Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes

Where are they now? - Others associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)

This page last updated: 17 Oct 2021

YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Others associated with the band

On this page:  Mabel Greer's Toy Shop - Damion Anderson - Deborah Anderson - Jade (Anderson) Hawkins - Tony Anderson - Clive Bayley - Jeff Berlin - Tom Brislin - Matt Clifford - Julian Colbeck - Roger Dean - Marjorie DeLuca - Francis Dunnery - Jonathan EliasDavid Foster - Bruce Gowdy - Larry Groupé - Jimmy Haun - Aaron Horn - Iain Hornal - Dylan Howe - Zoë Street Howe - JJ Jeczalik - Eddie Jobson - Sidonie Jordan - Gary Langan - Alex Lasarenko - Tony Levin - Milton McDonald - Frank Macchia - Mark Mancina - Lou Molino - Eddie Offord - Lee Pomeroy - Steve Porcaro - Graham Preskett - Alex Proyce - Ryan Rabin - Randy Raine-Reusch - Bobby Sherwood - Jay Schellen - Michael Sherwood - Pete Sinfield - Nikki Squire - Vangelis - Adam Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Steven Wilson - Casey Young



Mabel Greer's Toyshop - Facebook

News on the main page.



Damion Anderson - Jon's son. SoundCloud; MySpace page

Damion has written songs with dad Jon for the next Anderson/Stolt album. In a Jan 2021 interview, talking about the project, Stolt referred to there being "probably seven or eight songs" that "we've done up to this point", with there being "one or two of the songs he wrote together with his son."

Damion has several songs available on his SoundCloud account.

In a Jun 2011 interview, Jon said he was writing material with Damion: see under Jon Anderson for details.



Deborah Anderson - Jon's daughter; backing vocals on ABWH. MySpace page; Deborah Anderson Photography; Twitter; Facebook

Deborah made "Women of the White Buffalo" (89 minutes; trailer; Twitter), a feature documentary film about the Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, narrated by Rita Coolidge. Deborah directed and edited, with the screenplay by her and Charlotte Chatton (Brian Chatton's daughter). The film was produced by Deborah Anderson, Adam Schomer and Kumiko Hayashi, and co-produced by Rachelle Garzia and Chatton. The associate producer was Carol Iron Rope. Matthew Rebula is credited as an associate producer and co-producer. The film premièred Nov 2019 in Beverly Hills, at the 24th Red Nation International Film Festival. Deborah was crowdfunding a streaming release for the film on Facebook. The film is receiving a general worldwide release in autumn 2021. She previously exhibited photos of the project.

Dad Jon Anderson wrote the theme song, which he reportedly sings with Delacina Chief Eagle. There is a video on Jon's YouTube channel entitled "White Buffalo", uploaded Feb 2020, but that's with only him singing. Deborah said, "His voice is also featured throughout this important documentary film." The score was by Jennie Muskett (scored Spooks).

Deborah continues to do photography for her father. She did various promo shots for him, including of Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman rehearsals for the tour book and for his 1000 Hands project. She also did videos for the Anderson/Stolt release, Invention of Knowledge and, according Jon, to also involve music from Trevor Rabin: see here for more.






Jade Hawkins (née Anderson) - Jon's daughter. MySpace page; YouTube page; Twitter; Official website (Japan)

In 2016, Jade (piano, vocals) and Eduardo del Signore (worked with Jon Anderson) performed a piece together at Pepperdine University, CA as part of del Signore's A Call 2 Peace concert.

Jade has been working as an actress and model. She had been working on a documentary project entitled "The Divine9 Project".

Clive Bayley - co-wrote "Beyond & Before" and "Sweetness" as a member of Mabel Greer's Toyshop

Bayley and keyboardist Max Hunt (ex-Yes tribute band Fragile, worked with Jon Anderson, Fish) have been working together in the reunited Mabel Greer's Toyshop. On 13 Jun 2020, they released the 10-track digital album Whispers as a duo; a CD release is to follow. Music was by Bayley/Hunt, lyrics by Bayley. Bayley sang and played acoustic & electric guitars and bass. Hunt provided keys, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, backing vocals, accordion, drums, percussion, rhythm loops and samples. Jürgen Linkis on drums. The album was engineered, mixed & mastered by Hunt, and produced by Hunt/Bayley.

Bayley also guests on vocals on 2 tracks of Golden Fragments, the first original album by Fragile, formerly a Yes tribute band. The band consists of Hunt (keys, bass, guitar, percussion, vocals), Claire Hamill (worked with Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Alan White, Jon & Vangelis, John Martyn; vocals), Oliver Day (worked with John Holden; guitars) and Russ Wilson (drums, percussion).


Jeff Berlin - bass on An Evening of Yes Music Plus. Homepage; Facebook

Berlin has crowdsourced a Jack Bruce tribute album, formerly called Songs for a Wailer, but now called Jack Songs. Berlin described the project: "I've arranged every song with fresh interpretations making sure that each song retained the original spirit that Jack included in every tune he wrote." The album was due out 7 Sep 2021. Guests are: Alex Lifeson (ex-Rush), Sammy Hagar, Tony Levin, Billy Sheehan, Brian Auger, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Nathan East, Gary Husband, Mark King, Geddy Lee (ex-Rush), Ron Carter, Albert Lee, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Asia), Marcus Miller, Michael League and Alex Ligertwood.

Berlin runs The Players School of Music in Florida.

Tom Brislin - keys on YesSymphonic tour. Twitter

Brislin is in Kansas and has been touring with them since 2019. His first album with the band was The Absence of Presence (InsideOut Music), released Jul 2020. The rest of the band has been Phil Ehart (drums, percussion), Rich Williams (guitar), Billy Greer (bass, vocals), David Ragsdale (violin, backing vocals), Ronnie Platt (vocals) and Zak (Zarak) Rizvi (4Front; guitar, backing vocals), but Rizvi left in Apr 2021. The album was produced by Rizvi and co-produced by Ehart/Williams. Tracks:


  1. "The Absence of Presence" [mus: Rizvi; lyr: Brislin/Ehart] (8:22)
  2. "Throwing Mountains" [mus: Rizvi; lyr: Brislin/Ehart] (6:18), video
  3. "Jets Overhead" [mus: Rizvi; lyr: Brislin] (5:17), video
  4. "Propulsion 1" [Brislin] (2:17)
  5. "Memories Down the Line" [Brislin] (4:38), lyric video; interview with Brislin
  6. "Circus of Illusion" [mus: Rizvi; lyr: Platt] (5:19)
  7. "Animals on the Roof" [mus: Rizvi; lyr: Brislin/Ehart] (5:12)
  8. "Never" [mus: Rizvi; lyr: Platt/Ehart] (4:50)
  9. "The Song the River Sang" [Brislin] (5:05), described by Brislin as a "spiritual sequel" to "Dust in the Wind"

Recording took place in Aug-Oct 2019, with Brislin on keys and vocals. At the time Brislin joined Kansas, Rizvi had already done 6 (instrumental) demos for the album. The album includes four pieces from Rizvi but with lyrics by or largely by Brislin—"Throwing Mountains" (title and lyric ideas by Ehart), "The Absence of Presence" (title and lyrical concept by Ehart), "Jets Overhead" and "Animals on the Roof"—while "Memories Down the Line" and "The Song the River Sang" are complete songs Brislin wrote for the band. Brislin also composed the instrumental "Propulsion 1", which was written several years earlier. Platt is the main vocalist on the album, but Brislin sings lead on "The Song the River Sang" and provides backing vocals for much of the album.

Brislin said in an Aug 2021 interview that the band will make another album.

The band had extensive tour plans, but much of their 2020 touring was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The band played 3 US dates May and then have more from 30 Jul-19 Dec 2021. They may add material from [SPOILERS—highlight to read] The Absence of Presence to the set list. Further US dates follow 12 Mar-8 May 2022. There is a European tour 11 Oct-3 Nov 2022.

Digipak from UK Amazon:



vinyl

#ad

CD + Blu-ray from US Amazon:



vinyl

#ad

Kansas released The Point of Know Return Live & Beyond (InsideOut Music) on 28 May 2021, taken from across 12 shows in 2019-20, during which they played all of the band's album Point of Know Return. The album was mixed by their live front of house engineer, Chad Singer, and was produced by Ehart/Williams. The release will be available digitally, as a 2CD, and as a 3LP+2CD box (with 180g vinyl). Tracks—disc 1:

1. "Cold Grey Morning"
2. "Two Cents Worth"
3. "The Wall"
4. "Song for America"
5. "Summer"
6. "Musicatto"
7. "Taking in the View"
8. "Miracles Out of Nowhere"
Disc 2:
9. "Point of Know Return"
10. "Paradox"
11. "The Spider"
12. "Portrait (He Knew)"
13. "Closet Chronicles"
14. "Lightning's Hand"
15. "Dust in the Wind"
16. "Sparks of the Tempest"
17. "Nobody's Home"
18. "Hopelessly Human"
19. "Carry on Wayward Son"
20. "People of the South Wind"
21. "Refugee"
22. "Lonely Wind"


#ad



#ad

The album was preceded by 2 singles: "The Wall" (out 23 Apr) and then "Portrait (He Knew)" (out 14 May).

In a May 2020 interview, Brislin said he was writing a lot during the COVID-19 lockdown, which might be for various different projects. He mooted the possibility of another solo album. He was also teaching. In a May 2021 interview with the New Ears Prog Show, possibly recorded in Apr, Brislin again talked of writing during the pandemic, saying he wrote with "no preconceptions" with the plan being to "sort it out later" what he did with the material. He described now having "over 100 of these little [...] recordings" that he is now sorting through for potentially Kansas, his solo career, The Sea Within or other projects.

Brislin played a 28 Nov 2020 virtual concert as part of the ProgStock Presents Moogvember Concert Series benefiting the Bob Moog Foundation (support from Rachel Flowers and Ad Astra).

Brislin was at the 2018 ProgStock Festival with his new band called Gold Rotation, consisting of himself (keys, vocals), Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance; guitar, bass, vocals), Daniel McGowan (The Tea Club; guitar, vocals), Rajendra Sharma (ex-Spiraling; drums) and David Anthony (percussion). Set: "Stuff You Would Not Understand" (from his solo album Hurry Up and Smell the Roses), "Your Favorite Day" (Hurry Up...), "Titan" (probably a new piece), "Industry in the Distance" (Hurry Up...), "They Know My Name" (originally released by The Sea Within; solo piano), "Liftoff" (Hurry Up...; solo piano), "When You Told Me Not to Go" (Hurry Up...; solo piano), "Wind Him Up" (originally by Saga; with Michael Sadler), "Hurry Up and Smell the Roses" (Hurry Up...), "I Hold a Candle" (Hurry Up...), "Microphone" (Hurry Up...). In his 2019 new year's message, Brislin said the band would be writing and recording in 2019. In the Feb 2019 interview, he said, "There's a lot of writing on the agenda, and we aim to start recording in the coming months."

Brislin was one of two keyboardists on Invention of Knowledge by Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings): see under Anderson for details. Brislin (keys, backing vocals) also joined Stolt (guitars, backing vocals, keys) in The Sea Within (Twitter), which includes two more performers who were on Invention of Knowledge, Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Steve Hackett, Karmakanic, worked with The Syn; bass) and Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation, Transatlantic, ex-The Flower Kings; vocals, guitar), plus Marco Minnemann (Levin Minnemann Rudess, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, In Continuum, worked with Eddie Jobson, UK, Trey Gunn, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani; drums, percussion, guitar, backing vocals). Their debut album, also called The Sea Within (details in Yescography), was released Jun 2018. Anderson guested on 1 song. Tracks—disc 1:

  1. "Ashes of Dawn" [mus: Reingold/Stolt; lyr: Stolt/Reingold] (5:59)
  2. "They Know My Name" [Brislin] (5:09), originally worked on for Hurry Up and Smell the Roses
  3. "The Void" [mus: Reingold/Stolt; lyr: Stolt] (4:53)
  4. "An Eye for an Eye for an Eye" [Minnemann] (7:01)
  5. "Goodbye" [Reingold/Stolt/Brislin/Gildenlöw/Minnemann] (5:31)
  6. "Sea Without" [Stolt] (2:23)
  7. "Broken Cord" [mus: Stolt/Minnemann; lyr: Stolt] (14:10), with Anderson (backing vocals)
  8. "The Hiding of the Truth" [Stolt] (5:35)

Disc 2:

  1. "The Roaring Silence" [mus: Stolt/Brislin; lyr: Stolt] (8:04)
  2. "Where are You Going?" [Brislin/Gildenlöw] (5:54)
  3. "Time" [mus: Reingold/Stolt/Gildenlöw/Brislin/Minnemann; lyr: Stolt/Gildenlöw] (7:18)
  4. "Denise" [mus: Reingold/Gildenlöw; lyr: Reingold/Stolt/Gildenlöw] (5:16)


Vinyl
MP3 version:



#ad
Gildenlöw withdrew from the band before live work; the band have played live thrice. There was a Jul 2018 show at the Night of the Prog festival, Loreley, Germany, with Pete Trewavas (Marillion, Transatlantic) subbing for Reingold, who was otherwise committed. They played twice on the Cruise to the Edge 2019, with Stolt, Reingold, Brislin, Minnemann and Casey McPherson (Flying Colors). The band were already considering a second album, according to Stolt in a May 2018 interview, based around an expected core of Stolt, McPherson, Reingold, Brislin and Minnemann, with Gildenlöw possibly just guesting. When he was asked about more touring in his Feb 2019 interview, Brislin noted, "With my new position in Kansas, Jonas playing bass for Steve Hackett, and a new iteration of the Flower Kings, we're going to put our heads together to see where the Sea Within fits in to everything. We all believe that there's a lot of potential yet to explore."

In a Feb 2020 interview, asked about his activities for the year, Stolt said, "if God will there may be another The Sea Within-album". In an Oct 2020 interview with Yes Music Podcast, Stolt said:

There was plans last year. We were all on the boat [...] We had a kind of a band meeting and we were talking about, ‘OK, shall we try make something next year, and shall we try write some songs etc.?’ But I think pretty much it stopped there and I don’t know if it has anything to do with the corona or band members being busy with other stuff, but I’m thinking, I mean, now we have this situation where no-one really can go out and play [...] There should be time, but I think probably the reality is that we have so many other things to do, so it’s just sitting there, waiting to be made, but I can’t tell really when.

He said more in a Jan 2021 interview:

It’s strange time for all of us. It’s about a couple of different things, we have other projects, but it’s also about survival. So we need to find ways to get the money in. Transatlantic for me is a good way of that, and The Flower Kings [...] So sometimes I have to give priority, you know, and which I kind of regret sometimes, but it’s reality. [...] Sometimes I’m too much of a dreamer. So I just think about all these projects with other people that I want to do and it just goes on and on and on. Sometimes you spend a lot of time on projects that don’t generate a lot of money. There’s other stuff, even like The Sea Within, there was a plan for a second album. We haven’t made much progress to be honest, but there are songs and so we got to just say, Okay, let’s do this now, and start sending out files and, Can you sing on this? Can you play drums on this? And then once we get to that point then you can move forward.

Asked about The Sea Within in a May 2021 interview with the New Ears Prog Show, Minnemann said, "[W]e keep in touch, obviously, and we have plans, y'know, for making those albums, y'know, and doing it further". But he then spoke about enjoying focusing on his main projects (McStine & Minnemann, The Aristocrats) during the pandemic. He continued, "I don't want to kind of right now detour to kind of release another bunch of albums with someone else to confuse [...] people", preferring to concentrate on the next two McStine & Minnemann releases.

In his May 2018 Yes Music Podcast interview, Brislin said he and Jon Anderson have been and are looking for further ways to work together. Likewise, in this Jul 2018 interview, he said, "Jon Anderson and I had been talking about ways to work together ever since my tours with Yes in 2001."

The Backstage is a new band consisting of Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Anderson/Stolt, The Sea Within, Karmakanic, worked with The Syn), Craig Blundell (works with Steven Wilson; drums) and Rob Townsend, all of whom play with Steve Hackett. Their 10-track debut album, Isolation, recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown, came out Sep 2020. Guests included Brislin, Hackett, Minnemann, Stolt, Nick Beggs, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Luke Machin, Andy Tillison (The Tangent), Roger King (works with Steve Hackett, ex-Squackett) and Lalle Larson. Tracks: "Some Skunk Blues", "Swag", "Stones and Pebbles", "Distancing", "31 Ways to Lose Your Lover", "All the Things You Were", "Can I Have Your Number?", "Isolation", "Yuff Market", "Covid Nights". Brislin plays on "Stones and Pebbles", also with McStine and Mastelotto.


#ad



#ad


Matt Clifford - additional keys on ABWH

No current info.


Julian Colbeck - additional keys live with ABWH

Colbeck is CEO of Keyfax music production company.  He co-wrote the Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording book and video series.




#ad



#ad
Roger Dean - cover artist. Homepage

Dean's recent album art includes Yes's The Royal Affair Tour. Asia and John Lodge are also planning releases from the same tour, and Dean has done covers for those albums too. He has done art for the forthcoming albums The Quest from Yes and End of Innocence from Tony Kaye.

Dean did the cover for The Flower Kings' Islands (out Oct 2020). The cover for Islands was an existing piece of art that Dean had when the band approached him. (The Flower Kings' Roine Stolt has also been working with Jon Anderson and Tom Brislin.) Other recent work has been for Downes Braide Association (DBA) and, forthcoming, Yes. Dean has been doing regular videos of his painting live or Q&As. The DBA release, Halcyon Hymns, includes the videos for that cover art. Previously unseen art by Dean is in Asia's The Reunion Albums: 2007-2012, out Jun 2021.

Dean will be joining Yes on their rescheduled 2022 European tour, exhibiting art and directing the live shows.

Dean is exhibiting at Trading Boundaries again 15 Apr-31 Dec 2021.

In an Aug 2020 interview, Dean said, "what I've spent most time doing this year [2020] is on the phone and presentations. What I expect to spend the most time doing for the rest of the year is working on architectural projects and close on the heels of that, a story with interactive elements in it. This is a virtual project but the architecture is meant to be completely for-real. It will be all curvilinear with spires and all the things you would associate with my work."

He has been working on Henk Rogers' moonbase project, with a prototype to be built in Hawaii. He continues to work on his film project, "Floating Islands"—details on main page. He also talked about making a film to show people how we could live in the future in this Feb 2018 YouTube video.

Marjorie M DeLuca - Trevor Horn's sister. Official blog; Twitter

DeLuca is a fiction author based in Canada. "The Savage Instinct", a historical mystery thriller, came out 18 May 2021. "The Secret Sister", a suspense novel, preceded that.

Francis Dunnery - backing vocals on ABWH. Official website

Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist.

Dunnery has also been working with Dave Kerzner (Sonic Reality, working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett, worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on the Sonic Elements projects—see details on the main page.



Jonathan Elias - producer, composer, additional keyboards and vocals on Union. EliasArts; EliasArts profile; MySpace page; MySpace page for EliasArts

Elias and Jon Anderson have been working together. Elias worked with Anderson on Anderson's Sunlight album of production music. Elias was involved in another project that appears to have stalled: see under Anderson. Elias was also working on an album with Yungchen Lhamo (who appeared on his Prayer Cycle: Path to Zero).

Elias continues to work with Jimmy Haun. Haun and Elias were working with singer Lindsey Haun (Jimmy's daughter). Elias continues to do music for various adverts and films.


David Foster - additional guitar on Time and a Word. Official website

On 3 Nov 2017, Yes announced that David Foster had died.

Foster's autobiography, "Yours is No Disgrace", was expected at some point from his webpage.



Bruce Gowdy - guitar with Squire/Sherwood/White/Kaye before Union.

Gowdy is in Unruly Child (Facebook, Twitter), whose latest album was Big Blue World (Frontiers); tracks:
  1. "Living in Someone Else's Dream", lyric video on YouTube
  2. "All Over the World"
  3. "Dirty Little Girl"
  4. "Breaking the Chains"
  5. "Are These Words Enough"
  6. "Will We Give Up Today", video
  7. "Beneath a Steady Rain"
  8. "The Harder They will Fall"
  9. "Down and Dirty"
  10. "The Hard Way", YouTube stream

The band consists of Bruce Gowdy (guitars, bass, keys, vocals), Guy Allison (ex-World Trade, ex-Lodgic; keys, percussion, vocals), Marcie Michelle Free (ex-King Kobra; lead vocals), Jay Schellen (World Trade, working with Yes; drums) and Larry Antonio (bass, vocals). Lyrics were mostly by Allison and Betsy Summers.


Larry Groupé - orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic. Official website; Current projects

Groupé writes music for film, TV, CD-ROMs etc. He did the score for "The Outpost", the film drama directed by Rod Lurie. There is a limited edition CD (1000 copies) and digital release of the score album, The Outpost (La-La Land Records, LLLCD 1537), with 17 tracks and a 43:22 duration. The album includes the endtitles song "Everybody Cries", performed by Rita Wilson. It was produced by Groupé, Steven Wayne Thomas and Dan Goldwasser, and mastered by James Nelson. Tracks:
  1. "Dopple Drop" (1:08)
  2. "Shura" (3:55)
  3. "Too Many Mountains" (2:01)
  4. "Don't Argue & Fight" (2:21)
  5. "Phone Home" (1:54)
  6. "Run!" (1:19)
  7. "Guess Who's Here" (2:54)
  8. "Sniper" (1:44)
  9. "Keating Dies" (2:25)
  10. "Wrong Coordinates" (2:18)
  11. "Portis Surveys" (3:45)
  12. "Not Today" (2:03)
  13. "Get Radical" (2:08)
  14. "Apaches Arrive" (1:47)
  15. "Theme for the Rank and File" (3:49)
  16. "Everybody Cries" (3:12)
  17. "The Outpost – Fade to Black" (4:39)


#ad




Jimmy Haun - guitar on the ABWH component of Union. MySpace page; EliasArts profile; Webpage

Haun is in Arc of Life with Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, Jay Schellen and Dave Kerzner (In Continuum, Mantra Vega, worked with Francis Dunnery, Jon Anderson, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Genesis, ex-Giraffe).

Haun worked with Jon Anderson on Anderson's Sunlight album of production music.

In a Mar 2020 interview, Haun described multiple projects:

He also said that he and Billy Sherwood had talked about re-recording some Lodgic material.

More generally, he continues to do music for adverts, TV and film as a freelancer. He stills works with Jonathan Elias. In a Feb 2021 interview with SOAL Night Live, he said he was working on a library of music with Elias for Universal. He also said he was doing music for a film by Dito Montiel, with whom he has often worked in the past.

Several years ago, Haun wrote some material with Noella Hutton that she is now recording on a new album.




Aaron Horn, a.k.a. Aaron Audio - Trevor's son. Website; MySpace page; Twitter; Tumblr

Crate Classics (also stylised CRT CLSSX; SoundCloud) is a project from Aaron Horn and Jamie Rodigan (SoundCloud). Their mini-album Jungle Fire, Vol. 1 was released 9 Apr 2021; tracks:

  1. "Applejax" (3:51)
  2. "DREADMAFIAS" (3:48)
  3. "FIAT 95" (3:27)
  4. "Ganjabread Men" (2:38)

Jungle Fire, Vol. 2 (duration 11:47) followed 7 May 2021; tracks:

  1. "Generalized"
  2. "Injekt"
  3. "Love Lost"
  4. "Mercy Dub"
Jungle Fire, Vol. 3 (duration 16:03) came 11 June 2021; tracks:
  1. "Rhythm to Rhythm"
  2. "Teradaktar"
  3. "Top Shotter"
  4. "World"


#ad



#ad

They then released the single "Rose Tinted" ft. Eliza Legzdina (3:20) on 23 Jul 2021 (video). The song was written by Rodigan, Horn and Legzdina, and produced by Rodigan and Horn. Next came "Babylon" ft. Capleton and Potential Badboy on 8 Oct 2021 (video).

They co-produced "Woman", the album opener on Doja Cat's Planet Her, released 25 Jun 2021. Horn also co-wrote the song. The album made #2 in the US (#1 in R&B), Canada and New Zealand, #3 in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Norway, #5 in Lithuania, #6 in the Netherlands and Finland, #8 in Denmark, #9 in Austria and Sweden, #13 in France and Switzerland, #12 in Flanders and #23 in Wallonia (Belgium), #16 in Spain, #32 in Germany, #33 in Italy and #61 in downloads in Japan.

They produced Yung Saber and Gabriella's "Little Man" (2:34), released 5 Aug 2021. In May 2021, they also produced "So in Love" by Raver.

Aaron started a new venture, the Oat Milk café (Twitter; Facebook) in Camden Town, London, in 2015. A creative hub with its own recording space, the vegetarian café is decorated with vintage equipment from Sarm Studios, which Aaron also helps to run.



Ally (Alexandra) Horn - Trevor's daughter. Twitter

Ally and dad Trevor's PA, Suzanne, have a band together called The Hornettes.

She has been managing director of SPZ.


Will Horn - Trevor's son

Will said in a Feb 2017 interview that he was writing a memoir about being transgendered.


Iain Hornal - bass in Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman. Website; Facebook; Twitter

Hornal works with Jeff Lynne's ELO (see details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he plays), 10cc and sings in the Gentle Giant spin-off band, Three Friends.

His new solo album is the 11-track Fly Away Home, out 6 Apr 2021 on CD and digital. The album was produced by Hornal and Jo Webb (Jeff Lynne's ELO); Webb also mixed and mastered, and plays guitars and keys. Tracks:

  1. "Wake Me Up, Drop Me Out" [Hornal]
  2. "Fly Away Home" [Hornal]
  3. "How Much It Means" [Hornal], video
  4. "Try a Little Love" [Hornal]
  5. "The One to Blame" [Hornal]
  6. "Let the Dove Fly" [Hornal/Andy Simanowitz]
  7. "Everybody Else" [Hornal/Hugh Tregoning]
  8. "I Can't Tell You" [Graham Gouldman/Hornal]
  9. "Welcome to the World" [Hornal]
  10. "Find a Home" [Hornal]
  11. "Drop This Song" [Hornal]
Graham Gouldman (10cc) guests on vocals on "The One to Blame".

Hornal played a live online album launch on 6 Apr. He played a 1 Sep 2021 show in St Albans.

Hornal and Sally Minnear (Kerry Minnear's daugther; Celestial Fire, worked with Dave Kerzner, John Holden) are the two featured vocalists on the forthcoming solo album To the Far Away (previously known as A Lincolnshire Country Lane) from Dave Bainbridge (Iona, The Strawbs, Downes Braide Association). Bainbridge plays guitars, mandolin and bouzouki, while also guesting are Lynn Caldwell (lyrics), Frank van Essen (Iona, Celestial Fire), Jon Poole (Lifesigns, The Cardiacs), Troy Donockley (Nightwish, Iona; Uilleann pipes, whistles, vocals), Nigel Cameron, Martin Nolan (Iona) and Julie Cameron-Hall (violin).


Dylan Howe - Steve's son; toured with Yes. Official Website; Twitter; Bandcamp

Dylan plays with Wilko Johnson's trio; Johnson was formerly in Dr Feelgood and The Blockheads, and the trio is rounded out by bassist Norman Watt-Roy, still currently in The Blockheads. Late Aug 2021, they played their first post-pandemic live show. They next play the Northern Kin Festival in Durham, 18 Sep 2021.

In a podcast released Mar 2020, but recorded seemingly in mid-2017, Howe talked about "preparing" to do some original work as a solo artist/bandleader.

Dylan and Ross Stanley are in the Steve Howe Trio. Their latest album was New Frontier: see under Steve Howe for details. Dylan also played drums on Steve's solo album, Love Is, and he is on some of Steve's Homebrew 7, out Jul 2021: see under Steve Howe for details.

Dylan guests on Chris Jagger's Mixing Up the Medicine (BMG), due 10 Sep 2021. Also appearing are Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones; Chris's brother), Charlie Hart (worked with Ronnie Lane) and Jody Linscott (worked with The Who).



Zoë Howe - Steve's daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; YouTube, Twitter; Patreon

Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer.

"Poly Styrene: I am a Cliche" is a documentary feature film about the late singer Poly Styrene (ex-X-Ray Spex) made by Z Howe, director Paul Sng and Poly's daughter, Celeste Bell. There is an accompanying book, "Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story" by Bell and Howe.




JJ Jeczalik - programming on 90125

See under Gary Langan.


Eddie Jobson - briefly joined Yes before the release of 90125. Homepage; Official Facebook fan page; Zealots Lounge

In Oct 2017, Jobson announced his retirement from live performance. He described his lack of activity over the previous six months, saying "reasons for this are too copious to enumerate here, but they do include being injured in a fall; then being involved in a high-speed car crash on a Los Angeles freeway (I have been in therapy for my back for the past four months); and, in the past year [2016] alone, dealing with the deaths of nine (yes, nine) close friends, colleagues and family members." He continued, "This and other business factors have led me to some significant decisions, the first of which is that I am permanently retiring from live concert touring. [...] A second decision [...] is to sell my house and studio, leave Los Angeles and move back to New York." He also explained that, "I am not disengaging from music, just gracefully transitioning into my retirement years. The coming weeks and months will see the complete delivery of the piano improvs, along with a video of each, as well as work on some legacy compilations and a possible vinyl release. [...] 2018 will see a complete restructuring of Globe Music [...] and the Zealots Lounge". However, late May 2018, he announced:
Due to persistent demand since announcing my retirement from concert touring, I have decided to perform a one-off concert with a full band on October 7 [2018] - headlining the last night of ProgStock 2018 [...] I shall be playing the music of ‘UK’ with a virtuoso lineup of players
The band was with Marc Bonilla (ex-Keith Emerson Band; bass, vocals), Alex Machacek (guitar), Thomas Lang (drums). They headlined the last day of the festival. Earlier in the day, he also did a masterclass and Q&A. In the evening, he said this would likely be his last live performance.

The piano improvisations were recorded in 2016 using a crowdfunding model (YouTube preview here).

Jobson's Live is a limited edition 2CD compilation of remixed/remastered live work with U-Z and solo, due 28 Aug 2020. Recordings are from shows in Poland, Russia, Japan and the US, including the Ultimate Zero tour in 2009, the U-Z shows with John Wetton, the Four Decades show in Japan (2013), and the last U-Z performance at CalProg (22 Jun 2010). Also performing were Simon Phillips, Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann (In Continuum), Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson), Billy Sheehan, John Wetton (ex-Asia, ex-King Crimson, ex-UK), Marc Bonilla, Alex Machacek, Mike Mangini, Greg Howe, TJ Helmerich and Ric Fierabracci. Tracks—CD1:

1. "Alaska"
2. "The Only Thing She Needs"
3. "Awakening"
4. "Nevermore"
5. "Rendezvous 6:02"
6. "Ice Festival"
7. "Theme of Secrets"
8. "Prelude"   
9. "Presto Piano"
10. "In the Dead of Night"
11. "By the Light of Day"
12. "Presto Vivace"
13. "In the Dead of Night - Reprise"
CD2:
1. "Announcement (EJ)"
2. "Bitches Crystal"
3. "Violin/Stick Duo"
4. "Red"
5. "Carrying No Cross"
6. "Starless"
7. "Caesar's Palace Blues"   
8. "Forever Until Sunday"


#ad



#ad

Some of the material appears to come from Ultimate Zero Tour - Live, released 2010, and Four Decades, released 2015. However, other material may be previously unreleased.



Or check at Burning Shed


#ad
1971-1979 The Band Years (Globe Music Media) was released Oct 2018; details in Yescography. The liner notes of this album announced subsequent releases:
1980-1989 The Solo Years
1990-1999 The Scoring Years
2000-2009 The Eclectic Years
2010-2019 The Retrospective Years
However, these have yet to appear. Jobson re-released his two '80s solo albums, The Green Album and Theme of Secrets, together as a 3-disc (2CD/1Bluray) release. The Green Album/Theme of Secrets (GMM9190-2) comes with a 7-page booklet with extensive liner notes. The release came 7th in the Reissue category of Prog magazine's 2019 Readers' Poll.

He had previously talked of writing some new music. Around Aug 2012, he said on his Zealots Lounge website that, "I am ready to make some new music and implement some new ideas for UKZ." However, he then announced in an autumn 2012 update that:
mainly to do with time and the availability of others, it has become clear that I will be unable to produce any new music for UKZ before the scheduled [...] tours in late March [2013].
A Dec 2013 Facebook update talked of Jobson's plans for 2014 including "an eye toward creating new music." New UKZ music did not appear.

Jobson performed at a Keith Emerson tribute show on 28 May 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, organised, produced and arranged by Marc Bonilla. Other performers included Bonilla, Steve Porcaro (Toto, worked with Yes), Steve Lukather (Toto), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Vinnie Colaiuta (ex-Asia, worked with Frank Zappa), Rachel Flowers and many others. There is a 4-disc (2DVD/2CD) release, Fanfare for the Uncommon Man: The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert (Cherry Red), with a video of the concert, a second DVD with interviews and other bonus features and a 2CD of the audio, available from 19 Mar. The DVDs are Region free. There is also a download version available. All proceeds (if buying through Cherry Red or the release website) go to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Mixing was by Keith Wechsler (worked with ELP). All video editing had been completed by Mar 2017. The film was premiered on 16 Jan 2020 in Huntington Beach, CA. CD tracks—disc 1:
  1. "Prelude to a Hope"
  2. "Karn Evil 9", with Jonathan Sindelman (White, Parallels, worked with Ajalon, Neal Morse)
  3. "The Barbarian", with Steve Porcaro (organ), Rachel Flowers (piano) and Gregg Bissonette (ex-David Lee Roth)
  4. "Hoedown"
  5. "Touch and Go", with Porcaro (keys) and Sindelman (keys)
  6. "A Place to Hide"
  7. "Tribute to Keith"
  8. "The Endless Enigma", with Rachel Flowers
  9. "Take a Pebble", with CJ Vanston
  10. "Tank", with Sindelman
  11. "Fanfare for the Common Blue Turkey": while listed under this name, I think this is "Rondo ala Blue Turkey"
Disc 2:
  1. "Ride"
  2. "From the Beginning"
  3. "Bitches Crystal", with Jobson (keys)
  4. "Nutrocker"
  5. "Tarkus"
  6. "Lucky Man", with Jobson (Moog), Porcaro (piano), Sindelman (keys), Steve Lukather (guitar)
  7. "The Great Gates of Kiev", with Jobson (Moog)
  8. "Fanfare for the Common Man", with Jobson (keys), Lukather (guitar)
  9. "Are You Ready, Eddy?"
DVD—disc 1:
  1. "After All of This"
  2. "Prelude to a Hope"
  3. "Karn Evil 9"
  4. "The Barbarian"
  5. "Hoedown"
  6. "Touch and Go"
  7. "A Place to Hide"
  8. "Tribute to Keith"
  9. "The Endless Enigma"
  10. "Take a Pebble"
  11. "Tank"
  12. "Fanfare for the Common Blue Turkey"
  13. "Ride"
  14. "From the Beginning"
  15. "Bitches Crystal"
  16. "Nutrocker"
  17. "Tarkus"
  18. "Lucky Man"
  19. "The Great Gates of Kiev"
  20. "Fanfare for the Common Man"
  21. "Are You Ready, Eddy?"
  22. "Beyond the Stars"
  23. "The Dreamer"
UK
There was an abortive UK reunion project entitled Legacy. This project began life under the UK name, but then became a Jobson solo project, before being abandoned. Bill Bruford (percussion), Tony Levin (bass), Francis Dunnery, Steve Hackett and others, guested on 1999 recording sessions. While initially involved, Wetton ceased to be part of the project early on, with Aaron Lippert (UKZ) planned to replace him on vocals. Jobson described the concept: "We have taken on the daunting subject of the aftermath of Communism, or of any despotic regime, and the will of the people to survive." In Nov 2006, Jobson said:
an album does need to be an expression of where you are musically, sonically, socially, politically etc. at the time. 'Legacy' was started in 1995 and much of it was conceived then; unfortunately, the sonic choices I would make in 2007 are quite different from the ones I made in 1995. Furthermore, a solo album would be a different animal than a UK album - even if I did compose all of it myself. Songs were written with John in mind, not to mention possible guitar parts for Holdsworth, Fripp and others.

There is also an ownership issue with some of the recordings which will render some performances unusable.

It is clear to me that any usable compositional ideas and performances that, legally, I still have full rights to should be reviewed and probably reworked to reflect twelve years of further technical and musical growth.

And:

But, truth be told... I ran out of steam. At some point, I'll see what I can retrieve.

Let me take this time to apologize to those who did support the project (for whatever length of time), for the disappointment of those anticipating its release, and even to John for my aiming too high and taking too long.


Asked in an Aug 2009 interview about whether we will ever see or hear the project, Jobson said:

I don’t know is the answer to that. I don’t just do things to get it out there and to try and sell records. I do things [...] to continue developing, exploring, learning and growing and trying to be an artist. [...] it gets to the point where I have to ask myself how cost effective is it for me to sit, for even just two months, and pull all this stuff together to try and make something out of it when the music is fifteen or twenty years old and I've kind of moved on to other things. Even though it's interesting how many people are going to bother to buy it? Shouldn't my time be more focused on moving forward? So that’s where I get to a lot.

Having said that some of this footage should probably come out at some point because it's really cool [laughs].


He also said, "I've also got tons of film footage of everybody recording as well. Stuff nobody has even seen. I've got Tony Levin, Bruford, the choir and everybody." To a fan after the 23 Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said the Legacy material would not be released as an album, but that he is likely to use bits from it, commenting that he had some interesting pieces with Bruford and Hackett. In an Aug 2011 interview, he said:

The process of creating is where my passion is; it is not necessary for me to actually have other people hear it. [...] I worked on the “Legacy” album for years, on and off, and at some point I felt I had got out what I needed to get out of it and I didn’t feel the need anymore to finish it. I had learnt a lot, I had some wonderful experiences, and that had been quite enough for me: going around the world to make it, conducting the Prague Philharmonic, working with the “Bulgarian Women” in a cathedral, singing my music; working in New York with Tony Levin; working in Peter Gabriel’s studio with Steve Hackett and Bill Bruford, filming everything as well – so I had even been learning about video and documentary making. [...]

I’d even written some Bulgarian poems in the archaic style of Bulgarian folk poetry. It led to me working with a professor of Balkan poetry from the university of Boston to create the poems for the Bulgarian choir to sing. People keep asking me ‘why don’t you release it’ or ‘will you ever release it’? The answer is NO, I won’t release it because I never took it to the final stage, the mechanical stage: sequencing the album, mixing everything, making a design for the album cover and getting it all manufactured, making deals with distributors, publishing companies, getting the albums in the shops, you know, that kind of stuff for me is fairly tedious.


Three tracks from Legacy did appear on Voices of Life, the Bulgarian Women's Choir's compilation—details in Yescography.

Archival/online/re-releases
In the 1980s, Jobson worked on a follow-up to his 1983 The Green Album, to be called The Pink Album, but the project was never finished. To a fan after an Apr 2011 UK show, Jobson said he had plans to release the album. Further bits and bobs from Jobson's career have been released through the Zealots Lounge.


Sidonie Jordan - Peter Banks' ex-wife, a.k.a. Sydney Foxx

Jordan is still performing. In an interview around Jan 2018, she described her current activities:

I am currently working with a very talented artist/producer/engineer named "Cade Roberts" in Oklahoma for TV and movie sync deals. We are also producing a track together for a wonderful Americana/Alt Country artist named "Edan Archer," and I hope to do more tracks with her and keep working with Cade. I also hope to continue working with Jez Larder from Skyline Studios in the UK, who I have worked with on and off for over 15 years.

[...]

I am planning a track with my old studio mate Ric Parnell from Atomic Rooster/Spinal Tap and am working with Mark Murdock (Cymbalic Encounters and Brand X) [ex-Empire] on some retro tracks he has written.

I presume the reference to Murdock was to Jordan guesting with The New Empire: see under Banks.



Gary Langan - engineer on 90125

With fellow former Art of Noise members JJ Jeczalik and Anne Dudley, the trio were touring playing an Art of Noise set.



Alex Lasarenko - additional keyboards on Union

Lasarenko creative director (New York) at Elias Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and Jonathan Elias. He continues to work doing music for films and commercials.



Tony
Levin - bass with ABWH and on Union. Homepage; MySpace page

One of Levin's main project is Stick Men, with Levin (Chapman Stick), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; acoustic and electronic drums and percussion) and Markus Reuter (works with Mastelotto; U8 Touch Guitar, live looping). In a May 2020 interview, Levin described how, during the COVID-19 lockdown, he and Reuter were working on ideas for a new Stick Men album: "We're at that first stage of gathering things on our own end. I think he and I are both writing, maybe in my case not feverishly, but we're writing stuff we'll present to the other and also [to] Pat, who has an important say in the music. But pretty much, harmonically, as you can imagine it needs to get set up first by me and Markus. We're in the early stage of trading ideas, and we're also conceptually trying to get a framework for what this will be like."

The band next tours Europe 14-30 Oct 2021.

Their most recent release is Owari by Stick Men with Gary Husband (worked with Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce; keys), released 1 Oct, but pre-orders received 3 tracks digitally now. Tracks:
  1. "Hajime (Peace)" (5:19)
  2. "Hide the Trees" (6:44)
  3. "Cusp" (4:52)
  4. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part II" (6:22)
  5. "Schattenhaft" (4:28), available with pre-orders
  6. "Crack in the Sky" (5:33)
  7. "Owari" (5:36)
  8. "Prog Noir" (6:15), available with pre-orders
  9. "Swimming in T" (8:59), available with pre-orders
  10. "Level 5" (6:46)
  11. "The End of the Tour" (16:06), CD only
The album was produced by Reuter and mixed and mastered by Stefano Castagna. The band had planned a tour of China and Japan, but Chinese dates were cancelled because of political unrest in Hong Kong and then the COVID-19 pandemic. They flew to Japan and played one night on 28 Feb 2020, the source of this recording, before the rest of the tour was also cancelled because of the pandemic.

To celebrate Levin's 75th birthday, Unquiet Music Ltd. released Prog Noir (Unquiet Remix With TLEV Collage) on Bandcamp (for free) on 6 Jun 2021. This is based around a remix by JP Rossi of Stick Men's "Prog Noir", which uses various extracts of his bass playing from across his career (from King Crimson's "Sleepless", and "Elephant Talk", Peter Gabriel's "I Don't Remember", Stick Men's "Tempest" and Tony Levin's "Break It Down", "Catskill Gallery", "Chasms", "In the Caves of the Iron Mountain", "Ooze", "Speedbump", "The Fifth Man", "The Gorgon Sisters have a Chat", "We Stand in Sapphire Silence", plus Levin's vocals from his pieces "Crisis of Faith" and "Throw the Dog a Bone").

Since 2018, Stick Men have digitally released a large number of official bootlegs through Bandcamp, covering shows from 2011-9. So far, 5 of these can be downloaded for free.

Levin, guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy and keyboardist Jordan Rudess have made a third Liquid Tension Experiment album, LTE3, released 26 Mar 2021 on InsideOutMusic. There is a video for lead single, "The Passage of Time". The release is in multiple formats: digital, 2LP/CD, 2CD, 2CD + Blu-ray (with 5.1 surround mix and band interview), limited edition boxset with hot pink 3LP + 2CD + Blu-ray + artwork. The album entered the US chart at #109 (1 May) and was also #7 in Album Sales and Current Album Sales, #18 in Rock, #4 in Current Rock, #6 in Hard Rock, and #3 in Current Hard Rock. It made #88 in the UK (29 Apr; #5 in Rock). It was also #5 in Finland, #7 in Germany, #9 in Japan, #10 in Austria, #15 in the Netherlands, #21 in Italy, #82 in France, #53 in Wallonia (Beligum) and #82 in Flanders (Belgium).

The Levin Brothers were to return to live work with an 8-date Jun 2021 tour leg in the US. Tony and Pete Levin were to be joined by Jeff Siegel and Jeff Ciampa.

In the May 2020 interview, Levin also said he was "overdue on a solo album". In Apr 2020, he also released on YouTube an a capella tribute to the drummers he has worked on over the years.

King Crimson and related projects



King Crimson consists of Robert Fripp (guitar), Levin (bass, Stick, upright electric bass, backing vocals), Pat Mastelotto (KTU, ex-King Crimson, The Flower Kings; drums, percussion), Gavin Harrison (ex-Porcupine Tree; drums, percussion), Mel Collins (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Chris Squire; saxes, flutes), Jakko Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart; as "primary vocalist and secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words to him) and Jeremy Stacey (Steven Wilson, ex-The Syn, ex-Squackett, ex-Chris Squire, ex-Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds; drums, percussion, keys). The band focuses on touring the back catalogue with no plans for a studio album, but play some new material live. An article on the band in the Nov 2018 issue of Prog dismisses the chances of a new studio album "any time soon". Previously, in the Sep 2014 issue of Prog, Mastelotto said, "I'd love to see this line-up in the studio. [...] Can I control that? No way. But I know we'd make a great record." And Jakszyk said: "We're all of a mind where we are more than happy to continue doing this into the foreseeable future[.] As well as the older material being completely re-evaluated and reconstructed, there's some material that's been written and recorded with five of the current members post-A Scarcity of Miracles, which has yet to be played live and has never been released. I've been writing new material, as has Robert, and we've been discussing that." In an Oct 2017 interview, Jakszyk said, "my plan from then on [end of 2017] is just to concentrate on Crimson and write more Crimson material. We've been doing that anyway; not all of it makes it to the live arena, but some of it does, and some we're still working on. There's also a lot of new stuff Robert's been writing on his own." In a May 2020 interview, Levin talked about the composing process: "It's usually Jakko that I hear from, and he says he has an idea for a song or something he's worked out with Robert. Maybe Gavin's played on it. He'd send it to me to redo the bass part as I felt it should be. In a similar way, they'd hand it to Gavin and ask him to do an arrangement for the three drummers. That might not be the only way we did it, but that's what comes to mind when you ask about that. It's been a few years since we've done that kind of writing." The band have also played a number of pieces for the drummers. Levin explained, "when Robert first asked the drummers to do some pieces, the intention was that we would gradually fly along, the rest of us [...] that they'd become band pieces. That just didn't happen. That's not a problem. It's hard to say why things don't happen. We ended up maybe tinkering with that, but maybe the thing was that they sounded so good with just the drummers — there's so much going on, and they're so interesting. But there was that thought at one point: having that be a new way of coming up with material." At an Apr 2019 press do, Fripp was asked about new music. As described at Innerviews, Fripp answered, "In terms of new writing, there's about 40-45 minutes available." In a Sep 2020 interview, Jakszyk said that there are no plans to record an album, but also it hadn't been ruled out. His answer to the question was, "Who knows?" and said, "It's been discussed." He made clear that the decision is up to Fripp. He also said, "We've definitely got enough material for an album." 2 pieces by Jakszyk intended for King Crimson were re-purposed for his 2020 solo album, Secrets & Lies: see below. In an Aug 2020 interview, Levin said, "I know better than to predict the future of King Crimson[.] In a way, I'm tempted to say we'll never make another album because that way we will make one. I'll be proven wrong and I'll be happy. But let me be more accurate and less facetious and say there are no plans." However, in an Aug 2021 interview, Jakszyk said, "There is about 40 to 50 minutes' worth of new stuff, a number of songs I've co-written with Robert and some instrumental things he's written[.] During the lockdown Gavin suggested, 'Why don't we record these things so we've at least got studio recordings of this material?' That doesn't mean we're going to make a new album or it's ever gonna come out, but we have started this process."


#ad


#ad

A North American tour with The Zappa Band was announced for Jun/Jul 2020 with a line-up of Fripp, Collins, Levin, Mastelotto, Harrison, Jakszyk and Stacey. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was postponed. The band played US dates 22 Jul-11 Sep 2021, followed by Japanese dates. This has been described by band members as probably their final US tour. In his Aug 2021 interview, Jakszyk said, "Management has said it's very unlikely we'll be back in America[.] I think they thought announcing it as a kind of farewell tour was a tacky device, and something you end up potentially regretting if you change your mind. But in essence, as I understand it, this'll be the last time we play here." He continued, "Touring anywhere next year will be difficult[.] All the bands that haven't toured last year or this year will be out next, so there's no venues. They're all kind of booked up already. That means the first available chance will be the year after [2023]. I think Tony and Robert will be 77. I'm not sure they want to be on a tour bus for hours on end. Touring the way we do is tiring for a young man, much less people our age."

The band regularly release live material. The band's 50th anniversary was to bring "Cosmic FuKc", a documentary by Toby Amies. The documentary includes a live performance done just for the film. The film focuses on the current band, but also includes interviews with Bruford and Belew. In the Sep 2020 interview, Jakszyk said he and Amies felt the film was basically finished earlier in 2020, but then Fripp did two more long interviews with Amies that are now being integrated into the material.

Other collaborations and sessions
Levin is on Bernardo Lanzetti's Horizontal Rain, out May 2021. The album was produced by Dario Mazzoli. Lanzetti provides vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and programming, while guests include Levin (Stick), David Cross (ex-King Crimson, worked with Peter Banks; violin), Tony Franklin (ex-The Firm; bass), David Jackson (ex-Van der Graaf Generator, worked with David Cross; saxes, flutes), Jonathan Mover (ex-GTR; drums), and Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater; keys).

He also appears on a cover of Pearl Jam's "Daughter" on the 12-track album You and Me from Nancy Wilson (Heart), now out. Other guests include Sammy Hagar, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters, worked with Jon Davison) and Heart members Ryan Waters, Andy Stoller, Dan Walker and Ben Smith.

Levin was among many guests on Secrets & Lies, a solo album by his Crimson bandmate Jakko Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart). Released Oct 2020, the album saw further guests of, from King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, and Mel Collins, plus comedian Al Murray, John Giblin (ex-Brand X, ex-Simple Minds, worked with Jon Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Fish, Phil Collins, Kate Bush), Mark King (Level 42) and Peter Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator; vocals, guitar). Two songs on the album were originally intended for King Crimson. Tracks:

  1. "Before I Met You"
  2. "The Trouble with Angels", debut single, due 14 Aug
  3. "Fools Mandate", co-written with Hammill
  4. "The Rotters Club is Closing Down"
  5. "Uncertain Times", originally written for King Crimson; end section co-written by Jakszyk/Harrison
  6. "It Would All Make Sense"
  7. "Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories"
  8. "Under Lock & Key"
  9. "The Borders We Traded"
  10. "Trading Borders"
  11. "Separation", originally written for King Crimson; with Levin, Fripp, Harrison, Collins

Levin guests on upright bass on Black Swallow, the new Telergy album. Other guests on the album include David Ragsdale (Kansas), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Dave Meros (Spock's Beard), Caith Threefires (ex-Tempest), Michael Manring, Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Phil Keaggy (worked with Jon Anderson), Rachel Flowers, Troy Donockley (Nightwish), and Durga & Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd, work with Dave Kerzner).

Levin is also guesting on the Sonic Elements Genesis tribute album: see on main page for details.

Levin has done numerous other sessions. His website lists many further session appearances.

In the May 2020 interview, Levin talked of using the COVID-19 lockdown time to work on a new photo exhibition and a new photo book.



#ad



#ad


Milton McDonald - additional guitar with ABWH. Website

McDonald has been playing with Take That and Jeff Lynne's ELO: see details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he plays.



Frank Macchia - orchestrations on Magnification. Homepage (Little Evil Things); News

No current info



Mark Mancina - producer and composer on Union

No current info


Lou Molino III - drums in Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman

No current info



Eddie Offord - production and engineering on numerous Yes albums

Offord lives in South Carolina and had retired from the music business.


Lee Pomeroy - bass in Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman

Pomeroy is in Headspace with Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson: see details below. He also guests on Wilson's solo album Limehouse to Lechlade, due 2 Nov 2021 digitally and 12 Nov physically. He is on father Rick Wakeman's forthcoming prog rock album: see here.

Pomeroy is also a member of It Bites, who are working towards a new album.

Pomeroy (bass) and Milton McDonald (ex-ABWH; guitar) have been part of Take That's touring band since 2006. The Take That backing band then became the core of the touring band for Jeff Lynne's ELO from 2014 to the present, which includes Pomeroy (bass), McDonald (lead guitar, backing vocals), Iain Hornal (ex-Yes feat. Anderson Rabin Wakeman; backing vocals, guitar) and Melanie Lewis-McDonald (Milton's wife; backing vocals). ELO re-launched at a one-off show in Sep 2014, now released as "Live in Hyde Park" (DVD and Blu-ray), and toured subsequently, which produced the Wembley or Bust release (2CD, DVD or Blu-ray), released Nov 2017. ELO played 2018 dates, although I don't have confirmation with Pomeroy and, I think, McDonald and Hornal all still involved. The band played 20 US dates Jun-Aug 2019.

Caravan released the 10-track studio album It's None Of Your Business (Madfish) on 8 Oct 2021. The album was recorded Jun/Jul. The band consists of Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums), with Pomeory and Jimmy Hastings (flute) guesting. Pomeroy is also touring the UK with the band in Oct 2021.

Pomeroy guests on "Sacred Sons" (6:42) on the new, 7-track Projekt Gemineye album, In the Year 3073 - Book II. (Billy Sherwood also guests.)





Steve Porcaro - additional keyboards on "Open Your Eyes" and Union. Official website

Porcaro released his debut solo album, Someday/Somehow, in 2016. The album was co-written and co-produced by Michael Sherwood (worked with Yes, Jon Anderson, ex-Conspiracy; Billy's elder brother). Asked about whether he and Sherwood are thinking of a follow-up in a Jul 2018 interview, Porcaro replied: "Yes, absolutely. I have my own studio; I can record when I want. Given the way the music industry is, I can't survive off my own music, but that doesn't deter me from making new music. Will it be an album or a handful of songs released one at a time? I don't know. I love working with Mike Sherwood [...] I can't wait to do more, and I think I'm writing the best stuff I've ever written." M Sherwood then passed away in late 2019.




Porcaro was in Toto, but the band has reformed with a new line-up based around Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, and without Porcaro. Porcaro has decided to withdraw from touring and supports Lukather's use of the Toto name.

Porcaro performed at the 2016 Keith Emerson tribute show, due on Blu-ray in Mar 2021: see details under Jobson.

He continues to do soundtrack work.



Graham Preskett - violin on 90125. Official website

Preskett writes music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.



Ryan Rabin - Trevor's son



Captain Cuts (Soundcloud; Twitter) is a songwriting/production/remix team consisting of Ryan Rabin, Ryan McMahon and Ben Berger, although not all Captain Cuts credits include all three of them. They have released several of their own singles. "Heat" by Captain Cuts ft. Parson James (video) was released digitally 15 Nov 2019. "Stuck in My Head" ft. AJ Mitchell (streaming audio) followed 20 Nov 2020. A "NITE MIX" was released Jan 2021.

2021 releases include:
  • Producing and co-writing the single "Way Out" (Eternal Nights; 2:41; streaming audio) by Nora Van Elken ft. Clara Mae (ex-Ace of Base)
  • Co-produced/co-wrote "Magic" and "Don't" on John K's In Case You Miss Me (Epic), released digitally 25 Jun 2021
  • Co-produced/co-wrote the single "Never Enough" (3:06) by Swedish indie pop band Urban Cone, released 2 Jul 2021
  • Co-produced/co-wrote the single "I Got a Feeling" (2:24; video) by Felix Jaehn & Robin Shulz ft. Georgia Ku, due on Jaehn's album Breathe (Virgin), released digitally 1 Oct 2021
They co-wrote/co-produced "Superman" (video), the third single from Keith Urban's The Speed of Now Part 1 (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville), released 18 Sep 2020. On the track, Rabin is credited with acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keys, programming and background vocals. The album made #1 in Australia, #5 in Canada, #7 in the US (#1 Country), #24 in UK, #27 in New Zealand, #37 in Switzerland, and #56 in Germany. Also in 2020, they produced and co-wrote "Sad Tonight" on Chelsea Cutler's How to be Human. The song made #38 on the US Mainstream airplay chart, while the album made #23 in the US. They produced and co-wrote "About Love" by MARINA on To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (Music from the Netflix Film).





Randy Raine-Reusch - world instruments on The Ladder. Homepage; News

No current info


Jay Schellen - plays live with Yes

Schellen is in Arc of Life with Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, Jimmy Haun and Dave Kerzner (In Continuum, Mantra Vega, worked with Francis Dunnery, Jon Anderson, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Genesis, ex-Giraffe).

In a Feb 2021 interview with SOAL Night Live, Schellen described recent sessions for a solo album from Paul Shortino (King Kobra, ex-Quiet Riot), called Make a Wish, and sessions with Howard Leese (Bad Company, Paul Rodgers), both of whom he worked with in Raiding the Rock Vault. He also said he'd been working with Sherwood. Make a Wish (Ward Records; trailer) was released 24 Apr 2020 in Japan:

  1. "Send in the Clowns", written by Stephen Sondheim; video
  2. "Shout and Pride"
  3. "BLUFF"
  4. "Make a Wish", with Schellen
  5. "Rise Up and be Strong"
  6. "Eyes of the Wizard"
  7. "Feeling Lucky C.U in LV"
  8. "Nocturnal"
  9. "Missing", with Schellen
  10. "Beat of My Heart"
  11. "Rising Sun", with Schellen
  12. "Empty Promise", Japanese bonus track

Schellen has been touring with Yes, playing much of the show while Alan White has back problems. He appeared on Topographic Drama – Live Across America, Yes Live 50 and The Royal Affair Tour: Live from Las Vegas. He also plays percussion on the band's new studio album, The Quest, and on Tony Kaye's solo album, End of Innocence.

He is also in Arc of Life with Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison: see the main page.

Michael Sherwood- backing vocals on Union; Billy's brother. Michael Sherwood's Tangled Web (Homepage); MySpace page

Michael Sherwood passed away on 5 Nov 2019. There was a celebration of his life and music on 24 Nov 2019 in Los Angeles, CA.

Recordings with Michael Sherwood are on Kurt Michaels' forthcoming album: see under Billy Sherwood, who also guests.

He had been planning to release a 1990s project with Michiko Freemond called Milk, with the band also including Juliana DiMaggio Diaz, Fren Asken, Dean Chrysler Cameron and Robin Bissell.

Sherwood had been working on a new solo album by Jon Anderson, with long-time collaborators Jonathan Elias and Jimmy Haun, but the project stalled: see under Anderson for details. Sherwood and Haun also worked on a Steve Porcaro solo album, now out, while Sherwood had 3 co-writes on Toto's Toto XIV album: see under Porcaro for details. Porcaro had talked of more work with Sherwood.



Peter Sinfield - lyrics for "Run with the Fox". Song Soup on the Sea homepage

Sinfield appears to have health problems limiting future work.



Nikki Squire - Chris's ex-wife. FacebookTwitter, YouTube, Instagram

Esquire's eponymous debut is receiving a limited edition re-issue on 180g vinyl through Renaissance Records in the US, released Oct 2020.

Nikki told one fan in Mar 2018 that she was "very involved in a writing a new album". "Gaia (Mother of Heaven)" was released on Bandcamp and as a video to YouTube in Dec 2018. The music was written by Nikki with the late Nigel McLaren and then re-worked by Nikki and Mark J, with a lyric by Nikki. The song is credited to N Squire/Mclaren, produced by Mark J/N Squire, mixed by Mark J, mastered by Kevin Metcalfe and with video production by Laurie Goodwin.

In May 2019, she was reportedly remixing songs from Coming Home, their second album, released 1994. There is also some unreleased Esquire material from over the years which could be released. Nikki was interviewed in Notes from the Edge #232, in which she discussed some other possible forthcoming projects.

Nikki guested on a tribute album to Chris put together by Billy Sherwood: see on the main page.



#ad



#ad


Dr M Daniela Torchia - Tony Kaye's wife. Homepage; MySpace page

Torchia guests on her husband's forthcoming End of Innocence album, now out, and Tony also mentioned in 2021 "starting a new album" with her: see details under Tony Kaye.

Vangelis Papathanassiou - composer on ABWH and Keys to Ascension 2. Homepage (under construction)

"The Thread" is a dance production choerographed by Russel Maliphant with music by Vangelis, based on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. It ran for 3 nights in London in Mar 2019.

Adam Wakeman - Rick's son. Official site; MySpace page; Twitter

A Handful of Memories is a modern classical piano solo album from Adam Wakeman, due 12 Nov through Blacklake Records on CD, 170g LP and digital. Tracks:
  1. "Draa Valley"
  2. "Pristina"
  3. "Sunrise Over L.A."
  4. "The Winter Palace", available now (video)
  5. "Iceland"
  6. "A Walk in the Park"
  7. "Treyarnon Bay"
  8. "Gateway to the Sun"
  9. "The Island"
  10. "Home"
  11. "Abbotsham Cliffs" (digital only bonus track)
  12. "Polruan" (digital only bonus track)

Pre-orders receive "Home" digitally now and the full digital album on release.

Headspace (MySpace page; YouTube channel) consists of Adam Wakeman (keys), Damian Wilson (ex-Rick Wakeman, ex-Jeronimo Road; vocals), Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Lee Pomeroy (Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Gary Barlow; bass) and Adam Falkner (drums). The band are working on a third album in a trilogy with All That You Fear is Gone (2016) and their debut, I am Anonymous.

Wilson and Wakeman have also released a series of acoustic albums. Their third album was Stripped, out Jan 2019, with "stripped down Wilson & Wakeman tracks and cover songs". Tracks:

  1. "Life on Mars" (David Bowie cover; streaming audio), debut single released Nov 2018
  2. "Laugh in Time"
  3. "Written in Anger"
  4. "Tapestries"
  5. "People Come and Go"
  6. "Disciple"
  7. "Seek for Adventure"
  8. "I Won't Blame Life"
  9. "Soldier", released by Headspace, but played here in Wilson's original arrangement
  10. "The Sun will Dance in Its Twilight Hour"
  11. "Feel Like Going Home" (Charlie Rich cover)

They played 14 more dates in England & Wales in Jan 2019. They played the UK further in the summer and in Jan 2020. They were to play a European tour from Apr 2020, but this was postponed given the COVID-19 pandemic, although they did play two Aug 2020 dates. They are now due to play 14 western European dates 28 Sep-23 Dec 2021. Wakeman will also be playing songs from his solo album, A Handful of Memories.



#ad


#ad

Adam is behind Jazz Sabbath, a project of jazz covers of Black Sabbath songs. The album (on Black Lake Records) is with Jerry Meehan (bass) and Ash Soan (Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble, Trevor Horn Band, Downes Braide Association, worked with Adele, Seal; drums). Tracks:
  1. "Fairies Wear Boots"
  2. "Evil Woman"
  3. "Rat Salad"
  4. "Iron Man" (7:14), streaming audio available on Bandcamp
  5. "Hand of Doom"
  6. "Changes"
  7. "Children of the Grave"

There's a promo video based around a comedy made-up backstory for the band, in which Adam plays 'Milton Keanes', the supposed founder of a 1968 band called Jazz Sabbath. The video features many famous musicians, including Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin and Damian Wilson. A follow-up, released 30 Apr 2021, is a supposed bootleg recording from 1968, "Iron Man (Live in London 1968)" (5:19).



#ad

Some years back, Adam and father Rick were said to have a new piano album expected. He joined Rick for performances of Journey to the Centre of the Earth in Jul 2019. Adam was also lined up to join Rick for the Sound & Vision show, now postponed: see under Rick Wakeman. Adam and his daughter Skyla were joining Rick for a show of Beatles music on 31 Jan 2020: see under Rick Wakeman. He was to join Rick for English Rock Ensemble shows in Mar 2020, but these were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was, however, to join Rick for a 27 Nov 2020 London show, but this has also been postponed. However, Adam joined Rick and Hayley Sanderson for a late Jul 2021 run at Ronnie Scott's in London: again, details under Rick.

Adam played a South American tour with Martin Barre (ex-Jethro Tull) around Mar 2020, which was cut short due to the pandemic.

Adam plays keys and rhythm guitar in Ozzy Osbourne's band, who were touring in early 2019.


Adam (keys, vocals) is in Snakecharmer, with Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake, ex-Company Snakes, ex-National Health, ex-Brian May, ex-Jon Lord, ex-Black Sabbath; bass), Laurie Wisefield (ex-Wishbone Ash, ex-Tina Turner; guitars), Harry James (Magnum, ex-Thunder; drums, vocals), Chris Ousey (Heartland, ex-Virginia Wolf; lead vocals) and Simon McBride (lead guitars, vocals). The band perform Whitesnake material and other songs from the members' back catalogues. They played the UK in 2017/8 and have released two albums.

Adam Wakeman's 2003 solo album Neurasthenia has been remastered and re-released on Blacklake Records.


Benjamin Wakeman - Rick's son.

No current info



Jemma Wakeman - Rick's daughter. Twitter; SoundCloud

Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She works as a videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.



Nina (Wakeman) Carter - Rick's ex-wife: under Carter above


Tim Weidner - production on Magnification, mixing on Fragile DVD-A/Ultimate Yes. Sarm Management

Weidner has been working with Trevor Horn as an engineer, mixer, programmer and/or performer on a variety of projects, including Horn's soundtrack for The Reflection, Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties and livesee details under Horn.


Steven Wilson - remixing on the Panegyric series of Yes re-releases. Official website; official remixes Facebook page


Wilson remains busy as a solo artist and doing remixing for other acts. His latest album as a solo artist is The Future Bites (Caroline International), out 29 Jan 2021, with various singles from the album having already come out. The album made #2 in the UK midweek chart (1 Feb 2021), finishing at #4 for the full week. It also made #2 in the Netherlands, #3 in Germany, Switzerland and Finland, #11 in Italy, #13 in Wallonia and #19 in Flanders (Belgium), #16 in Sweden, #27 in Norway, #47 in Australia and #88 in Ireland. His The B-Sides Collection also made #68 in the UK Downloads album chart (5 Feb 2021).

His next remix is for a deluxe box set of Jethro Tull's A, called A (A la Mode), released as a 3CD/3DVD book. He did a remix for Tears for Fears' The Seeds of Love, included on a 5-disc box set re-release out 9 Oct 2020 on UMC/Virgin. He's done remixes for a deluxe version of Black Sabbath's Vol 4.



Casey Young - additional keys on 9012Live tour

Young was working on a Greg Mathieson project, as he described in an Aug 2020 interview with Yes Music Podcast.

Return to Where are they now? front page
Return to Where are they now? Yes
Return to alt.music.yes FAQ
 
YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Others associated with the band

Any additions/corrections, please e-mail Henry Potts. Thanks to all those who have—this site would not be possible without you all!