John Hackett Band - selected 2019 dates. Expect to be moved, tickled and thrilled by a truly unique
JOHN HACKETT BAND 2019 UK ‘live’ dates announced!
“When they performed John’s Satie-inspired, flute-led number, ‘Overnight Snow’, I was in heaven…the gorgeous ‘Satellite’ was followed by the rock-out ‘Ego & Id’ with its Zeppelin-esque guitar riff. The rousing encore ‘Red Hair’ closed the show and I wanted to see it all again. Roll on next year!” (Dave Kennedy PROG magazine, Jan 2018)
The John Hackett Band are out on the road in the UK with selected dates in 2019 starting in April. Expect to be moved, tickled and thrilled by a truly unique blend of poignant ballads, atmospheric instrumentals, driving rock, playful badinage and curious histories.
Progressive rock flute player, guitarist, keyboard player and singer, Sheffield based John is best known for his work with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist. Since 1975 he has recorded and toured with Steve in Europe, USA and Japan alongside a career as a solo flautist and session player. Following 2005's ‘Checking out Of London’, and 2015's ‘Another Life’ the John Hackett Band was formed featuring guitar virtuoso Nick Fletcher, Jeremy Richardson on bass and vocals and Duncan Parsons on drums. ‘We Are Not Alone’ came out in 2017, a double album by the band including a live recording from the Classic Rock Society, and last year saw the release of the John Hackett/Nick Fletcher album ‘Beyond the Stars’ 'Stellar soloing and strong songs' - Prog magazine “There is something immediately familiar about this album-it feels like a hug on a bad day… What makes it so great? Well, first there’s the musicianship-some truly glorious guitar playing from Nick Fletcher and Hackett’s disarming vocal style instantly puts the listener at ease… Nine perfectly balanced instrumental and vocal numbers; encompasses a number of styles, crosses genres.” - Sounds Magazine
Sun 28th: SHEFFIELD, Crookes Social Club support: Howard Alan Sinclair 7.30pm https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Sheffield/Crookes-Social-Club/John-Hackett-Band/13483281/ £11.25 (nc bf)
Sun 5th: BILSTON, Robin 2, 26-28 Mount Pleasant , WV14 7LJ http://www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp
Sun 22nd HOLLAND, ProgDreams
Sun 29th: SOUTHAMPTON, The 1865 , Brunswick Square SO14 3AR 7pm http://www.the1865.com/events/the-john-hackett-band-lucid/ £15 (advance only price)
11th: BULITH WELLS, Wyeside Arts (with The Kentish Spires) Castle Street, Builth Wells
Powys LD2 3BN http://wyeside.co.uk/
13th: CARDIFF, Acapela, Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff CF15 9QD (with The Kentish Spires) https://www.acapela.co.uk/events/john-hackett-band-with-special-guests-the-kentish-spires/ 8pm £16.50
26th: KINROSS, Backstage At The Green, 2 The Muirs, Kinross KY13 8AS https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/john-hackett-band-backstage-at-the-green-hotel-tickets/9295885