John Holden To Release Star-Studded Solo Album


British prog rock musician John Holden will release his first solo album, Capture Light, on 23 March.

It will feature a string of guest appearances from various prog rock luminaries including Yes’ Billy Sherwood, Oliver Wakeman, Joe Payne, Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales), Gary O’Toole (Steve Hackett) and Jean Pageau (Mystery). “I have been fortunate to have some incredibly talented people work with me on the songs,” Holden tells Prog. “Everyone made a great contribution and that has really enhanced the music.”

“I am very proud of how it has turned out,” he continues. “I am now excited to see what other fans of progressive music will make of it, The music and the subject matter is quite diverse but every element had to earn its place. There is no extraneous noodling here!” he goes on to add, “It has certainly been a journey of discovery! Composing all the music, learning to play new instruments, studying engineering and production techniques and attempting to make the best music I could.”

Signed copies of Capture Light are available to pre-order from Holden’s website. It can also be pre-ordered for download from his bandcamp page. The track Tears From The Sun will feature on the cover CD with Prog 86.

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.