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Steve Hackett

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Steve Hackett experienced his first studio sessions as guitarist on Quiet World’s only album, The Road, in 1970. He achieved fame as a member of the progressive rock band Genesis, with whom he played between 1971 and 1977, when he left to pursue his solo career full time.

He released his first solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte, in 1975 while still with Genesis, and has maintained a steady output since. He is a distinctive and versatile guitarist who also performs classical concerts and has released five classical albums in addition to many rock, progressive, and blues albums. He participated in the 1986 formation of GTR with Steve Howe.

Hackett’s tours alternate between acoustic performances (often accompanied by his brother John Hackett (flute) and Roger King (keyboards) as the Steve Hackett Acoustic Trio) and more rock-oriented performances.

In 2013, Hackett teamed up with bass player Chris Squire, founding member of Yes, to form Squackett.

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  • tsudduth24

    Love the new album.. Love Song To A Vampire was my favorite

    12 Apr 7:07pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    perfect new album

    6 Apr 3:18pm Reply
  • special_user

    Wolflight. Masterpiece. Pure epicness. Eargasm.

    30 Mar 3:12pm Reply
  • Echlackowalex

    A new album is coming soon on 30 march. Wolflight

    12 Mar 8:24pm Reply
  • jessieyyz2112

    nih orang ganteng amat sih kayak si N.E.P.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • pingywings

    top5 guitarist, if not the best. everything he does has a certain sound you can't explain, but you feel it. sometimes you listen to genesis and just 2 chords play or something but you instantly know they're hackett's. like the house of four winds section in eleventh earl of mar, or hairless heart. it's kind of mystical, like a wizard wrote it on a lute or something. voyage of the acolyte is full of it, and that's why i consider it to be one of my favourite albums of all time. it takes you cool places like that.

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • JDarling69

    Best guitar player ever !

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Xe4ro

    Bochum was amazing! The Knife <3!

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • sl8221958

    Hackett was Shoegaze before there was a word for it. Notes that sustain and arch and go on and on . . .

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • pteronophobic

    I wish I could see him. I can only dream of seeing Supper's Ready live!

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • irinalisitsyna

    Happy birthday, Steve!

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • calsimon

    im going to save up money and attend a show

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Lokomosquito

    Please come to Brazil man!

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rotting_schntzl

    start with friggin genesis! foxtrot

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    What album(s) to start with? Please drop me a shout or inbox. Thanks. :)

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    Why did I not know until now about Mikael Akerfeldt on Supper's Ready? I saw Steve on Tuesday and was blown away. Genesis were my favourite band when I was 2. My parents couldn't get me to go to sleep until I'd listened to them. Opeth were a favourite of mine in recent years. Combining the two is like some weird dream come true!

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • Amidlo

    Maybe you haven't heard - Steve Hackett along with Chris Squire formed a new band Squackett ! :)) not long ago they released their first album and its FANTASTIC ! (if im correct it is nominated to the best prog album of 2012)

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Topographic23

    Steve just keeps putting out amazing stuff. I love his range of interests and his continued love of playing. Keep 'em coming Steve!

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Gabriel_Opeth

    Genesis Revisited II is genius.

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ShortiDT

    Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt, Neal Morse, John Wetton... Really impressive cast in the new album - Genesis Revisited II.

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
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