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Chris Cawte - Guitars, Vocals
Chris has (like all of us) played in many bands. Most notably, he and Jeff Walker were with the Gutter Brothers, a band that busked and played hundreds of gigs around the world. Their version of "Summer in the City" featured in the "Only Fools and Horses - Miami Christmas Special" and they were the first live band on MTV Europe. Chris composes full and incidental music for Advertising, TV Themes and Film Scores.

Favourite pieces to play:
All of it, but I suppose - Watcher, Cinema, Firth, Supper, Wot Gorilla. Blood & Entangled especially, for the acoustic delicacy.

Equipment:
Pre-aged Les Paul Jimmy Page model, with coil taps and phase switching
Jackson JTX
Fender Acoustic 12 String (Dean Markley Magnetic Pick-Up)
Crafter Nylon Electric
Zoom GFX707 Guitar FX Unit
Boss GX700 Guitar Pre-Amp/FX & Unit/Amp Modeller
Line 6 DM4 Distortion Modeller
Lehle 3at1 Signal Switching Box
Roland FC200 MIDI Board Controller
Peavey Classic 50/50 Valve Power Amp
Marshall 1912 Cabinet


Jamie Vale - Bass, Guitar, Pedals, Vocals
Jamie co-founded a Beatles tribute band out of university and until now had been pretty much been stuck in 'Macca mode' ever since (he even learnt bass left handed to silence the critics!) playing with most of the tributes in the country (20 at last count). As well as playing with many cover bands (including Rick Parfitt Jnr's) he's supported Stereophonics with an original 3 piece, recorded a bass demo for Simon Webbe (Blue) and played on a charity single that actually made the Rock charts! After brief brushings in Genesis tribute land in the past he reckons he's finally settled with the right team! Based in Manchester, it's often grim up north but when you get to be a TV extra on Coronation Street and kiss Maria, none of the above matters whatsoever.....

Favourite pieces to play:
Eleventh Earl as there's a bit of everything, end of Supper/Lamia for getting lost in, Los Endos for bass playing and all of Cinema Show.

Equipment:
Alembic Mark King Bass (1997)
Yamaha BB614 Bass
Tanglewood Custom 12/4 Twin neck ('Frankenstein')
Stagg 12 String Acoustic
Shergold 12/4 Custom Double
Moog Taurus Mk I bass synthesiser (What else? Can anyone date these?! Serial 2297)
Volume and various effects pedals plus Wee Lush 4-way instrument selector switch
Alto amplification


Jeff Walker - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Jeff has performed live at Midem, The Brit Awards and several times on Top of the Pops for name artistes. He linked up with Chris for the first time in 1987. Chris's analysis of Jeff speaks volumes, "When I first met him he had acquired his grandad's banana-yellow Hillman Hunter. In the Gutter Brothers, he played a hilarious assortment of soda siphons, Chinese dinner gongs, llamas toenails and broken bits of metal, whilst balancing on one leg and singing backing vocals - backwards. A truly talented man, he hears in colour, sleeps one inch off the mattress and can hit all the drums in front of him whilst barely moving a muscle. Just don't ask him what day it is."

Favourite pieces to play:
Mad Man Moon, because it facinates me how Piers navigates fourteen keyboard parts with just two hands and a lick of whiskey, and Cinema Show for it's deeply sexy arrangement.

Equipment:
Sonorlite drums
Ludwig Supraphonic 400 and Black Beauty snare drums
Istanbul 16" Dark Traditional Crash cymbal
Zildjian 17" & 18" Crash cymbals
Zildjian 20" A Custom Ride cymbal
Sabian 19" Crash cymbal
Sabian 18 " Chinese (mounted) hand cymbal
Zildjian 14" Quick Beats Hi Hats
All mounted on assorted hardware stands

Special thanks to Lou and Co at Supreme Drums for their laid back support and advice for as long as I can remember.


Piers de Lavison - Keyboards
Piers first ran into Kudos (before it mutated into G2) at the New Cross Inn, some time in late 1998, blissfully unaware that he would start playing in another homage to Genesis within a matter of weeks. Prior to that he'd been doing an odd selection of sessions and playing Jazz in a Yugoslavian Goth Metal band (yes, honestly!). It wasn't long before countless sleepless nights spent watching old footage of Tony Banks led to probably the most authentic combination of head nodding and scowling the live music circuit has ever experienced...

Favourite pieces to play:
One For The Vine because it's got everything, Can-Utility & The Coastliners for atmosphere and Riding The Scree for some of Tony's best solos.

Equipment:
Kurzweil K2600, with the Vintage EPs expansion board (MkII Mellotron strings & brass, acoustic and electric pianos (CP-70, Pianet, RMI), school children, tubular bells, cats and fat controller)
Hammond XB-1
Verghese Pro-Soloist Rack module (midi controllable ARP Pro-Soloist clone, most of the lead synths on SEBTP, The Lamb and Trick)
Korg X3 (various synths, strings, choirs, guitars)
Roland JV-1080, with the Vintage Synth expansion board (various synths, RMI Electrapiano and Mellotron strings, choirs & flutes)
Digitech Studio Quad multi effects unit (phaser/chorus for the Hammond, delays or reverb for the ARP)
Yamaha MW12cx mixer
Assorted volume and sustain pedals


Terry Day - Lead Vocals, Percussion
Terry was in his first band at the age of fourteen, but not as the singer at that time he played the drums behind a couple of school friends one of which, Peter Fenton who would soon become guitarist with Souxsie and The Banshees.

At seventeen Terry turned to guitar and having learned 6 chords and found he could actually play 3 advertised for band members including a singer. Following a little local success for the band it soon became clear that he was never going to be a great guitarist and was promptly sacked. When the singer became unwell somebody suggested that Terry knew all the words and maybe he could fill in as a dep until the singer returned. Well, that was the shaky start of his singing career and although the original singer never got his job back, Terry continued singing with bands around the Southeast for the next 20 plus years released 2 singles on vinyl in the 1980's and still has 200 or so in the cupboard under the stairs not to mention all the ones melted into flowerpots in the garden. In 1999 a good friend of his saw an advertisement. Singer required for Genesis tribute band. The rest is part of G2 history.

Favourite pieces to play:
Probably the instrumental section in Cinema Show and Blood On The Rooftops.

Equipment:
Shure SM58 microphone
Roland electronic percussion pads
Yamaha and Trevor James Flutes
Meinl percussion, maracas, triangles, orchestra chimes, tambourines, duck calls, woodblocks, cow bells, claves, castanets, rainsticks, bongos, bells, whistles, cymbals and throat lozenges.


Dave Austin - Presentation, Atmospherics, Lighting
Dave has been with the band since its second gig. He originally worked on the sound, and as a former BBC sound engineer Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. The early lighting for the project was never adequate enough to evoke the memories of forty-eight aircraft landing lights burning through a wall of silver smoke! Dave's impetuous folly was to go out and buy a major lighting rig & stage effects system. The original rig, which was heavy and time consuming to rig, has now been replaced with a lighter, easier system. Some of the tungsten power has been lost but the show now has a different, more tonal feel. Dave brings an understanding for the music and love of theatre that means you truly get a Genesis lit experience. Dave also looks after the video productions we make and was the director and editor of '3 Nights Live'

Favourite pieces to light:
Afterglow is the one that gets the lighting pulses racing. Building chords, signature white downlights, smoke, end of first half climax ...fab!

Equipment:
In addition to using whatever in house facilities are available, Dave supplements the house system with G2 specific lights.
Control is via a MacBook Pro running D-Pro with and an Enttec Pro2 USB DMX interface. The DMX is wireless and transmitted around the stage using American DJ WiFly transceivers.
All the lights are now LED. American DJ Mega PARS and Q38s are on stands around the stage plus uplighters on the perc and kit and in front of Terry. Two Headbanger moving head LED lamps flood the centre stage with contrasting colours.
One thing remains from the original rig and that is the Jem33 smoke machine. This is a beast and can fill the stage with smoke in seconds. He has a unique dispersion system that involves a set of directional fans in a box that push the smoke around the stage.
Dave also uses a Laserworld 2000RGB laser for some very dramatic effects.

This light rig is available for hire! If you are interested then contact Dave Austin...

Tel: 07787 508769
E-Mail: Dave Austin


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