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Jon Anderson is the lead singer for Yes and now on the road with Rick Wakeman.
Jon is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician best known as the former lead vocalist in the progressive rock band Yes.
He is also an accomplished solo artist and has collaborated with musicians such as the Greek musician Vangelis, amongst others.
Jon tells Belfield about a life in showbiz in one of the worlds biggest bands.
On 25 July 2014, Jon announced the formation of a new ensemble, the Anderson Ponty Band, with French violinist and jazz composer Jean-Luc Ponty and the recording of an album. The band was announced with a line-up of Jamie Dunlap on guitars, Wally Minko on keyboards, Baron Browne on bass and Rayford Griffin on drums & percussion. An earlier line-up with Michael Lewis on guitar was dropped.
The band re-visited the music created by Anderson and Ponty over the years with new arrangements while creating new compositions as well.
The Anderson Ponty Band were writing and arranging old during May, June and July 2014. Then, they went in residence for three weeks in September 2014 at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado rehearsing, recording and playing their debut public performance on Saturday 20 September 2014, with a live album and DVD planned. Plans for a world tour were also announced. A videography documenting the making of the album would also be released as well as videos of performances.
On 4 January 2015, the band confirmed that the CD/Digital Download and DVD of the Aspen show are in the editing process and due to be released in February or March 2015. However, Dunlap has left the band and been replaced by Ponty guitarist Jamie Glaser, who is overdubbing Dunlap’s parts on the live album.
On 13 January 2015, Jon Anderson confirmed that, after having decided to cancel some solo shows due to suffering sinus problems for a couple of months, he would “tour with Jean Luc Ponty and the band this coming late spring/summer” 2015.
On 29 January 2015, guitarist Jamie Glaser confirmed that the band’s engineer in the UK had begun mixing the album and that the making of the video was going well.
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio