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09 February 2012
Hackett's Breaking Waves Tour Heading To Merseyside!
Photograph above by Lee Millward
NEVER to disappoint his
avid UK fan base, Steve Hackett is due to play on Merseyside
again, on Monday, 20 February 2012, this time at New Brighton's
Floral Pavilion. This one night visit is part of the second leg
of his UK tour called:- 'Breaking Waves.' The
shows, featuring Hackett’s Rock Band will feature some of his
new work that is on his new album called:- 'album Beyond
the Shrouded Horizon.' Steve is well known for pleasing
his fans and might have a surprise as the support act that night
is a tribute to Genesis’. One thing is for certain, as he is one
of the worlds most talented and innovative rock musicians, he
will be guaranteed to generated a highly enthusiastic
As for his new album, Beyond
the Shrouded Horizon is Hackett’s 24th studio album and delivers
even more than his previous album called:- 'Out of The
Tunnel’s Mouth', which, up to now has been recognized by
many as his strongest work to date. His new work is a fantastic
blending of highly textured instrumentals with interesting
styles from classical, jazz, and later world music and
instruments. It is a true progressive rock album, that
incorporated all the elements, including songs with lyrics on
some tracks to deliver a very well polished abstract, fantasy
based, tracks like many of Genesis’ songs. Its atmospheric
acoustic guitar work is also not that dominant and not too
self-indulgent, that sometimes happens on prog rock tracks.
Oddly this album could fit will alongside many classic rock
albums from the 70's, yet it retains a very modern sound with
its musical structure and instrument choices, that should make
this an indelible part of the music landscape for years to come.
just what you expect from someone who was inducted on the
prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York (USA). So it
would not be a surprise that his new tracks appear in some form
on a feature film or TV series, or even both, as they lend
themselves to that genre extremely well.
The rock band line-up
for the tour will feature Lee Pomeroy on bass (Take That), as
well as regular band members Roger King (keyboards), Gary
O’Toole (drums & vocals), Rob Townsend (Various saxes, flute,
whistle and vocals) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).
If you want to attended this
concert, it is on Monday, 20 February 2012 at
New Brighton, Floral Pavillion. Tickets are
priced £18.50 and £20.00 Call on:- 0151
666 0000 or visit:-
floralpavilion.com for more information and to book tickets.
interview with Steve Hackett...
ON Thursday, 2 January
2012, we had the privilege of being allowed once again to
interview the renowned former Genesis’ lead guitarist Steve
Hackett, who is now well into a prolific solo career. Hackett
was a pioneered the 'tapping' technique with in
rock, and it is clamed it influenced the likes of Eddie Van
Halen and other virtuosos... His techniques are still being
developed by Steve to this day, and he continues to develop
them, influencing the rock scene on the way. In this
interview he tells us how draws on experiences from day to day,
experimentation, and his wide repertoire of musical styles from
modern pop to jazz and even opera to create his new works.
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