Nick Mason, a founding member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, is to be honoured as ‘Prog God’ at the upcoming 2019 Progressive Music Awards.
Mason, the only Pink Floyd member to have been featured on all 15 of their studio albums, remains the only constant member of the band since they began way back in 1965.
Now, following the footsteps of previous winners such as Carl Palmer, Peter Gabriel, Jon Anderson and Steve Howe, Mason is due to be honoured as part of glitzy awards evening hosted at London’s Underglobe Theatre in September.
Speaking about his impending award, Mason said: “I’m all in favour of recognition for drummers – particularly when it’s me – so I’m really delighted to be recognised as Prog God,” while speaking to Prog.
He added: “It’s hard to believe that it was over 50 years ago that the music we know as prog rock was born, and it’s still being celebrated, played and developed in the 21st century. Long may it continue!”
While also having writing credits on Pink Floyd hits such as ‘Echoes,’ ‘Time,’ and ‘One of These Days,’ Mason most recently created his new five-piece band Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets in 2018. The band, including the likes of Guy Pratt and Lee Harris, predominantly focused on shining a light on songs taken from Pink Floyd’s 1967-1972 years.
Mason will officially be honoured as ‘Prog God’ at the 2019 Progressive Music Awards on September 12th.