Newsnight’s Gavin Esler To Host 2012 Progressive Music Awards
Prog magazine, who recently announced the first annual Progressive Music Awards in association with Orange Amplification and currencies.co.uk are delighted to announce that award winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist Gavin Esler will host the awards.
Taking place at the stunning, verdant and unique environs of Kew Gardens, London on Wednesday 5 September, the awards will celebrate the biggest achievers in the world of progressive music. The afternoon-cum-evening event will be a sit-down dinner, and will play host to approximately 200 people.
Gavin Esler is one of the most respected journalists in the world. Host of the BBC’s Newsnight and Dateline London, author of five novels and a non-fiction book, he has interviewed the world’s leaders including Baroness Thatcher, David Cameron, President Clinton, President Carter and Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, but it is his love of prog music that has brought him to host the inaugural Progressive Music Awards. Readers may remember Gavin featuring in the My Record Collection section of the magazine back in May 2012.
Gavin says: “I am absolutely delighted to be involved in the first Progressive Music Awards. It’s been a long time coming. I grew up listening to bands ranging from King Crimson and Jethro Tull to Colisseum and Pink Floyd. Prog Rock is a great British invention and it’s time we celebrated and rewarded not just past greatness but also the inventiveness of today’s bands who are successors to this extraordinary British success story.”
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