Kompendium – Guest Artists …

Posted on September 23, 2012

The supergroup to beat all supergroups …

With a guest list including Steve Hackett, members of Porcupine Tree and King Crimson, BJ Cole, opera singers, chamber choirs, the London Session Orchestra and a man who used to be Jesus, the Kompendium project put together by Magenta’s Rob Reed is the supergroup to beat all supergroups.

How many can you name (without looking at the bottom of this post)?


Steve Hackett (Nylon Guitar): “I really enjoyed playing on ‘Lilly’ as it’s such a pretty song; my part was almost harp-like so it had to be played as softly as possible.  I think you have to be prepared to tear up the rule book from time to time and that’s exactly what Rob’s done with Kompendium.”

Gavin Harrison (Percussion): “I had no idea Kompendium would end up as big as it has!  I only get involved with music I like and this sounds amazing; it’s a big candidate for a stage show.  It’s got a great vocal line and I really hope listeners see it as the prog epic it has become.”

The guest list:

Steve Hackett, Francis Dunnery, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Mel Collins (King Crimson, Camel), Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett), Jakko Jakszyk (20th Century Schizoid Band), Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Neil Taylor (Robbie Williams), Nick Barrett (Pendragon), John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*), BJ Cole (Elton John, Dave Gilmour), Steve Balsamo (Jon Lord, Eric Wolfson), Synergy Vocals (Steve Wilson, Steve Reich), The London Session Orchestra arranged by Dave Stewart, The English Chamber Choir conducted by Guy Protheroe.

For more information, click to go to the Kompendium web site.