Hacktrax News – 30 May 2019

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John Hackett

I was really sorry to hear the news of the closing of our much loved Classic Rock Society – who for many years have been such great supporters of progressive rock. But now out of the ashes has risen the Spirit of Progressive Rock. I was honoured to be asked on board as one of their patrons.

with Marco Lo Muscio

I am delighted to announce a new CD collaboration with Marco Lo Muscio – On the Wings of the Wind. Released on the Stradivarius label on 7 May, it also features Steve Hackett, David Jackson and David Cross.

I am looking forward to joining Marco on 21 June as part of the Pienza International Music Festival as part of the launch of this album.

With The Book of Genesis

It was a real pleasure to join The Book of Genesis earlier in the year at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, playing Hands of the Priestess with Bob Arnold on guitar and Howard Boder on keyboards.
I will be joining them again at Charterhouse (Ben’s Theatre)  on Saturday 1 June.

John Hackett Band

After 2 great gigs in Sheffield and Wolverhampton, the band are taking a short breather before our next set of gigs:

  • Sunday 22 September – ProgDreams, Holland
  • Sunday 29 September – 1865, Southampton (with Lucid)
  • Friday 11 October – Wyeside Arts, Builth Wells (with The Kentish Spires)
  • Sunday 13 October – Acapella, Cardiff (wth The Kentish Spires)
  • Saturday 26 October – Backstage at the Green, Kinross
  • Friday 22 November – Greystones, Sheffield (with Howard Sinclair)
  • More dates to follow in 2020

We are also starting work on the follow-up to We Are Not Alone.

Nick Fletcher

John’s long-time collaborator on guitar, Nick is putting the finishing touches to his latest classical CD – The Journey Continues, which will be released on the Hacktrax label soon, so watch this space…
He and John continue to perform classical concerts together. Their next one is:

  • Saturday 28 September – East Molesey Methodist Church, London

Prog reviewMeanwhile. they have been delighted with the reaction to their rock album Beyond the Stars.

It showcases some really stellar performances by Nick plus wonderful bass and drums by Simon Hall and Wayne Proctor ( King King).

Read the review from Prog Magazine on the right and follow this link to another review from The Progressive Aspect

Hacktrax Shop

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