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 Rooftopsto the dramatic rock guitar solos of
Firth of Fifth and Fountain of Salmacis