Tour dates announced!
factory fires are burning in the big push to meet the Genesis Revisited II deadline, with two drummers (Gary O’Toole and Jeremy Stacey),
two engineers (Roger King and Ben Fenner) and three bass players (Lee Pomeroy, Nick Beggs and Phil Mulford) currently on the case! It’s
like a feature film with various camera units working simultaneously. Fantastic vocals from several artists, including Steven Wilson,
Nik Kershaw, Nad Sylvan, Simon Collins, Francis Dunnery, Mikael Akerfeldt, John Wetton, Neal Morse, Amanda Lehmann, Gary O’Toole
and Jakko Jakszyk are already in, as well as strong guitar contributions from Steve Rothery and Roine Stolt. String players are now
being recorded along with my brother John on flute, Rob Townsend on all things blown, plus a special contribution from Hungarian band Djabe.
There’s some intriguing keyboard work from Nick Magnus and Dave Kerzner, as well as the many months of extraordinary work and time
put in by Roger King. It’s a double album, on course for end October release...
Session for The Rome Pro(G)ject (April 2012).
Squackett (May 2012), yes a colloborations with Chris Squire!
12-2-50, London. Guitar and vocals. He likes Bach, Tjaikovski and Lennon/ McCatrney, so it
isn't strange his style is diverse.
Steve Hackett's earliest experience in playing professionally came with groups named
Canterbury Glass and Sarabande, doing mainstream rock with a progressive/psychedelic edge.
Steve is best known as the guitarist with
Genesis during their best
years as both a progressive and a commercial band:
Selling England By the Pound,
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,
Trick of The Trail (after the departure of Peter Gabriel),
Wind and Wuthering
and of course the live masterpiece Seconds Out.
His arrival in the group's lineup at the start of 1971, replacing original guitarist
provided the group with the last ingredient that it needed for success. In the years since, while Phil Collins may have enjoyed pop/rock stardom and an acting career and his other band mates their periodic successes, Hackett has come the farthest as a star performer and composer in his own right. He left Genesis in '76.
His first solo-work is called; Voyage of the Acrolite ('75), featuring Phillip Collins and Michael Rutherford in its lineup of musicians. Please don't touch ('78) is a nice album.
Randy Crawford sings Kim;
Kim Poor (Steve's girlfriend an artist who take care of many covers of Steve solo-albums,
Chester Thompson (he plays live with Genesis) on drums,
Tom Fowler- bass &
Steve Walsh (ex-Kansas).
Albums that follow are Till we have Faces (with Ian Mosly on drums),
Spectral Mornings, Defector - a fascinating musical/political fantasy - and the more
easy-going, pop-oriented Cured ('81). Kim sometimes write the lyrics and his
Nick Magnus plays keyboards and take care of producing the albums with Steve.
Magnus played before in Autumn, a progressive band in the style of the early Genesis.
He also reunited with Peter Gabriel and Michael Rutherford and then with all of his
ex-bandmates for a pair of 1982 charity concerts. The following year, he enjoyed a
very successful European single in the guise of "Cell 151" off of the Highly Strung
(with Chris Lawrence)
LP. Higly Strung ('83) is in deep contrast with the acoustic
Bay of Kings and to let us show his diversity.
He made a blues album with;
Julian Colbeck- keyboards, he did a session with Yes
Richard Sinclair - bass &
Hugo Degenhart- drums).
Followed by a live- and another acoustic (with Julian Colbeck) and a best of.
When David Palmer (ex-
Jethro Tull) starts with a symphonic release of the best of
Jethro Tull, Steve is been asked to play guitar on Genesis and Pink Floyd- albums.
In the meantime he is busy in GTR with Steve Howe.
Guitar Noir ('93):
Steve Hackett - guitars, vocals, harmonica, rainstick, producer,
Brian May - guitar,
Aron Friedman - keys,
Julian Colbeck - keys, b-vocals,
Dave "Taif" Ball -bass,
Hugo Degenhardt -drums, b-vocals, percussion,
Billy Budis - engineer.
Genesis Revisited ('97) is a best of Genesis with:
Colin Blunstone and
Steve - vocals,
Alfonso Johnson (from Weather Report, he was asked to replace Steve in Genesis, but didn't fit),
Tony Levin and
John Wetton- bass,
Hugo Degenhardt- drums,
Nick Magnus &
Julian Colbeck- keyboards,
Wil Bates &
Ian McDonald- sax,
John Hackett- flute &
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - various instruments.
Guys who worked in Genesis,
King Krimon, Yes, Frank Zappa, Asia, Wheater Report, The Zombies, Ace, GTR & Mike & the
Mecanics. A midsummer Night's Dream again with the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
is a complete classical album. The Tokyo Tapes,
live-recordings from '96;
Sir Douglas Sinclair- bass,
Julian Colbeck- keys,
Ian McDonald- saxes,
Roger King- keys, bass, engineer and producer,
Jim Diamnond- vocals,
Aron Friedman- piano, programming,
Hugo Degenhart- drums.
And agian in '99 with Soire an album with his brother John with work from Satie.
Feedback '86 ('01):
Steve Hackett Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Producer
Nick Magnus - Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Ian Mosley - Drums
Terry Pack - Bass
Lippa Pearce - Graphic Design
Kim Poor - Cover Painting
Chris Thompson - Vocals
Pete Trewavas - Bass
Bonnie Tyler - Vocals
Somewhere In South America ('03 one DVD and two cd's!).
The album was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina in early 2002 with:
Roger King (keyboards),
Gary O' Toole (drums, vocals),
Terry Gregory (bass, vocals) and
Rob Townsend (sax, flute).
Musically the whole double album is a trip throughout the
whole of Hackett's solo career with references made to his Genesis past.
To Watch The Storms is the tittle of his new album, released end May, with;
Steve Hackett Vocals, Guitar,
Roger King Keyboards,
Rob Townsend Brass, Woodwind,
Terry Gregory Basses, Vocals,
Gary O’Toole Drums, Vocals,
John Hackett Flute on Serpentine Song,
Ian McDonald Sax on Brand New,
Jeanne Downs Backing Vocals,
Sarah Wilson Cello,
Howard Gott Violin.
A very diverse album; from Eric Satie to blues, with old songs in his early period (great),
beautiful ballads and more (semi)-acoustic songs.
A nice special edition with wonderful paintings by Kim Poor!
And who can't get enough; some new live albums are available.
He gave an awesome gig in Belgium on 11-11-'03, organized by Francis Geron of
the Spirit of 66. Sadly we missed it....
you can find a review and beautiful pictures of this gig.
Live Archive 03 (2CD)
Steve Hackett - Guitar & vocals,
Roger King - Keyboards,
Rob Townsend - Sax, Flute & vocals,
Terry Gregory - Bass & vocals,
Gary O’Toole - Drums & vocals,
John Hackett - Flute on “Kim”.
Mechanical Bride - Serpentine Song - Watcher Of The Skies - Hairless Heart – Darktown -
Camino Royale - Pollution B - The Steppes - Acoustic Medley – Kim - Walking Away From
Rainbows – Slogans - Every Day - Please Don’t Touch - Firth Of Fifth - The Wall Of Knives -
Vampyre With A Healthy Appetite - Spectral Mornings - Brand New - Los Endos – Clocks -
In That Quiet Earth.
Happily Steve and his band came back to
Roger King - Keyboards,(he worked with Steve for several years and;
the S-Club, Blue, Kelly David, Gary Moore, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, John Paul Jones and Warren G as well as working on high profile movies such as
"Cliffhanger" and "In The Name Of The Father" and writing music for TV.
Rob Townsend - Sax, Flute & vocals, (Django Bates, Stpehen Warbeck and
Siobhan Davis Dance Co.)
Terry Gregory - Bass & vocals, (Martin Taylor, Stephane Grappelli, Frank Gambale, Steve Hackett and Shaun Baxter.
He has appeared on sessions with countless international acts and lectures at
Brunel University, Jazz East, Basstech, Drumtech and the Powerhouse Group of Music Schools!).
Gary O’Toole - Drums & vocals (he plays in Manuka as well).
(hope it's correct):
|Setlist 23 March 2004 The Spirit of 66 / Verviers.
- Valley of Kings
- Mechanical Bride
- Serpentine Song
- Circus of becoming
- Frozen Statues
- Serpitines Song
- Ace of Wands
- Hammer in the Sand
- Horizons/ Over The Bridge To Sky medley acoustic
- Imagines/ Second Change
- Blood on the Rooftop
- Fly on a Windshield
- Please don't Touch
- Firth of Fifth
- Dark Night in ToyTown
- Brand New
- Aircondioneted Nightmare
- Every Day
- Spectral Mornings
- Los Endos
- In that quit earth
As always Francis announced the band and believe me when he says "No Flashy Light, when else
I'll flashy you.". There's nobody in The Spirit who dares to use a flashlight. So no
pictures this time...
A wonderful evening, the gig started very powerful with Valley of Kings, followed up
by Mechanical Bride, hypnotizing black light / strobe flashing, the band already in ecstasy with a mix of
powerrock and jazz-fusion en Steve's own staccato sound.
The next songs were not so heavy, time to relax and enjoy the wonderful skills of this band.
They seemed to be in a good mood and there was enough interaction between them.
Steve was not feeling well but nevertheless he was in a very good shape, as always (?).
He told, stories, about the
making of the album Wind & Wuthering and how Phil became the new lead singer but still
was responsible of the 'Batteria", just like Gary gonna do now...; Blood on the Rooftops,
and Gary received an overwelming applause for that!
Steve's speaks his languages, even i could understand his French (normally i don't understand
a word of it).
Fly on the Windshield was very impressive and then; Firth of Fifth, beautiful. I think i'll
never hear this song so beautiful again. Steve's famous solo was impeccably performed and
the crowd were very pleased.
The set was one of musical contrast, heavy cords, Spanish style acoustic guitar music, ballads,
horror-music (DarkTown) and the all time best classics of Spectral Mornings and Genesis.
Every Day was another highlight, just like the last three songs... excellent!.
Did I mentioned that all the 5 musicians were GREAT? Now i did for sure... And now i
forgot the sound-engineer, he did a marvelous job too.
hope you could rescue your throat and hope you're feeling better.
Molto piacere di successo in Italia!
Live Archive 04 (2 CD).
This 2CD set captures the last night of Steve's 2004 European tour with his
full electric band, recorded on 3rd April 2004 at Petofi Csarnok, Budapest,
The band line-up:
Steve Hackett - Guitar & Vocals
Roger King - Keyboards
Rob Townsend - Sax, Flute, Percussion & Vocals
Terry Gregory - Bass & Vocals
Gary O’Toole - Drums, Percussion & Vocals.
The dvd a gig in Poland is called Once Above a Time and could be one of nicest
x-mas gifts to your friends.
A wonderful dvd with an breathtaking gig with all his classics comming along.
He'll be do some touring in an acoustic set with his brother John on flute and Roger
King on keyboards. There'll be a gig in the Grand Theatre Verviers (13.03.2005)!
More dates you can find here.
Metamorpheus new album March 2005.
Metamorpheus is the natural successor to Steve's last orchestral album, ‘A Midsummer
Night’s Dream’. The album is a musical expression of the legend of Orpheus and his
passage through the Underworld, combining nylon guitar with orchestra, seamlessly
linking the small and large musical forces.
Wild Orchids, the new album by the former Genesis guitarist, marks the 250th release on the
InsideOut label in early September. Steve Hackett himself presents - after
the highly acclaimed rock record "To Watch The Storms" and the "classic" successor "Metamorpheus" -
with "Wild Orchids" a work which in a certain sense creates a synthesis of the afore mentioned two albums.
Wild Orchid is a beauty, truly inspiring and just like an orchid you will be amazed of the beautiness.
Steve - guitars, electric sitar, harmonica, psaltery, optigan & voices,
Roger King - keyboards 7 rhythm guitar,
John Hackett - flute,
Rob Townsend - saxes, flute, tin whistle & bass clarinet,
Gary O'Toole - drums & harmony voices,
Nick Magnus - keyboards,
The Underworld Orchestra:
Christina Townsend - principal violin, viola,
Richard Stewart - cello,
Dick Driver - double bass,
Colin Clague - trumpet,
Chris Redgate - oboe, choir anglais.
Kim Poor - cover painting.
'Tribute’ is a continuing expression of Steve’s fascination with the classical guitar and a homage to the composers
and performers who have inspired him, in particular Andrés Segovia.
Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth (oct 2009).
Musicians on the new album are:
Nick Beggs ~ bass & Chapman Stick (Kajagogoo, Iona, Steve Wilson);
Steve Hackett ~ guitars, acoustic guitars & vocals;
John Hackett ~ flute;
Roger King ~ keyboards & programming;
Lauren King ~ backing vocals;
Ferenc Kovacs ~ violin;
Amanda Lehmann ~ vocals;
Jo Lehmann ~ backing vocals;
Anthony Phillips ~ 12-string guitar;
Chris Squire ~ bass;
Christine Townsend ~ violin, viola;
Rob Townsend ~ soprano saxophone.
Spectral Mornings ('DVD '10)
The band performed a shortened set for the television cameras and it has been mastered in the NTSC format in order that American and Japanese fans may also now enjoy this historical performance.
This DVD was originally available as a VHS tape and briefly as a DVD.As an added bonus we have included tracks filmed at the same time as this performance but for some reason these tracks were not included in the broadcast. These tracks have now been included and the set now represents the actual running order of the complete performance.
01 Intro [Excerpts from Land Of A Thousand Autumns & Tigermoth] |
02 /Please Don't Touch
03 Racing In A/Ace Of Wands [Closing Section]
04 Carry On Up The Vicarage
05 Ace Of Wands
07 Acoustic Section: Blood On The Rooftops/Horizons/Kim
08 Optigan/A Tower Struck Down/Spectral Mornings
09 Star Of Sirius
10 Shadow Of The Hierophant/Clocks/The Angel Of Mons
The band will feature long time collaborators Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums) along with bassist
Nick Beggs and Rob Townsend (sax & flute).
Live Rails ('10).
The tracks were recorded in Paris, London and New York during 2009 & 2010. The band featured are:
Steve Hackett - Guitars & Vocals, Roger King - Keyboards, Amanda Lehmann - Guitar & Vocals, Gary O'Toole - Drums, Percussion
& Vocals, Nick Beggs - Bass, Chapman Stick, Taurus Pedals & Vocals and Rob Townsend - Sax, Woodwind, Percussion & Vocals.
The double CD features Steve's solo output as well as some Genesis tracks...
Fire On The Moon
Emerald And Ash
Ghost In The Glass
Ace Of Wands
Firth Of Fifth
Blood On The Rooftops
Broadway Melody Of 1974
Fly On A Windshield
Beyond The Shrouded Horizon (2011).
Nick Beggs: bass & chapman stick
(played in Kayagogo, Iona & nowadays in Steve Wilsons live band (2011)),
It’s a voyage of discovery, from Blighty to coconut palms, from coracles to spaceships, travelling
beyond the known and the hidden to places where waves break on the shores of imagination…
My album might be recorded, but frenzied activity continues as we complete the Live DVD from the
Shepherds Bush show in London last year – a powerful gig that included special guests Steven Wilson
and John Wetton.
Dick Driver: dubbele bass
Ben Fenner: keys
John Hackett: whistle
Steve Hackett: guitar, vocals, harmonica
Amanda Lehmann: guitar, vocals,
Roger King: keys,
Simon Phillips: drums,
Chris Squire : bass,
Richard Stuart: cello,
Gary O’Toole: drums, vocals,
Christine Townsend: vioolin, viola,
Rob Townsend: sax, histle, bassklarinet.
Fire And Ice captures the whole concert @ Shepherds Bush Empire with the “Around the World in Eighty Trains”
tour. While snow fell outside in a London blizzard, within the atmosphere was burning. The band on fine form and hot to
trot was joined by special guests Steven Wilson and
02 Valley of the Kings
03 Every Day
05 Golden Age Of Steam
06 Watcher Of The Skies
07 Carpet Crawlers
08 Fire On the Moon
09 Ace Of Wands
10 Shadow Of the Hierophant
11 Sierra Quemada
12 The Darkness In Men’s Hearts
13 Blood On The Rooftops
16 All Along The Watchtower
17 Still Waters
18 Prairie Angel/Los Endos
19 Firth Of Fifth
All orders placed on or before the release date will also receive the MP3 album “Fire And Ice – The Soundtrack” FREE for immediate download!
Squackett (May 2012).
The two classic rock icons,
Chris Squire and
Steve Hackett have joined forces in a new
band called Squackett.
With: Roger King, Jeremy Stacey and Amanda Lehmann.
And it became a nice smooth wonderfull album, a bit laid back, with some nice guitar work.
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited end 2012.
01 Chamber Of 32 Doors
03 Supper’s Ready
04 The Lamia
05 Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
06 Fly On A Windshield
07 Broadway Melody Of 1974
08 The Musical Box
09 Can-Utility And The Coastliners
10 Please Don’t Touch
01 Blood On The Rooftops
02 The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
04 Eleventh Earl Of Mar
06 Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers…
07 In That Quiet Earth
09 A Tower Struck Down
10 Camino Royale
11 Shadow Of The Hierophant.
As well as Steve’s regular band the album includes stunning performances by guests such as Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt,
Steve Rothery, Nik Kershaw, John Wetton,
Roine Stolt, Neal Morse, Francis Dunnery,
Nick Beggs, Nad Sylvan, Jakko Jakszyk,
Simon Collins, Djabe and many more.
Tour dates 2013.
Peter Banks, Two Sides of Peter Banks (1973) Guitar (Electric)
Box of Frogs Strange Land (1986) Vocals
GTR GTR (1986) Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
GTR King Biscuit Flower Hour (1997) Guitar
Jeff Buckley; Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk)
The Phil Collins Big Band; Hot Night in Paris
Peter Gabriel; Slowburn
Genesis/London Symphony Orchestra /
Objects of Fantasy, also from David Palmer, beautiful Steve doing those solo's... ('89),
John Wetton ('98),
"Postmankind" from Ian Mosley
(yep drums in Marillion) and Ben Castle ('01).
John Hackett ('05).
Neal Morse ('05)
Nick Magness see below ('01).
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) new solo album.
Gary Husband (ex-Level 42) with John McGlaughlin, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Laurence Cottle anf Allan Holdsworth.
John Wetton (2011).
Elisabeth Fraser, live at the Royal Albert Hall '12
Rob Reed (Kompendium '12
(Rob is from Magenta)).
Rob Cottingham (Touchstone) ('12).
Ayreon (The Theory of Everything '13)
Solo with Inhaling Green ('99):
Flute [Alto, Concerto] - John Hackett
Guitar - Geoff Whitehorn (Procol Harum)
Soprano Vocals - Clare Brigstocke (only one track)
Steve Hackett: Guitar
John Hackett: Flute
Geoff Whitehorn (Procol Harum): Guitar
Pete Hicks (Steve Hackett Band): Vocals
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis): Vocals
Children Of Another God ('10).
A strong narrative and music of cinematic breadth and intensity make "Children Of Another God"
a concept album that will appeal to any lover of Symphonic Progressive Rock.
Pete Hicks - former Steve Hackett Band vocalist
Tony Patterson - ReGenesis vocalist
Glenn Tollett - formerly of The Enid
For great videos you'll find Nick's YouTube video channel HERE
The Rome Pro(G)ject (April 2012).
David Cross (played in King Crimson),
Francesco Di Giacomo, (Banco, BMS, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso)
David Jackson, (Solo Artist,
Van der Graaf Generator, VDGG)
Nick Magnus, (Solo Artist, Steve Hackett Band)
Richard Sinclair (Solo artist,
Caravan, Camel, Hatfield and the North)
with the delicious talents of
Franck Carducci, Narrow Pass, Mauro Montobbio, Jerry Cutillo, Luca Grosso, Danilo Chiarella, Maurizio Mirabelli, Paolo Ricca.
“Some of the most important names of the progressive rock scene and friends comment and celebrate in adventurous and peculiar sound and music the greatness and the beauty
of Rome on the 2765th anniversary of its foundation”.
Conceived and produced by Vincenzo Ricca 2012.