Steve Hackett @ Shepherds Bush Empire 2010

I don’t know about you but the last thing one tends to expect at a Steve Hackett concert is a man in a dress playing the bass. Ok, so in the end it wasn’t a dress but more of a frock coat but even so it came as a bit of a surprise. What was even more of a surprise was that it was being worn by Kajagoogoo bassist Nick Beggs.

The Nick Beggs side-show notwithstanding it was great to finally see live the final member of the “classic” Genesis line-up (Adding frontman Peter Gabriel a couple of years ago). I even got to hear a few great Genesis tracks such as Watcher of the Skies, Firth of Fifth, Los Endos and Carpet Crawlers. If you click through to look at the rest of the photos you will find a (very) short video taken during Carpet Crawlers during which I can clearly be heard shouting the words!

I have always felt that Hackett has been side-lined in the Genesis history but he plays the classic tunes better than Banks, Collins and Rutherford managed during their most recent tour so kudos to him.

You can see more blurry photos here.


Steve Hackett @ Shepherds Bush Empire 2010