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Album review: PAUL MENEL AND THE ESSENTIALS – Spare Parts For Broken Hearts

PAUL MENEL AND THE ESSENTIALS - Spare Parts For Broken Hearts

www.paulmenelessentials.co.uk [Release date 14.02.17] Paul Menel will be known to many prog rock fans as the lead singer with IQ between 1985 and 1990. However, since then and on this album in particular, he takes a few prog leanings and … Continue reading

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Album review: KIAMA – Sign Of IV

Kiama - Sign Of IV

Tigermoth Records  [Release date: 02.02.16] Alongside Steven Wilson, Rob Reed must be one of the busiest men in the field of progressive rock at the moment. As well as his day job as leader and creative inspiration of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Gig review: IQ – The Met, Bury, 26 September 2015

 IQ - The Met, Bury, 26 September 2015

IQ have been at the forefront of home-grown progressive rock since the release of their debut album ‘Tales From The Lush Attic’ in 1983. They first came to my attention in 1989 (oh God, was it that long ago?) with … Continue reading

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Interview: PAUL MENEL

Paul Menel is a former singer with prog rockers IQ and released a very enjoyable solo album ‘Into Insignificance I Will Pale’, and he has an unofficial England World Cup song out now with the Essentials… Hi Jason Firstly, thanks … Continue reading

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Single review: PAUL MENEL & THE ESSENTIALS – Spirit Of ’66

www.facebook.com/paulmenel Former IQ singer Paul Menel returns with a timely release, a song for England supporters ahead of this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Starting with a Queen approved drum beat the song has a good sing-a-long chorus that you … Continue reading

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Paul Menel performing IQ’s Nomzano album

As previously announced, Clive Nolan is currently working at the studio on his new project “Alchemy”. The world premiere of the show will take place at the famous Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland on February 22, 2013. The show will … Continue reading

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Celebr8 prog festival – IQ, IT BITES, PALLAS & more

Celebr8 Prog

HEADLINE ACT-ONLY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROG FEST CELEBR8, the British Progressive Rock Festival has announced that headline act only tickets (IQ and It Bites) are now available at only £25.00. The Acoustic Stage acts have also been finalised and … Continue reading

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House of Progression at the Peel Kingston

THE VENUE The Peel 160 CAMBRIDGE RD, KINGSTON, SW LONDON KT1 3HH Phone 020 8546 3516. SAT 31st MARCH …..TOUCHSTONE + GUESTS THE CITY SLEEPS SHOW £12 ADV Doors 7.30pm THE PEEL FRI 27th APRIL….. DeeEXPUS & TINYFISH KING OF … Continue reading

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STEVE THORNE – Crimes & Reasons

GEP/SPV 2012 www.steve-thorne.co.uk Steve Thorne returns with his fourth album, playing the majority of the instruments bar Nick D’Virgilio (Cirque Du Soleil/ex-Spock’s Beard) and Bob White on drums with Tony Levin and Gary Chandler (Jadis) also guesting. Also former IQ … Continue reading

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