Peter Gabriel honoured at Progessive Music Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2014
Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

Genesis rocker, Peter Gabriel was presented with the coveted Prog God award at last night's (11.09.14) Progressive Music Awards

Peter Gabriel was named Prog God at the Progressive Music Awards.

The 'In Your Eyes' rocker - who was also named the evening's guest of honour - accepted the Prog God award, which celebrates musicians who have bettered the industry, at the Shakespeare's Globe in London as part of the Orange Amplification Presents The 2014 Progessive Music Awards last night (11.09.14).

Speaking of the award - which has previously been presented to Rick Wakeman and Ian Anderson - Peter said: "Despite prog rock probably being the most derided musical genre of all time there were - as today - a lot of extraordinary musicians trying to break down the barriers to reject the rules of music."

Other big winners included the Columbian band Kraken, who won Band of the Year and Canterbury rockers, Syd Arthur who won the Breakthrough award.

Andy Latimer, the founding member of the progressive rock band Camel, won the coveted Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to music.

Later, the editor of Prog magazine, Jerry Ewing added: "At a time when Kate Bush is playing live, a new Pink Floyd album and a King Crimson tour are also helping push progressive music into the public spotlight, a night like tonight really shows the diversity and far reaching appeal of this music."

The 2014 Progressive Music Award winners presented by Orange Amplification and in association with were:

Limelight sponsored by K Scope - Messenger

Live Event sponsored by Butlins - Rick Wakeman Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 40th Anniversary Tour

Breakthrough sponsored by Inside Out - Syd Arthur

Anthem sponsored by Roadrunner Records Anathema - 'Anathema'

The Storm Thorgerson Grand Design - Fish 'A Feast of Consequences'

Album of the Year sponsored by TeamRock Radio - Transatlantic 'Kaleidoscope'

Band of the Year sponsored by Kraken - Dream Theater

Outer Limits - Uriah Heep

Virtuoso sponsored by Kef - Arjen Lucassen

Guiding Light sponsored by - Sonja Kristina

Visionary sponsored by Eagle Rock - Robert John Godfrey

Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Prog Rocks! - Andy Latimer

Prog God sponsored by Orange Amplification - Peter Gabriel

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