TVRDO 436 Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of May

Showstarter is IQ from their album "Seveth House", released 20 years ago, Dutch band Limousine is in the Vault with their 1976 hit "Goodbye and thank You". Realisea treats us on another track from our album of the month "Matelpeace". Fans of the band are in for a treat next week when founder Brian de Graeve chooses the tracks of his years in a two hour show by TVRDO both on Glassrock (Saturday) and PopRockFM (Sunday). New songs by Dennis DeYoung (Styx) enjoying his midnight radio, society critical singer songwriter Steve Thorne from his last album "Levelled", art-rock band Cheer-Accident from their album Chicago XX, Yorkshire based band MaterialEyes from their album "In Focus", drummer Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Genesis, Big Big Train) from his 2nd full album "Invisible", Big Sugar's new album "Eternity Now" with some help from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Weezer with a new catchy song called "Hero" and we finish with It Bites' "Calling all the Heroes" (ft. Steve Hogarth and John Wetton) and Brian DeGraeve's "Emergency Call" saluting in our own way the Healthcare Heroes. The 2nd hour (TVRDOverdrive) long songs this time from Emerson Lake Palmer and Kaipa. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on Glassrock and on Sunday on PopRockFM for the full 2 hours between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. All time GMT+1.
Don't miss out on our show next weekend during Pentecost for a special with Brian DeGraeve (Silhouette/Realisea)

TVRDO 435 Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of May

Episode 435 with this time the new Fish on Friday from Belgium with stunning basswork and vocals of Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Steve Hackett, the Mute Gods), That Joe Payne, former singer of the Enid, from his new album "By Name By Nature", I Am The Manic Whale and their new album "Things Unseen", another track from the upcoming album by The Opium Cartel, the Geof Whitely Project, Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx) teams up with Julian Lennon with a track from his new album out May 22nd "26 East Vol 1". In the Vault we have Fire Inc featuring Eric Troyer (ELO Part II) from the motion picture "Streets of Fire" with songs by Jim Steinman and Ry Cooder. We pay tribute to Dave Greenfield of the Stranglers who died Sunday the 10 of May from the Covid-19 virus with the track "Souls" from the album "Aural Sculpture". Another track from our album of the Month by Realisea followed by a track Brian de Graeve recorded with the help of fellow proggers Silhouette and Sky Lake being a Facebook cooperation by numerous lyricsist throughout progland initiated by Trudes Oude Voshaar. What a wonderful thing Facebook can be. Showstarter is Jeff Lynne's "Armchair Theatre" released 20 years ago. Also appropriate I might add. Long tracks this time by Supersister, It Bites, Janus and Wobbler in the 2nd hour in TVRDOverdrive.
Live this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00. The full two hours on PopRockFM.net this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00. All times GMT +1.

TVRDO 434 Saturday the 9th of May and Sunday the 10th of May

The new Kansas, Long Distance Calling, The Opium Cartel, Circa, Chimpan A, District 97 and the crowd funding start of Steve Rothery's new album. Realisea is our album for the month, 20 years ago La Tulipe Noir released this album and in the Vault String Driven Thing with singer Max Bacon who later sung on Tony Banks first solo effort It's A Curious Feeling. The Overdrive section in the 2nd hour Quicksilver Messenger Service and Salem Hill. On the air on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday the full two hours on Poprockfm.net between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. (GMT +1) 

TVRDO 433 Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of May

Realisea's debut album "Mantelpeace" is our album of the Month May. According to band founder Brian De Graeve (Silhouette) the correct pronounciation of the band's name is real easy. If all go as planned with the current global situation there will be a special on the TVRDO show during Pentecost featuring Brian picking out the tracks of his years spiced up by songs from Silhouette and Realisea. Ian Anderson starts the show with his Secret Language of Birds being released 20 years ago and in the Vault we find Paul Young's "The Man in the Iron Mask". New releases from the USA by Pattern Seeking Animals and Glass Hammer, from Norway Shaman Elephant, from Italy Ubi Maior, from Canada Red Sand, from Australia Caligula's Horse and from beautiful Limburg (Maastricht), the Netherlands Lesoir. The 2nd hour long tracks in the Overdrive section when Jean Michel Jarre is Waiting for Cousteau and German outfit Eloy stays Inside. The first hour on Glassrock.nl Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours, the full two hours on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours on PopRockFM.com. All times GMT+1 

TVRDO 432 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of April

An appropriate song in these unprecedented time in the Vault by Junior Campbell (Marmalade) who urges us to (Reach out and) Help Your Fellow Man. 20 Years ago Erik Norlander released Into the Sunset featuring Arjen Lucassen on guitar and the vocals of Edward Reekers. For the last time our album of the Month by Sintona Distorta. New releases by Haken, IO Earth, Steven Wilson, Justin Hayward, Airbag and a track from Deep Purple latest album "Woosh!". The 2nd part long tracks by Neil Morse and Liquid Tension Experiment. We are live this Saturday on glassrock.nl for part 1 between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday for the full 2 hours on PopRockFM between 20:00 and 22:00 hours.

TVRDO 431 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of April

Kansas will release their new album The Absence of Presence on June 26, in the meantime we go back 20 years with their album Somewhere to Elsewhere (what's in a name), our album of the month is by Italian band Sintonia Distorta and in the Vault we find George Martin's produced Gravy Train, taking us back to 1974. Some fine new releases from Jonathan Hultén, Katatonia, Roger and Brian Eno, Rustin Man (aka Paul Webb [Talk Talk]), Alhena and from Holland Medea and Golden Caves. The Overdrive Section (the 2nd hour) features Pink Floyd, Van der Graaf Generator and Yes. The first hour is on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours and the full two hours is on PopRockFM.com Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours (all times GMT +1). 

TVRDO 430 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of April

This weekend's lineup in the TVRDO show:
From Finland, Nightwish from their new album Human. :||: Nature
From Italy, Alex Carpani from his album L'Orizzonte Degli Eventi
From the UK, Pyjæn from their debut album
From Italy, Wish from the album Stay Here My Friends
From the UK, Fish with a track from his yet to be released album "Weltschmerz"
From the Netherlands, Realisea, a solo project by Silhouette frontman and founder Brian de Graeve, and his upcoming album "Mantelpeace" (out 20th of April)

Showstarter is an album released 20 Years ago by Martin Orford (IQ, Jadis, John Wetton Band)
The Live Act is by DBA aka Downes Braide Association from their album "Live in England"
The Vault is by the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) with probably the best James Bond song ever, although it never made it to the Original Soundtrack of Casino Royale which made it rare enough to be placed in the Vault. (So a bit of 007 in the show, since the premiere of the new film has been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak)
Our Album of the Month is by Italian outfit Sintonia Distorta "A piedi nudi sull'Arcobalen".

We are live on the 11th of April on GlassRock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 hours (GMT +1)

The 2nd part of the show (TVRDOverdrive) songs lasting 15 minutes plus. This time The Enid from their 1979 album "Touch Me" (Charades I-IV), Jon Anderson and Vangelis Papathanassiou from "Private Collection" (Horizon) and former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips' album "Slow Dance" (Part 1)

Part 1 & 2 will be broadcasted this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours (GMT+1) on PopRockFM

TVRDO 429 Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of April

The album for the Month April is by Italian (Lodi, Lombardy) -spero che tu stia bene- outfit Sintonia Distorta and their 2nd full album "A piedi nudi sull'Arcobaleno". Furthermore new releases by Spiral Orchestra from Switzerland with their debut "Atlas Ark", from Hungary Ajna and their upcoming release "Rengeteg", Sonic Divide is in our midst again from their album "The Other Side", Scarlet Hollow from the States with their 2nd album "A Window to October", also from the States Dave Kerzner's project In Continuum with their 2nd album featuring a guest appearance of Steve Hackett. 20 years ago German heavy prog band Everon released their `Fantasma`, in the Vault this time UK psychedelic band the World of Oz with `Peter´s Birthday´ which was the flipside of their minor hit `Muffin Man` back in 1968. The Live-Act is by Dutch proggers Kayak's performance at the Boerderij last year from their album "Kayak Live 2019" and another Dutch band Sky Architect re-released their "Excavations of the Mind" since the album was released 10 years ago. The 2nd hour TVRDOverdrive this time Genesis' 1974 album "The Lamb Lies On Broadway" in its entirety. Broadcast schedules: GlassRock, Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00, PopRockFM, Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 (full show).

TVRDO 428 Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of March

TVRDO presents a Mellotron Special with songs in which that musical instrument played a significant role, and it's not all prog! There are plenty more songs in which the mellotron played a vital role, this is just the beginning of more specials to come. The tracklist will be on our website (tvrdo.nl) this Saturday. We are on air this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on Glassrock.nl and on PopRockFM.com this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00. 

TVRDO 427 Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of March

The late and very talented Kevin Gilbert kicks off our show with A Long Day's Life from his posthumously released album "The Shaming of the Truth" 20 Years ago. Kevin is perhaps better known as co-writer of Sheryl Crow's debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club" (He co-wrote a.o. the blockbuster "All I Wanna Do"), he died in 1996 at the age of 29. New releases by US proggers Elder (Omens), former Curved Air and founder violinist Darryl Way (Destination), Canadian band The Arc Light Sessions (Chromatic Overture), from France Chromb! (Le Livre des Merveilles), from the UK Novena (Eleventh Hour) and Zopp (Zopp). The Live act this week is by Ayreon (The Electric Castle and other stories) featuring the great voice of Damian Wilson. We have Debbie Harrie in the Vault together with her first band The Wind in the Willows bringing some sixties folk in the show. The last time Pendragon as our album of the Month, since next week we have a special feature as it is the 5th weekend in March. The 2nd hour we play the "Dune" film score by Toto in its entirety. Next weekend (28 and 29th of March) we feature a Mellotron special. A musical instrument linked to Prog but also often used in mainstream music. 

Broadcast schedules:

210320 GlassRock.nl 21:00-22:00

220320 PopRockFM.com 20:00-22:00 (full show)

All times: GMT+1

 

TVRDO 426 Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March

This weekend on TVRDO: Twelfth Night Live from their "A Night to Remember" concert at the Guildhall School of Music in 2012, released November 2019. Tony Banks is in the Vault getting warmed up for his Genesis reunion later this year (UK only) emphasizing in this track that he and Phil Collins are musically not far apart. Pendragon is our album of the Month. Jeff Beck released "You Had It Coming" 20 Years ago, and that's our show starter. Furthermore, new releases by Argentinian band Bad Dreams, German outfit Cryptex, from the USA Strange Obversations, some prog folk from Dave Brons (UK) from Italy Runaway Totem and Ireland is represented by M-Opus delivering us a glance in the future. The 2nd hour in our Overdrive show a classic from British band Nektar from 1973 and a solo-outing from Flower Kings' Tomas Bodin. Tune in this Saturday to Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday to PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00.

TVRDO 425 Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of March

Nightwish (featuring Tarja Turunen) takes us back 20 years when they released Wishmaster, Al Stewart is in the Vault together with Jimmy Page taking on a Yarbirds song and Pendragon's "Love over Fears" is our album of the Month. Big Big Train is in our Live Act with a recording of their 2018 visit to the Night of The Prog in Lorelei/Germany. New releases by Swedish band The Night Flight Orchestra (with a guest appearance of BBT violinist Rachel Hall), Belgian band Transport Aerian, from the UK Castanarc with a kind of sampler from their back catalogue, from the Netherlands new band Realisea and from France Lazuli and Orion 2.0. The 2nd hour long tracks in our Overdrive show with new band M-Opus (ft. Jonathan Casey) from Ireland and from Italy, experimental Runaway Totem. This weekend on your dial at Glassrock Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.

TVRDO 424 Saturday the 29th of February and Sunday the 1st of March

A new month, a new album of the Month. We chose the new (3CD) Pendragon "Love over Fear", and what a beautiful album it is. Another track from the Enid's "U" which was released last year, a rock opera by Rope and Ladder from Boston/MA, Godsticks with their new release, Swedish band Hällas from their new album and Mathcore band Thybeaux from Dresden/Germany. Furthermore Lifesigns, the band of John Young, who released the single "Impossible" recently and the new album by Blind Ego. We start with a track from the album "Lightbulb Sun" by Porcupine Tree ft. Steven Wilson which was released 20 years ago. The Vault this time is the band Seatrain and their 13 Questions released in 1969 and produced by George Martin. The 2nd part of the show is as you know our Overdrive section where we play songs lasting 15 minutes or more. This time we go back to Boston again with the band Collegium and their 2019 release "Of a Thousand Faces" which is a 2019 look by four College Students on 70's prog, and what a good job they do. We have a Dutch half hour with the band Finch from their 1976 album "Beyond Expression" and from 1981 Flairck's "Circus" who are currently recording new music but with a total new line-up of musicians.

TVRDO 423 Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of February

A final song from Clannad before they call it a day, this is to coincide their 2020 farewell tour and their boxset "In a Lifetime", the new Nightwish with Floor Jansen (winner of the Dutch popprijs 2019), the new single by Tame Impala, the crowd funded album by Dutch progressive metal band Scarlet Stories and the new album by Fernando Perdomo. Two re-releases: on Blue Vinyl the epic Albedo 0.39 by Vangelis and Dutch band Like Wendy from their "Lost Songs" album filled with unreleased material which Bert Heinen found in his attic. For the last time Different Light as our Album of the Month, UK Symphonic band Haze in the Vault and 20 years ago King Crimson had a remedy what to do when you're depressed. The 2nd hour, TVRDOverdrive, Ash Ra Temple,  Camel and the longest track of our album of the month by Different Light. Joins us this Saturday on Glassrock between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM. 

TVRDO 422 Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of February

We start the show with Kayak, who released their album Close to the Fire 20 Years ago, with original singer Max Werner back in their ranks, we play "Forever" and hope Ton Scherpenzeel has a speedy recovery and that he will be with us "Forever", another track from our album of the Month by Different Light and in the Vault we find Keith Relf, vocalist of Yarbirds and founder of Renaissance, with his catchy Shapes In My Mind. He died in armor whilst on stage by an electric shock from his guitar in 1976 at the age of 33 (!). New releases by Pendragon, Zio (ft. That Joe Payne and Haily Griffith), David Cross and the late Peter Banks and Orbinaut. Furthermore a possible hit by Jeff Lynne's ELO, Kaprekar's Constant and a previously unreleased track by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks. The 2nd hour in the Overdrive section we have Italian outfit Il Balleto di Bronzo, Dutch band Like Wendy and from the UK New Horizons. We are live this weekend on Glassrock (Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00) and on PopRockFM (Sunday between 20:00 and  22:00). 

TVRDO 421 Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of February

The new Wishbone Ash from their upcoming "Coat of Arms" album to celebrate their 50th. Abraham Sarachi introduces his new EP "Kaleidoscope of Dreams", The Oneira a multicultural project across Greece, Italy and Germany lead by the Greek multi-instrumentalist Filippos Gougoumis with a track from their upcoming 3rd album "Injection". From Athens, Georgia there is Universal Sigh in the show, French prog artist Frank Carducci and from Italy Ramrod giving us some Southern Rock, Italian style. The Intelligent Music Project is also on the show to coincide their appearance in "The Waterhole", Amsterdam the 27th of February. Different Light is our album of the month, in the Vault we find UK Band Nirvana with "Tiny Goddess" and we start with Japanese band Gerard who released their album "The Ruins of a Glass Fortress" 20 years ago. In the Overdrive section, the 2nd hour, Kaprekar's Constant is featured with a track from their latest album "Depth of Field" followed by two 2000 releases, first of from Germany Everon with their epic "Fantasma" and from Italy Il Castello Di Atlante and from their album Come Il Seguitare Delle Stagioni we play "Stava Scritto".We are live this weekend on Glassrock (Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00) and on PopRockFM (Sunday between 20:00 and  22:00). 

TVRDO 420 Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February

To start the show we go back 20 years when the Dutch neo-prog band Triangle released their debut album "Square the Circle". New releases by Ms. Amy Birks (Beatrix Players) with some classical guitar provided by Steve Hackett, Welsh band Times Up with their new single, David (Anathema) Cavenagh, another Dutch band Into The Open, ft. Jan Willem Ketelaers (Ayreon, Knight Area) and Sander Heerings (Wane of Summer, Dust Connection) from their upcoming album Destination Eternity and Sonic Divide with their new single. Our album of the month February is by Maltese/Czech proggers Different Light and their "Binary Suns (Part 1-Operant Condition)". Furthermore Polish band Moonrise with guest vocalist Lukasz (Millenium) Gall and Tangerine Dreams revisits their Phaedra album from their new box set "Recurring Dreams". The Vault this time is for US outfit Automatic Man with Pat Thrall in their ranks whom later joint Asia on a world-tour when Steve Howe left the band. 

Broadcast schedules see our "ON AIR" tab.

TVRDO 419 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of January

20 Years ago Big Elf released their Money Machine, Ozzy Osbourne teams up with Elton John, new releases by Mariana (iamthemorning) Semkina, Jean Pierre Louveton, aka JPL,  Flaming Row, Rise of the Artisan, Opus Symniosis and Moon Halo. In the Vault this time The Velvet Underground from their 1970 album "Loaded", which was to be the last album with Lou Reed in their ranks. Honestly if you would say this was a song by The Mama's and Papa's I would have believed you.... and we play a piece from the Album of the Month by Karfagen. In the Overdrive section (the 2nd hour) The Flower Kings from their album Space Revolver and Le Orme plays their magnum opus "Felona e Sorona" live at NEARfest in 2005.

TVRDO 418 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January

We go to Mongolia this hour with throat singing band The Hu (for me it sounds like Peter Gabriel meets the All Blacks, they play a sold-out Melkweg on the 5th of February), from Italy I Modium and Latte e Miele taking on Niccolò Paganini furthermore Brighteye Brison and Elegant Simplicity from the UK, Rise Twaine from the US and the new band The Bardic Depths from the US/Spain. To start the show we go 20 years back in time with some sunny sounds by Bozzio, Levin and Stevens another track from our album of the Month by Karfagen and in the Vault this time an acoustic and radio friendly song by 70's band Ghost.
Neil Peart is remembered in our Overdrive section with the "longs" from Canadian band Rush. Our selection of songs comes from their albums "Caress of Steel", "2112" and "Hemispheres".

Broadcast schedules on the "ON AIR" tab.

 

TVRDO 417 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of January

In the vault we pay tribute to Neil Innes who died 291219 and has penned this remarkable song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band which was produced by Sir Paul McCartney (they also appeared in the Magic Mystery Tour TV film, shot in Devon). Later fame Neil got with his collaboration with Monty Python and the Rutles (in which Monty's Eric Idle was also a member). Spock's Beard released their album V 20 Years ago, from the Pallas a track from their new anthology remix album called The Edge of Time, from Italy we have Alice's Mirror and their 2018 album Through the Mirror with some Japanese influences, then Italian born but UK based Maria Chiara Argirò with some jazzy moods, in fact she was described in the press as "A significant new voice in creative music" and from Germany Crayon Phase which has a reminiscence of Saga. Dutch band The Nits are back with "Knot" and Thieves' Kitchen released their new album "Genius Loci" in 2019 and UK band Guranfoe with their latest release "Sum of Erda". The Album of the Month is by Ukraine band Karfagen. The 2nd hour we play long songs in our Overdrive section by Transatlantic (who are teaming up for a new album) and Ash Ra Tempel.

TVRDO 416 Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of January

To all,  best wishes for 2020

20 Years ago Salem Hill released their album "Not Everybody's Gold" and we chose the appropriate track "January" for this show. In the Vault this time Patrick Moraz and his first band Mainhorse (yes, Refugee was his 2nd band!) having a go on a Soundtrack for the Swiss film "La Salamandre" from 1971 (with Bulle Ogier and Jean-Luc Bideau, directed by Alain Tanner). Our album of the month is by Karfagan from the Ukraine, released only 2 days ago. Furthermore new tracks from Novena ft. Ross Jenning from Haken, the Neil Morse Band from his live at BRNO album, Jakko Jakszyk teams up with Eden House singer Louise Patricia Crane for her new single "Deity", Jana Draka from Italy and Overworld Dreams from the USA completes the line up for the first hour. The Overdrive section this time is for Dutch band Trace lead by the late Rick van der Linden with the story of the White Ladies featuring Hetty Smit (aka Cherry Vangelder Smith) and the classic In The Garden of Eden by Iron Butterfly better known as In-a-gadda-da-Vida.