The Piper Plays His Tune
A completely solo project coming out of the UK Covid19 lockdown, where John Hackett writes, sings and plays all the parts himself.
Full Track List:
- Masters of my past
- In love
- Crying Shame
- Broken Glass
- Too late for dreamers
- Loved by you
- There you go again
Lyrics can be downloaded here: Piper – lyrics
Cycles of Behaviour
‘A fantastic album!..Nick Fletcher is probably the best jazz rock guitarist in the country. His fluency is astounding, plus he possesses a first rate classical guitar technique to boot! I find the combination of him working with my brother John is totally incendiary… I consider Nick Fletcher to be an absolute star’ …
Steve Hackett 2020This album came about following the great press reaction to the recording with John Hackett - Beyond the Stars’ which was released on Esoteric records in 2018.
‘Stellar soloing and strong songs’...Sid Smith - Prog Magazine,Nick had been writing similar material and some new musical ideas that expanded on the ‘Beyond the Stars’ project, which posed a new direction and musical development. His music has a unique take on the genre which incorporates such diverse influences that range from Pink Floyd, Genesis, Camel, Bruford, Holdsworth, Ravel, Stravinsky, jazz fusion and the English choral composer Herbert Howells! It’s often powerful with wild virtuosic guitar playing and compositions which are full of emotional moments which pull the listener into an evocative sound world. The assembled band of Dave Bainbridge (Lifesigns, Downes Braide Association, Celestial Fire, Iona, Strawbs), Tim Harries (ex Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Steeleye Span), Russ Wilson (Book of Genesis), John Hackett and Caroline Bonnet, who also co produced, mixed and mastered the album, make this an incredible listen and something unique in the world of progressive rock. [columns] [span4] Track List 1.Cycles of behaviour 2.Heat is rising 3.Hope in your eyes 4.Tyrant and knave 5.Desolation sound 6.Interconnected 7.Annexation 8.Philosopher king