When three prog rock superstars, Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, NMB) & Ross Jennings (Haken, Novena), joined forces in 2021 to record an album as a new group, few could have expected it to be a singer/songwriter album built around acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies. But not only did this trio create..
Geoff Downes has been a presence on the scene since, along with Trevor Horn, since The Buggles released Video Killed the Radio Star in 1979. Soon after this and a couple of Buggles albums later, he joined Prog overlords Yes in time to record their 1980 Drama album, leaving the band in 1981 but rejoining..
Forgive the pun, but Yes have tottered close to the edge of producing a brilliant album. The title track is a superb piece, and Howe is in tremendous form throughout, but the failure to excise some less inspired moments leaves it falling just short of a classic to these ears. Over the last two decades..
YES, who now line up as Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood & Jay Schellen, are pleased to announce their new studio album Mirror To The Sky on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on the 19th May 2023. “This is a very important album for the band,” says Steve Howe, Yes’ longest serving member, master guitarist,..
Photos: Paul Whimpenny The London Palladium is surely the most iconic of London’s old theatres. Its neo-classical façade stands out amidst the concrete anonymity of the buildings that surround it. Once inside, one feels cocooned by its old-world glamour of plush red carpets and elaborate baroque decoration. It’s a perfect location for music, and its..
YES are delighted to announce that drummer Jay Schellen has joined the band as a permanent member. Following the sad passing of iconic drummer, Alan White on 26th May 2022, Jay will fulfil Alan’s wishes in becoming the new drummer with YES. Jay Schellen was Alan White’s choice to stand in during the Topographic Drama tour,..
It's no small feat to seamlessly assume the drum throne from one of the true greats of the classic progressive rock era. But with breathtaking courage and a touch of swagger, that's just what Alan White did when the baton was passed from the suddenly departing Bill Bruford of Yes back in 1972. He was..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: YES MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO TOUR LINE-UP 22nd May 2022: YES Management have announced today that due to current health issues Alan White will not be taking part on the forthcoming 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK Tour. Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50..
YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, recently released their new studio album The Quest on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music The album was produced by Steve Howe. "Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall..
Initially driven by the vision of Jon Anderson, the seventies Yes helped to pioneer new developments in the usage of synths and sound effects in contemporary music and, in their pomp as grand overlords, helped create the template of progressive rock, releasing timeless albums like Close To The Edge, consistently voted as a prog classic...