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    Posted: December 28 2013 at 13:56
Have not seen him suggested yet.  I may have missed it, though, as his name is actually referenced quite frequently on PA!

Francis Dunnery was the original vocalist/guitarist for It Bites in the 1980s.  He has a new release, Frankenstein Monster, which can be heard on his bandcamp.

The shop page on his official site is actually quite a discography!  I've no idea how much of it is prog, though this new release most assuredly is.  There's also a double live in the studio release called There's A Whole New World Out There, which says its a reworking of some of his songs from It Bites, along with some cover songs.  It's also mentioned on the following PA thread:  http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=61853.

From what I can tell from wikipedia his other releases are more straight forward rock and pop, but I seem to recall a "one and you're in" rule for PA, so...

For what it's worth, I'm not familiar with any It Bites prior to the recent A Map Of The Past (where he is replaced by John Mitchell), but I like this new solo release much more than anything on that album.

His wikipedia page lists his solo discography as follows:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2013 at 14:01
It's true that we have a one pure prog album is all you need, so I'll take a look at this guy's album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2013 at 14:12
I have the album "Let's Go Do What Happens", it's sophisticated, smart adult pop, like a good Peter Gabriel album.  That particular album wouldn't strike me as prog, but if the new album qualifies, he would seem like a good candidate for the site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2013 at 15:51
It had its moments of not prog but it has enough to warrant crossover taking a look.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2013 at 10:30
His latest album is more proggy than the others that I've heard.


Edit: Sorry, missed the link in Infocat's original post, but here's another endorsement anyway. Cheers!


Edited by Todd - December 30 2013 at 10:31
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2013 at 10:41
Well, he's off to a flying start for sure: http://progfreak.com/Francis-Dunnery-98953.html?path=pa/recent. One more 'yes' and he's in! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2013 at 10:43
That's great, because if he's in before the end of January Frankenstein Monster will appear on at least one collaborator's top ten list. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2014 at 07:04
Well, he was cleared earlier this year, and all four votes cast were positive ones - didn't quite make it into the archives in time for the top ten lists...but at least he is now going to be recognised on here. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2014 at 13:36
If anyone wants to provide a bio, we could get him added quickly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2014 at 13:44
Extensive bio eixsts on his website if someone who's good with words wants to edit or paraphrase it: http://www.francisdunnery.com/about/Embarrassed
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