Joe Cairney was a founding member of the Scottish Progressive Rock band Comedy Of Errors in the mid 1980s. By the end of that decade, they had disbanded, with the various members moving on to other pursuits. Surprisingly, after roughly 20 years apart, the band came back together in 2010 and began releasing a series of albums, Disobey (2011), Fanfare and Fantasy (2013), Spirit (2015), and House Of The Mind (2017). Along the way a side project was formed, which included Joe and other Comedy Of Errors members, and Hew Montgomery (of another well-known Scottish Prog act, Abel Ganz). The name of that project was Grand Tour, and to date, they have released one album, Heavy On The Beach (2015). According to Joe, the intention is for both Comedy Of Errors and Grand Tour to continue to record and perform when possible.
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Prog-Watch is a weekly podcast and internet radio program dedicated to bringing the listener contemporary Progressive Rock music from around the world. Your big, hairy host, the “Prog-Squatch” wanders the woods of the world, beats the bushes, and digs in the dirt to bring the best Prog back for YOU! Sometimes solo and sometimes with a guest host, the Prog-Squatch will bring you new and interesting artists in each episode, and give you some background info and a taste of their music.
Want More Squatch? Check him out howling into the wild with his own Progressive Rock Band, Novus. Jam some Squatch in those ears! http://novus3.bandcamp.com/releases