Michael Fairbrother’s Musical Influences


Top 10 Influential Bands:

Gentle Giant
Jethro Tull
King Crimson
Pink Floyd
Van Der Graaf Generator

Top 10 Influential Bassists:

Boz Burrell
Chris Squire
Chuck Panozzo
Dave LaRue
Geddy Lee
Joe Bouchard
Klaus-Peter Matziol
Martin Turner
Ray Shulman
Rick Savage

Top 10 Influential Guitarists:

Al Di Meola
Andrew Latimer
Angus Young
Carlos Santana
David Gilmour
Dickey Betts
Frankie Sullivan
Jimmy Page
Neal Schon
Tony Iommi

Top 10 Influential Vocalists:

Bernie Shaw
Dave Bickler
David Byron
Dennis DeYoung
Jimi Jamison
John Lawton
Lenny Zakatek
Phil Collins
Steve Perry
Zak Stevens

Top 10 Influential Albums:

A Trick Of The Tail – Genesis (1976)
Gentle Giant – Gentle Giant (1970)
Hemispheres – Rush (1978)
I Can See Your House From Here – Camel (1979)
Pawn Hearts – Van Der Graaf Generator (1971)
Ra – Utopia (1977)
Red – King Crimson (1974)
Tales From Topographic Oceans – Yes (1973)
Thick As A Brick – Jethro Tull (1972)
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (1975)

Top 10 Influential Songs:

“Carry On Wayward Son” – Kansas
“Dogs” – Pink Floyd
“Even In The Quietest Moments” – Supertramp
“Foreplay/Long Time” – Boston
“Heathaze” – Genesis
“Jacob’s Ladder” – Rush
“Question” – The Moody Blues
“Spiral Architect” – Black Sabbath
“Ten Years Gone” – Led Zeppelin
“Yours Is No Disgrace” – Yes