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The Watch is a 5-piece band from Milan, Italy. Born from the ashes of The Night Watch, they began to work in a more professional way with the release of Ghost in 2001, the album that introduced them to prog audiences. Today, The Watch are a well-known act in the prog community and are definitely appreciated.
Their music is inspired by artists of the 70’s, primarily early Genesis, owing to an incredible similarity between Simone Rossetti’s vocals and those of a younger Peter Gabriel. Despite this similarity, however, the band has its own style, combining classical prog atmospheres with a sprinkling of modernity.

During interviews, the guys are often asked how they manage to attain such a high production level both in-studio and on stage. They like to say that they simply try to compose nice songs and nothing more.
The Watch’s 2004 effort, Vacuum, instantly received excellent reviews. With its release in November 2004, The Vacuum Tour took off, bringing the band to perform in several European countries as well as in the U.S.A… 2007 saw the release of Primitive, which marks the return to the origin of progressive music. A long tour in Europe followed the release of this album and the band decided to add some covers from Genesis to the shows. The undoubtedly similarities between Rossetti’s and Peter Gabriel’s voices and the great success of the performances brought The Watch to the decision of building up a tour based on some early Genesis’s successes, such as Trespass, Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot.


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  • Koala94

    They are the real successors of Genesis (with PG)! Not only the cover-versions but also their own material. If Genesis would have played The Watch songs, everybody would have accepted them as Genesis songs. Prog on!

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Akayz7

    Very good imitation of Genesis. Very well done.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ewysz

    Love The Watch music!! Made even a cover of Deeper Still. Have a look!

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SergTheSeal

    Спасибо за Музыку . Очень понравилось . Желаю дальнейших творческих побед !

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Carl_rere

    Muito foda *-*

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    Rossetti is the closest possibly to the voice of Peter Gabriel. THe band is also very talented, I love their Timeless album.

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • algamagneti

    Li ho visti per la prima volta domenica 27/03 al bloom di Mezzago......che meraviglia!!!!!

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • gabrielday

    The New Genesis <3 *-* Peter Rossetti

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ThaatsDerringer

    Tô apaixonada. ♥

    23 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Orange-1

    Wow! Fantastic music here! Orange-1 Reverbnation Store!

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • starfish64

    saw them play last night. It was such a wonderful concert. these guys are really outstanding and they love what they do. st64

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • dAJaro

    saw em live yesterday and go blown away. it was a great concert and i advise everyone to see the watch when the chance is given.

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • progoldie

    It started from genesis to revelation and it still goes on since 40 years.This music ist timeless good. I like since 1975.

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • fateswar19

    Genesis re-visited !

    23 Apr 2009 Reply

    Saw them live yesterday, they're great!

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • kieleke

    I just heard The Watch for the very first time when I was listening radio. And I love it!

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • tarant8l

    Ascoltarli fa bene anche a noi che abbiamo detto stop con Lamb. Niente male, l'inglese un po da desiderare, gli accenti, moh, comunque un gran band, forse dei migliori.

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • amrush71

    Wow! You can close your eyes and imagine Peter never left. I guess if the Musical Box ever hang it up, these guys could become the next Genesis tribute band.

    24 Aug 2008 Reply
  • tarant8l

    Good band, alas leaning too much towards Phil. Peter insulted Phil in Denver, it is Phil who had to go out, not Peter.

    2 Aug 2008 Reply
  • slagbank

    The best Genesis clone ever, but so much more....sends a few nostalgic shivers down the old spine.

    25 Jul 2008 Reply
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