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Watch Mike Portnoy Receive The Virtuoso Award At The Prog Awards

Last year Transatlantic drummer Mike Portnoy was awarded the prestigious Virtuoso Award.

He recvieved the award from fellow band mate Neal Morse as you can see here in this exclusive video clip.

The Virtuoso Award is chosen by Prog Magazine itself and awarded to the recipient on the evening in question. This year the Progressive Music Awards takes place on 11 September at The Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare’s legendary Globe Theatre, where this year’s Virtuoso Award winner will be announced.

But you can still vote in a host of other categories of you haven’t already done so. Mike’s up for three reader voted categories with Transatlantic, as well as for his Progressive Nation At Sea cruise. Just head to and cast your votes. It couldn’t be easier.

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.