Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Dave discovered prog music at a very early age. His love of Dream Theater led him to create the Australian and New Zealand Fan Club, and to persue a career in music and the arts. This later evolved to a degree in Journalism and another in Music, with minors in film and genocide studies. He is a particular lover of heavy progressive music, the likes of Dream Theater, TOOL, I Built the Sky, Caligulas Horse, COG, Karnivool... the list goes on! He is the other half of the Podcast Team.
February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
culture, economics, music, prog, society
In this episode, Hoggy and Dave launch their Patreon, discuss new music from Lifesigns, Rick Wakeman, Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate. We also talk about prog rock being turned into movies, Voyager at Eurovision, then we dive deep into a discussion surrounding the economics of touring and how the pre sale for Dream Theater's Australian tour went down.
February 6th, 2020 | 2 hrs 19 mins
art, culture, music
In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Dream Theater tour of Australia, Hoggy's opinions on the new Pendragon album, Dave catches up with Dale from Caligula's Horse...and we give some behind the scenes details of Prog Aid.
January 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 46 mins
australia, music, prog, the nine eight podcast
In this first episode of the 2020s, Dave and Hoggy look back on the 2010s and pick ten seminal albums released in the decade.
December 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
music, progressive music
In this week's episode, Hoggy and Dave cover new songs from Anubis, Novena, Sons of Apollo, opening bands for the upcoming Neal Morse tour of Australia and then cover our Top 10 records of 2019.
December 12th, 2019 | 51 mins 55 secs
australia, music, prog music
In this bonus interview episode, Dave sits down with the man behind Melbourne based prog band, I Built the Sky - Rohan. The new I Built the Sky album, The Zenith Rise, is available on Bandcamp at https://ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.com/album/the-zenith-rise
December 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, Hoggy and Dave talk opening bands for Opeth, the demise of Sydney's lockout laws and the Grammys before diving into the newest album from No-Man called Love You to Bits.
November 28th, 2019 | 43 mins 36 secs
In this bonus episode, Dave chats to two members from Sydney Prog Rock band Sky Signals about their debut album, tours, and influences.
November 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
australia, music, prog
In this episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss new music from Sons from Apollo, Smallman and Solkyri. Then we discuss upcoming tour plans and then, as promised, go track by track on the new Leprous album, Pitfalls.
November 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 17 mins
australia, music, progressive music
This week, Dave and Hoggy talk about the brand new album from Voyager "Colours in the Sun" - oh and not to mention a big tour announcement from -prog royalty....
October 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
This week, Dave and Hoggy discuss the albums that came out in the last few weeks that wasn't Opeth or Flying Colours!
September 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
This week, Dave and Hoggy discuss the most anticipated album in metal history - Tool's "Fear Innoculum", and they also give some light to the other prog artists who were brave enough to release an album on the same day as the prog metal overlords.
August 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
In this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss the leaking of Tool's new album, Rush Cinema Strangiato, new records that have come out in the first half of 2019 and Dave interview up and coming blues rock musician Joshua Batten from Melbourne.
August 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
music, prog, underground music
In this episode, Hoggy chats to Dave about his time away, and all the cool bands and events he saw whilst overseas.
August 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins
australia, australian music, heavy metal, metal, music, prog, two dudes talking
In this episode, Dave and Hoggy catch up on the news and events which have transpired in the last few months, as well as Hoggy chatting to Dream Theater Frontman James LaBrie, and they discuss the new TOOL single.
July 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
This week, with Hoggy still away, Dave sits down with Steph, and talks all things about the Dead of Winter festival in Brisbane, and Dave interviews Dale Prinsse of Caligula's Horse.
July 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
This week, with Hoggy away, Dave sits down for a big chat with Matt New from Code Atlantic