Progdreams VII (day 2)

For the seventh consecutive year, Cultuurpodium De Boerderij presents the Progdreams festival. This year we once again managed to provide you with an interesting line-up. In addition to day-tickets we also have passe-partouts on sale for two or three days via Ticketmaster.
On Saturday, Magenta, Celestial Fire, Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency and The Dave Kerzner Band will perform for you. Scroll down for more information about these bands. Schedule: 14.00 Doors open 14.45 - 16.00 Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency 16.45 - 18.00 Celestial Fire 19.00 - 20.30 Dave Kerzner Band 21.15 - 23.00 Magenta (Subject to changes. No rights can be derived from this schedule).
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    The band Magenta hails from Wales and was founded in 2001 by ex-Cyan band member Rob Reed and singer Christina Booth. Their music is influenced by Yes, but also influences of Genesis, Mike Oldfield, and the Eurythmics are noticeable. In April 2017, their seventh studio album, "We Are Legend", was released, the album receives rave reviews. 'We', in this particular case, is Christina Booth (vocals), Rob Reed (keyboards/guitars), Chris Fry (guitars), Dan Nelson (bass guitar) and Jon 'Jiffy' Griffiths (drums). Christina Booth was once again honoured with the "Best Female Vocalist" award at the Classic Rock Society Awards. During that same event, Rob Reed was chosen "Best Keyboardist".

  • Celestial Fire

    Dave Bainbridge we know as the founder of Iona. After the release of his highly acclaimed second solo album "Celestial Fire" (2014), Dave wanted to create a band that could perform both solo songs and songs from Iona's back catalogue with emotion, fire and passion. In drummer Frank van Essen (Iona), multi-talented Sally Minnear (Gentle Giant's Kerry Minnear's daughter), guitar virtuoso Dave Bronze (top 10 Guitar Idol 2014) and bass player Simon Fitzpatrick (Carl Palmer's Legacy, Jennifer Batten), he found his favourite musicians. The music is a feast of recognition for every prog-lover. Influences of Bainbridge's heroes Yes, Gentle Giant, Curved Air and Keith Emerson are clearly audible.

  • Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency

    Alan Reed is from Glasgow and gained a reputation as the frontman of the progressive rock band Pallas in the 1980s. In 2010 he was sacked by the band, but he was not going to take a defeatist attitude. In 2012 his first solo album, "First In A Field Of One", was released. Reed remains loyal to the neo-prog genre. The album gets good reviews worldwide and gives one a taste for more. Meanwhile, his second album "Honey On The Razors Edge" (2017) materialized. Reed has assembled an excellent group of musicians to assist him. For example, Scott Higham (ex-Pendragon) is on drums and the lead guitar is played by Jeff Green. Mike Stobbie, Alan's companion during his time at Pallas, is on full flight at the keyboards.    

  • Dave Kerzner Band

    Dave Kerzner was previously a guest during an earlier version of Progdreams. He and his band made a lasting impression on the audience, sufficient reason to re-invite him for this year's edition. Also Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) will join Dave again. In 2016 he released a live album called "New World Live", featuring his debut solo album "New World" from 2014 performed live in its entirety. Part of this live album was recorded during the aforementioned Progdreams V festival at our very own Boerderij. Recently his new concept album "Static" was released. Famous musicians such as Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train and Spock's Beard), Steve Hackett and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) participated on the album. Dave Kerzner is a singer, keyboard player, and producer from the US. Together with Simon Collins, the son of Phil Collins, he founded the Prog Award-winning band Sound of Contact. In recent years he has worked with artists like Kevin Gilbert, Steve Hackett, the late Keith Emerson, Alan Parsons, Billy Sherwood, Jon Anderson, Steven Wilson, Joe Lynn Turner and many more. The song Stranded, from his debut album "New World" was nominated for "Anthem of the Year" at the Progressive Music Awards in 2015. Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Steve Hackett (Genesis) and Jason Scheff (Chicago) where among the musicians who participated on the song. Kerzner continues to write and record with Sound of Contact as well as other musical projects.

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