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My lockdown with Nad Sylvan

Nad Sylvan
(Image credit: Nad Sylvan)

Steve Hackett vocalist and solo artist in his own right Nad Sylvan has checked in with Prog to say hello to our readers  and let us know how lockdown has been going on over in Scandinavia during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can watch Nad's video in full below.

Sylvan was in the middle of a run of Steve Hackett live shows in America when they were forced to cancel the remaining dates and return home.

"Thank God I live in the country," Nad tells Prog. "Just me and my cat in my log house up on a hill overlooking lake Uttran, 30 minutes outside Stockholm city. Since I arrived back home from the US, on March 15 (we had to cancel the remaining two weeks of a five week tour) everything has been pretty normal for me. Gardening, long walks in the forest, horse riding and recording a new album. I do however take the car to the grocery store twice a week, and always during midday or later in the evening. A bottle of hand sanitiser in the glove compartment is a must. I see my neighbours, but that’s it. Stay where you are!"

Sylvan released his last solo album, The Regal Bastard, the final album in his Vampirate triptych, in 2019.

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.