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Former Genesis guitarist and Prog legend Steve Hackett is returning to Gouveia Art Rock festival on May 6, 2018
        Steve's exciting new show, ‘Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR’, will bring back huge Genesis favourites he co-wrote such as 'Supper's Ready', 'Dancing with the Moonlit Knight', 'Fountain of Salmacis', 'Firth of Fifth' & 'The Musical Box', also including songs like 'One for the Vine' and 'Inside & Out', not seen by many since the 1970s...
        His solo set will celebrate 40 years of 'Please Don't Touch and' will also include special GTR number 'When The Heart Rules The Mind', with other old favourites and songs from his ground-breaking new album 'The Night Siren'.
        Joining Steve on his returning to Gouveia Art Rock are Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums / percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes / flutes), Jonas Reingold (bass / twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals.
        Since the 1970s Steve has had an extraordinary career, first with Genesis and then solo, releasing over 30 solo albums and a hit album with supergroup GTR. Renowned as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.



Magna Carta To Play at Gouveia Town Hall
        The forthcoming show by Magna Carta at Gouveia Art Rock on the 6th May will consist of 99% original material taken from 25 albums. It will include classics like 'Airport Song'; 'Time for the Leaving'; 'Highway to Spain'; and so many more including the new opus, 'The Fields of Eden', which got the best reviews for some years. It is the finest line-up too. Ken Nicol (guitars/mandolin/vocals) who was 7 years with Steeleye Span; Chris Simpson ( guitar/mouthharp/vocals); Wendy Ross, (violin/vocals); Will Stock, (bass); John Shepard (drums).
        This show will occur at Gouveia Town Hall and will serve to prove that Magna Carta is one of the greatest folk rock acts in the world.



Flairck To Play Twice at GAR
        Flairck was founded in the Netherlands in 1976. The characteristic acoustic sound of the band, a fusion of very different music styles such as Folk, Jazz, Rock and Classical Music, achieved great success from the very beginning and its music instantly engaged an enthusiastic wide audience.
        Today, after many years of success, over 22 albums published and thousands of concerts performed all over the world, Flairck opens a new chapter in its history and passes the torch to a new generation. Guitarist, bassist and composer Pablo Ortiz (México), a member of the band since 2007, was tasked to piece together a new line-up. He decided to unite forces with the Aranis’ founder and double-bass player and composer Joris Vanvinckenroye (Belgium), as well its violinist Liesbeth Lambrecht to found the new Flairck. To complete the formation and with the idea of creating a brand-new sound for the new group, violinists Mart Flecijn (Belgium) and Zhazira Ukeyeva (Kazakhstan) were also added to the band.
        Following in the tradition and characteristic approach of the ensemble and with the guidance and advise of the founder members Erik Visser and Peter Weekers, the new Flairck not only evokes the energy, the power and the theatricality of their musical legend, but also opens new horizons for the project. The repertoire presented in the new performances offers us brand new compositions combined with new arrangements of some of the most emblematic old pieces from the band’s history.