Tony Banks named Prog God 2015 by Prog Magazine

BanksGenesis keyboardist Tony Banks has been named the Prog God for 2015, and he’ll accept the honour at this year’s Progressive Music Awards in London.

The Prog God Award, presented by Orange Amplification, is given to the greatest innovators in the genre. Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson and Peter Gabriel are the previous recipients.

Banks says: “I’m not normally picked out for this recognition – in fact, I’ve spent my entire career trying not to be noticed. Now someone has seen through my clever disguise.

“I’m really gratified to get this award. It’s nice to know people appreciate the music I’ve helped create.”

He adds: “Being in such rarified company is also something I’m delighted about – Rick, Ian and Peter are probably the first people you think of when you mention the bands they’re most associated with.

“But I see myself as representing the backroom boys of prog, who are often overlooked.”

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