Performing music from the first UK album and King Crimson classics.
EDDIE JOBSON’s recognition has been almost exclusively from those ‘in the know.‘ Musicians, music journalists, composers, producers, and knowledgeable fans from more than 50 countries revere his work and consider him a true music innovator and a pioneering figure in the development of early synthesizers, electric violin, progressive-rock, art-rock, computer graphics (he produced and starred in MTV’s very first CGI music video), computer recording, new age, electronics, and contemporary world music. He is also an award-winning composer for television and film, a producer, conductor, lecturer, and acclaimed choral arranger.
Best known publicly as a ground-breaking rock violinist and keyboard icon - usually put on the same ‘keyboard greats’ list as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman - he was a teenage rock prodigy, being signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. at the age of 17. As a pivotal member of Roxy Music, he helped the band attain their first No.1 album at the age of only 18; going on to replace both George Duke and Jean-Luc Ponty in Zappa’s ‘Mothers of Invention’ at the age of 21. He has contributed to more than 60 albums, dozens of videos, and participated in world tours as a member of Curved Air, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, UK, and UKZ. Additionally he has recorded and/or performed with King Crimson, Yes, Phil Collins, Jethro Tull, and with members of The Who, and Deep Purple.
After UK, JOHN WETTON went on to form multi-platinum supergroup Asia with Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, and Carl Palmer. As lead singer, bassist, and principal songwriter in the group, he helped lead them to international superstardom with a No. 1 album on the Billboard charts.
With more than 70 albums to his credit, including 8 solo albums, 6 studio Asia albums, 4 King Crimson albums, 3 UK albums, and appearances with Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Steve Hackett, and the Wetton/Downes duo Icon, John is regarded as a central figure and as one of the classic voices of the progressive-rock movement.
For fans of the genre, John is best-known and most beloved for his contribution to King Crimson’s classic “Red” period, which included the albums “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic,” “Starless and Bible Black,” and “Red” with Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford. His powerful and distinctive bass sound and playing have established him as a bass legend and an influence on bass players from Geddy Lee to Tony Levin.
A new-generation virtuoso guitarist, lauded by such legendary players as Allan Holdsworth and John McLaughlin - ALEX MACHACEK began studying classical guitar at the age of 8. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, he was already a highly accomplished player by his early teens and was gravitating increasingly to the electric guitar, taking a strong interest in both British hard rock and electric jazz.
At the age of only 16, Machacek was accepted into the Music Conservatory of Vienna where he continued to study jazz guitar. At the age of 26, Machacek was awarded 'best guitar newcomer' in a European guitar competition; the following year would see a collaboration with Terry Bozzio at a jazz festival in Vienna. This pivotal meeting would eventually lead to the formation the 'Out Trio' with Bozzio, and to residence in the U.S.
Alex's several recordings include the brilliant "[Sic]" in 2006; "Improvision" (2007); "Radiation" (2009), as a member of Eddie Jobson's UKZ; "24 Tales" (2010) with Marco Minnemann; and his most recent solo release "FAT" (2012) with the Fabulous Austrian Trio.
Machacek is now a regular participant in Jobson's live projects, having played guitar in UKZ and on the 2011 'Reunion' tour with Jobson and Wetton, and now - to complete the circle - as the 2013 UK guitarist with Jobson, Wetton, and Bozzio.