Prog Awards – The Winners
Rick Wakeman, Genesis, Steven Wilson, Rush and Anathema were among the winners at the first Progressive Music Awards, held tonight in Kew Gardens.
Some of the biggest names in prog turned up for the event, including Genesis, Asia, ELP, The Moody Blues, Roxy Music, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Fish, It Bites and Anathema.
The event was hosted by Gavin Esler of Newsnight. It’s the first time that the genre has been celebrated in such a fashion. As Wakeman himself said: “It’s about time prog got the respect it deserves for the way it’s created, and continues to create, some of the most important music around”.
The winners are:
NEW BLOOD: TesseracT
LIVE EVENT: Anathema
GRAND DESIGN: Pink Floyd Immersion reissues
ANTHEM: Squackett A Life Within A Day
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Rush Clockwork Angels
VISIONARY: Peter Hammill
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Genesis
VIRTUOSO: Carl Palmer
GUIDING LIGHT: Steven Wilson
PROG GOD: Rick Wakeman