20.4 De Boerderij
22.4 Spirit of 66 Verviers Be
11.5 Colossaal Afschaffenburg DE
12.5 + Marathon as support DruFabriek, Ulft NL
18.05 Schaafs Theater Leeuwarden NL
Free ticket for the Dutch dates @ classicrockfestival.weblog.nl/
Much more dates in the Uk, Germany, Italy, Suisse and Poland @ this page.
THE WATCH is a 5 pieces band from Milan. Their music is inspired by classic style prog of the 70ies and in particular by the music of Genesis.
The first album was released in 2001, called Ghost and then came in 2004 Vacuum and in 2007 Primitive.
In 2009 the band releases his first live album, called The Watch live. Melody and energy are the main aspects of The Watch music and the
live dimesion is one of the greatest point of the band. All their energy and inspiration come out on stage as a confirmation of how much
they believe in what they do. The line up of the band has changed several times through the years. Simone Rossetti, founder and main composer
is the singer of the band since the very first times. Simone Stucchi has produced all The Watch records and he's still there,
following the band on stage as sound engineer. Since the end of 2008, the band has the best line up ever, according to S Rossetti words infact
the band activity is growing more and more.
Electric guitars, 12 strings acoustic guitar, classical guitar
Guglielmo Mariotti -
Bass, bass pedals, 12 strings electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Valerio De Vittorio -
Pianos, Hammond L122 organ, mellotron, arp and moog synths, vocals
Simone Rossetti -
Vocals, flute, tambourine, mellotron and moogs (studio)
Marco Fabbri -
Drums, percussions, vocals.
The band had the luck to play with Steve & John Hackett on several ocasions.
Their live show contain a lot Genesis material, most of the time; only Genesis covers... and that is a bit weird, because their own material is
very nice too.
Album Planet Earth? is their latest releas ('09) and is recieved very well.
A very strong album, cleary the Genesis influences are there and it big fun.
Applause for the nice Italian musicians.
Please check out their live dates from Canada till the Uk and the Netherlands;
tour dates (a lot in the Netherlands, so please check them out!).
Timeless (Feb 2011).
Barely one year after "Planet Earth" comes "Timeless", the brand new studio album from The Watch.
Hot off an extensive tour in 2010 which touched most of Europe and the USA and Canada, ("The Watch plays Genesis") in which the band merged their own music with some Genesis classics for a unique result that has been defined as a must also for all Genesis fans, The Watch are back with a new studio breakthrough: borrowing themes from Genesis's very first album "From Genesis to Revelation" and re-shaping them to create brand new songs bound to become classics. Keeping the original musical flavour that allowed the very young members of Genesis to prove their talent to the world, but adding the typical musical flair and energy people know and love from The Watch.
Sat, 20 Jan 2011 De Pul Uden NL
Fri 4 Feb Steinbuch Cafe Duisburg DE
Sat 5 Feb Le Tritoni Paris Fr
Sun 6 Spirit of 66 - Verviers Be
Fr 11 feb Jailbreak Roma It
Sat 12 Feb Teatro E.Novellie Ferma It
Sun 13 Feb Teatro Braindalini Oderzo Tv IT
Sun 20 Feb The Ferry Glasgow UK
Fri 25 Feb Cheese and Grain - Frome UK
Sat 26 Feb Huntington Hall Worchester UK
THu 03 March Progresja Clun Warsaw Po
Fri 04 March Andaluzja Piekary Slaskie Po
Sat 05 March Blue Note Poznan Po
Sun 06 March Oskard Konin Po
Fri 11 March Bergkeller Reichenbach De
Sat, 12 March 2011 Boerderij Zoetermeer
Sund, 13 March 2010 Bosuil, Weert NL
Sat 19 March Colos-saal Afschaffenburg de
Fri 25 March Teatr San Sebastiano Vallie del Pasubio It
Sun 27 March Bloom Mezzago Milano
Thu 7 April Universum Bunde De
Sat 09 April LÉntrpot Arlon Fr
Fri 15 April Band on the Wall Mancherster Uk
Sat 16 April The Brewery Kendal UK
Sun 17 April The Robin Wolverhampton Uk
Fri 22 April Teatro E.De Filippo Cecina It
Fri 13 May Frolunda Kulturhus Götenborg Sw
Sat 14 May Rock Cafe Tallin Es
Fri 20 May Electric Garden Festival Blackpool UK
Sat 21 May The Musician Leicester UK
Fri 27 May Amadeus Song Bordeaux fr
Sat 28 May Auditorio Peralta - Minnuendo fest - Navarra
Sat 18 Jun John Dee Oslo No
SOLO / SESSION;
Gabriele Manzini has a solo project called Archangel. The album is called "The Akallabeth" and is from 2010, feauturing
Damian Wilson (Threshold,
Updated 22 Jan 2011 by Nick.