Steven Wilson was the big winner last night (September 13) at the annual Progressive Music Awards, claiming two gongs. The event, held in the Underglobe at the Globe Theatre in London, played host to top talent and industry VIPs, including Yes guitarist Steve Howe who was presented with the top ‘Prog God’ honour.
Wilson was nominated for three awards on the night and received Album Of The Year for To The Bone, as well as Best UK Band/Artist. Legendary Italian prog rockers PFM won the coveted Best International Band award, while other notable winners included Kilimanjaro Live, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, Canterbury legends Caravan, and Gary Brooker, the iconic singer with Procol Harum.
The evening also featured a live tribute to the late John Wetton from Yes/Asia keyboard player Geo Downes and Inglorious singer Nathan James, and speeches from some iconic names in progressive music.
Speaking about the night, Prog magazine editor Jerry Ewing said: “It's been a terrific night highlighting the depth of talent in the progressive world and how far that's now connecting with the mainstream in terms of success these days. I particularly enjoyed seeing two members of the classic Yes line-up, Bill Bruford and Steve Howe, up on stage together tonight."
You can see the full list of winners below:
Limelight - Midas Fall
Event Of The Year - Space Rocks
Album Cover Of The Year - Big Big Train - The Second Brightest Star
Video Of The Year - Orphaned Land - Orpheus
International Band/Artist Of The Year - PFM
Reissue Of The Year - Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky 35th Anniversary
Box Set Album Of The Year - Steven Wilson - To The Bone
UK Band/Artist Of The Year - Steven Wilson
Outer Limits - Claudia Bru?cken
Outstanding Contribution - Gary Brooker
Visionary - John Lees
The Chris Squire Virtuoso - Phil Manzanera
Industry VIP - Kilimanjaro Live
Lifetime Achievement - Caravan
Prog God - Steve Howe