Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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
Elias - David 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
Wakeman - Benjamin Wakeman - Jemma
Wakeman - Tim Weidner - Steven Wilson - Casey Young
the main page.
In a Jun 2011 interview, Jon said he was writing material with
Damion: see under Jon Anderson for
Anderson - Jon's daughter;
vocals on ABWH. MySpace
Anderson Photography; Twitter;
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Brislin said in an Aug
2021 interview that the band will make another
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:
|CD + Blu-ray from US
1. "Cold Grey Morning"Disc 2:
9. "Point of Know Return"
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
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
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:
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
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."
|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.
Dean - cover artist. Homepage
Dean's recent album art includes Yes's
Royal Affair Tour. Asia
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
Quest from Yes and End
of Innocence from Tony
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
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  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."
Francis Dunnery continues to record and tour as a solo artist.
Dunnery has also been working with Dave Kerzner
working with Simon Collins, Billy Sherwood, Steve Hackett,
worked with Steven Wilson, Jon Anderson, ex-Giraffe) on
Elements projects—see details on
the main page.
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.
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.
- orchestral arrangements/conducting on Magnification/YesSymphonic.
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:
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.
Fire, Vol. 2 (duration 11:47) followed 7 May
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 and dad Trevor's PA, Suzanne, have a band together called
She has been managing director of SPZ.
Will said in a Feb
2017 interview that he was writing a memoir about being
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:
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
Is, and he is on some of Steve's Homebrew 7,
out Jul 2021: see
under Steve Howe for details.
Dylan guests on Chris
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,
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.
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  - headlining the last night of ProgStock 2018 [...] I shall be playing the music of ‘UK’ with a virtuoso lineup of playersThe 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.
1. "Announcement (EJ)"
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
|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 YearsHowever, 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 .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.
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.And:
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.
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.
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
With fellow former Art of Noise members JJ Jeczalik and Anne
Dudley, the trio were touring playing an Art of Noise set.
creative director (New York) at Elias
Associates, leading the company with brothers Scott and
Elias. He continues to work doing music
for films and commercials.
|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:
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
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
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
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."
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 . 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:
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
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.
McDonald has been playing with Take That and Jeff Lynne's ELO: see details under Lee Pomeroy, with whom he
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Offord lives in South Carolina and
had retired from the music business.
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
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.
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.
He continues to do soundtrack work.
music for TV, film and adverts, as well as doing session work.
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:
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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),
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:
Schellen has been touring with Yes, playing much of the show
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.
Sinfield appears to have health problems limiting future work.
Squire - Chris's
ex-wife. Facebook, Twitter,
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.
receive "Home" digitally now and the full digital album on
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:
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
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:
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
Man (Live in London 1968)" (5:19).
|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.|
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Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She works as a
videographer and designer for Surrey web design company 1minus1.
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 live—see details under
|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.
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