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The Amazing Wilf was born in the sixties, which probably explains quite a lot.

Having been brought up a folkie (these days they bring in social services in cases like that) he discovered heavy and progressive rock in his early teens, and resolutely ploughed that furrow during the punk years, playing guitar in bands such as Bison, APB, Mihalis, and the acoustic rock group, Dusk. On arriving at Nottingham University in 1982 Wilf fell in with the 'prog' crowd, and after dropping out of his studies went on the road as a guitar, sound and lighting tech for Twice Bitten, and later Haze, stalwarts of the British prog scene through the eighties. Fed up with being permanently broke, and left with the legacy of a bad back (phew, rock'n'roll!), he gave it up in 1986 to go into the world of gainful employment and respectability.

Wilf lives in London, England, with his wife and son - who also occasionally co-presents the show - and makes a living as a company director.

Hosted by David "Wilf" Elliott

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The Amazing Wilf, cynic, mystic and occasional fool, takes you on a wonderful journey through the heady world of British and European progressive music. From the days of the sixties and seventies, when this stuff actually sold, through the New Wave Of British Progressive Rock in the mid-1980s, and bang up-to-date with the new blood. This music has never been more diverse or interesting, but in the competitive world of downloads and global marketing it's difficult for today's progressive acts to get the exposure they deserve and need to thrive. Wilf, therefore, concentrates on getting music by the small bands 'out there', while having a damn good time and a few laughs on the way.

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The European Perspective #199


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  • Where else would you get Lazuli, Matt Stevens, Univers Zero, Wishbone Ash, jh and Richard Thompson on the same podcast? Why, on The European Perspective, of course!


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The European Perspective #198


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Download The European Perspective #198  22-03-2014 (202.37 MB)

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The European Perspective #197


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  • After last time's nostalgia blowout, we're (almost) entirely bang up to date this week, with new releases from Matt Stevens, Lee Abraham, Frequency Drift and others, a bit of a folky set, and a celebration of the best of 2013 courtesy of the CRS Awards winners.
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The European Perspective #196: Progyears 1977


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  • Carrying on from where we left off in June 2011, here's The European Perspective's review of the great progressive rock albums released in 1977. They said that punk killed prog in 1976, but nothing could be further from the truth - as this collection of music proves. I've ignored the 'Europe only' rule this time around, so you can get Happy The Man and Rush alongside old show favourites such as Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd.
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