Category Archives: interview

Dave La Rue (Flying Colors)

DPRP’s John Wenlock-Smith talks to bass maestro Dave La Rue where they discuss the New Flying Colors album, the possibility of a third release and bass guitars.  In addition to Flying Colors, Dave is also a long-time member of the … Continue reading

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Mike Holmes (IQ)

It was the evening of the 6th of May and just a week or so before IQ had played De Melkweg in Amsterdam where they premiered new album The Road Of Bones to an enthusiastic crowd. 18:30 sharp and the … Continue reading

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iamthemorning

Formed in 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russian duo iamthemorning has just released its second album as part of the ever-growing Kscope records roster. Featuring Conservatory-trained pianist Gleb Kolyadin and vocalist Marjana Semkina, Belighted was recorded and mixed by Marcel van Limbeek … Continue reading

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Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee)

I recently had the good fortune to speak to Joel Cummins, keyboard player with American band Umphrey’s McGee, freshly returned to the US after a three-night stint in London, England.

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Rob Reed

What Rob did next, after the Kompendium and Magenta albums, Magenta’s bass player Rob Reed is releasing an album that is very personal to her him, a Mike Oldfield and Tubular Bells inspired epic called “Sanctuary”.  DPRP’s John Wenlock-Smith caught up with Rob recently and he had this to say … Continue reading

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The Psychedelic Ensemble

With a fourth release coming up it is high time for an interview with The Psychedelic Ensemble, after receiving raving reviews for the first three releases we all are wondering what is up next.

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Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

Being ever the courteous man I expected him to be, the phone rang 9:30 sharp and as I answered the call, there was the unmistakable voice of Ian Anderson asking me whether he was phoning to a landline. As I answered “Yes, … Continue reading

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Harvest

A good friend from Spain, called Rafa, noticed the Progdreams III festival that I was going to had Harvest on the line-up. He congratulated me on that and urged me to do an interview. And although I was not familiar with the band, I’m … Continue reading

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Alan White – YES

Alan White has been a member of Yes since 1972 joining after the classic Close to the Edge album but just in time forYessongs, prior to joining Yes he was the drummer in John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band appearing on three albums with the legendary ex-Beatle, some forty years on … Continue reading

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Neal Morse – Transatlantic

In the second part of our Transatlantic special we bring you DPRP’s Basil Francis in conversation with the indefatigable Neal Morse. Keen eyed readers may notice that we asked both Neal and Pete some of the same questions – we’ll … Continue reading

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