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Comedy of Errors

Comedy Of Errors is a Glasgow-based progressive rock band formed in January 1984 with a first line-up of Jim Johnson (keyboards, vocals), Joe Cairney (vocals), John McPhee (drums), Mark Spalding (bass) and Mike Barnard (guitar). Their first recording is a three track demo cassette called "Ever be the Prize", which is recorded at a studio in Blanefield (Scotland) in 1985, and followed by a mini album in 1986.

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Spock's Beard

Spock's Beard is a band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Neal (keyboards/vocals) and Alan (guitars) were joined by fellow musicians Nick D'Virgilio (Nick D'Virgilio, drums - also known as NDV) and Dave Meros (bass), and were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto. Spock's Beard play a brand of progressive rock with pop music leanings, drawing much influence from Genesis and The Beatles. They are also well known for their intricate multi-part vocal harmonies and use of counterpoint much in the vein of Gentle Giant.

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Abel Ganz

ABEL GANZ http://www.abelganz.com was formed in 1980 by keyboard player Hew Montgomery and multi-instrumentalist Hugh Carter. Although both had played in various bands together over the years, it was a shared interest in progressive rock and a need for a songwriting platform that brought about the birth of Abel Ganz. The line up was completed with the addition of guitarist Malky McNiven and drummer Ken Weir. Rehearsing in the back of Hugh's music shop the band went on to record the "Cottage Label" tape which received favourable reviews in several "prog" fanzines.

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Disperse

1. A polish progressive rock/metal band. In December 2007 Marcin Kicyk, Jakub Żytecki and Rafal Biernacki met to form a band called DISPERSE. Fascination with artrock, fusion, metal and jazz contributed to setting the project music of which would abstract from common musical patterns and advance listeners’ imagination. During the first half a year of its existence, the band makes four songs and in March Szymon Balicki, drums, joins the band.

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Galleon

There are three known bands using the name Galleon: 1. a progressive rock band hailing from Sweden and
2. a French dance group.
3. a four-piece indie rock group based in Adelaide, Australia. 1. Galleon started as a three piece named Aragon back in ´85 , experimenting with different kind of music and musicians , but never really found the "right" feeling. . . Because Micke Värn, guitars - Göran Fors, bass and Vocals and Dan Fors, drums had the idea , they wanted at least to document their sweat and blood in composing the music they believed in under so many years , just in case . . .

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Twelfth Night

TWELFTH NIGHT emerged from the Andy Revell Band formed at Reading University, where in 1978 they won a talent competition. Geoff MANN was an artist friend of the band from the moment in 1977 that he knocked on Andy's door to find out what record Andy was listening to and discovered that it was just Andy playing guitar! The embryonic band consisted of Andy and Brian Devoil (drums), with Mr Rick Battersby managing the dry ice.

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Pallas

Pallas is a rock band from Scotland Pallas was one of the bands at the vanguard of what was termed the "neo-progressive" movement during progressive rock's second-wave revival in the early eighties (other major players included Marillion, IQ, Twelfth Night, and Pendragon). After releasing a self-produced LP entitled Arrive Alive (recorded in Scotland in 1981), Pallas was courted by EMI records (who had just signed contemporaries Marillion) and thrust into the studio with none other than Yes/ELP wunderkind Eddie Offord to record the LP that would become The Sentinel.

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Magenta

Magenta is a name that has been used many times. (1) is a Welsh progressive rock band formed in 2001, by ex-Cyan member Rob Reed. (2) was an English folk rock band of the late 70s. (3) was a band from Belgium. (4) was a character in The Rocky Horror Show. (5) is a Norwegian band formed in 1995 by Anders Odden and Vilde Lockert.(6) Is an Italian rock band formed in 2005. (7) is an band from Greece.

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Esquire

There are two groups with the name Esquire and one DJ: 1) eSQUIRE (Lee Squires) is one of the hottest & most exciting young producers in the UK. Rapidly spreading his name to clubbers and industry heads alike, his sound of uplifting funky fuelled house is becoming the sound of dancefloors across the globe. With a successful string of releases and remixes on labels such as All Around The World, Hed Kandi, Data, 3 Beat Blue, Ministry Of Sound, Boss & Toolroom Records.

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