Marillion, Steven Wilson win Prog Awards
Marillion were named Band Of The Year and Steven Wilson’s latest record was named Album Of The Year at the second annual Progressive Music Awards last night.
The event, run by Classic Rock‘s sister title Prog Magazine, was hosted by editor Jerry Ewing and Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler.
Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson had previously been announced as recipient of the Prog God Award. Von Hertzen Brothers, Mike Portnoy, Steve Hillage and Steve Hackett – who performed during the event in London’s Kew Gardens – were among the other winners.
2013 Progressive Music Award winners
Band Of The Year: Marillion
Album Of The Year: Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
Event Of The Year: Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited II at Hammersmith Apollo
Anthem: Von Hertzen Brothers – Flowers And Rust
Storm Thorgerson Grand Design: Family – Once Upon A Time box set
Breakthrough: Big Big Train
Limelight: Sound Of Contact
Guiding Light: Thomas Waber, founder, InsideOut Records
Virtuoso: Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, PSMS, ex-Dream Theater)
Visionary: Steve Hillage (Gong, System 7)
Lifetime Achievement: Dave Brock (Hawkwind)
Prog God: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)