Winter’s End

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They say to live a long life you should have daughters – I’m lucky enough to have two who, believe it or not, are willing to spend a Saturday night with their old man instead of going out clubbing. So, … Continued

Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to all those who celebrate (and to those who don’t – I hope you’ve still had a peaceful bank holiday weekend)! I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to have spent this time with my family – … Continued

What a week!

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Wow what a week! Last Saturday saw myself and my two daughters head down the M1 to celebrate my mother’s 94th birthday (of course, like a good son I don’t believe she looks a day over 25) with her and … Continued

Hacktrax News – March 2024

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Velvet Afternoon 20th Anniversary I remember when I was on tour in the U.S. with my brother in the early 80’s, a guy came up to me after a gig. “So you’re John Hackett?” he said. I nodded. “Wow, I … Continued


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Due to circumstances unforeseen our gig at Future Yard in Birkenhead on Sat 2nd March will not now be taking place*. *Not strictly accurate. Dominic Sanderson and Grool will still be playing, but they will be joined by Way Off … Continued

Hacktrax News January 2024

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The year kicked off with a return to the magical setting of Trading Boundaries  for an acoustic concert over two evenings with my brother Steve Hackett, ably assisted by Roger King and Rob Townsend. This has become something of an … Continued

On the road …

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Huge thanks to everyone who came along to Acapela Studio, Cardiff on Sunday to hear the first live performance of the new Beatrix Players album Living & Alive – what a lovely audience to play to!It was great to open … Continued

Hacktrax News – November 2023

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There’s been quite a bit going on at Hacktrax headquarters recently, so I’ll take a deep breath and try to keep you updated with our latest news… The next John Hackett Band gig will be in aid of Prostate Cancer … Continued

Living and Alive

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I count myself extremely fortunate to be working with this lovely bunch of people! The new Beatrix Players album ‘Living & Alive’ is available at and Thanks so much to all those who have taken the trouble to … Continued