Announcement: Interviews with Mäläskä, Ashby & Profuna Ocean on Purple Flower Progressive Hour!


This Sunday (10 July) you will hear three interviews during this show!! I interviewed the band Mäläskä after their gig at De Hommel in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, in July 2016. We talked about their new tour, debut album and more!

I interviewed the bands Ashby and Profuna Ocean right before their gig at Progcity festival in May 2016. You really don’t want to miss this!

After this show you will hear a rerun of the Purple Flower show containing the interviews with Roine Stolt and John Myung, so please stay tuned!

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Show starts 3 PM Eastern Time – 9 PM Central European Time – 8 PM UK Time

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Mäläskä, Live at De Hommel Vlaardingen, 1 July 2016


A brand new band/project, established in 2016, doing their first (mini) European tour… That must be something to look out for! The band members Remy Stroomer and Petter Janse are far from unexperienced, they have worked wonderful together a couple of times before in a project named Free Arts Lab, which is also still active. Mäläskä’s debut album Uncle Jim’s Cidney Factory was just released before their tour started, and I had the honour to see them at music pub De Hommel in Vlaardingen. They told me it was going to be an evening completely based on improvisation, which made me very curious! Continue reading