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The Liverpool Prog Society announces inaugural gigs

Liverpool Prog Society

The newly formed Liverpool Prog Society, set up by actor, musician and My Record Collection subject Michael Livesley, has announced a series of live shows for later this year.

Best known for his adaptation of Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry At Rawlinson End as well as bing the current lead singer for the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Livesley is a huge prog fan and in conjunction with Prog Magazine, will be putting on shows at Liverpool's Zanzibar Club.

First up are Liverpool's own Wizards Of Twiddly, who once acted as Kevin Ayers' backing band and are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. They headline the very first Liverpool prog Society gig at the Zanzibar Club on June 21, supported by Livesley himself. Tickets for this show are priced at just £8 and are available here.

That is followed by reactivated British prog legends gryphon who play on September 12, and local space rockers Poisoned Electrick Head will play on November 2. Tickets for the Gryphon show are priced at £15 and for Poisoned Electrick Head a mere £5. These tickets are available from Ticket Web (opens in new tab) or by calling 0151 707 0633.

Further information can be found at The Liverpool Prog Society's Facebook page.

Liverpool Prog Society

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.