In ARENA, I write the music. In PENDRAGON, my main involvement is as a musician, and an interpreter of music. Both of these things are excellent challenges.
I think, that there are some good bands and not so good bands. It is good songs, good melodies and strong compositions, which are the key for me. If something is good and strong, then it doesn't matter really what you call it. The new progressive scene is quite small really. Unless you anyone can break through to the mass appeal of bands like PINK FLOYD, GENESIS and YES, then its always going to be that way.
There are always going to be influences from other musical sources, that's natural. GENESIS and FLOYD have both been much listened to in PENDRAGON, so, I guess, that's inevitable. These bands are probably what lead us into this area of music.
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