German Genesis fan club
event (News date: 10-10-13, updated 21-10-13)
The German Genesis fan club have announced
that Ant will be the subject of their next event which will be taking
place on 22nd and 23rd March 2014 at Eichenzell-Welkers in Germany. Ant has
agreed to attend the event on both days and will be answering questions from fans and
signing autographs but he will not be performing live. More
information about the event can be seen here.
Update: The original event sold out
within four hours but given the level of interest it has now been expanded
to an extra day. Tickets for the second day of the event are now on
sale at Wiv
The long-running BBC Television daytime
show Bargain Hunt gives two teams of amateur collectors the
challenge of finding the best bargains at an antiques fair with just an
hour and a budget of £300. Their purchases are sold at auction with
the team that generate the largest profit (or smallest loss) winning the
As well as the competitive part of the
show, the programmes regularly include a filmed item which is often based
around a collection of historical interest or a landmark in the local area
where the particular episode has been recorded. Earlier this year,
Ant was approached to take part in one of these filmed items on the
subject of music at Charterhouse and in July he was interviewed in the
Hall at the school by the show’s regular host Tim Wonnacott.
Update: The edition of Bargain Hunt with Ant’s interview
was due to be
broadcast on BBC 1 on 21st October. However, we have now heard that
due to a change in the schedule it has been postponed. As soon as we
have information regarding a new transmission date we will post it here.
New Genesis book (News date:
A new Italian language book on
Genesis - Gli Anni Prog - by writer Mario Giammetti has just
been published which covers the Prog years between 1969 and 1975.
The studio albums of that period
(from From Genesis To
Revelation to The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway)
are critically analysed with the fundamental input of all band
members, interviewed by Mario himself and British journalist Mike
Uniquely for this book, Mario listened to of all the albums together
with some of the protagonists: Tony Banks (who also wrote the
and Anthony Phillips who all kindly dedicated their time to comment,
minute by minute on the music, thus providing some unique insights
into the creative process.
the book (which features 240 colour pages with a lavish layout) is
written in Italian, it is still worthy for Genesis fans worldwide,
thanks to loads of rare and previously unseen photos, as well as
ticket stubs and other memorabilia.
also features an updated and accurate list of all the gigs of the
Genesis tours, compiled with the help of American collector
well as editing the long-running Genesis magazine Dusk, Mario has
previously written a number of other books about Genesis and the individual
band members, including The Exile, a biography of Ant which
was published in 2008.
Gli Anni Prog is available to order now
The Meadows of Englewood re-issue
(News date: 7-4-13)
Ant's collaborative release with
Guillermo Cazenave from 1996 The Meadows of Englewood has
just been re-issued in a 15th Anniversary edition which combines the
original album with a DVD of The Meadows of Englewood video.
The album was recorded in Ant's studio in the
summer of 1995 and includes co-written tracks along with solo pieces
by both Ant and Guillermo. The Meadows of Englewood
video, which was taped in Barcelona in May 1997 and released on VHS
the following year, features mimed performances of four tracks from
The anniversary edition is available to order
now from Guillermo's site.
Official Quique Berro Garcia website launched (News
Guitarist Quique Berro Garcia, who has
collaborated with Ant on album releases such as Antiques, Slow
Waves Soft Stars and Dragonfly Dreams has just launched his
official website, which can be seen here.
Further review of City of
Dreams(News date: 26-2-13)
Another review of City of Dreams has
been recently published on the Dutch Progressive Rock Page and it can be
Thanks to Phil Morris for passing on the
information about the review.
New interview (News date: 3-1-13)
A new interview with Ant has recently been
published on the Something Else! site, which can be seen here.
The content of the interview has also been picked up on by Prog
Thanks to Nick DeRiso for passing on the
information about the interview.
Review of City of Dreams (News
date: 16-12-12, updated 3-1-13)
A review of the new album has recently been
published on the Something Else! site, which can be seen here.
In addition, an Italian language review of
the album has now been published on the Il Popolo Del Blues site, which
can be seen here.
New album release: City of Dreams (News
date: 31-10-12, updated 2-12-12)
We are pleased to announce the release of Private Parts & Pieces XI: City of
Dreams - a brand new solo album from Ant.
City of Dreams takes the
listener through a number of moods ranging from the epic to the
reflective via atmospheric soundscapes to create a rich and
ultimately rewarding journey for the imagination.
City of Dreams is released on 3rd December. Further
information about the album including the track listing can be seen here.
Here are some extracts of selected tracks
from City of Dreams, which can also be found on our Soundcloud page.
Official Peter Cross website (News
Artist and illustrator Peter Cross
has now launched his official website, which can be seen here.
The site includes a selection of Peter's artwork across a number of
different projects including books, greetings cards and wine guides as
well as the outstanding covers he has created for Ant's album
releases. Peter has more material which he plans to add to the site
New album release: Seventh Heaven(News
date: 21-3-12, updated 13-5-12)
We are pleased to announce the release of Seventh Heaven - a brand new
collaboration between Ant and composer & arranger Andrew Skeet.
Seventh Heaven is a double
album of co-written orchestral and acoustic portraits (featuring some outstanding
arrangements by Andrew) which have been recorded by the City of
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Additional pieces
have also been recorded with a string section and an orchestra of
leading session musicians. The orchestral tracks are
complimented by some acoustic guitar and piano pieces to create a
rich and musically diverse collection. More information on the
album can be seen here.
Seventh Heaven is out now
and can be ordered from Amazon.
Sound clips from Seventh Heaven
We are pleased to present some extracts of selected tracks
from Seventh Heaven, which can also be found on our new Soundcloud page.