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Gigs / Celebr8.2 will be Frost*s ONLY gig of 2013, Jem has announ
« on: April 04, 2013, 11:31:40 PM »
C8.2 will be Frost*s ONLY gig of 2013. So if you wanna hear exclusive new stuff and the classics like The Dividing Line, Black Light Machine and Milliontown in 2013 then Celebr8.2 will be the ONLY place to catch them live this year.

Weekend and Day Tickets (£70/£45) from The Merch Desk http://


The brainchild of top pop producer and Ivor Novello award winner, Jem Godfrey, Frost* are one of the worlds premier Prog outfits. Staggering musicianship from Godfrey and his cohorts John Mitchell, Craig Blundell and Nathan King coupled with outstanding songs make any appearance by Frost* a must-see event, and with their back history with the House Of Progression, Celebr8.2 is undoubtedly their spiritual home.

From the brilliant Milliontown (almost singly responsible for kick starting the resurgence of prog in the UK) to the amazing The Dividing Line via the dense Experiments In Mass Appeal, Frost* and Godfrey have been responsible for at least 3 (and counting) “New-Prog” classics that will be spoken of in hushed awe for years to come.

Now in the studio crafting their most ambitious project yet, expect plenty of musical fireworks (and a few jokes) from Frost* who are special guests at Celebr8.2 on Saturday.

Announcements / Dead Nobodies CRS Awards Special
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:14:39 PM »

Here's your chance to hear James H and I cocking about and getting drunk at the CRS Awards a short while ago.

With field recorder in hand and some beers on board, we ventured into the bright lights and glitz of the awards only to find there Godsticks, Magenta, Rob Reed, Andy Tillison, Jon “Twang” Patrick, Bob Harris and Steve Hackett !!

Even better, they all agreed to talk to us !

They probably won’t do again !

Nevertheless, this was one of the best CRS Awards Events and we’ve tried to get a flavour of the event with this here webcast, laced with some tracks from the winners.

Apologies for the sound quality on the recordings, this was caused by total incompetence with a mic on my part but it WAS very noisy and my poor little field recorder got a bit overwhelmed at times, esp with Mr Hackett. I’ve done the best I can with the recordings, but some of them are a little ropey.

Hopefully it won’t spoil your enjoyment too much !

Congrats to all the winners and many thanks to James for co-hosting. Most of all, thanks to Miles Bartaby and the rest of the CRS for allowing us to infiltrate their event.

See you very soon for the NEW Dead Nobodies…

Bert and James xx


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Or try Mixcloud for on demand streaming to your compooter or smartphone from da cloud w/out all that tiresome downloading business

I'll do a live stream of this too.

Songs Featured

Borderline Stomp Pt 3 – Godsticks
Glitterball – Magenta
Memo – DeeExpus
Mercy Of The Sea – Kompendium
The Hero – Queen
The Tech Guy – The Tangent
Four Winds (North) – Steve Hacket
The Return Of The Giant Hogweed – Steve Hackett

Dead Nobodies Will Return With "The Burning Shed That Never Sleeps (and Other Stories)"


Ho Ho Ho and a very Merry Xmas to you all. This is the final Dead Nobodies show of the year, apart from our scientifically acurate poll tracking the 10 Greatest Prog Songs of All Time © !!

In this packed progcast, you can hear such wonders as, Frost*, It Bites, Kate Bush, Aoen Zen, Hybrid, Kraftwerk, Led Zeppelin, Kompendium and a lot more besides that.

My goodness,, it’s as if all your Xmas Presents have turned up at once !!

Don’t forget to vote in the Dead Nobodies XmasX ( for the chance to WIN tickets to Celebr8.2 or a £25 WOWcher for The Merch Desk. In the meantime thanks for listening and VOTE NOW  :D  :D

Happy Xmas



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Snowed In At Wheeler Street Kate Bush
Birthday Card at Christmas Jethro Tull
Please Come Home For Christmas The Eagles
I Believe In Father Christmas Greg Lake

Trust The Treat
Into the flames Paatos
Going For The One Yes

Sovereign Ultrasound
Experiment IV Hybrid
La Forme Kraftwerk

Fimbul Tusmorke
Never Too Late Alan Reed

Power Marillion
The Thief District 97

Warning AEON ZEN
Coda Threshold
Liberation Devin Townsend

Lilly Kompendium
Leave Everything You Know Fiona Ford
American Matador Keith Emerson

The Shed (Subtle) Rainbow
This Is Your Time Black Country Communion
Kashmir Led Zeppelin

The 2nd Law – Unsustainable Muse
The 2nd Law – Isolated System Muse
Clocks It Bites
The Other Me Frost*

Announcements / Dead Nobodies XmasX
« on: December 01, 2012, 11:05:28 PM »
Xmas as in Xmas...

X as in... 10

Yes, vote NOW for your top 3 prog songs of ALL time. We'll take the votes and by the wonders of EXCEL spreadsheetery produce a run down of the top 10 greatest prog song evah.


Not only that, but, a lucky voter will win tickets to Celebr8.2 (where I believe some band called Frost* are playing) and as a runner-up prize, why not have a voucher worth £25 to spend on your heart's desire at The Merch Desk.

Vote and may all your progmasses come true.


Announcements / Dead Nobodies #15.1 - Genesis Revisited II
« on: November 08, 2012, 04:00:58 PM »
Ahoy there !!

This month we’re taking a look at the new Steve Hackett album, Genesis Revisited II. It’s attracted lots and lots of attention and is worth a serious look. In the quest, I’m joined by James “Gigging Forever” Hendry who had the good fortune, or just blind luck, to get an invite to the launch party for the album. So, we get all the gossip from the event, plus our considered, fair and entirely balanced views on the album. Errrmm….

But that’s not all… in a shorter show than usual (production problems, should you ask…) we’ve also covered a few of the traditional bases for which Dead Nobodies is renowned the world over. This month we have new music from Threshold, Neil Morse, Steve Wilson, Saga, Rival Sons, Galahad plus of course a wealth of the Genesis Revisited Stuff, plus some oldies but goodies in the shape of Amplifier, Roger Waters and the Jupiter Society.

Download details from here

But wait ! Even THAT’S not all !! As we’re now formally on the glide path to Xmas, may I draw your attention to the Dead Nobodies XmasX poll – a proven, scientifically accurate way of discovering the 10 greatest prog rock tracks of all time. Without any doubt, this is definitive; and I will accept no argument otherwise  All you need to do is submit your vote for your fave Top 3 tracks OF ALL TIME and not only will you be part of probably the greatest experiment in polling history but you could well win one of three, sorry two,  massive prizes on offer to 2 lucky voters namely:-

1st Prize – A weekend ticket to Celebr8.2
2nd Prize – £25 voucher to spend on your heart’s desire at The Merch Desk

Get voting now at and the tell your friends to vote !! Once all the votes are in, we’ll build a show to be broadcast sometime between Xmas and New Year. It’ll be fun… we may even do it LIVE !!!

OK, that’s it for now. As there was so much stuff left over from this show, we may do another one in a couple of weeks.

Till then



Ashes – Threshold
Fema Camp – Killing Joke
Weathering Sky – Neal Morse
Keep On Swinging – Rival Sons
Love Bites (So Do I) – Halestorm
Luminol- Steven Wilson
Till The Well Runs Dry – Saga
Rescue & Resurrection – Jupiter Society

Genesis Revisited II Feature (all songs by Steve Hackett)

Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Can Utility and the Coastliners
Supper’s Ready
Shadow of the Hierophant

Birds Against The Glass – Rose Hill Drive
The Wave – Amplifier
Secret Kingdoms… – Galahad
What God Wants, Part III – Roger Waters

Announcements / Dead Nobodies #13 - It's All Gold !!
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:43:40 AM »

Pip Pip !

I’ve been thoroughly inspired by the Olympics in this Green and Pleasant Land. So inspired in fact, that I stopped doing what I was doing and completely remodeled this show to at least include some of the stuff we heard at the fantastic opening Ceremony !!

So, mixed in with a mix of old and new, classic prog and rock are some tracks directly inspired by the aforementioned and there’s a special Olympic sequence right at the end that I hope will stir some memories for you.

Alongside that we have some new things by Saga, Rush, Syd Arthur, The Treatment, Von Hertzen Brothers, District97, Big Big Train, Panic Room as well as the first appearance on this show of North Atlantic Oscillation and the brilliant Public Service Broadcasting.

All this excitement is tinged with great sadness as a giant of hard rock, Jon Lord, passed away as I was putting this show together. So I’ve also included a sequence of tracks in his memory. RIP Jon.

Anyway, stream or download this podcast from

Or go to ... d438034600 and download from there.

See you next time, when I hope our very own, James Hendry will deign to visit us with a full and frank round-up of Celebr8. Anyone remember that ? I mean, since then, the Queen has jumped out of a helicopter !!


Songs In This Podcast

Seven Cities Of Gold / Rush
Let Thy Will Be Done / Von Hertzen Brothers
Anywhere You Wanna Go / Saga
Judas Unrepentant / Big Big Train
Read Your Mind / District 97
Astrology Prelude / Erik Norlander
Miss You / The Rolling Stones
Love Removal Machine (Peace Remix) / The Cult
Pool Hall Richard / Faces
Celebrity Status / Lee Abraham
Bonnie the Cat / Porcupine Tree
Jerusalem / Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Uprising / Muse
Trampled Under Foot / Led Zeppelin

Jon Lord Tribute Sequence:-

Fireball / Deep Purple
Nobody's Home / Deep Purple
Green Onions / Jon Lord and the Hoochie Coochie Men
Lazy / Deep Purple
When A Blind Man Cries / Deep Purple

Mother Goose / Jethro Tull
First Difference / Syd Arthur
Soft Coda / North Atlantic Oscillation
London Can Take it / Public Service Broadcasting
Spin It Again / Saga
Secret Garden / Chris Fry
Song For Tomorrow / Panic Room
I'm Running / Yes
Run Run Run / The Treatment
Broken Promises / Michael Schenker Group
Back In Black / AC/DC
Clockwork Angels / Rush
The Garden / Rush

Olympic Sequence feat.

And I Will Kiss (feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie)
Tubular Bells/In Duci Jubilo (Mike Oldfield)
James Bond  Theme
Come Together (Arctic Monkeys)
Caliban's Dream (feat. Dockhead Choir, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Only Men Aloud, Elizabeth Roberts, Alex Trimble)
Eclipse (Pink Floyd)
The End (The Beatles)

Announcements / Dead Nobodies #10 - Fishfingers Of The Best
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:58:07 AM »

It’s a wrap !!!

Here is the newest and tastiest and fishiest Dead Nobodies yet. Sourced from prime North Atlantic Prog and Rock (definitely from sustainable stocks), no I don’t know what I’m going on about either. There’s probably a clue, in the podcast, somewhere.

Anyway, here it is, this month featuring Steven Wilson, The Cult, The Third Ending, InFictions, Astra, The Aristocrats, Nerve Toy Trio, The Fierce and The Dead and much more. Also joining from the monstrous deep come the Krakens of Rock or if you prefer, Van Halen, Yes, BOC, IQ and…. STEELY DAN !!!

Also included is this months giggery reportage courtesy of James Gigging Forever Hendry. Didn’t he do well ?

Thanks to our sponsor, Mr B Elzebub for his guest appearance…

See you next time, assuming that my head is still on the right way round and my studio is not covered in green vomit.

Don’t forget, get your tickets for Celebr8 !!

All the Beast,


Announcements / Dead Nobodies #9 - Gigging Forever
« on: February 22, 2012, 11:27:43 PM »
How’do ?

Gigs, we love ‘em, and this month, we meet someone whose whole life (seemingly) is spent going to them. What better person to take us through a personal and thorough review of some of the choicest, juiciest gigs from 2011 than the King Gig Goer himself, James Hendry AKA gig blogger Gigging Forever.

Join James and I as we wind through the hazy, music filled backwaters of 2011?s gigs, taking in the CRS BoTY awards, strolling past MattFest and Summers End, winding down the back alleys of Opeth and Steven Wilson and finishing off in the little wooded glade that was the Frost* AGM.

And to accompany us on our retrospective, we have some excellent music, mostly culled from live offerings, including Caravan, Mostly Autumn, Rush, Pineapple Thief and much more. Even the theme music from Knight Rider appears in there somewhere !!

All Hail the Hoff !!


WARNING – This podcast may contain opinions.

Download here
Or from iTunes  :)

Announcements / Dead Nobodies #8
« on: January 28, 2012, 11:52:57 PM »
Wotcha, as we say in Norfolk !

So here’s the first Dead Nobodies of 2012. It’s a ramshackle collection of top tunes that have been loitering around my listening for some weeks and months, so I thought, what with it being the New Year and all and how there’s not THAT much going on as yet, that I’d put them together and make a show out of them ! Topper, eh ?

Many of the artists that you’re about to hear (in an MP3 download or stream from, or from iTunes ... d438034600 which includes the MP3 version and the spiffing ENHANCED version, with artwork, chapters and links) are first timers on Dead Nobodies, but let’s hope they don’t have to wait too long to revisit.

Featured for the first time are:-

Syd Arthur
Mr So & So
Lunatic Soul
Joe Bonamassa
Van Halen (how they must have been waiting for this opportunity   :D  )
Paul Cusick

Bankers include:-

Joe Satriani
Colosseum II

There may be some other things too !

On a sad note, during production of this podcast, I heard that Andrew MacNaughton, photographer to the legendary Rush died in LA whilst on assignment for the band. This podcast is dedicated to him. RIP Andrew.

I’ll be back early next month for a review of 2011 gigs and a very special show at the end of Feb.

Till then, rock on and remember, you never know what’s round the corner so carpe diem, my friends :-)

Bert xxx

PS – If you know anyone who’d like this show then please spread the word and come and “like’ it on Facebook ... 6980456727

Announcements / IMPORTANT - Missing person - FOUND OK
« on: January 24, 2012, 01:27:13 PM »
Please Copy and Paste on Facebook ETC:-

Robert Henderson's, who some of you will know, son David (who many of you will also recognise) is missing.

Rob and David are prog scene regulars and lovely people. If anyone knows anything about David's whereabouts or can help in any way, please let Rob know. It would really help to share this on your status to spread the word. Thanks.

There is also a police appeal for info:- ... um=twitter

Announcements / Dead Nobodies #7 - Big Banana Xmas Edition feat J Godfrey
« on: December 08, 2011, 12:29:38 PM »

Hello and Happy Christmas !!

Yes, it’s the Dead Nobodies Big Banana Xmas Edition, named after a refrain in the glorious Black Light Machine by the awesome Frost*.

By spectacular coincidence, Frost* main-man, keyboard genius and, more importantly, Top Biscuiteer Jem Godfrey comes out to play this month.

Blend that with some stunning freshly boiled Prog and Rock, serve with a garnish of talky nonsense and you have a feast fit for any Xmas Lunch.

And, like all proper Xmas editions, this one is longer (cont Two Ronnies Xmas Special).

As always take your pick from an MP3 download or stream from http:// , or mosey on over to iTunes for a subscription free of all charge.

MP4 enhanced version for owners of iThings available in next couple of days.

Please go over to Facebook to visit Dead Nobodies http:// and press that “like” button !!

If I don’t see you before, have a great Xmas and New Year !  ;D

Rock, Rock the Power Of Rock

Playlist to follow !! Jem appears roughly once an hour, but I know you wouldn't want to fast forward and miss all that other great stuff now would you ?  ;)

Any Other Business / Progmas 2011
« on: November 30, 2011, 12:54:36 PM »

Other Bands / PRR
« on: November 28, 2011, 11:35:27 PM »
I went to see Pure Reason Revolution on Saturday night and they were blinding. It's such a shame that they are splitting. the quality of their stuff is plain for all to see.

if you can get down to Heaven on Wednesday night, it';s their very very last gig and you won't see a better band all year. I'm supposed to be seeing Carl Palmer on Wednesday, but am extremely tempted to ditch that and go and see PRR one last time.

I'll maybe see you there

Hi all,

Latest edition of my proggy/rocky podcast is an interview with Dec Burke, based around his new album.

A must for all Frost* fans, even is I do say so myself.

Download details here


Just back from an afternoon with that Master of Melody, Mr Dec Burke during which we chatted and listened to his new album which, let me tell you is totally awesome.

That'll be the next episode of Dead Nobodies, but for now, why not download Dead nobodies #5 from

Go on, you know you want to :-)

Packed full of new stuff goodness, we have Opeth, Dream Theater, Matt Stevens, Steven Wilson, Lost in Thought, North Sea Radio Orchestra Etc…

Able support from Chickenfoot, Magenta, Steve Hackett, Gong and BigElf.

And to cap it all off, there’s The Pink Floyd and some album or other called Dark Side Of The Moon. It’ll never catch on you know…

Alright ?

Available from the usual places. Whaddya mean, where ? OK, for the MP3 feed or download, and iTunes ... d438034600 for the big-pec'd version (and the MP3 version).

Here's the playlist:-

Emperor Ming

The Hero – Queen
Dragon Attack – Queen

Slither – Opeth
Homesick Part 1 – Airbag

The Puzzle – Presto Ballet
Raw – Magenta

Ezra – David R Black
Three And A Half Letters – Chickenfoot
Social Orphan – Saga

Belle Du Jour – Steven Wilson
Index – Steven Wilson

Like The Elephant ? – Nosound

Breaking All Illusions – Dream Theater

Rushden Fair – Matt Stevens
I a Moon – North Sea Radio Orchestra
Elevator Sunshine Girl – Solar Fields
Waking To Life – Steve Hackett
Two Faces Of Cairo – Steve Hackett

Goodbye Sweet Innocence – Riverside
Wrath Of Thor – Don Airey

Wacky Baccy Banker – Gong
Hydra – BigElf

Morpheus Rising – North Sea Radio Orchestra
Folklore – Opeth
Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye – Steven Wilson

Assimulate Destroy – Lost In Thought
Killing Floor – Black Stone Cherry
Big Foot – Chickenfoot

Us And Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage

“there is no dark side of the moon really; as a matter of fact, it’s all dark…’

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