Vote In The Prog Readers' Poll


Here’s your chance to vote in the Prog 2016 Readers’ Poll.

2016 might not be year many of us will remember too findlay, for a variety of reasons. But music is the great leveller, and in music we all seek the great escape. Having just compiled our Critics’ Choice album of the year list, and casting an eye back over the past 12 months, then maybe 2016 did have something going for it…

There were great new albums from Marillion, Opeth,Big Big Train, iamthemorning, Radiohead and more. Vibrant gigs from Haken, Public Service Broadcasting, Dream Theater and others. And new arrivals on the scene like Kylver, The Anchoress, Teramaze. Oh, and some blokes called Anderson Rabin Wakeman… Maybe 2016 wasn’t too bad after all…

So who made your 2016 a real prog rocker? Let us know - you can fill in the form on Page 25 of the current issue of Prog. or you can e-mail us your picks for the following categories. Use the subject Line ‘Readers’ Poll 2016’, and e-mail your choices to


BAND OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: The Enid)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Steven Wilson Hand.Cannot.Erase.)

FEMALE VOCALIST (last year’s winner: Lee Douglas)

MALE VOCALIST (last year’s winner: Joe Payne)

GUITARIST (last year’s winner: Guthrie Govan)

BASSIST (last year’s winner: Nick Beggs)

KEYBOARD PLAYER (last year’s winner: Robert John Godfrey)

DRUMMER (last year’s winner: Marco Minnemann)

REISSUE OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Yes Fragile)

MULTI-MEDIA RELEASE (Book/Film/Blu-ray) (last year’s winner: Steven Wilson Hand.Cannot.Erase.)

EVENT OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Big Big Train Live)

DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Death of Chris Squire)

VENUE OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Royal Albert Hall)

NEW BAND TIP FOR 2017 ((last year’s winner: Tiger Moth Tales)

PROG’S MAN OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Steven Wilson)

PROG’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR (last year’s winner: Christina Booth)

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.