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Announcements / Blog!
« on: June 25, 2015, 08:57:42 AM »

In case I'm not the last to realise... :)

Ho, ho, ho,

Well there's no new advent calendar and not much else happening (besides the excellent efforts of various Frost*ies; Tigermoth, Son of Fogey, etc. of course) so I figured I'd spread a little bit of Godfreyness as a pressie for you guys.

I had been holding this back because Steve Lawson was going to take the video and mix it with his infinitely superior audio mix from the sound desk but Steve has been super busy and also suffering some insanely frustrating computer woes in recent days, so I figured what the heck.

It's only a snippet and the standard disclaimer about monograinyshakeycam(TM) applies, but here it is :- 

Enjoy!  :)

Announcements / Not a frost* report but it's not far off
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:47:49 PM »
Via the lovely DueyC on Facebook, a proper chuckle or three from that man :-

Multi-instrumentalist Rob Reed has always been a self-confessed Mike Oldfield fan-boy - he heard Tubular Bells when he was 7 and it was a pivotal moment in determining his future. There have always been touches of Oldfield's style in Rob's work; sometimes subtle like that particular guitar sound...and sometimes bleedin' obvious like using the opening riff of Tubular Bells (with permission, of course) as the basis for a whole song.

At the beginning of last year, Rob decided the time was right to take up the challenge of seeing if he could do what Mr. Oldfield did all those years ago...and he has; producing a solo-album with the same kind of feel, same kind of sound and thee same kind of power to immerse the listener in a two-part journey through a continually changing musical landscape that is both mesmerising and astonishing.

Rob hired a lorry-load of real percussion instruments and played everything you hear himself. The only exceptions being some gorgeous vocal work from Angharad Brinn and Synergy Vocals, who both previously contributed to Kompendium: Beneath The Waves, and some Bodhrán played by co-producer Tom Newman.

Rob wanted to be sure that he wasn't just copying or mimicking Oldfield's original masterpiece...and what better way than to run it past the guys who actually worked on the original...if anyone was in a position to judge the merit of Sanctuary as a worthy tribute rather than "just a pastiche" it was them, right?  Tom Newman was one of the co-producers of the original Tubular Bells and really enjoyed working with Rob on "Sanctuary" as did the other co-producer of Tubular Bells; Simon Heyworth, who Rob enlisted to Master the Sanctuary album. Simon said that when he heard it, he "closed his eyes and was back in the Manor Studios in 1973".

So, that's enough blather from me (clearly a self-confessed fanboy of Mr. Reed!) and all that is left is to urge you good people to check it out (as they say) and make up your own minds. It won't be to everyone's taste, but I know there are people on here who will like it and I urge everyone to give it a listen and look out for some interesting video clips in the coming weeks.

Let the links commence :-

Pre-order here :-

An audio preview :-

First teaser video :-


Announcements / Celebr8.3 Evening Tickets Now Available!!!
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:29:33 PM »

If you wanted to see Frost* but couldn't afford a weekend or day ticket, those lovely organiser-type people have now released evening tickets!

This makes it like a "normal" gig, getting you in to see Matt Stevens in The Fierce and the Dead and, of course, Frost*...which makes it nothing like a "normal" gig at all! :)

So get yourself along to Mrs Nellie's shop at and get yerself on the business end of this great festival for less than the cost of 3 issues of Prog Magazine!

Go on...stop reading this and get over there!!

Announcements / Blunders is Pendragon's new drummer!
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:11:28 PM »
Crikey, never saw that coming.
I was sad to hear that Scott Higham and the Pendies had gone their separate ways, but this is a very interesting development.

Announcements / Frost* Headlining Celebr8.3 Sunday!!!
« on: March 20, 2014, 11:39:37 AM »

Frost* / Frost* DVD The Rockfield Files - Now Available!
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:58:55 PM »
Not really news now but thought I'd make it offical and "sticky" here.  :-\

If you haven't already, buy it immediately!


Friends Of Frost* / Red Bazaar featuring Sawtooth!
« on: December 01, 2013, 03:24:10 PM »
Our very own Sawtooth appeared with Nottingham band "Red Bazaar" last night, supporting Alan Reed at the CRS Maltby.
The four-piece have us a very enjoyable set of instrumental prog/rock that was well played by all.

Other Bands / DanFest 3 In Ten Minutes : Video Montage
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:31:56 AM »
Here is my "DanFest3 In Ten Minutes" video montage which hopefully acts as a taster for those who couldn't be there and a reminder for those that were. It's a bit dark and grainy but the sound is reasonably good. Great performances all round. Enjoy.

Other Bands / Summer's End 2013 in 10 Minutes - Video Montage
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:56:53 PM »
Rather predictably I've gone and done it again... ;)


Other Bands / Magenta - The Twenty Seven Club - Bandcamp and progstreaming
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:28:06 PM »
Magenta's stunning return to their prog roots :-

The Twenty Seven Club

Prefer to download?
Want to try before you buy?

Here you go....

Download at :-

Listen before buying (for 1 week only) at :-

It would appear that some ne'er-do-wells (Hobbits probably) have been hacking away at our Tumblr (website), YouTube (Frost*Reports) and Twitter accounts.

Most serious among these (in my opinion) is the YouTube stuff because...deep breath...there may not be copies of some of that stuff anywhere else.

Jem is looking into restoring normal service but, let's face it, he doesn't need this kind of grief right now (or ever really).

So please bear with as things get sorted out, probably not immediately, and if anyone has diligently squirrelled away copies of every Frost* Report video (for personal use, natch), please standby in case there is a call for help restoring the collection.

More news when we have it.

Other Bands / Video: Moon Safari - Mega Moon - CRS Maltby 14/09/13
« on: September 15, 2013, 07:43:04 PM »

Other Bands / Video: Moon Safari - Constant Bloom - CRS Maltby 14/09/13
« on: September 15, 2013, 02:43:34 PM »
It's not such a big surprise when they do it now, but it's still a brilliant way to end the show.

It normally holds the audience's attention in rapt wonder....except for those SLR-equipped ladies who like to play intricate patterns of beeps on their cameras....or noisily click shutters, drop lens caps and blow their noses!


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