Celebrating the early songs of the influential progressive rock band Genesis, The Book of Genesis are the leading UK Genesis Tribute band faithfully recreating the 1970s era complete with period musical instruments, fabulous costumes, an animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show.

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The Band

Who's who in the Book of Genesis

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    Phildas Bhakta

    Phildas Bhakta The Legendary Orange Turbanned Drummer

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    Nigel Betteridge

    Nigel Betteridge An uncanny similarity to both Gabriel and Collins 

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    Kirk Watson

    Kirk Watson The multi-talented Mike Rutherford impersonator!

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    Howard Boder

    Howard Boder An extraordinary tribute to the great Tony Banks

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    Bob Arnold

    Bob Arnold A studied sonic accolade to Steve Hackett

 

Leading UK GENESIS Tribute Band

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the early songs of the influential progressive rock band Genesis with leading UK Genesis tribute band, The Book of Genesis, who faithfully recreate the 1970s era complete with period musical instruments, fabulous costumes, an animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show.

Nigel Betteridge (as Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins) has many years of experience singing the early Genesis songs. This coupled with the theatrical costumes and masks that Gabriel used (including “The Flower”, “Bat Wings”, “Magog”, “Crested Britannia” and more) makes for a truly dramatic performance;

Howard Boder (as Tony Banks) our classically trained keyboards maestro, has gone to a lot of trouble to re-create the early ‘Genesis/Banks’ keyboard sounds. Generous to a fault, Howard tells you how to get these vintage sounds on YouTube (now with over 99,000 hits);

Bob Arnold (as Steve Hackett) with his Les Paul Gold Top as his main instrument is a hard core devotee of Steve Hackett’s work (including both electric and acoustic repertoires) – marvelling at his jaw-dropping rendition of the Firth of Fifth solo is one of many highlights!

Kirk Watson (as Mike Rutherford) not only has a multi-instrumentalist role (‘Rickenbacker’ double neck-bass/12-string, bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 string acoustic guitar), but sings backing vocals too – his contribution is, quite simply, awesome!

Phildas Bhakta ‘The Orange Turbaned Drummer’ (as Phil Collins) is our highly accomplished Swiss percussionist. Inspired by Phil Collins, from when she first started playing drums, she is a stickler for reproducing his work accurately, and her fans love it!

2017 has been a successful year seeing the band touring both in the UK (including Charterhouse School – where Genesis formed) and in Europe (The Gamla, Oslo, Norway, and ’t Blok, Nieuwerkerk a/d Ijssel (Rotterdam), The Netherlands).

Read the 2017 review extract from Background Magazine: “….The fantastic progressive rock music in combination with the costumes and other props are a real feast for your eyes and ears … A band which covers it all the way are The Book of Genesis.“ – by Henri Strik, http://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/Gigreviews/20170402BookGenesis.html
 

The Crew

Who underpin all our shows

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    Anton

    Anton Dluzewski Official Photographer and close friend of the band

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    Ryan Watson Lighting Design and Effects – a genius for creating just the right visuals

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    Simon

    Simon Beever Stage Manager, Set Builder and ‘the Fox’, our Mascot!