The John Hackett Band…with Special Guests ‘The Kentish Spires’
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The John Hackett Band are delighted to come to Wyeside to perform music from their progressive rock album “We Are Not Alone” along with songs from John’s earlier albums “Checking Out Of London”, “Another Life” and 2019's Hackett/Fletcher outing "Beyond The Stars".
Progressive rock flute player, guitarist, keyboard player and singer, John is best known for his work with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist. Since 1975 he has recorded and toured with Steve in Europe, USA and Japan alongside a career as a solo flautist and session player.
2005 saw the release of John’s first solo rock album “Checking Out Of London” which was given five stars in Record Collector magazine.
The John Hackett Band includes guitar virtuoso Nick Fletcher, Jeremy Richardson on bass and vocals and Duncan Parsons on drums. 2017 saw the release of “We Are Not Alone” a double album which included a live recording from the Classic Rock Society:
“…some truly glorious guitar playing from Nick Fletcher and Hackett’s disarming vocal style instantly puts the listener at ease… Nine perfectly balanced instrumental and vocal numbers; encompasses a number of styles, crosses genres.” Sounds Magazine
The Kentish Spires collectively bring a vast
wealth of musical experience – weaving woodwind and reed instruments over a
solid foundation of guitar, bass and drums – with era-appropriate synths and
powerful female vocals.