Monday, December 31, 2018

The last Prog n Roll radio show of 2018 (30/12/2018). The playlist and more...

Hello all!
  Last night, after a 2-week break, the last Prog n Roll radio show of 2018 was online, with a special show that we prepared for our listeners.
  If you read the previous post, you'll see that, a few weeks ago we told them that they could ask for an "epic" song, and we were going to play it during the last show of the year. Some people responded, many others didn't. So, last night's playlist was created by our listeners completely.
  Also, we had 2 brand new songs to play in a worldwide radio premiere, that were sent to us by some of our listeners who are members in the bands Gandalf's Fist and Drifting Sun.
  Because we had lots of long songs, last night's show was an extended one. It begun half hour earlier, and it finished 20 minutes later than the usual time.
  From the first minutes I realized that it was going to be a great show, not only because I already knew the playlist, but also because I saw that there were many people gathered, all of them in a very good and jolly mood.  
And I was right! The whole thing was a blast! Everybody was having fun, chating, laughing, and the almost 3 hours of the show passed really quickly!
 We had people listening from Greece, Northern Ireland, Germany, England, USA and even Australia!
 I must say that I am very pleased with the whole show, the music, the audience, the fun, everything!
Here you can take a look at the complete playlist:

URIAH HEEP: July Morning / KARNATAKA: The Gathering Light / CALIGULA’S HORSE: Dragonfly / PATCHWORK CACOPHONY: Brand New Day / MARILLION: The Invisible Man / MONKEY3: Icarus / THE RE-STONED: Faces of Earth / EVERSHIP: Ultima Thule / GANDALF’S FIST: Leader of Men / RAINBOW: Stargazer / OUTLAWS: Green Grass & High Tide / DRIFTING SUN: Cascading Tears / GENESIS: The Knife (Live).
  I would like to thank all those people who are listening and supporting our show, cause their love and devotion gives us the stength to carry on and always try to improve.
  Prog n Roll will be on air again on Sunday the 6th of January 2019, where we are going to present the best releases of 2018, according to our taste of course.
Have a great New Year's Eve everybody!
Thank you all!


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Prog n Roll radio show returns with a special "epic" show! (Sunday 30/12/2018).

Hello all!
  After a 2-week break, the internet radio show Prog n Roll returns on the 30th of December for the last show of 2018. 
  We wanted to make something special, so we asked from our listeners to request one "epic" song each, and we promised that we will play their request during the last show of 2018. 
(With the term "epic" we mean songs that are over 10 minutes in length).
  Many people responded, but many others (thank God) didn't. Because we already gathered a good amount of songs to play, and because all of them are long enough, the show is going to be an extended one. I can't imagine what would happen if more people were deciding to send us their requests. Most probably we would have to make a 4-hour-long show, or something like that.
  Especially for the occasion, Prog n Roll will begin half hour earlier, and probably will finish half hour later than usual. So, we are talking about an almost 3-hour-long show.
 But that's not all. We also have 2 small surprises prepared for our listeners, but I can't say more on the matter.
  So, this Sunday the 30th of December, tune in to Prog n Roll, for some good music and some very warm company on the chatbox.
  The show will begin at 19.30 UK time (20.30 CET), and as I wrote above, it will last for almost 3 hours.
  I'm reminding you that Prog n Rol is a live bilingual broadcast.
If you care to listen, just click on the following link on Sunday, at the hour I mentioned above.
I hope to "see" some of you there.
Thank you very much!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Hello all!
  I would like to wish to you, your families and your beloved ones Merry Christmas!
  I hope you will have a great Christmas day filled with love and happiness!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PETER MURPHY & DAVID J (BAUHAUS), live in Athens (14/12/2018). The complete setlist...

  As I wrote in my previous post, a few days ago, the singer and the bass player of Bauhaus gave a concert in Athens, celebrating the 40 years since the release of the band's debut album In the Flat Filed. They actually did a long tour celebrating the release of that album, that ended in Greece with one concert in Athens and one of Thessaloniki, the next day.
  I went to the Athen's gig and I really enjoyed it. Ok, I wasn't expecting to see Peter Murphy like he used to be 20 years ago, so I can say I was pleased with the band's overall performance.   My only complain is that, for some unknown reason, they skipped the 2nd encore that they usually did in their previous performances. So, we missed the chance to listen to Ziggy Stardust and Telegram Sam.
 But further than that, the concert was good, and the setlist was including many of the band's finest moments.
Here you can check the complete setlist:

Double Dare
In The Flat Field
A God In An Alcove
Spy in the Cab
Small Talk Stinks
St. Vitus Dance
Stigmata Martyr
Burning From The Inside
Silent Hedges
Bela Lugosi's Dead
She's In Parties
Kick In The Eye
The Passion Of Lovers

King Volcano
Kingdom's Coming
Severance (Dead Can Dance cover)

Here's Bela Lugosi's Dead, live from Athens:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

PETER MURPHY & DAVID J of BAUHAUS Live in Greece (14/15-12-2018)

Hello all!
  After a long break, here I am again to inform you about two very interesting gigs that will take place in Athens and Thessaloniki after 10 days.
  The former members of Bauhaus, Peter Murphy (vocals) and David J (bass), are celebrating the 40 years of the release of their debut album In the Flat Field, with a long tour that will end in Greece. The playlist will be including the whole album, together with some selected songs from the other albums of Bauhaus, plus a few cover versions. (Usually the play cover versions from David Bowie, T.Rex and Dead Can Dance).
  The concert in Athens will take place on the 14th of December, and one day later they will play in Thessaloniki.
  I have seen Bauhaus many years ago in London, and it was a great experience! So, the minute I learn about that concert, I bought my ticket, and now I'm just counting the days. The pre-sale for the Athens concert is hoing very well as it seemes, cause a few days ago they announced that the gig will take place at another much bigger venue.
  So, if you live in Athens or you are just visiting, here's an event that you shouldn't miss, if you are into this kind of music and especially if you like Bauhaus.
  The tickets prices begin from 34€ for the Athen's gig, and 32€ for Thessaloniki. In case you are interested, here's a link where you can buy your ticket online:

Saturday, November 24, 2018

PROG n ROLL Radio Show welcomes Evership, and presents their new album, Evership II. (25/11/2018)

Hello all!
  I would like to inform you that, tomorrow on Prog n Roll radio show we will have the members of Evership, as our special guests on the chatbox.
  For those who maybe don't know them, I should  say that, Evership is a Progressive Rock band from Nashville, and this year they released their 2nd studio album, Evership II.
  Almost 1.5 year ago, we had them again as guests on our show, and presented their 1st album. That was a really great show, with good music and lots of fun, cause they are very cool and fun guys.
  So, we prepared a special show for tomorrow, that will include the presentation of their second studio album.
  Also, during the show, one of our listeners will have the chance to win a signed CD copy of Evership II, gently offered by the band.
I believe that tomorrow's show will be a fun, and informative one, so try to be there!
  I should remind you that Prog n Roll is a bilingual internet radio show, that begins at 20.00 UK time.
In case you want to tune in, just click on the following link:
I hope to "see" some of you on our chatbox.
Thank you!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

BRIT FLOYD Live in Athens (16/11/2018). The setlist and more (pics/videos).

Almost a week ago, Brit Floyd visited Greece for 2 shows. The first one was in Athens and the second one in Thessaloniki. I went to the first one, and I must say that I wasn’t expecting it to be so good!  
No, it wasn’t Pink Floyd! But since Pink Floyd belong to the past, this is the closest thing that you can see. Now that we’ve made that clear, let’s move on.

  I had doubts if the place that was selected for the gig was going to fit their whole stage show, and as it proved I was right. Many of the things we see in their live videos were missing; like for example the big round screen in the back, with the lights around it. That screen was replaced with another smaller one, but without the lights.
  But these things didn’t affect the excellent show they gave. They went on stage exactly on time, and played for almost 3 hours (including a 20-minutes break).
 The sound was perfect, the song selection very good, the light show was impressive and synchronized with the music, and I believe that everybody enjoyed it.
  Speaking for myself, I had a very pleasant evening, and to be honest, if they will ever come in Athens again, I will go to see them without a second thought. IF you see that they are playing somewhere near you, don’t miss them!
  Here is the concert’s setlist:
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Arnold Layne
High Hopes
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Speak to Me
The Great Gig in the Sky
Take It Back
A Great Day for Freedom
The Dogs of War
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
One of These Days
Southampton Dock
The Final Cut
Comfortably Numb
Brain Damage
Run Like Hell
By clicking on the following YT links you will be able to see the first and the last songs of the show. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Prog n Roll radio show, incl. special guests. (18/11/18). The complete playlist and more...

Good morning all!
  Last night, we had the members of the Italian band Twenty Four Hours on Prog n Roll's chatbox, as our special guests, and presented their new album Close-Lamb-White-Walls. The album's main inspiration were the 4 white albums of Rock music. (Closer by Joy Division, The White Album by The Beatles, The Wall by Pink Floyd and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis). 
  During the 2 hours of the show, we played 6 songs from their album, mixed with other new and older songs, from many different genres and sub-categories once more.
  The chatbox was on fire, and we had some very interesting conversations altogether. Once more we had lots of musicians in our audience, which proves that Prog n Roll has a very devoted musician's fan base. Also, we had a rather "international" chatbox once more, that included people from UK, Italy, Greece, Germany and France.
  Furhtermore we did a music quiz, and the winner took as prize a signed CD copy of the album we presented, that was gently offered from the band.
  In my opinion, it was a very pleasant and fun show, and the 2 hours passed really fast, with good music and the usual warm and friendly atmosphere on the chatbox.
  Here you can check the show's playlist:
1st Part: SERVANTS OF SCIENCE: Tedium Infinitum / AYREON: Love (live) / CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX: Northern Comfort / TWENTY FOUR HOURS: Broken Song.
2nd Part: TWENTY FOUR HOURS: Embryo / GENESIS: Anyway / STEVEN WILSON: Sound of Muzak (live) / COSMOS: Skygarden / TWENTY FOUR HOURS: Adrian.
3rd Part:  AVENGED SEVENFOLD: As Tears go by (quiz) / TWENTY FOUR HOURS: What Use / PETER MURPHY: Strange Kind of Love / DAVID BOWIE: Seven / TWENTY FOUR HOURS: She’s Our Sister.
4rth Part: TWENTY FOUR HOURS: All the World Need is Love / DIFFERENT LIGHT: In the Grand Scheme of Things.
  I would like to thank all the people that listened to our show last night. A special thanks to Frank, the band's manager, for arranging the whole thing, and of course Elena, Paolo and Marco who offered the CD and joined our chatbox.
It was a very nice evening and I must thank you all for that!
  Prog n Roll will be on air again, on Sunday the 25th of November, with another special show that will be including special guests again, from USA this time.
More info on that, later...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

BRIT FLOYD: Eclipse Tour 2018, live in Greece (16 & 17/11/2018).

  I would like to inform you that this weekend, Brit Floyd, the world's best tribute Pink Floyd band will give 2 concert in Greece. Tomorrow, 16th of November, they will appear in Athens, and
on 17th in Thesalloniki.
  This year they are presenting a great show that is based on the album The Dark Side of the Moon, but it also includes songs from the whole Pink Floyd catalogue.
I bought my ticket a few motnhs ago, and I can't wait to be honest!
I case you are living in Athens/Thesalloniki or you are just visiting, this is an event that you shouldn't miss!
  As far as I know there are still a few available tickets left, so do not hesitate! They aren't cheap, but I believe that the show will worth every cent that you will give.
In case you are interested, here's a link for tickets:
And if you want to have an idea how these guys are on stage, click on the link below, where you can watch the first half part of their show.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Prog n Roll's special radio party on 11/11/2018. The complete playlist and more...

Hello all!
  On Saturday the 10th of November, Just in Case Radio organised a special event/party at a bar in Athens, Greece. It was a great and fun night, where we met with some of our listeners who live here (but not those who are from other cities/countries).
  I was one of the 2 DJ's, and I had the first "shift". (When I was younger I was working as a DJ for more than 15 years, so it's always pleasant and fun for me to do that from time to time). My set lasted for 3+ hours, and then the 2nd DJ (and also producer on the radio) took over. 
  The place was packed, the music was good, and everybody had some great time!
But because, as I wrote above, many people from our audience couldn't be there, we decided to try and "transfer" the party on our show the next day (yesterday). So, during last night's Prog n Roll radio show, we played extended parts from my DJ set, plus a few other songs.
We had a good crowd listening, and the time passed quickly, with good music and the usual fun on the chatbox. As far as I know, we had listeners from Greece, England, N.Ireland, Germany and USA.
Here you can take a look at the complet playlist:

SUPERTRAMP: Babaji / PART OF DJ SET (incl: DAVID BOWIE: Velvet Goldmine / COCKNEY REBEL: Hideway / BRYAN FERRY: A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall / GENESIS: Harrold the Barel / BIG BIG TRAIN: Judas Unrepentant) / PART OF DJ SET (incl: DRIFTING SUN: The Wizard / GALAHAD: Termination / GHOST: It’s a Sin) / PORCUPINE TREE: Synesthesia / RIVERSIDE: Cybernetic Pillow / PART OF DJ SET (Incl: The Zeppelin medley +1: LED ZEPPELIN: Whole Lotta Love/Black Dog/Whole Lotta Love/Immigrant Song + GRETA VAN FLEET: Safari Song) / PART OF DJ SET (incl: RUSH: Limelight / RAINBOW: Since You’ve Been Gone / RORY GALLAGHER: Secret Agent) / PART OF DJ SET (incl: STEVE MILLER BAND: Jet Airliner / FLEETWOOD MAC: Don’t Stop / STATUS QUO: Burning Bridges) / PART OF DJ SET (incl. the finale: ROXY MUSIC: Virginia Plain / O.S.T SOUTHPARK: Blame Canada) / PENDRAGON: Masters of Illusion.
I would like to thank all those who came to the event/party on Saturday. It was great to be with all of you; I hope that you enjoyed the music and the warm atmosphere. Also, a very big thanks to all those who are listening and supporting our show for so many years.
Thank you all!