Prog Rock

Smith, Judge

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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.

Founded: 1948

Location: England

Website: Judge Smith

Socrates (Drank the Conium)

Greece's premiere rock band

Founded: 1969

Location: Athens, Greece

Website: Socrates Drank The Conium Myspace

Sound Of Contact

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.

Founded: 2012

Location: Miami, Florida

Website: Sound of Contact | New Band Project from Simon Collins

Sound of Contact World Tour 2013

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!"



Detlef Wiedecke (guitar), Eduard Schicke (drums), and Werner Protzner (bass), were all members of Oldenburg`s underground rock scene.

Founded: 1969

Location: Oldenburg, Germany

Website: SFF Spektagel Bio

Squire, Chris

Bassist for Yes recorded one excellent solo album.

Founded: 1948

Location: London, England

Website: Chris Squire :: Official Website - Home



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Hailing from Champaign-Urbana in Illinois, Starcastle burst on to the radar with their brand of prog; very much Yes-like.

Founded: 1974

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Website: StarCastle - Official Band Website


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One of Holland's finest groups, Supersister's original music had much in common with the earliest Soft Machine albums.

Founded: 1967

Location: Den Haag, Netherlands



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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.

Founded: 1970

Location: England

Tangent, The

Formed by ex-Parallel or 90 Degrees men Andy Tillison and Guy Manning, The Tangent has featured many lineups, mostly with members of the Swedish bands Flower Kings and Beardfish.

Founded: 2003

Location: Otley, West Yorkshire

Website: The Tangent.org