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Porcupine Tree

"Porcupine Tree" are an English progressive rock band formed in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. It is the most successful project by musician Steven Wilson, as evidenced by its growing popularity. A mix of early progressive rock, psychedelia, ambient and, more recently, metal is present in their recordings. This shouldn't come as that much of a surprise given that self-taught audio engineer and producer Wilson listens to many different genres of music for inspiration. Wilson once commented: "I like so many different types of things, and they all go into the melting pot, if you like, that produces the music of Porcupine Tree."

*Steven Wilson: lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, hammered dulcimer and bass guitar. He is also the main songwriter.

*Richard Barbieri: synthesizers and keyboards.

*Colin Edwin: bass guitar.

*Gavin Harrison: drums and percussion.

*John Wesley (concerts only): backup vocals, guitars


In 1987, Porcupine Tree began as a solo project for Steven Wilson, and in some ways, it was born out of a joke.

Wilson: "It was something that I started doing as soon as I had the money to buy my own studio equipment. When you've got a...

years active 1987–present
origin Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
status Active
music genre Progressive rock, Progressive metal
current members Steven Wilson
Richard Barbieri
Colin Edwin
Gavin Harrison
John Wesley (guitarist)
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia