Classic 1970s Genesis performed live with a spectacular light show

G2 Definitive Genesis play Genesis music from 1970 to 1980, tending towards the Seconds Out era but drawing from all albums from Trespass to Duke. Take a little trip back....

Dave Whitehouse - Enter Stage Right...

Those of you who made it to our show at The Half Moon on the 22nd June, just a week after we lost Terry, will know that Dave Whitehouse put in a phenomenal performance under very difficult circumstances. So good was he in fact, that before we'd even finished packing up, let alone left the venue, we asked him to join G2 permanently.

We are delighted to announce that he said yes!

We will shortly be getting together to start work preparing for our autumn shows, but in the mean time I asked Dave to give me a potted history of his musical life. For those of you who don't know him already, here are some highlights...

Dave started his career performing as Phil Collins over 20 years ago, when he joined Genesis tribute band Invisible Touch. His first experience of G2 was when both bands shared the bill at the 2001 Genesis Weekend in Crewe, but Terry and Piers had originally seen him performing with I.T. at the Half Moon. During this time, Dave also fronted a special one-off show as the vocalist in Strictly Banks - a unique tribute to the solo music of Tony Banks. The 1998 concert was released on CD and remains the only dedicated live performance of Banks' solo material.

In 2002 he became a founder member of Phil Collins tribute No Jacket Required, with whom he continues to perform. He's done more than 200 shows with them, but more importantly, reckons that at the last count he has sung the words "one more night" a total of 3,766 times. Not including rehearsals.

Later, in the summer of 2005, Luxembourg Big Band Opus 78 approached him to front a Phil Collins tribute show. The show was recorded for two national television transmissions later that year. Such was the reaction to his performances that he has returned twice more, most recently in 2012 when performing to an estimated 8,000 fans. Hard to believe, but the new G2 lead singer is a minor celebrity in Differdange...

Dave's experience and talent makes him the ideal man to take over the lead vocal duties with G2. He'll bring his own unique style to the songs, sure, but we're happy about that. Importantly for the rest of us, he and Terry got to know each other while sharing rehearsal time for the Stables shows this spring, and Terry made it clear that he approved of G2 continuing in Dave's capable hands.


P.S. Were you at The Half Moon? Did you take photos or were you the man with the video camera? If so, please can you get in touch as we'd love to use any decent images and / or video with Dave Whitehouse when promoting our autumn shows!
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