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Topic: Biography Writing Team
Posted By: Andy Webb
Subject: Biography Writing Team
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 14:16
Hello all!

For those of you who frequently suggest bands to the archive, you know the pain of having to wait weeks and weeks at a time for a band to be added. In many cases, these bands may already be cleared and are just waiting for a biography to be written. The Genre Teams have a lot on their plate and often biographies are forgotten and thus bands sit in a cleared list just waiting to be added.

This is where you come in!

Biographies do not need to be written by team members, and often biographies written by members can be very helpful, and thus we are starting a member-driven team backed by collaborators to quicken the addition process. Consistent contributors may be rewarded with promotion or assignment to genre teams.
Here are a few guidelines:
  • Feel free to hunt down cleared bands to write biographies for, but please ask team leaders or team members before going ahead and writing biographies. Often biographies are "claimed" by team members and I don't want duplicate biographies written.
  • If a band is posted here to have a biography written, please 'claim' it for the same reason as above.
  • Please put a byline underneath each biography and cite any explicit 'sources.'
  • Feel free to prepare biographies for bands under evaluation, but this does not guarantee clearance. 
  • Try to write biographies for genres you are familiar with - this will give another dimension to your biographies!
Now how do you write a biography? There are ample examples on the website but here are the rules:
  • ALL band names and last names of band members MUST be all caps (ex: GENESIS was led by talented vocalist Peter GABRIEL)
  • Album names should be in quotations (ex: GENESIS released "Foxtrot" in 1972)
  • Biographies are not discographies; while major releases should always be mentioned, don't waste your time listing every album ever released. 
  • Focus more on band members and chronology if possible. 
  • A good rule of thumb is to follow this format:
    1. Introduce the band name and genre
    2. Elaborate on the date of formation and the home town
    3. Give a list of the founding member or members if possible
    4. Explain band beginnings (ex: "they played live for 10 years before releasing their debut album in 2003")
    5. Explore their career - well-established bands may have a lot of this material, but often for new bands this may be a sentence or two or not exist at all. Make sure to mention line-up changes, significant changes in style, or other important events.
    6. End with a conclusion that elaborates on the style of the band and bands with a similar sound or obvious influences.
  • Biographies should be about 2-3 paragraphs. New bands may only have bios of a few sentences while older bands may have lengthy biographies. Don't force information into a bio or make conjectures that may not be true.
  • This team is separate from the " http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=87340" rel="nofollow - Biographies Needing Attention " in that that is for the repair of published biographies while this is for the creation of new ones.

If you'd like to start right away, feel free to look at some of the team's cleared charts! Pick a band, post the bio here, or PM the leader of each team the bio so they can add it. Here are links, and the team's leader and other SCs on the team). I have also included the team leaders and SCs of teams whose charts on not PF, and if you are interested in writing biographies for them, feel free to PM the leader and ask if anything needs to be written.

  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=heavy_prog/cleared" rel="nofollow - Heavy Prog  ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=29363" rel="nofollow - Andy Webb / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=5512" rel="nofollow - aapatos )
  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pm/cleared" rel="nofollow - Prog Metal, Exp/Post Metal, Tech/Extreme  ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=5512" rel="nofollow - aapatsos / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=25702" rel="nofollow - bonnek / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=390" rel="nofollow - Rune2000 )
  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pr/cleared" rel="nofollow - Post Rock ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=11161" rel="nofollow - angelmk / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=30993" rel="nofollow - zravkapt )
  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=raz/cleared" rel="nofollow - RIO/Avant/Zeul ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=21556" rel="nofollow - DamoXt7942 / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=23614" rel="nofollow - HolyMoly )
  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=psych/cleared" rel="nofollow - Psych/Space  ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=7397" rel="nofollow - Rivertree / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=21556" rel="nofollow - DamoXt7942 )
  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=neo/cleared" rel="nofollow - Neo  ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=12654" rel="nofollow - psarros / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=21556" rel="nofollow - DamoXt7942 )
  • http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=crossover_prog/cleared" rel="nofollow - Crossover http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=crossover_prog/cleared" rel="nofollow -   ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=5626" rel="nofollow - kev rowland / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=5162" rel="nofollow - Evolver / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=23504" rel="nofollow - Marty McFly / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=9836" rel="nofollow - tszirmay )
  • Cantebury Scene ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=18270" rel="nofollow - SaltyJon / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=724" rel="nofollow - Alucard )
  • Eclectic Prog ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=17614" rel="nofollow - Epignosis )
  • Jazz Rock/Fusion ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=5162" rel="nofollow - Evolver / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=36097" rel="nofollow - historian9 )
  • Math rock ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=29363" rel="nofollow - Andy Webb )
  • Prog Electronic, Indo/Raga Rock, Krautrock ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=177" rel="nofollow - philippe )
  • Prog Folk ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=4080" rel="nofollow - ClemofNazareth / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=11349" rel="nofollow - kenethlevine / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=325" rel="nofollow - Sean Trane )
  • RPI ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=17406" rel="nofollow - Todd / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=27127" rel="nofollow - SeventhSoujourn / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=15205" rel="nofollow - Nightfly )
  • Symphonic ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=318" rel="nofollow - Ivan_Melgar_M / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=20315" rel="nofollow - AtomicCrimsonRush / http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=20269" rel="nofollow - SouthSideoftheSky )

 


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Replies:
Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 19:19
Sounds like a great idea Andy, hope some people give it a shot-- 

Q:  What about editing?   Some biogs will be fine or just need a few small corrections, but others will be too long, questionably researched, clumsily written, etc.    Will there be a quality control part to this BiogTeam that can make necessary changes to grammar, punctuation, and/or content ?




Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 19:25
Originally posted by Atavachron

Sounds like a great idea Andy, hope some people give it a shot-- 

Q:  What about editing?   Some biogs will be fine or just need a few small corrections, but others will be too long, questionably researched, clumsily written, etc.    Will there be a quality control part to this BiogTeam that can make necessary changes to grammar, punctuation, and/or content ?



That would have to lie on the special collab's shoulders. I would hope every bio would at least be skimmed by the author but the SC should skim it as well just to make sure it's quality.

Reading a paragraph or two takes a lot less time then researching and writing them, so that shouldn't be too hard. I'll make a note in the CZ.


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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 19:25
Perfect


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 19:30
I'll test the waters - I need a bio written for The Michael Zucker Group - they've been sitting on heavy's cleared chart for 7 months and they need to get moving! Any help would be appreciated.

Website:  http://differential-productions.com/MZweb/index.html" rel="nofollow - http://differential-productions.com/MZweb/index.html


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 21:46


Glad to see some progress on this.

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Posted By: Luna
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 22:56
How much do I get paid?

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 04 2013 at 23:00
^ Only my hug. Hug

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 02:17
^ I'm guessing he'd prefer one of Kati's hugs.

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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 02:27
Originally posted by infocat

^ I'm guessing he'd prefer one of Kati's hugs.


Who wouldn't? Shes a great hugger ;-)


 


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Posted By: Luna
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 03:02
A hug from anyone will do Stern Smile (or money)

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 06:04
Originally posted by Windhawk

Originally posted by infocat

^ I'm guessing he'd prefer one of Kati's hugs.


Who wouldn't? Shes a great hugger ;-)


 
what a lucky man he was Angry









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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 06:06
Hey Jokin aside, nice idea and everybody here is welcome.

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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 12:41
What about being hugged with a huge amount of money? Ah, the soft touch of a 50 euros banknote...

Anyway, I just received a message from DamoXt7942 asking if I could/would provide a bio for the Zeuhl band Athanor. Just like I told, I will try to write one in a few days.


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Posted By: ExittheLemming
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 13:26
Kudos to Andy for his very informative OP re the addition of bands. Clap

As an ex admin I just want to say that after listening to and appraising the merits or otherwise of a nomination for Prog Related, the passion for bio and albums inclusion is in direct inverse relation to the rigor and passion in arguing for the artist's inclusion. e.g I ended up having to write the BIO and add the main albums  for Pretty Things myself. I don't want to sound like a whinger but if you are prepared to argue your case, accept the ramifications as outlined in the site guidelines


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 18:09
Originally posted by CPicard

What about being hugged with a huge amount of money? Ah, the soft touch of a 50 euros banknote...

Anyway, I just received a message from DamoXt7942 asking if I could/would provide a bio for the Zeuhl band Athanor. Just like I told, I will try to write one in a few days.
Yeah it's good for us also to ask the suggester to write the artist's bio (and so on).


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 18:31
Originally posted by Andy Webb

I'll test the waters - I need a bio written for The Michael Zucker Group - they've been sitting on heavy's cleared chart for 7 months and they need to get moving! Any help would be appreciated.

Website:  http://differential-productions.com/MZweb/index.html" rel="nofollow - http://differential-productions.com/MZweb/index.html

Any takers? Big smile


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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 20:49
I can write a Zucker bio if you need one, Andy, though I figured this was an opportunity for other members or Collabs who are not on teams to get involved.   As per Lemming's comments about passion, I agree wholeheartedly and have almost no knowledge of Michael Zucker, and therefore not much passion.   However, I have listened to a few cuts and was sufficiently impressed to be willing to write him up for PA.   Let me know.

Here is a brief bio from ReverbNation.com that will help whoever does write it.   It has the important biographical information his website does not ;


Michael Zucker is a contemporary rock composer best known for his work with the video game themed band This Place is Haunted.   He is primarily a guitarist and singer but has also done a significant amount of work as a keyboardist, bassist and drummer.   Michael started his musical carrier by forming the alternative rock group Phyber Glass in the mid 90s.   That group played together up until 2001 when it disbanded.  

Michael next joined the international recording act Suture Seven as lead singer and worked on recordings and performed with that group during the release of their self titled album.    Michael went on to form the video game rock band This Place is Haunted with other founding member Epileptic Peat. The group still plays select shows.
During his work with several groups Michael also managed to produce a wealth of his own recordings and performed with his own material with several different groups.

http://www.reverbnation.com/artist_1294263/bio#" rel="nofollow">Michael Zucker






Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 22:24
Clap Phanntastyyyk work!


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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 05 2013 at 22:58
thanks Kei, but an original for PA still needs to be written.   I could do it but I was kinda hoping some regular members (or shy collabs) might take the challenge  Smile



Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: July 06 2013 at 08:23
Originally posted by Atavachron

thanks Kei, but an original for PA still needs to be written.   I could do it but I was kinda hoping some regular members (or shy collabs) might take the challenge  Smile

Shy Collabs is a good band name.

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Posted By: mxz174
Date Posted: September 03 2013 at 19:01
Originally posted by Atavachron

I can write a Zucker bio if you need one, Andy, though I figured this was an opportunity for other members or Collabs who are not on teams to get involved.   As per Lemming's comments about passion, I agree wholeheartedly and have almost no knowledge of Michael Zucker, and therefore not much passion.   However, I have listened to a few cuts and was sufficiently impressed to be willing to write him up for PA.   Let me know.

Here is a brief bio from ReverbNation.com that will help whoever does write it.   It has the important biographical information his website does not ;


Michael Zucker is a contemporary rock composer best known for his work with the video game themed band This Place is Haunted.   He is primarily a guitarist and singer but has also done a significant amount of work as a keyboardist, bassist and drummer.   Michael started his musical carrier by forming the alternative rock group Phyber Glass in the mid 90s.   That group played together up until 2001 when it disbanded.  

Michael next joined the international recording act Suture Seven as lead singer and worked on recordings and performed with that group during the release of their self titled album.    Michael went on to form the video game rock band This Place is Haunted with other founding member Epileptic Peat. The group still plays select shows.
During his work with several groups Michael also managed to produce a wealth of his own recordings and performed with his own material with several different groups.

http://www.reverbnation.com/artist_1294263/bio#" rel="nofollow">Michael Zucker






I'm guessing this is something I can't write myself, right guys? 
Sorry I have no idea about the rules on here... someone just brought to my attention that you gents were discussing my music. 
Let me know if I can help in any way, I'd love to be listed on this site under "Heavy Prog"


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: September 03 2013 at 19:23
Hey! If you give us permission to use that bio (assuming you wrote it) we can absolutely use it.

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Posted By: mxz174
Date Posted: September 03 2013 at 20:35
Yes I wrote it, but quite a while ago.  It's not exactly up to date but you can use it. 
Thanks for asking, and thanks for including me on the site!
I have a new album on the way Sept 17th, let me know if you guys need any further information etc.

MZ


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: September 03 2013 at 20:46
So how do you find approved bands needing biographies?

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Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: September 04 2013 at 02:15
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=heavy_prog/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=heavy_prog/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pm/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pm/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pr/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pr/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=raz/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=raz/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=psych/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=psych/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=neo/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=neo/cleared
 
Thank you for your interest. Thumbs Up That's just some of the cleared artists. You could also keep an eye on suggestion threads and bump any artists you are particularly interested in. As Andy said in the OP, please contact team leaders before writing bios. Same thing if you have a special interest in any genres not represented above i.e. genre teams that don't use progfreak, please get in touch with team leaders/members.


Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: September 04 2013 at 07:11
Originally posted by mxz174

Yes I wrote it, but quite a while ago.  It's not exactly up to date but you can use it. 
Thanks for asking, and thanks for including me on the site!
I have a new album on the way Sept 17th, let me know if you guys need any further information etc.

MZ
  you can include here an updated version of the above plus the pending album, up-to-date bios is best for the site Big smile

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Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: September 04 2013 at 07:14
Originally posted by seventhsojourn

http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=heavy_prog/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=heavy_prog/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pm/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pm/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pr/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=pr/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=raz/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=raz/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=psych/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=psych/cleared
http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=neo/cleared" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/PA-50702.html?path=neo/cleared
 
Thank you for your interest. Thumbs Up That's just some of the cleared artists. You could also keep an eye on suggestion threads and bump any artists you are particularly interested in. As Andy said in the OP, please contact team leaders before writing bios. Same thing if you have a special interest in any genres not represented above i.e. genre teams that don't use progfreak, please get in touch with team leaders/members.
Fantastic work Chris! Andy, I think it is best if you copy/paste this to your opening post as well Big smile

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Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: September 04 2013 at 08:25
^ Cheers Thanos!
 
Btw, I didn't include the Crossover link because Olav tends to add their cleared artists.


Posted By: mxz174
Date Posted: September 04 2013 at 08:52
Originally posted by aapatsos

Originally posted by mxz174

Yes I wrote it, but quite a while ago.  It's not exactly up to date but you can use it. 
Thanks for asking, and thanks for including me on the site!
I have a new album on the way Sept 17th, let me know if you guys need any further information etc.

MZ
  you can include here an updated version of the above plus the pending album, up-to-date bios is best for the site Big smile


I didn't know how extensive of a bio you'd want, so please feel free to cut this back if it's too long:

Michael Zucker is a contemporary rock composer best known for his work with the video game themed band This Place is Haunted. He is primarily a guitarist and singer but has also done a significant amount of work as a producer, keyboardist, bassist and drummer.
Michael started his musical carrier by forming the alternative rock group Phyber Glass in the mid 90s. That group played together up until 2001 when it disbanded. Michael next joined the international recording act Suture Seven as lead singer and worked on recordings and performed with that group during the release of their self titled album.
Michael next went on to form the video game rock band This Place is Haunted with other founding member Epileptic Peat (You Bred Raptors?). The group still plays select shows most notable MAGFest (Music and Gaming Festival) each year in Alexandria VA.  Michael formed the progressive rock band The Art is Fire in 2010 alongside Max BERNSTEIN (Pollock), B.C. MARSHALL (Adrian Belew, King Crimson) and Anthony RODGERS-WRIGHT (Disco Biscuits)
During his work with several groups Michael also managed to produce a wealth of his own recordings and performed with his own material with several different iterations of The Michael Zucker Group.
In 2011 he started the record label Differential Productions with long time collaborator and drummer Timothy BIELEC.  The label is home to the popular progressive NYC trio You Bred Raptors? who have been featured in New York Magazine, Grammy nominated producer DJ Headfridge, and Geoff Barone who's debut LP has been featured in Progressive Magazine.
Michael Zucker's solo work has been featured in Colorado Music Buzz Magazine as well as the Colorado Art Rock Society publications.  He currently is an active member in This Place is Haunted, The Big Naturals and Dark Matter.

Discography:

Dualistic Interactionism - May 30, 2002
A Mighty Fortress is Our God - July 4, 2004
The Light of a Votive - Sept 1, 2006
Michael Zucker (self titled) - Aug 1, 2008
What Goes Up Must Never Come Down - Oct 2, 2008
Loss of Blood - Aug 1, 2009
A Subtle Blink to Numb Your Battered Eyes - Aug 15, 2009
Idle Hands - Aug 23, 2009
Traitor - Nov 1, 2009
Hell on Earth - Oct 1, 2010
Wide Open Spaces (Michael Zucker and Geoff Barone) - May 1, 2010
Machine Learning - July 1, 2010
Experiments in Nothingness (The Michael Zucker Quartet) - Feb 1, 2011
benzodiazepine - March 1, 2011
Cassegrain Kaleidoscope - May 24, 2011
Mind Rot - July 19, 2011
Resonant Cavities (The Michael Zucker Group) - June 5, 2012
Psalms of Gaia - June 21, 2012
Technocracy - June 26, 2012
Inner Demons - Nov 13, 2013
Clean - Dec 25, 2012
Nemesis (Michael Zucker and Headfridge) - May 7, 2013
All the King's Horses - Sept 17, 2013
Sparse Voxel Octree - TBD 2013
Orbital Echoes (Michael Zucker and Headfridge) - TBD 2013
Calypso Unraveling - TBD 2014


Videos:
All the King's Horses, 'Plump' official video - [TUBE]D_1mzPiNev8[/TUBE]
Inner Demons, 'Phoenix' official video - [TUBE]frDlNZAkXjw[/TUBE]


Links:
All records available via bandcamp: http://michaelzucker.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow - http://michaelzucker.bandcamp.com/
Official website: http://michaelzucker.com" rel="nofollow - http://michaelzucker.com
Differential Productions: http://www.differential-productions.com" rel="nofollow - http://www.differential-productions.com


Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: September 04 2013 at 16:37
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8415" rel="nofollow - added for heavy prog under the name Zucker, Michael (rather than TMZG) as I think most releases are under your name.

If you could add your discography (only released albums please for now), following the site rules, that would be much appreciated. When one release is not under Michael Zucker but MZ & someone else or TMZG, please add this in a parenthesis by the album title. Hope this is ok, any help we are here to assist Big smile


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Posted By: mxz174
Date Posted: September 10 2013 at 16:24
I've been adding in album info but as I went back over my submissions I found at least one thing that needs corrected, however when I try to edit the album info the site won't let me.

Also I'd like to add some video links but when i try I keep getting an error.


Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: September 11 2013 at 02:15
Originally posted by mxz174

I've been adding in album info but as I went back over my submissions I found at least one thing that needs corrected, however when I try to edit the album info the site won't let me.
 
Copy and paste a link to the album that needs to be edited  http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=82726&PN=43" rel="nofollow - here along with the correct data.
 
 
Originally posted by mxz174

Also I'd like to add some video links but when i try I keep getting an error.
 
This has been an issue for quite some time. Only the owner can fix it.
 
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=92818" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=92818


Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: September 11 2013 at 09:39
^ By the way, anything less than 25 minutes can be considered as an EP. Many of your releases should probably be classed as such.  
 
Also, for the repair of album covers please use the following thread:
 
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=36282&PN=78" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=36282&PN=78     


Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: September 14 2013 at 06:01
Cleared list in the Metal team is getting bigger - Olav, mind picking up 2-3 of your suggestions please? Big smile

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Posted By: rdtprog
Date Posted: October 09 2013 at 14:24
Circle of Illusion Bio :




This band is lead by keyboardist and composer Gerald PETER. They released their first epic piece of music that tells the story of “Jeremias – Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms”, dealing with the ambivalence of human emotion. The band’s line-up is completed with Robert TRAXTER on guitar, Stephan FORST on bass, Aaron THIER on drums, Ulrike MULLNER on the e-violin, Taris BROWN, Carole COLE and Elga SHAFRAN are the lead vocals of the band, who are representing the characters Jeremias, Jelena and Sarah.

The music of Circle Illusion is on the border of a wide range of progressive style, from metal, to Jazz-funk-soul and cinematic music. We can find some influences from the bands HAKEN, DREAM THEATER and NEAL MORSE. Gerald PETER has worked on this album since 2008. In 2010, he met the singer Taris BROWN with whom he worked on the story. In 2011, the band was formed with top musicians to perform and record the album.


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Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: October 09 2013 at 14:46
^ http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8495" rel="nofollow - added with very minor edits, thanks so much for your help!!

Btw, I think the photo from FB was a bit more "professional" so added that


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Posted By: Garlop
Date Posted: January 18 2014 at 13:42
Here is a bio for Lito Vitale, which has been recently cleared from Crossover prog:

Héctor Facundo Vitale, born December 1, 1961, Buenos Aires province , known as Lito VITALE, is an Argentine musician, composer and arranger. When he was 13 years old he co-founded MIA, which became popular within progressive rock audiences in the late 1970s.

By the eighties he started his solo career with "Sobre miedos, creencias y supersticiones" in 1980, included of collaborations of Manuel MIRANDA in saxophone, Marcelo TORRES in bass and Jota MORELLI in drums. An album in which he achieved a mix of GENESIS,YES, New Wave and Argentine folk music.He then continued through several formations as a trio, quartet, quintet and duo in the present.

In the 1990s, Vitale recorded several tango standards with Juan Carlos BAGLIETTO, and was awarded a Latin Grammy for their collaboration in 2000. Also during those years, Vitale recorded a more jazz-like project with Lucho GONZALEZ and flute player Rubén IZARRUALDE. This formation performed in the 1998 Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Sources: litovitale.com.ar, Wikipedia.





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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: January 20 2014 at 11:43
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8679" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8679  Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Garlop
Date Posted: January 20 2014 at 11:55
Ohh nice thank you

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Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: February 28 2014 at 14:26
A big thank you to http://www.progarchives.com/forum/member_profile.asp?PF=45862" rel="nofollow - alienshore , who provided a full bio, pics, albums, line-ups etc. for the inclusion of http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8752" rel="nofollow - Joop Wolters
and that is despite the fact that he felt his English was not so good (better than he thought actually!).

This is a great example of how people help the site after suggesting a band, allowing the team to take time on other
work/improvements.

So a BIG well done to you mate Thumbs Up


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Posted By: alienshore
Date Posted: February 28 2014 at 16:56

aapatsos, thanks! Smile

I am glad that Joop was approved on PA , I like him very much. He gave me a signature on album False Poetry Smile, few people knows about him and his music and this is very sad in these days. I am able to help with some other bios in the future.... 



Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: February 28 2014 at 17:17
^ great, and of course it would be nice to see some reviews on his music Big smile

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