Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, that produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon). With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/ orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

With Genesis, Steve’s guitar playing produced some of the most memorable moments, from the sensitivity of his acoustic sound on Horizons and Blood on the Rooftops the dramatic rock guitar solos of Firth of Fifth and Fountain of Salmacis. As he embarked on his solo career he developed his exceptional range, pushing musical boundaries into exciting areas, inventing new sounds and also techniques such as ‘tapping’. His solo career went from strength to strength and the mid eighties not only saw the hit single Cell 151, but also the Steve Hackett and Steve Howe super group GTR, highly successful in America.

After GTR Steve worked further with many renowned musicians such as Paul Carrick, Bonny Tyler, John Wetton and Brian May, who has credited Steve as an early influence. Steve went on to produce his hit album Genesis Revisited. He went even further back to his roots with Blues with a Feeling, whilst continuing to challenge his own ‘horizons’ with an amazingly eclectic mix of sounds, genres and a sense of the exotic that excites his many followers to this day.

Recent albums have possessed a high level of sophistication, along with an ever-present powerful dynamic, from the dramatic and atmospheric darkness of Darktown and Wild Orchids to the colourful voyage through time and space of To Watch the Storms. 2009’s Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth, written and recorded in the midst of domestic and professional upheaval, was released to an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and reviewers alike, many of them proclaiming it his best ever. Hot on the heels of OOTTM was Beyond the Shrouded Horizon released in 2011, which has easily received an equally enthusiastic response. In 2012 Steve collaborated with Chris Squire of Yes on the “Squackett” album A Life Within a Day.

Steve’s live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage. Perennial Genesis favourites such as the mighty Firth Of Fifth sit alongside solo classics, while more recent solo material is also included, demonstrating that Steve is an artist still at the very top of his game. Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, Steve’s unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced.

Genesis’ induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2010 stands as a testament to the enduring qualities of their music. Steve has always held a torch for the classic Genesis music. His Genesis Revisited II, a double CD, involves several iconic artists and contains many Genesis favourites. It was released in late October 2012. A Genesis Revisited worldwide tour in 2013 was followed by a Genesis Extended tour in 2014 and early 2015 due to popular demand…

Never one to rest on his laurels, Steve continues to blaze a trail with new material and to be an exhilarating and groundbreaking artist. Following the success of his album Wolflight, his latest album The Night Siren gained even more notoriety, charting in several countries and reaching the top 30 in the UK charts. He tours worldwide. In February / March 2018 he will tour from North America to South America encompassing his whole career with Genesis Revisited, new and old solo numbers and a touch of GTR…

Recent News

06
Jan
2017

The Night Siren

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett is pleased to announce the release of his latest solo album “The Night Siren” on 24th March 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). Leading up to and after the album release, Hackett’s 2017 tour will not only celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Wind and Wuthering”, but also […]

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23
Jun
2016

Off the Beaten Track

Steve Hackett’s Off The Beaten Track acoustic tour is taking shape in Italy in just a few weeks!  So far the dates include: 16 July – Villa Bertelli, Forte Dei Marmi 17 July – Arena Beniamino Gigli, Porto Recanati 20 July – Diga Nazario Sauro – “Ospiti d’Autore, Grado 21 […]

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29
Apr
2015

Composing for Charity

Steve Hackett along with a few other notable musicians from Magenta, Big Big Train and Steven Wilson have composed and released “Spectral Mornings” , a new single named with proceeds benefiting Parkinson’s disease!  Check out the Classic Rock review of the story and then head over and buy one of four exclusive […]

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31
Mar
2015

Wolflight unleashed!

Steve Hackett’s new album, Wolflight, was “unleashed” yesterday – Monday March 30th!  Have you scooped it up yet?  Seen here, Steve and Company enjoyed a lovely release party last night in London as celebration and his camp has also released the first official video for the title song.  Check it out HERE.

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04
Mar
2015

Wolflight unleashes March 30th!

In the midst of his 2015 “Genesis Revisited” tour, Steve is also doing promo for his new album Wolflight, which releases on March 30th.  Pre-orders are happening NOW on the official HackettSongs webstore AND to top it off, Steve will be signing all webstore pre-ordered copies! Hurry up and check it out!

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21
Nov
2014

North American Tour

Steve Hackett’s North American “Genesis Extended” tour has been going fantastically, with great crowds in NH, NY, NJ, CT, MA and PA. One highlight was seeing Bruce Willis come out to the NYC show last week; what a nice, down to earth guy! Next, Steve is off to Canada.

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19
Jun
2014

“Genesis: Together and Apart”

News just broke a few days ago that BBC will be making a documentary about Genesis, and thus our own Steve Hackett. This is wonderful to hear and we are all very excited!  Steve has just finished up his European tour, ending in beautiful ancient Greece and is back in […]

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25
May
2014

Steve Hackett ‘Genesis Extended’ Rolls On!

As a follow-up to the highly successful Genesis Revisited tour of North America, Hackett and Co.’s recently announced Genesis Extended tour North American dates have been placed on-sale for the end of this year. The initial response can only be termed, UNBELIEVABLE with over 1400 tickets having already ‘flown out the door’ for each Montreal and […]

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24
Apr
2014

Hackett Takes Europe

Steve Hackett and the Genesis Extended are taking on Europe. Yesterday they visited the beautiful city of Moscow and Steve took a walking tour of Red Square and the cathedral. Everything just brims with impressive architecture and history! Check out this pic from Steve’s facebook page. For a full list of the Europe […]

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01
Apr
2014

New York State of Mind

Genesis Extended was a hit in the tri-state area this past weekend! Here’s a picture of Steve Hackett mesmerizing the crowd in Port Chester, NY on Saturday night. We hear last night’s show in Atlanta was just a blast too!

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26
Mar
2014

Headed Toward Warmer Weather

Steve Hackett and the Genesis Extended tour are making a trip down the east coast over the next few weeks. They’re playing in D.C. tonight, then Jersey, New York and Connecticut this weekend before heading down south to Atlanta and Florida next week. There’s a string of shows lined up in Florida […]

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18
Mar
2014

Weekend Getaway

Steve just spent a beautiful long weekend in Italy for a Genesis fan event! He explored the underground Naples, visited Sibyl’s grotto and of course met tons of wonderful people! Wish we could have gone… Keep yourself in the know follow his Twitter page.

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24
Feb
2014

Cleaned up at CRS

Steve Hackett and his live performance bassist Lee Pomeroy (an accomplished musician and producer in his own right) both garnered recognition at the Classic Rock Society Awards in England last night; receiving Best Guitarist and Best Bassist awards respectively!

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29
Dec
2013

Meanwhile…

One of the pleasant surprises to all was Steve Hackett’s ‘Genesis Revisited’ tour; performing to sellout audiences in most, if not all, performance cities. So much so, that there is serious demand for an “encore tour”, part 1 presently scheduled for spring ’14 and part 2 currently being routed for late fall […]

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25
Oct
2013

Genesis Revisited 2013

The 2013 tour of North America ends with a bang! Fans are a’ raving and looking forward to the, now confirmed, follow-up tour, planned for November 2014-‘Genesis Extended’.

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26
Sep
2013

Hackett rocks Times Square

Last night, Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited tour graced the stage of Best Buy Theatre in Times Square, NYC. The crowd pumped their fists, bobbed their heads, and danced right out of their chairs to the classic early 70’s prog rock tracks. Hackett’s wailing guitar, the theatrical vocal performance of Nad Sylvan, and […]

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27
Nov
2012

Hackett ‘Genesis Revisited’ Initial U.S.Ticket Sales Off To A Brisk Start

As has been experienced in the UK, ticket sales for the ‘inaugural’ U.S. ‘Genesis Revisited’ show (scheduled for April 1, 2013 in the Los Angeles) are moving at quite a ‘clip’. While a U.S. and Canadian TOUR is currently being planned for September/October 2013, the March ‘Prog Cruise’ (of the […]

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