Rick Wakeman - Former Yes Stars Up For Prog God Award
Veteran musician Rick Wakeman is to go head-to-head with his former Yes bandmate Jon Anderson for a leading honour at the inaugural Orange Progressive Music Awards.
The keyboard player has been named on a shortlist in the Prog God category, along with singer Anderson, Pink Floyd star Roger Waters, and former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel.
Also up for the award are Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, Wuthering Heights singer Kate Bush, and veteran guitarist Steve Hillage.
Wakeman says, "I'm very proud. It's all about freedom of expression, which in my case is often in seven different time signatures!"
The debut Orange Progressive Music Awards will take place in London on 5 September (12).