Christopher John Judge Smith, founding member of Van Der Graaf Generator, departed the band shortly after their first single, however remained close to the fold. His solo work is mainly large stage musicals.
Reprising his father's roles with Genesis, Sound Of Contact is Simon Collins' new project with Dave Kerzner, Kelly Nordstrom and Matt Dorsey. After a cancelled US tour, their future seems tenuous at best.
Congrats to our friend Jonathan Schang of District 97, who writes:
"Some big news: I will be joining drummer/vocalist Simon Collins (son of legendary Genesis drummer/vocalist Phil Collins) as co-drummer/keyboardist on a world tour promoting the release of his new band Sound of Contact 's debut album, "Dimensionaut". Also in the band are guitarist John Wesley (Fish, Porcupine Tree), keyboardist Dave Kerzner and bassist Matt Dorsey. The first show of the tour will be opening for Marillion in Montreal on March 24th!"
Prog trio featuring guitarist Keith Cross, bassist Bernard Jinks and drummer Peter Dunton released one much hearlded album for Deram in 1970, but broke up due to internal strife. Members were previously in Bulldog Breed, and later Cross & Ross. Second record was shelved but completed and released decades later, now titled Fantasy.