John Hackett has been a much-loved and admired figure in the progressive rock scene since the mid-70's; best-known for his flute work with his brother, former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett on albums such as Voyage of The Acolyte, Sketches of Satie and Please Don't Touch.
‘Progressive’ music in our sense of the word is based on rock-solid songwriting coupled with hot jazz drumming, melodic, funky bass, outstanding guitar in the form of Nick Fletcher (often compared to the late great jazz-fusion maestro Allan Holdsworth), and John Hackett himself – whose flute playing has graced so many albums and travels with such ease between classical, folk and rock.
“I can only come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a masterpiece here. Created by four top musicians who together form a close bond. Excellent.”
Drawing on songs from John's solo albums Checking Out of London and Another Life, the evening also features material from our debut album as a band, We Are Not Alone, and the Hackett/Fletcher album Beyond the Stars.
Audiences have been thrilled by our performances at venues across the UK - The Water Rats, The Musician, Seven Arts, Green Door Store, Classic Rock Society, Backstage At The Green, Acapela, Greystones, Colchester Arts Centre, Aatma, Trinity Theatre, Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall, Cluny 2, The Bodega, The Robin 2 etc. Last September saw us travelling to Holland for the Prog Dreams Festival, with dates in Holland and Germany set for Autumn 2020.www.facebook.com/johnhackettband
Special Guest - Howard Sinclairhttps://howardsinclair.bandcamp.com/
The band's special guest for the evening is outstanding singer-songwriter Howard Sinclair, whose intuitive understanding of the songwriting craft has touched hearts across the UK.
Howard has supported the band on several occasions and is also a third of the partnership which forms Moonspinner, an acoustic venture with John Hackett and Matt Lumb.