Q1 Galahad formed 30 years ago, in 1985. Where and when was your first show? STUART NICHOLSON: It was at Somerford Community Centre, on August 31. A: Correct.
Q2 In the past 30 years you’ve gone through three drummers. Can you name them in order of service?
SN: We’ve had a few, but the main ones are Paddy O’Callaghan, Steve Pearson and our current drummer, Spencer Luckman.
Q3 A two-part Spencer question: where was his first gig with the band, and what colour was the kit he played at his audition?
SN: His first gig was at The Academy, Boscombe. And the kit, ooh – was it red?
A: It was. He told us so.
Q4 You did a live cassette album in 1987, One Knight At Mr C’s. Can you name the Genesis and ELP covers that were on there?
SN: The Genesis was Afterglow, and ELP… Fanfare For The Common Man? NO! It was Brain Salad Surgery.
Q5 Your debut album proper, Nothing Is Written, followed four years later. What’s the longest track on there?
SN: I’d say that was Richelieu’s Prayer, it’s about eight minutes.
A: Eight minutes and ten seconds. Correct.
Q6 Lyrics round: ‘In to the bowl of human celebration, Steps our hero to ecstasy out front and they know it!’ Which song from which album?
SN: One for The Record, from In A Moment Of Complete Madness. Maybe you spotted that it’s about Genesis re-forming at Milton Keynes Bowl?
A: Now you mention it…
Q7 You played Night Of The Prog Festival in Loreley, Gemany back in 2010. Can you name three other bands on the bill?
SN: Marillion, The Enid and Twelfth Night.
A: Yep. Also Pallas, Ars Nova, Three Friends.
Q8 And what connects Galahad with Twelfth Night?
SN: Lots of things, but Roy [Keyworth, guitar] and Dean [Baker, keys] have both played with them.
Q9 Your recent EP releases include a version of Rammstein’s Mein Herz Brennt. Which one of their albums is that song from, and what year was the album released?
SN: It’s from Mutter. Ooh, the year – two thousand and… one?
Q10 You sang backing vocals on Big Big Train’s Goodbye To The Age Of Steam album. But which tune did you sing on?
SN: I think it was Dragon Bone Hill.
A: Full marks, so far…
Q11 Where was Robert Fripp born?
SN: Wimborne, Dorset. Four miles from me.
Q12 What was the final studio album by Genesis?
SN: Calling All Stations.
A: It was.
Q13 Peter Gabriel’s first solo single after he left Genesis was Solsbury Hill. But what was the B-side to that track?
SN: Oooh. Was it Moribund The Burgermeister? I’ve got it, it’s in the attic somewhere.
A: Absolutely right – very good knowledge.
Q14 Which prog guitar legend played the flamenco-style guitar part in Queen’s song Innuendo?
SN: [Immediately] Steve Howe.
Q15 Which is the only band member to have played on every Pink Floyd album?
SN: Roger Waters. No no, Dave Gilmour.
A: Oh dear. It was Nick Mason.
SN: Argh – of course!
Q16 ‘Rain, sea, surf, sand, clouds and sky/Hush now baby don’t you cry.’ Lyrics from which much-loved Barclay James Harvest song?
SN: [Sings the rest of the verse] Mocking Bird.
A: Very nice.
Q17 Which band’s latest album’s called The Unquiet Sky?
SN: Is that Arena?
A: It is.
Q18 From which album does Rush’s classic The Spirit Of Radio come?
SN: Gah, I know this! I can see it [Long pause]. Permanent Waves.
Q19 What was Fish’s last album with Marillion?
SN: Clutching At Straws. I actually auditioned for them shortly after.
Q20 … And for the all time Brainstorm record: who connects The Steven Wilson Band, Asia and The Aristocrats?
SN: It’s not a guitarist is it, Guthrie? Guthrie Govan?
A: Sir, I doff my quizzard’s hat to you. You’re our all-time high scorer.
Wow, thank you - I’m quite surprised. That Pink Floyd one is annoying me now though. Nick Mason… of course it was!