A host of industry VIPs and talent attended the eighth annual Progressive Music Awards last night (September 12).
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, also known for his Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets supergroup, was one of the big winners on the night, claiming the top ‘Prog God’ honour.
Elsewhere, Tony Smith won the Industry VIP award, Ramblin’ Man Fair won the Event Of The Year and Dream Theater received International Band Of The Year, plus their guitarist John Petrucci won the coveted Chris Squire Virtuoso Award.
Most of the awards were nominated by the public, however a selection were chosen by the team at Prog Magazine – which celebrates its 10th birthday this year. The event took place in the Underglobe at the world-famous Globe Theatre in London.
You can see the full list of winners below:
Visionary – Arthur Brown?
Album Cover Of The Year – Daniel Tompkins – Castles
?Video Of The Year – Cellar Darling – Insomnia
?Chris Squire Virtuoso – John Petrucci
Limelight – Jo Quail
Reissue Of The Year – Marillion – Clutching At Straws Deluxe Edition
Lifetime Achievement – John Lodge?
Event Of The Year – Ramblin’ Man Fair Prog Stage
Classic Album – Hawkwind – Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Album Of The Year – Big Big Train – Grand Tour?
Outer Limits – Jack Hues?
International Band Of The Year – Dream Theater?
Industry VIP – Tony Smith?
UK Band Of The Year – Haken
Prog God – Nick Mason
You can read Music Week’s Q&A with Prog Magazine editor Jerry Ewing here.