Steven Wilson, Caravan and Steve Howe were among the annual 2018 Progressive Music Awards, which took place at the Underglobe at the world-famous Globe Theatre in London last night, 13 September.
The seventh annual event celebrated the past 12 months in progressive music achievements and was hosted by renowned comedian Al Murray, with the cream of the prog rock world gathering together for another memorable evening.
Porcupine Tree founder turned solo star Steven Wilson had been nominated in three categories and eventually walked away with the Album Of The Year award for To The Bone and also with the UK Band/Artist Of The Year accolade.
Midas Fall picked up the Limelight award, while Orphaned Land won Video Of The Year for ‘Orpheus’, while legendary Italian prog rockers PFM received the International Band/Artist Of The Year. Alan Parsons, meanwhile, picked up the Reissue Of The Year award for Alan Parsons Project’s Eye In The Sky 35th anniversary box set.
Yes legend Steve Howe had been previously announced as this year’s Prog God, and he was there in person to accept the coveted award towards the end of the evening.
Elsewhere, there were also wins for the Space Rocks festival, Big Big Train, Claudia Brücken, Gary Brooker, John Lees, Phil Manzanera and Canterbury scenesters Caravan.
The 2018 Progressive Music Award Winners were as follows:
Limelight: Midas Fall
Video Of The Year: ‘Orphaned Land’ – Orpheus
Event Of The Year: Space Rocks
Reissue Of The Year: Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky 35th Anniversary Box Set
Album Cover Of The Year: Big Big Train – The Second Brightest Star
International Band/Artist Of The Year: PFM
Album Of The Year: Steven Wilson – To The Bone
UK Band/Artist Of The Year: Steven Wilson
Outer Limits: Claudia Brücken
Outstanding Contribution: Gary Brooker
The Chris Squire Virtuoso: Phil Manzanera
Visionary: John Lees
Industry VIP: Kilimanjaro Live
Lifetime Achievement: Caravan
Prog God: Steve Howe