Crowes, Counting Crowes, Cowboy Junkies, The Who, lynyrd skynyrd, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Free, Robin Trower, Free, Asia(both versions John Payne & John Wetton), Talk Talk, Japan, David Sylvian, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Kathleen Edwards, Santana, Jeff & Tim Buckley, also like jazz, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Kenny Garrett, John Mclaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth to name a few.
Desert island discs: (very hard to pick only 5): Fish : Vigil In A Wilderness of Mirrors, Marillion : Clutching At Straws, Miles Davis : Kind Of Blue, Jeff Buckley : Grace, Neal Morse : Testimony 1 & 2