Where are they now? - Others
associated with Yes
(in alphabetical order)
This page last updated: 15 Jan 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 - 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 - Phyllis
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 has 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. Executive producers were Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monologues"), Julian Lennon (son of John Lennon), Ian McNeel, Tamara Mellon (co-founder of Jimmy Choo), Angus Mitchell ("The Highest Pass"), Lehka Singh and Christopher Stone.
The film premièred 14 Nov 2019 in Beverly Hills, at the 24th Red Nation International Film Festival. It won Best Documentary Feature. Deborah won Best Director Feature Documentary at the 2019 Los Angeles Independent Film Awards. The film won Best Feature Documentary at the 2020 Native Women in Film Festival. At the 2020 Idyllwild International festival of Cinema, the awards won were for Best Director Feature Documentary, Best Feature Documentary, the Golden Era Humanitarian Award and the Summerhawk Native American Award.
Deborah Anderson is crowdfunding a streaming release for the film on Facebook. 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).
She previously exhibited photos of the project at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, in Jun 2018, and then at the New York Soho Leica Gallery from Mar 2020.
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 has also done videos for
the Anderson/Stolt release, Invention
of Knowledge and, according Jon, to also
involve music from Trevor
Rabin: see here for more.
In early 2020, she described on Facebook doing promo
photos for Julian Lennon.
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 been seeking to crowdsource a Jack Bruce tribute album, Songs for a Wailer. Berlin describes 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."
Brislin was #7 in the Prog Readers' Poll Keyboardist category.
Brislin is in Kansas and has been touring with them since 2019,
beginning with the Rock Legends Cruise in Feb. In an early
Feb 2019 interview, he reported having just done his first
rehearsal with the band. He went on to say that "I'm an official
member of Kansas, so my contributions to sound and songwriting are
encouraged. We will record the next Kansas album this summer,
aiming for a 2020 release." The Absence of Presence
(InsideOut Music) was due 26 Jun 2020, but was then delayed to 17
Jul. The rest of the band is 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). The album was produced by
Rizvi and co-produced by Ehart/Williams. It has been released as a
limited edition CD + Blu-Ray Artbook (with 5.1 surround sound mix
& Hi-Res Stereo), a Special Edition CD Digipak, a gatefold 2LP
+ CD (with etching on side D), and digitally. Tracks:
Recording was taking place in Aug-Oct 2019, with Brislin
on keys and vocals. Rizvi was the main composer. 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",
where he drew on ideas he had before joining Kansas. 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 did an intro
video announcing the album.
The album made #4 in Switzerland, #7 in Germany, #34 in
Austria, #39 in Finland, #44 in Wallonia (Belgium), #50 in
the Netherlands, #51 in Sweden, #79 in Spain, and #133 in
France. In the UK, it made #2 in the Rock chart (30 Jul;
falling to #20 the following week) and #39 in Scotland (30
Jul; falling out of the top 100 the following week). In
the US, it made #10 on the Current Album chart, and #4 in
the Rock chart.
The band have extensive tour plans, although much of their 2020 touring has been cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mar 2020 touring was cancelled. The band are due to play 3 US dates, 20 Jun-5 Jul 2020. They were to join Foreigner and Europe on the Juke Box Heroes North American tour 9 Jul-13 Sep, but these were cancelled. They are still advertising 7 solo US dates 17 Sep-9 Oct. They were then to play 13 European dates 18 Oct-10 Nov 2020, but these have been postponed to 12 Oct-4 Nov 2021. They remain due to play US dates 30 Nov-19 Dec 2020, plus there are 3 US dates announced for 2021.
|Digipak from UK Amazon:
|CD + Blu-ray from US
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.
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."
by Brislin's former band Spiraling, was re-released on 3
Jul 2020, having been out of print for some time.
|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 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.) Forthcoming work will be for albums from
Braide Association (DBA) and Yes.
Dean has been doing regular videos of his painting live or
Q&As. The DBA release, Halcyon
Hymns, includes the videos for the cover
Dean was exhibiting at
Trading Boundaries again at the end of 2020.
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,
Schellen and Dave
Continuum, Mantra Vega, worked with Francis Dunnery, Jon Anderson,
Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Genesis, ex-Giraffe).
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.
Several years ago, Haun wrote some material with Noella Hutton
that she is now recording on a new album.
(Crate Classics) (SoundCloud)
is a project from Aaron Horn and Jamie Rodigan
They produced Iotosh's
"Reasons" (available on Soundcloud),
released 27 Jul 2019. They have also produced "Nah Stop"
ft. Iotosh & Indie, which was due 29 May 2020
They produced Big
Zeeks' single "FTP (For the Paper)", which was due
at the end of 2019. They also did a remix of Desmond
Dekker's "Israelites" for Trojan Records (lyric
video on YouTube). They produced "Mistake Too" (YouTube
audio) for Bella
Blair, now out; tracks: "Mistake Too" (3:01),
"Mistake Too (Instrumental)" (3:01).
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, due early 2021 (shipping Dec 2020 to
crowdfunders). 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 have continued in the Steve Howe Trio. Their latest album, New Frontier, is now out: see under Steve Howe for details. Dylan also played drums on Steve's solo album, Love Is: see under Steve Howe for details.
|Zoë Howe - Steve's
daughter-in-law; Dylan's wife; Homepage; Blog;
Zoë Howe works as a music journalist, author, radio DJ and drummer.
"Poly Styrene: I am a Cliche" is a new 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. Nov 2020 also saw a new edition of her "Typical Girls? The Story of The Slits" (Omnibus Press) with a new afterword.
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.
|1971-1979 The Band Years (Globe Music
Media) was released Oct 2018; details
in Yescography. CD1
Or check at Burning Shed
|The liner notes of this album announced
1980-1989 The Solo YearsJobson 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.
Jobson is also on Bryan Ferry's Live at the Royal
Albert Hall 1974 (BMG), released 7 Feb 2020. The
album was as high at #9 on UK Amazon (#2 in Classic
British Rock; #7 in Pop) and #178 on US Amazon (10 Feb).
Others in the band included John Wetton and Paul
Thompson. This is not the full evening's performance,
omitting "Help Me Make It Through the Night" among others.
Jobson played on Curved Air's 1973
album Air Cut. This is included in the 4CD
clamshell box set The
Albums 1970-1973 (Esoteric), due 29 Jan
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 is to Jordan guesting with The
New Empire: see
Langan continues to work with Trevor Horn
on various projects, including Producers—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."
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:
They have also often been joined on some touring by David Cross (ex-King Crimson, worked with Peter Banks; violin, keys), including for a tour of Latin America Aug/Sep 2018. Panamerica (Iapetus/MoonJune Music) was a 5CD box of the tour, produced by Reuter:
They were touring
summer 2019, with 11 north-eastern US dates 30 Jul-10 Aug.
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 teased a reunion
for a third Liquid Tension Experiment album.
Bucket List is a 12-track album released 11 Jan 2019
from Phil Keaggy (guitars), Tony Levin (bass, Stick) and Jerry
Marotta (drums, percussion), with Mike Pachelli (guitar) also
appearing on the album. They played 5 US dates Feb/Mar 2019,
with Pachelli also in the touring line-up.
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, Lenny Henry; as "primary vocalist and
secondary guitarist", in Fripp's words to him) and Jeremy
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
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. During our
rehearsal period, what we can engage with is somewhat
constrained because we're introducing Theo Travis to
nearly four-hours worth of music [...] So, rather than
shooting off in that direction, more focus is needed.
However, both Theo and Jeremy Stacey are jazzers among
other things, and those boys are going to shoot off in
strange and interesting directions. So, who knows where
that might lead?" 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 have been re-purposed for his forthcoming solo
The band regularly release live material, including Live in Rome, recorded 22 Jul 2018. Although their 2020 touring was cancelled because of the pandemic, they released their 2CD Tour Box 2020 on 4 Sep 2020, which includes material from across the band's history.
A North American tour with The Zappa Band was announced for 4
Jun-12 Jul 2020 with a line-up of Fripp, Collins, Levin,
Mastelotto, Harrison, Jakszyk and Stacey. Due to the COVID-19
pandemic, this has been postponed to 2021.
They played European dates in 2018 and tour more in 2019, joined by Theo Travis (Soft Machine, ex-Gong, worked with Steven Wilson, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, Richard Sinclair; keys) filling in for Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, ex-R.E.M., worked with Fripp, Nine Inch Nails), who had been in the band, but was absent because of illness. Rieflin eventually passed away in Mar 2020 without returning to the band.
As well as touring, 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 among many guests on Secrets & Lies, a new solo album by his Crimson bandmate Jakko Jakszyk (ex-21st Century Schizoid Band, worked with Dave Stewart). Due 23 Oct 2020, the album will be available as a limited edition CD+DVD Digipak (featuring a 5.1 mix), a gatefold LP + CD, and digitally. Further guests are, from King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin 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:
Cover art is by Sam Chegini.
Levin has long worked with Peter Gabriel. In late 2015, he was recording with Gabriel for a future project. He appears on some of Gabriel's compilation of b-sides and rarities, Flotsam and Jetsam, released Sep 2019 digitally. The album made #18 in the Oct 2020 UK Progressive albums chart.
Ronan Chris Murphy (worked with Alan White, King Crimson, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Mars Hollow) was working on his debut solo album with Levin (bass, stick), Mastelotto (drums), Bozzio (drums) and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Stanley Snail; keys), although I've not seen anything about the project for some years.
In Feb 2007, Geoff
Downes described a prog rock project with himself on
keys, Levin, Michael Holmes (IQ),
Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, ex-Genesis), Thomas
Lang (ex-John Wetton; drums)
and Rob Aubrey (worked with Wetton/Downes;
under Downes. Levin also guests on D'Virgilio's
second solo album, Invisible (ERCD0025), out 26
Jun 2020. Wth 14 tracks, others guests include Jordan
Rudess (Dream Theater), Jonas
Reingold (The Flower Kings) and Jem
Godfrey (Frost*, worked with Gary Barlow,
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 appears on Eddie
Jobson's Live, described above.
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
No current info
No current info
Molino plays with Yes featuring ARW. He has also worked regularly with Trevor Rabin.
Offord lives in South Carolina and
had retired from the music business. However, he re-emerged to
produce a forthcoming album, Comes in Phases, by New York
City band The
Midnight Moan, led by Andrew Paine Bradbury (vocals, guitar,
harmonica), with Ricky Gordon (drums), Joe Sweeney (bass), Brian
Baker (guitar), Steve Cuiffo (guitar) and Doug Anson (guitar). The
debut single from the album, "Short Stay", was
released digitally on Bandcamp.
Pomeroy was #10 in the 2020 Prog Readers' Poll Bassist category.
Pomeroy is also a member of It Bites, who are
working towards a new album.
He played with Yes
featuring ARW, although he missed their Apr 2017
Japanese tour leg, seemingly because he was already
committed to a tour with Take That.
Pomeroy (bass) and Milton McDonald
(ex-ABWH; guitar) have been part
of Take That's touring band since 2006. They played 78
dates round the world in 2017. 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.
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.
Toto's latest has been Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Joseph Williams. The band played European and North America in 2018. However, Paich sat out later tour dates due to ill health, with Dominique "Xavier" Talpin (ex-Prince) subbing for him. The band (still without Paich) then toured Australia (Dec 2018-Jan 2019), New Zealand (Jan), and Japan (Feb). After that was a European leg Jun-Jul 2019, covering the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland. There was then a US leg, with Paich appearing at the leg opening date in Los Angeles, CA. The band then took a break. In Feb 2018, they released 40 Trips Around the Sun, a remastered greatest hits compilation with three previously unreleased tracks: "Spanish Sea", "Alone" and "Struck by Lightning". "Spanish Sea" was an unfinished '80s track, re-visited with a new chorus written: it combines recordings from sessions for Isolation (1984) with recordings by Porcaro, Lukather, Paich and Williams in 2017. A limited edition boxset, All In, was released Nov 2018, containing the band's catalogue remastered, plus various extras including Old is New, which includes the 3 new tracks from 40 Trips Around the Sun plus 7 previously unreleased tracks.
|These include 2 more
tracks recorded with late members Jeff and Mike
Porcaro from 1981-4. It appears to also include 2 more new
songs from the 2017 sessions. Toto wrote 4 new songs in the
2017 sessions ("Alone", "Struck by Lightning", "Chase the
Rain", "Chelsea"). Old is New was produced by
Lukather/Paich/S Porcaro/Williams. On 3 Apr 2020, Old is
New got a standalone
release on Sony Legacy; it made
#69 in Switzerland. Tracks:
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 some Captain
Cuts credits have only involved McMahon and Berger). 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.
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.
They co-wrote/co-produced Carly Rae Jepsen's
"Now That I
Found You", a double single with "No Drug Like Me",
the second from her forthcoming new album, Dedicated.
The song made #78 in Japan and #25 on the US Pop Digital
chart. They had previously co-produced the first single, "Party for One"
which made #19 on the New Zealand singles chart, #68 in
Japan, #98 in Ireland and #100 in Canada. Both songs are
on her album Dedicated, released 17 May 2019.
("Party for One" is only on some editions.) The album made
#16 in Canada, #18 in the US, #26 in the UK, #31 in
France, #32 in Japan, #33 in Australia, #39 in Ireland,
#40 in New Zealand and #71 in Switzerland.
They co-produced and co-wrote "Superstar" (video)
and co-wrote "Karma" (video)
on Love + Fear (on
YouTube) by MARINA
(formerly Marina and the Diamonds), released 26 Apr 2019.
The album made #5 in the UK, #17 in the Rep. of Ireland,
#18 in Germany, #19 in Austria, #20 in Switzerland, #22 in
Australia, #24 in Spain, #28 in the US, #31 in New
Zealand, #32 in Canada, #43 in the Netherlands, #44 in
Poland, #50 in the Czech Rep., #59 in Flanders and #84 in
Wallonia (Belgium), #90 in Slovakia and #136 in France.
They co-wrote Blink-182's
49-second "Generational Divide" (video),
released digitally as a single on 21 Jun 2019. The song
was included on the album Nine, released 20 Sep
2019, which made #3 in the US, #4 in Germany and
Australia, #5 in Canada, #6 in the UK, #8 in Austria, #11
in Italy, #13 in Switzerland, #21 in New Zealand, #23 in
Rep. of Ireland, #25 in Spain, #37 in the Netherlands, #16
in Flanders and #48 in Wallonia (Belgium), #55 in France
and Japan, and #58 in Sweden.
They co-wrote/co-produced the single "All In" by Bearson
ft. JRM & Georgia Ku (Soundcloud),
out 22 Nov 2019.
Raine-Reusch guested on Crossover by David Cross & Peter Banks, now out: see under Banks for details.
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 appeared on the eponymous release from Dukes of the Orient, a
project that began as Asia Featuring John Payne: see under
Asia for details.
Schellen re-united with Unruly Child for their latest album: see details under Gowdy.
Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood and Schellen finished off an incomplete Peter Banks recording for the compilation of his music, Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky... The Anthology. All 3 also guested on Crossover by David Cross & Peter Banks. See under Banks for details. Schellen also drummed on A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, produced by Sherwood: see on the main page for details. He is also in Arc of Life with Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison: see the main page.
Phyllis is retired.
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.
Wakeman have also released a series of acoustic
albums. Their second was the 10-track The Sun will
Dance in Its Twilight Hour (YouTube
preview), was released Feb/Mar 2018, including
on vinyl. The album was performed by Wilson (vocals,
acoustic guitar) and Wakeman (piano, vocals, acoustic
guitar), plus guest musicians Andy Dunlop (Travis;
guitar), Ash Soan (The
Trevor Horn Band, Downes
Braide Association, worked with Rick Wakeman's
English Rock Ensemble, Adele, Will Young; drums),
Tony Woollard (worked with Damian Wilson;
cello) and Haley Sanderson (worked
with Trevor Horn, Rick Wakeman; backing vocals).
The album was nominated for the Album Cover category in
the Progressive Music Awards 2018, but lost to Big Big
Train's The Second Brightest Star. The duo
continued with a 16 date UK tour Feb/Mar
2018, plus 4 dates in the Netherlands and Germany.
Their third album is Stripped, out 11 Jan 2019 on
CD, digital and vinyl, with "stripped down Wilson &
Wakeman tracks and cover songs". Recorded shortly after
their 2018 touring, tracks are:
They played 14 more dates in England & Wales in Jan
2019. They played the UK further in the summer. They were
to play a European
tour from Apr 2020, but this was postponed given the
COVID-19 pandemic. There is now a 7 Aug UK date and then 8
north-western European dates 28 Aug-7 Sep.
Adam is behind Jazz Sabbath, a project of jazz covers of Black Sabbath songs, which was due 10 Apr on Black Lake Records. The album 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. The album entered
the UK Jazz & Blues album chart (24-30 Apr 2020) at
|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.|
No current info
Jem is a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. She now 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
next album as a solo artist is The Future Bites
(Caroline International), due 29 Jan 2021, with various
singles from the album having already come out.
He has done 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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