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Critics' Choice 2015 - Vennart

Every day we’ll be bringing you some music from the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

Oceansize fans rejoiced when Mike Vennart made a major comeback, above and beyond his British Theatre endeavours, with his Vennart project. “A stunning effort: youthful, vigorous, knowing and wry when it needs to be,” qouth Alex Lynham, reviewing The Demon Joke back in Prog 56. “I bought the new issue of Prog the other day because Marillion were in it, and I knew how to play the shoe of Misplaced Childhood when I was 12,” Mike proudly boasted when we interviewed him in Prog 57.

So at No. 11 in the 2015 Critics’ Choice, it’s Vennart’s The Demon Joke. Here’s Don’t Forget The Joker

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.