We previously had our launch party for 'When The Kill Code Fails' at the Heath Street Baptist Church, very close to Hampstead tube station. 
We have been thinking for a while about how we could put on a concert that felt welcoming to supporters of all ages, including both children and older people. When we were invite back to perform by The Heath Street church, we thought we try out an early afternoon 'music for all ages' event. We welcome accompanied children as well as accompanied or unaccompanied adults to the event. The volume will be a little lower than a traditional gig, rude words will be avoided, and the venue provides seating. 
2:00pm Acoustic event.
Malcolm Galloway and Mark Gatland from Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate perform an acoustic set of some of their favourite songs from musicals/rock operas (including Chess and Matilda), and songs relating to childhood from Marillion, Pink Floyd and Tori Amos. I will be playing piano rather than guitar in this stripped back set.
3:00pm Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate
Electric progressive rock duo set, featuring music from our critically acclaimed albums When The Kill Code Fails and Broken But Still Standing.
Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions (includes entry to both events) on the door, or pre-order adult tickets to bring along up to two children free per adult ticket bought.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (child-care facilities not provided).
This event also aims to be dementia aware, and we would like to ensure that those with dementia or other disabilities and their carers feel welcome. If you have any specific disability related needs, please let me know and we can explore how we can best meet them.
Given the presence of young children, it is possible that there might be more background noise than is typical at a traditional concert.
Please note the early afternoon timing. There is a separate event later in the evening featuring the film of Joan of Arc with live organ accompaniment, which we are not directly involved with, but hope to attend.

Best wishes, 





I'm delighted to announce that we (Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and friends) are organising a series of gigs at the Fiddler's Elbow in Camden, London, showcasing some of the emerging prog music we feel most passionately about.


Award-winning progressive/alternative rock band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate are hosting a series of three artist-promoted Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate and friends prog rock nights at Camden’s legendary Fiddler’s Elbow in 2018.


Sunday 13 May 2018 – Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate with The Tirith and Servants Of Science. https://www.facebook.com/events/148789279250183. Eventbrite link https://goo.gl/jdJXH6

Sunday 23 September 2018 – Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate with  IT and The Wood Demons. https://www.facebook.com/events/527568480969950/. Eventbrite link https://goo.gl/wifu3K


Thursday 29 November 2018 – Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate with L’Anima and Birdeatsbaby. https://www.facebook.com/events/149386995750655/. Eventbrite link https://goo.gl/jfJun7


The series aims to showcase some of the most exciting new music in the resurgent British progressive rock music scene, and we are hugely honoured to have such outstanding musicians performing with us at these events.

The events are all co-headlining events, with each band getting equal stage time.

The Fiddler’s Elbow is a leading London rock venue, 1 Malden Road, NW5 3HS, Camden, London (UK). Doors 7pm, first act starts at 7:30, live music ends 11pm, venue closes at 12pm. Tickets £6 on the door, or £5 in advance via Eventbrite. The events are 18+.


Spotify playlist of the featured bands - https://open.spotify.com/user/1120959481/playlist/5JaluUG4tWVJvNLRca6dQ3?si=2bl2TXpGRWe3y8AWE0DakA



The Bands (In Alphabetical Order)




Dark progressive rock band from Brighton, UK. Birdeatsbaby blend elements of rock, punk and metal music to create a sound that's striking and unique. Their live shows are spectacle not to be missed.

"A touch of class, hints of everyone from ELO to Marilyn Manson" - Q Magazine

"Splendid cabaret style art-rock" - BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins)

"Tori Amos and Muse bewildering a church coffee morning" - Prog Magazine






Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate

"Original songs, well delivered, style, stage charm, a great voice and great bass playing. Bloody marvellous. The highlight of the weekend". e-festivals review of HRH Prog.

"Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate is an ideal example of what prog is; music that does not follow a traditional pattern or path but rather evolves. Hats Off Gentlemen manages to evolve both with every new album and every time you listen to the same album...there is so much there you can't take it all in on the first go-round." The Closet Concert Arena

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate are recommended by Steve Hackett (Genesis) and were joint winners (along with Roger Waters and Alice Cooper) of the Beastie's Rock Show Album Of The Year Award 2017.




Beginning life as a psychedelic, multi-media group, IT is a band with a colossal sound that shakes the bones, with a barrage of images that feeds the mind. IT’s sound fuses the classic melodies of prog rock’s past with a passion and intensity usually only found in punk or metal bands. Politics, religion, war and sexuality all come under the band’s lens for critical examination. Lyrics are intelligent, challenging and occasionally darkly humorous.

IT formed in 1994 when Nick Jackson recorded and produced the band’s first full-length album The Stranger Inside the Self. This was also when the band first began using multimedia during live shows with the inclusion of short films playing behind the group on stage. The band followed this up with the album Two Worlds in early January 1995.

In 2004 IT began to redefine itself as the band line-up grew and become more permanent, particularly with the addition of Andy Rowberry on lead guitar.

The fourth album Departure was released in July 2009 to critical acclaim with the accompanying bonus DVD giving an indication of the powerful onstage visuals that had by now become an integral part of the IT experience. There then followed something of a hiatus whilst the band formulated the ideas that would eventual become…

We’re All In This Together explores themes of austerity, inequality and an uncertain future for younger generations. Conceptually-based, it comprises 10 brand new tracks, including the debut single, Revolution, which was released back in October 2016, and supported with a strong video https://youtu.be/gk82tpzginU depicting rogue youth against an establishment protected by police.

Prog Mill listeners’ album of the year award 2017

“Clever, challenging, and very, very good indeed” Maximum Volume Rock





L'Anima is a Progressive Rock band from London, UK. Formed in 2015, the group started out as a collaboration between Pedro J. Caparros Lopez (Breed 77) and lead singer Andy Mitchell (former frontman of The Yardbirds).

The sound of the band is an inspiring blend of progressive rock and spanish guitar. The result is a powerful, complex, often challenging and unexpected sonic palette, distinctive and unique, melodic and bold.


Featured in Prog Magazine's top new bands of 2017






The Tirith

Sheffield based Rock band The Tirith appear at Fiddlers Elbow in Camden on Sun 13th May, playing material from their 2015 album “Tales From the Tower” and songs from the forthcoming album “A Leap into the Dark”.

The Tirith are a Classic Prog Rock band playing original material, this is song based Rock, often described as Power Prog, and more guitar based than most.  The band has a long history...; but the present band reformed in 2010 and has been playing festivals and selected gigs since 2011. The band is known for playing a wide variety of music within the Rock / Progressive genre and beyond.  If you like guitar based rock come and see Tim Cox riffing it up.
The main writers in the band are Tim Cox and Richard Cory, the band being fronted by Richard Cory on vocals and bass.  The Tirith feature the stunning guitar playing of Tim Cox, Tim fashions melodic solos and has been described by Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine as evoking the spirit of Gary Moore with his delicious solos and punchy power chords. The lineup is completed by Carl Nightingale on drums.

The music can be described as a fusion of Styx-like pomp rock with bluesy prog. Rock with a hard crust and a deep tremor in its heart. The bands influences are many but suffice to say if you like Rush, Styx, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Opeth you will like this.

In the past The Tirith have appeared at The Cambridge Rock Festival, Danfest 2 and Danfest 4 (Leicester), Resonance Festival and HRH Prog VI. In 2018 they appear at Fusion Festival in Stourport. They have also supported Focus, The Enid, Gnidrolog, and Karnataka.

“This is powerful, high quality material.  Once they have finally punched a hole in the sky, Cox’s solo spirals out into the ether. A tale that is well worth the wait. Prog January 2016... more






Servants Of Science


"The Swan Song" is the debut album from proggy alt-rock band Servants of 

Science, hailing from Brighton, England and beyond. The album tells the story of 

an astronaut who witnesses the end of the world whilst floating in space.

Twitter: @ServantsScience



The Wood Demons

The Wood Demons draw their inspiration from the eclectic spirit of the first wave of progressive bands. Their atmospheric brand of epic prog-psychedelia combines powerful tunes interwoven with many influences – molten psychedelic guitar rock, classical violin, acid-folk, space-rock, modal jazz, film music.

In a Wood Demons song, you’re never far from a stirring melody, a poignant (or deranged) lyric or an instrumental passage that spirits you off into the stratosphere.

“The arrangement and the performance of the musicians are excellent. The album debuts with "The Other Side", which with its psychedelic atmosphere and McCartney-esque vocal is very close to the Beatles. "Caught In The Drift Of An Idle Day" recalls The Byrds. "Indian Summer" with a Mellotron background and an engaging but interesting rhythm that reminds me of the Beatles’ psychedelic period. My two favorite pieces are "All Alone In Istanbul" for its Floydian side (Animals period) and its superb progressive guitar solo, and "Poor Traumatised You", a very nice song with beautiful electric violin and Mellotron. … “. Review by Gerald Hawey of Profil, prog radio station in Quebec.

My new classical minimalist album 'Social Astronomy' has just come out this morning. Over 75 mins or gradually and subtly changing instrumental lines leading to emergent patterns. Either relaxing and mindfulness enhancing, or horrendously irritating depending on your personal aesthetic.


As always, any support greatly appreciated. On CDBaby from today, and should be on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon within a few days.

(BTW - if you like my rock music, please don't let my classical music put you off that. We've got our third Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate album coming out later this year)

It is far too easy to let the thin veneer of civilization slip away, but it is worth fighting for. For all those who died, for those still dying, and for those whose fate has yet to be decided. Holocaust Memorial Day. Never forget. 

I'm very grateful to Banks Radio Australia for selecting our band Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate as finalists in their Album Of The Year award, and me as a finalist in their producer of the year award. Very grateful to all those taking the time to listen to support independent music and musicians.

We've got several exciting Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and Malcolm Galloway gigs coming up that we'd be delighted to see you at, and also a new video to share with you.
Firstly we have a gig this Friday (15 April 2016) at the lovely Good Ship in Kilburn, London. We will be joining The Stick Figures, Atlantic Rising, Cassilda and Taylor Nathan in a psychadelic, rock, prog and blues gig promoted by Peace In The City.
Live music starts at 8. We are on at 10:15.
Peace In The City presents a night of psychedelic rocknroll, prog & blues with live music 8pm til 1130pm + DJ Maurice after til 4am.
Doors 7.30pm. £4 ADV / £5 Door.
The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
30 seconds from The Tricycle Theatre.
1 minute from Brondesbury train station. (North London line)
5 minutes from Kilburn tube station. (Jubilee)
Then on Sunday 29 May there is a free all day rock music festival at Surya, near King's Cross, London. I'll be on at 1pm for a 30 min solo acoustic rock set. Free entry.
I'm very excited to be able to let you know that on Friday 22 July 2016, 6-9pm The National Gallery will be having an evening of my classical minimalist music and video art. The evening includes live music performed with video projection, with performers including Malcolm Galloway, Mark Gatland (Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate) and Kathryn Thomas (Galliard Ensemble). The event will include premiere's of new works to be featured on Malcolm's new classical minimalist album to be released by Glass Castle Recordings in July 2016, including 'Dutch Flowers', a new multimedia work inspired by the history of floral painting in Holland and the link with behavioural economics and the manipulation of human behaviour by plant viruses. Free entry - all welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/1646623732270028/
And on the subject of my minimalist music and video art, here is my latest video - Velocity. If you like it any sharing greatly appreciated.
Hope you are all well,
Best wishes,
Malcolm Galloway
Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate
PS - If you fancy listening to our stuff on Spotify, this is a playlist with both our rock music and my classical minimalist music - https://open.spotify.com/user/1120959481/playlist/0vY20mXqwfPe43afg17YC7. Any plays, shares, follows etc hugely appreciated.

I've just uploaded a new minimalist piece and video. Hope you like it. It will be on my next minimalist album, coming hopefully in July.




Prog Album of The Year 2015 – Beastie’s Rock Show.

It is an incredible honour to be considered on the same shortlist as some of prog rocks most inspiring musicians, including David Gilmour, Riverside, Steve Wilson and Spocks Beard. To actually win is gob-smacking.

“I love this album. When I listen to this album it pleases me no end, and not only does it please me in so many different ways, when I listen to the vocal it really does stir me and moves me incredibly. This album is wonderful. I want everyone to listen this on repeat, put your headphones on and get no distractions, just listen. It really does stir you, wake you up. And when he implores you with those lyrics, how can you turn that down? It is incredible, you can feel that emotion in that one line ['as I walk into the sun, carry me']. And for me that is the difference between this album and those other albums [David Gilmour, Spocks Beard, Steve Wilson, Riverside]. If you can’t make a connection with this, then I’m sorry, you can’t make a connection with music, because I love everything about this track, love this album, love this variety. That’s what progressive rock is all about – pushing the boundaries. It’s a wonderful thing and I have returned to it many times.” Steve Beastie.

Beastie's Rock Show




Thank you so much to Steve Beastie for all your support, and also thanks to my band colleagues for all their support and contributions, both on the recordings and in live gigs. I couldn't wish for a better bunch of people to play with.


Best wishes,


I've just uploaded a new contemporary classical minimalist music / fractal animation video - Dancing About Architecture. The animation is made with JWildfire fractal software.
If there is anyone out there reading this, I hope you like it.
Best wishes,

Just in case you are suffering from a dearth of fractals, lakeside photography, or Pink Floyd covers - this is a new video to go with our (Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate's) cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb. Featuring clips from Beachfront B-Roll: Free HD Stock Footage and beeple, plus my own fractal animations.

I'd be extremely grateful if you'd consider having a peek. If you like it, any sharing is always much appreciated.

Best wishes,

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