Ep. 4: Steve Hackett (Genesis, GTR, more)


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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up that included Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, who produced six acclaimed studio albums and an EP during Steve's tenure from 1971-1977.

With Steve's extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces the likes of Bach & others, his own acoustic guitar compositions have gained the admiration of many and his ambitious guitar/ orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic have done the same.

After Genesis, Steve embarked on his solo career pushing musical boundaries into exciting areas, inventing new sounds and also techniques such as 'tapping'. His solo career went from strength to strength and the mid eighties not only saw the hit single Cell 151, but also the Steve Hackett and Steve Howe supergroup GTR, highly successful in America.

After GTR Steve worked further with many renowned musicians such as Paul Carrick, Bonny Tyler, Chris Squier, John Wetton and Brian May, the latter of who has credited Steve as an early influence. His influence can also be heard through players such as Alex Lifeson, Eddie Van Halen and others.

Steve's solo albums and projects have always possessed a high level of sophistication, along with an ever-present powerful dynamic. Steve's live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage. Perennial Genesis favorites sit alongside solo classics, while more recent solo material is also included, demonstrating that Steve is an artist still at the very top of his game who is always looking and moving forward.

Hackett's January 2021 release, also discussed on this episode, is Under A Mediterranean Sky.


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All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.

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