HRH Prog X and XI – All About The Legends! Better times are ahead, and here’s the proof – HRH Prog IX and HRH Prog X come together for an incredible 10th Anniversary of HRH Prog – with all the bands playing both in Sheffield and at London’s prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire.
Headlining HRH Prog X is none other than Mr Hawkwind himself – the legendary Dave Brock. Having blown us all away at HRH Prog VII last November and HRH Roadtrip in 2019, Dave has kindly agreed to perform a WORLD-WIDE EXCLUSIVE “An Audience With” set – featuring not only material from Hawkwind but music from his busking days and plenty of chat in between!
This is genuinely going to be a unique experience – one that any Hawkwind fan cannot afford to miss.
The legendary Colosseum will also headline the tenth HRH Prog experience. Formed in 1968, the 6-piece progressive jazz-rock fusion pioneers will give us a masterclass in musicianship and creativity that will fit perfectly in the impressive surroundings of the Shepherds Bush Empire in London. With the full lineup also heading to Sheffield, there’s really no excuse to miss this incredible opportunity to see this truly pioneering band perform.
It’s a huge honour to be able to announce that John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest will be joining our twin-venue weekend celebration of brilliant progressive music. Having already celebrated being 50 years young BJH continue to bring great delight to audiences throughout Britain and Europe playing songs from the critically acclaimed album North alongside many fan favourite tracks from the bands rich back catalogue. John Lees continues to carry the torch for the band that released no less than 10 albums in the 1970s, featuring the trademark Mellotron keyboard sound beloved of many a progressive rock fan.
HRH Prog X is honoured to bring you a set by British band The Enid. Having made captivating music for decades now, evolutionary composer and writer Robert John Godfrey and band promise to showcase an immersive musical experience to captivate the mind and spirits of lifelong fans and new listeners alike.
Hand-picked by Ritchie Blackmore to support his Rainbow reunion in 2016, Mostly Autumn are one of the most respected prog rock live acts in the country. Formed in the mid-‘90s, the band have released a staggering number of studio and live albums – 13 and 16 respectively. Their latest studio effort, 2019’s White Rainbow, was well received by both press and fans.
Also announced for HRH Prog X are The Skys, heading all the way from Lithuana, and making a return to HRH Prog. Having released their latest – and brilliant – album “Automatic Minds” last year, we can’t wait to see Jonas and the guys again. French-based Franck Carducci makes his HRH Prog debut – and lists Pink Floyd, Genesis and Supertramp amongst his influences – perfect for us! Bram Stoker are having a resurgence having been best known for their 1972 prog epic “Heavy Rock Spectacular”. Pioneers Atomic Rooster, the amazing Threshold and none other than The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will make sure Prog X is simply spectacular. Moon Safari, Magenta, Ozric Tentacles, Gandalfs Fist, Tiger Moth Tales and Sonic Trip Project round out the incredible line-up for HRH Prog X.
For more information and tickets, head to www.hrhprog.com or call 0207 193 1865
HRH Prog XI Announced for The O2 Academy in Leeds
As if that wasn’t news enough, we are stoked to be able to bring you HRH Prog XI. Also bringing in some of the bands from the postponed HRH Prog IX, this incredible lineup will take to the stage for HRH Prog’s first-ever outing at The O2 Academy in Leeds Prince Albert may have opened it in 1885, but HRH Prog are on their way with a killer show in tow.
It bears repeating – HRH Prog X and XI are all about legends…and legends don’t come any bigger than Yes keyboard wizard – songwriter – producer – TV and radio presenter and author Rick Wakeman. With 90 solo albums to his name, Rick continues to lead the way in British prog, having released his latest creation “Piano Odyssey” in 2018. We are humbly honoured to welcome a genuine rock icon to HRH Prog XI and Rick is bringing his full band to the O2 Academy in Leeds – so expect a set brim-full of music from a career spanning 5 decades plus perhaps progressive takes on a rock classic or two. We honestly can’t wait for this!
Joining Rick in Leeds are Wishbone Ash. From the heady days of the 70s, Wishbone Ash have been – and remain – at the forefront of twin-lead guitar progressive blues rock. Their 1972 classic “Argus” is still as great a listen today as it was then, as anyone with a record deck and the original version on LP can testify! Bang up to date, and Wishbone Ash’s 23rd studio album – “Coat of Arms” – is also an absolute belter. Under the stewardship of Andy Powell, they continue to be a major live act and will bring Saturday night at HRH Prog XI to a triumphant close!
HRH Prog XI welcomes one of the most respected rock drummers in the world – Carl Palmer. Carl is best known for being the man behind the sticks for the legendary prog-rock act Emerson Lake and Palmer – possibly the most successful prog band of the ‘70s. Every rock fan will be familiar with ‘Lucky Man’ and ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy take to the stage at the O2 Academy Leeds for HRH Prog XI in April 2021.
Still one of the premier live prog-rock acts in the country, Pendragon join us in Leeds for Prog XI. Peers of the likes of Marillion, Pallas and IQ, Pendragon have forged their unique path since their debut album “The Jewel” was released in 1985. 16 albums later, and with new release “Love Over Fear” released in February 2020 proving the band are still as active as ever, we welcome Pendragon back to the HRH Prog family.
Focus fly in from Holland to join us next April. Best known of course for their 1971 hit “Hocus Pocus”, the guys are still very much active having released their latest album “Focus 11” in 2019 to critical acclaim.
As if that wasn’t enough, HRH Prog XI will bring you Hawklords who were simply incredible at HRH Prog VIII, the amazing Karnataka, The Spacelords, This Winter Machine, Nth Ascension, Spriggan Mist, The Fierce and The Dead, The Room, Psychic Lemon. Moongoose, Bloody Mallard, Monkey Trial and the always highly entertaining Hats Off Gentlemen, It’s Adequate.