ABOUT

This Winter Machine are a Melodic Progressive Rock band from the UK. Influenced by everything from Rush to Marillion, Neo Prog to British New Wave.
They’ve been going for over 4 years and in that time have released two well received albums – ‘The Man Who Never Was’ and ‘A Tower Of Clocks’ – and would have almost certainly have already released their third, had it not been for this pesky virus mucking things up. Rest assured though… It’s almost here.

Al Winter

Lead Vocals

Top 3 prog bands
  • Rush
  • Marillion
  • Opeth
Gear
  • Shure Beta 58 radio mics
Years Playing
  • Sung all my life
Fave players
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Geddy Lee
  • Steve Hogarth
Fave Albums
  • Moving Pictures – Rush
  • Gabriel 4 – Peter Gabriel
  • Hemispheres – Rush
Favourite Food & Drink
  • Sunday roast & Fresh orange juice

Alan Wilson

Drums & Percussion

Top 3 prog bands
  • Riverside
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Marillion
Gear
  • Tama kit
  • Istanbul cymbals
  • Promark/Vic Firth 5b sticks
Years Playing
  • All my adult life
Fave players
  • Danny Carey
  • Simon Phillips
  • Gavin Harrison
Fave Albums
  • Deadwing – Porcupine Tree
  • Gone to Earth – David Sylvian
  • Wasteland – Riverside
Favourite Food & Drink
  • Italian & Vodka – Water for thirst

Dom Bennison

Guitar, Backing Vocals

Top 3 prog bands
  • Coheed & Cambria
  • Pink Floyd
  • Jethro Tull
Gear
  • Strandberg Salen Deluxe
  • Bogner Shiva
  • Line 6 HX stomp for effects
Years Playing
  • 19 years
Favourite players
  • John Mayer
  • David Gilmour
  • Josh Dion – Paris Monster
Top 3 albums
  • In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 – Coheed & Cambria
  • Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
  • Fits – White Denim
Favourite drink & food
  • Birra Moretti & Thai food

Simon D'Vali

Guitar, Backing Vocals

Top 3 prog bands
  • Pink Floyd
  • Genesis
  • Tool
Gear
  • Strandberg Guitars
  • Fractal Effects
  • Friedman Amps
Years Playing
  • 40 years playing, 25 years in Bands
Favourite players
  • David Gilmour
  • Eric Johnson
  • Peter Green
Top 3 albums
  • Seventh Son of a Seventh Son – Iron Maiden
  • GraceĀ  – Jeff Buckley
  • Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Favourite drink & food
  • Penfolds Bin 389. Curry or Yorkshire Pudding

Dave Close

Bass, Backing Vocals

Top 3 prog bands
  • Marillion
  • Genesis
  • Supertramp
Gear
  • Musicman Stingray basses
  • Orange heads and cabs
Years Playing
  • 38 years
Favourite Players
  • Denis Dunaway (Alice Cooper)
  • Rick Anderson (The Tubes)
  • Tony Levin
Top 3 albums
  • Marillion – Script For A Jester’s Tear
  • Prince – Sign O The Times
  • The Tubes – The Tubes
Favourite drink & food
  • Desperado with Drambuie/Indian curry