AS avid and exceedingly passionate admirers of Genesis for many years, five musicians came together in November 2009 with the intention of creating a showcase of Genesis songs covering the Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Phil Collins eras.
Dubbing themselves Genes-ish, they make their Fylde coast debut tonight at The Edge on Hardhorn Road in Poulton.
The show’s vision is the delivery of songs such as Land of Confusion, The Knife, Firth of Fifth, Jesus He Knows Me, I Know What I Like, The Musical Box, Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Carpet Crawlers, Turn It On Again and Mama – all performed to the highest level by Genesis fans for Genesis fans and shrouded within a Genesis style light show.
Genes-ish comprises John Kirby (lead vocals, percussion and drums), Pete Smith (guitars), Justin Ryan (bass and bass pedals), Neil Gordon (keyboards) and Alex Lindley (drums).
The band quickly earned a reputation for being at the top of their game, receiving acclaim from fans in the UK and around the world.
The band’s Facebook page has more than 1,100 members as word spreads about the tribute band, which has already performed to large numbers in respected live music venues across the country.
Later this year, the band joins forces with Europe’s most respected Marillion tribute band Still Marillion, for what is expected to be a series of exciting classic prog rock nights at selected venues in the UK.