Steve Hackett Live Review, Birmingham Symphony Hall. Designed by specialist architects in the 1980s and officially opened in 1991 the Birmingham Symphony Hall was purposely constructed to create acoustics of exceptional sound quality, so unique that Steve Hackett expressed in his introduction that simply rehearsing there is a pleasure. It was no accident that this venue was chosen for the penultimate concert for the Acolyte to Wolflight and Genesis Revisited Tour 2015 by Steve Hackett and his band. Tonight was a voyage from Acolyte to Wolflight as the latest line up of the Hackett band launched into the first...Read More
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The UK tour kicked off last night at G-Live in Guildford and we have some exclusive pictures from the show here. We also have an interview with Nad Sylvan coming up in a few weeks. 2015 marks 40 years from the release of Steve Hackett’s first solo record Voyage Of The Acolyte. He was the first member of Genesis to release a solo album, before leaving the band in 1977. Hackett’s musical career has been blooming over the past four decades, establishing him as a loved icon and pioneer of the genre. His current studio album Wolflight was released...Read More
It was a pleasure to interview Tony Banks on June 22nd 2015 concerning his new box set release, A Chord Too Far, covering his entire acclaimed solo career on the other side of Genesis. Just as Steve Hackett gave us last year, there were some incredibly detailed and revealing responses he gave to my questioning. Tony Banks also has a recall facility which is just as sharp as a tack and he offered rare insights into how both early and late Genesis performed together. We delve into movies, orchestral suites with no tricks of the tales! TP: It is incredible...Read More
Steve Hackett selected the Symphony Hall Birmingham to be the final date of his third year of Genesis tours, all sold out, time and time again. The bar area of the hall pre-show featured a mature and pleasant audience with an expectant buzz in the air, many are here with the knowledge that this year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Fittingly, the large window structures look out over a bustling Broad Street, this is not New York Broadway but parallels of a bustling and darkened street are drawn, so would the...Read More
It was a pleasure to interview Steve Hackett on July 1st. His memory is as sharp as a tack and he offered insights into the roots of how some of these Genesis songs came together, citing classical influences such as Ottorino Respighi, an Italian composer who in 1899 went to Russia to be principal violinist in the Orchestra of the Imperial Theatre in St Petersburg. Steve Hackett has opened up another classic musical box. Will The Knife be played on the upcoming 2014 Genesis Revisited tour?: We did a version of the Knife with my present band recently and...Read More
The Birmingham Symphony Hall is one of the best venues in the world for listening to live musical acts, it features sound boards purposely positioned and when looking upwards from the stalls the roof structure reflects like an upside down hull of a dream liner ship. This facet creates an environment for performers who are practiced in their art to deliver a sound quality which may become lost in other arena venues. Tim Price, words and Lee Millward, photography, review Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited. Welcome to the second round of the sell out 2013 Genesis Revisited tour by Steve...Read More
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