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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 #200.6


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  • At last! The final segment of my favourite 200 British and European albums of the 21st century! Once again I'm joined by Huw as we smash all our own previous records for podcast length and bring things bang up to date in grand style!
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The European Perspective #200.5


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  • The penultimate part of the 200th show festivities, concentrating on music released in 2011 and 2012 – and every one a corker!
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The European Perspective 200.4


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Download The European Perspective 200.4  21-06-2014 (364.65 MB)

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  • Part 4 of the 200th show celebrations features albums made in 2010 and 2011, two fantastic years for progressive rock. These were also fantastic years for the show, with many of the bands featured having graced us with their presence for interview features.
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The European Perspective 200.3


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  • The relentless march through my favourite 200 British and European progressive rock albums of the 21st century continues, this time focused entirely on music released in 2009. An epic year for the music, but quite honestly it would have been a standout just for one release, Big Big Train's landmark album, The Underfall Yard.

    Anyway, get on with it, Wilf...
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