Tag Archives: Asia

Album review: NEW DANCE ORCHESTRA – Electronica (feat. Geoff Downes/Anne-Marie Helder)

New Dance Orchestra - Electronica (feat. Geoff Downes/Anne-Marie Helder)

NDO Records [Release date 04.11.13] This is an intriguing release from the highly-talented Geoffrey Downes, or Geoff Downes as you know him, erstwhile keyboard tinkler from Asia and Yes.  New Dance Orchestra is an ongoing project but to my knowledge … Continue reading

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Album review: ARC ANGEL – Harlequins of Light

  Frontiers www.frontiers.it Arc Angel is Jeff Cannata and Jeff (and Arc Angel) go back a long way. Jeff (going then by the name of Christopher Hawke) was a founding member of Connecticut based progressive rock band Jasper Wrath who … Continue reading

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Album review: DICKEY BETTS – Pattern Disruptive

Retroworld [Release date 29.07.13] Listening to this kick ass record, it’s hard to imagine that the Allman Brothers Band legend Dickey Betts was without a record contract and hadn’t recorded for the best part of 7 years. He came back … Continue reading

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News: ASIA announce new studio album and August festival appearance

ASIA Begins recording album tomorrow, new line-up live shows ‘amazing’ John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer and new recruit guitarist Sam Coulson have certainly hit the ground running.  Following Sam’s debut at a fully sold-out warm up show at … Continue reading

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Album review: RAGE OF ANGELS – Dreamworld

Escape Music         Rage Of Angels is the brainchild of original Ten keyboards player Ged Rylands and he has also worked with Danny Danzi and more recently guested on the enjoyable Love Under Cover album also on … Continue reading

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DBA (Geoff Downes/Chris Braide) – Pictures Of You

DBA - Pictures Of You

X2X Records DBA is a collaboration of Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes) and Chris Braide (producer for Lana Del Rey and David Guetta amongst others).  If it owes something to the duo’s overt pop sensibilites as evidenced by Downes with The … Continue reading

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PERMISSION TO ROCK book helping Movember

Permission To Rock is a collection of more than thirty interviews with selected classic rock, heavy metal and prog rock bands and artists. These extensive transcriptions and features are taken from the author’s own interviews spanning the period from 2007 … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with DOUGLAS DOCKER

Douglas Docker is the musical mastermind behind Docker’s Guild who have just released their debut album ‘The Mystic Technocracy’ through Lion Music. It features a host of guest musicians including Tony Mills (TNT/Shy), John Payne (Asia), Tony Franklin and more. … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST 1-2 September 2012

Weyfest, 1-2 September 2012

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Nr.Farnham, Surrey 1-2 September 2012 The last of the big summer festivals, with headliners ASIA and 10cc, together with Martin Barre, Anna Phoebe and Karnataka amongst others. Read more… Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! … Continue reading

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Docker’s Guild – The Mystic Technocracy (Season 1: The Age of Ignorance)

Lion Music www.lionmusic.com           Docker’s Guild is the solo effort of Douglas R. Docker, with “The Mystic Technocracy” being an opera which unfolds over five seasons… While this is touted as one of the progressive albums … Continue reading

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GEOFF DOWNES on the Thursday GTFM Rock Show

Coming up on this weeks Thursday Rockshow 9-11pm on GTFM 107.9 FM or on the web at www.gtfm.co.uk and on BCFM 93.2 www.bcfm.org.uk This week, we welcome ‘live’ in the studio, Geoff Downes, the keyboard player from Asia and Yes, … Continue reading

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Albums of the year…to date

Saga – 20/20 (Ear Music/Edel) Michael Sadler returns as the band release one of their finest albums to date. Jeff Scott Soto- Damage Control (Frontiers) Back with a more straight ahead melodic hard rock album. Flying Colors – S/T (Ear … Continue reading

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ERIK NORLANDER – The Galactic Collective

The Definitive Edition (2CD/DVD) A real ‘must have’ for fans that’s sure as Erik Norlander re-issues the Galactic Collective CD with a bonus CD featuring four reworkings of existing tunes including a marvellous extended musical workout on ‘Garden Of The … Continue reading

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ASIA – XXX

Frontiers 2012 www.frontiers.it The original Asia releases their third album since they reconvened back in 2006. Unlike the last two albums ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Omega’, both of which were enjoyable but had a couple of mid paced fillers, this album is … Continue reading

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Frontiersnews: TEN, ASIA, KING KOBRA, JAMES CHRISTIAN

JAMES CHRISTIAN   HOUSE OF LORDS singer James Christian is working on a new solo album, his third one after “Rude Awakening” (originally released on Now & Then Records in 1995) and “Meet The Man”. James announced on his website: … Continue reading

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ASIA RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “XXX”

 BRITISH SUPERGROUP CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH UK TOUR AND 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where it remained No.1 for nine consecutive … Continue reading

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