Residing in a small village in the north of France, Alexandre discovered progressive music at the age of 13 thanks to Octavarium by Dream Theater.
Since then, he has developed a strong musical curiosity, and is now a music-lover with eclectic taste, always eager to share his experience with anyone willing to.
Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of www.progulus.com from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.
Luis Gerardo is a Venezuelan-born German who enjoys playing guitar and bass in his bedroom, and going to any concert or festival happening anywhere near wherever he happens to be at the time. He occasionally writes concert reviews, and occasionally records half-assed covers of metal songs to put on his Facebook page. His biggest fan is his mom.
Co-founder of "The Prog Space". Enthusiastic concert visitor - especially if there are good photo opportunities. Loves all kind of progressive rock and metal, as long as it is original and not too technical or aggressive. News journalist and passionate nature photographer.
Bonjour ! I am Pauline from France, an English teacher by day and a rock 'n roll, prog metal lover by night with a black cat as my side kick. I was raised in a family of musicians, my father was a drummer who provided the soundtrack of my childhood with ELP, Yes, Rush, The Beatles, Pink Floyd...
I enjoy all things prog related from music (as long as it's not too aggressive), to art covers, stage, light & sound design. I have soft spot for avant garde and experimental metal, post rock and instrumental. When I am not working, I enjoy travelling and attending festivals with my husband Rune, reading, tea, spending time with my family drinking wine & eating cheese with baguette!
Robin was born into a family of music lovers, there was music always and everywhere... He was put to sleep to prog classic gems like Genesis, Pink Floyd and Rush as a toddler and continued from there as a child. Kickstarting his fire for proggy tones was the masterpiece "Awake" from Dream Theater that his dad carried home once as he was a teen. Fast forwarding to 2016, Robin attended his first ProgPower Europe festival and his love for photography got fueled by meeting Matt and Van there, so he happily accepted the offer to join The Progspace as a photographer for their concert reviews. Robin says: "I am happy to combine my two biggest passions here, Music and Photography, as a concert photographer for The Progspace.“
Hailing from Trondheim, Norway, Rune has been a fan of everything hard and heavy since he got his first real taste of music in the early 80's. Originally a fan of the more extreme genres of metal, like thrash, death and blackmetal, he always enjoyed the more technical, progressive and avant-garde side of music. When he's not working, collecting and listening to albums, or attending concerts, Rune enjoys one of his many other nerdy hobbies, including games, comics, and sci-fi and fantasy literature.
Sander is a web developer, game designer and metalhead from Horten, Norway. Having already discovered progressive music through bands like Dream Theater, Rush and Opeth, his real passion for the genre was sparked when his dad introduced him to Porcupine Tree around the age of 17. He enjoys most genres within metal, but particularly more extreme, technical progressive metal, and he also has a soft spot for post rock. Apart from listening to music, going to concerts and playing a little bit of guitar, his other hobbies are mainly of the nerdy kind. Especially computer gaming, but also reading fantasy literature and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Silke grew up with the tones of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, so it’s no surprise that after dabbling with the more extreme metal genres during her teenage years, she discovered her love for prog. She has quite wide musical interests, ranging from jazz and folk over ambient and post rock to the more technical prog and djent.
By day she’s a software engineer, but at night you can find her on her yoga mat or behind a microphone singing or recording her own music.
Co-Founder of "The Prog Space". Coming from a musical family, and long time Prog and Metal lover. One of my passions is Photography and Web Design (16+ years career path), sharing this passion since 6 years as bag designer and maker. I like all things Prog, and listen a wide variety of styles within the "Progniverse", but what I enjoy most are the creativity and "out-of-the-box" approach musicians can offer us, their listeners. I consider that to be truly Prog!