26 Oct, 2019 7:30PM
Book of Genesis in Concert
A totally immersive experience taking you back to the 1970s and celebrating the songs of the influential progressive rock band Genesis. The show accurately recreates the music and songs from 1970 – 1977 complete with period musical instruments, reproduction Gabriel masks and costumes, animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show.
An absolute must for lovers of early Genesis music!
The cast includes:
Nigel Betteridge (as Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins) has many years of experience singing the early Genesis songs. This coupled with the theatrical costumes and masks that Gabriel used (including “The Flower”, “Bat Wings”, “Magog”, “Crested Britannia” and more) makes for a truly dramatic performance;
Howard Boder (as Tony Banks) our classically trained keyboards maestro, has gone to a lot of trouble to re-create the early ‘Genesis/Banks’ keyboard sounds. Generous to a fault, Howard tells you how to get these vintage sounds on YouTube (now with over 99,000 hits);
Bob Arnold (as Steve Hackett) with his Les Paul Gold Top as his main instrument is a hard-core devotee of Steve Hackett’s work (including both electric and acoustic repertoires) – marvelling at his jaw-dropping rendition of the Firth of Fifth solo is one of many highlights!
Kirk Watson (as Mike Rutherford) not only has a multi-instrumentalist role (‘Rickenbacker’ double neck-bass/12-string, bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 string acoustic guitar), but sings backing vocals too – his contribution is, quite simply, awesome!
Russ Wilson (as Phil Collins) is our phenomenal drummer. A professional drummer performing with (amongst others) the Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band, Curfew, and Fragile. He provides the band with a powerhouse of percussion!”