A few months ago some of the leading women who make music and work in the progressive genre gathered at London's YouTube Space for a discussion on the changing role women have to play in progressive music – long seen, if somewhat incorrectly in a post #MeToo age, as a male-dominated genre.
Pentangle singer Jacqui McShee, Heather Findlay, Cellar Darling's Anna Murphy, Iamthemorning's Marjana Semkina, Magenta singer Christina Booth, music PR Sharon Chevin, who works with Marillion, Steve Hackett, Yes, Ian Anderson and more, and Catherine Jackson, the promoter of prog festival Radar, discussed their experiences in a frank and open discussion chaired by Prog's own Jo Kendall.
In this new excerpt the panel talk about how they feel about gendered musical roles, how they tackle questions about motherhood, and the term 'female-fronted'.
Heather Findlay will tour the UK in January.
Jacqui McShee is on tour later this month.
Tickets for Radar Festival 2020 (opens in new tab) are on sale now.
Iamthemorning's new album The Bell is out now.
You can watch previous #SheRocks clips here: