PROGFEST Q&A: A Lonely Crowd

Progfest ’14 kicks off this month, beginning in Brisbane before hitting Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. along with Welkin Entertainment present the annual festival.

In the lead-up, we ask artists a series of quick fire questions. We continue with Melbourne’s A Lonely Crowd.


What bands are you looking forward to seeing at Progfest?

The main three we’re keen to check out are our friends in Closure in Moscow, Full Code and The Daily Melodies (Dan Calabro) who used to teach Luke (our guitarist). There are plenty of others including Caligula’s Horse, Cat or Pillar, Mushroom Giant and Toehider.


Why should an attendee check out your band during the evening?

They shouldn’t…(laughs). We always put on an energetic performance with lots of dynamics, various time signatures, manic moments and melodic moments. We are probably one of the only bands on the bill with a female vocalist…


How important is an event like Progfest to the local scene?

It’s important because it helps bring a community feel to a lot of Australian bands in rock music trying to do something a little bit different. It also presents the public with a wide range of quality ‘Prog’ bands in Australia.


What is your all-time favourite “prog” album?

Just about any King Crimson album (hard to pick one).


If you could cover any classic “prog” song, what would it be?

Birds of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra


What’s the essential attire for an event like Progfest?

Clothing, shoes, whatever floats your boat… A Lonely Crowd t-shirt.


Pink Floyd or Rush?



Genesis or Yes?



Tool or Dream Theater?

King Crimson


What three celebrities would you love to see in the pit at Progfest?

Chevy Chase, Danny DeVito and Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopzilla, Snoop Lion, Snoop Doggy Dogg etc)


A Lonely Crowd play the Melbourne and Adelaide dates on Progfest.

Full Progfest ’14 details available via the official FB event page.

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