The Watch play Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross on Tuesday 30th April 2019 for EMS / Mundell Music.
Tickets £20. Buy Tickets HERE.
Italian Progressive Rockband THE WATCH make their 3rdvisit to Backstage on 30thApril 2019!
This time they will deliver the GENESIS ‘Selling England By The Pound’ album in it’s entirety, plus they will play a selection of other big Gabriel period classics, including of course: ‘Suppers Ready’.
THE WATCH is a five-piece band that started on their way in 2001, releasing 6 studio albums and a ‘live’ album of pure melodic Progressive Rock over the following fourteen years. Their latest album ‘Seven’– released in 2017 – features a guest appearance by ex-GENESISguitarist Steve Hackett!
For their ‘studio’ work they are a hugely talented Symphonic Prog unit, playing compositions that are heavily inspired by the classic 70’s style of Progressive-Rock (mainly GENESIS), with melody, energy and top-class playing always at the forefront of the band’s music. The sounds of vintage keyboards (Hammond organ, Mellotron etc.), flute and sweeping, melodious Hackettstyle “singing” guitar work all feature heavily within their highly accomplished original material.
For ‘live’ shows however THE WATCH becomes one of THE finest (Peter Gabriel era) GENESIS tribute bands in the world today!
With a vocalist that really is the nearest you will ever hear to the young Peter Gabriel, and instruments that replicate the sound of early 70’s GENESIS to a tee, you are taken on a fantastic trip down memory lane when – to an incredible degree of accuracy – they perform classics such as: ‘Watcher Of The Skies’, ‘The Cinema Show’,‘Firth Of Fifth’, ‘The Fountain of Salmacis’, ‘I Know What I Like…’, ‘The Knife’, ‘The Musical Box’ extracts from ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ and of course the epic: ‘Supper’s Ready’ (in full) and more, all intermingled with one or two of their own original – GENESIS influenced – tracks!
THE WATCH‘live’ concerts are something a Progressive-Rock music lover should not miss!
The have toured regularly in their homeland of Italy and extensively all over Europe, England and Canada for years, but up until 2015 an annual pilgrimage to Glasgow was the only Scottish date for the band… but that situation changed in March 2016 when THE WATCH delivered their incredible performances to a far wider range of Scottish music fans when they visited venues in: ABERDEEN DUNDEE & KINROSS around the GLASGOW show, repeating all but Aberdeen with dates in 2017. Logistics prevented any Scottish dates in 2018, but due to public demand they’re back in 2019!
Already recommended by ex-GENESIS guitarist Steve Hackett as: “a band of very talented people”and by GENESIS’ album cover artist Paul Whitehead as: “the band who reminds me most of GENESIS magic…”, THE WATCH really is a band you must see if you are a fan of one of the greatest Progressive-Rock bands of all-time!
* A range of Videos of THE WATCH in concert are available from their Website & YouTube*
THE WATCH line-up is: Giorgio Gabriel (electric guitars / 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars / classical guitar / bass guitars), Simone Rossetti (vocals / Mellotron / synthesizers / flute), Valerio De Vittorio (keyboards / Hammond L122 organ / synthesizers), Mattia Rossetti (bass guitar / bass pedals) and Marco Fabbri (drums / percussion).