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Steve Hackett and Ray Wilson perform at home

Steve Hackett
(Image credit: Tina Korhornen)

Former Genesis men Steve Hackett and Ray Wilson have taken to You Tube to entertain their fans.

With the live option taken away from them, many musicians are taking to the internet as both an outlet for creativity and to connect with their fanbase. "I know most of us are stuck at home because of the virus," says Hackett. "So I thought I might do a series of short videos to try and cheer you up."

Hackett appears via his Hackett Songs YouTube channel, "at home, with the acoustic" playing a series of improvised classical guitar pieces, which you can watch below.

Former singer Ray Wilson has also taken to his own You Tube channel to perform for fans. Among the songs Wilson has put up are a cover of Genesis' Fading Lights. Wilson recalls being in an interview with Tony Banks, who penned the song, saying he had a feeling it would be the last thing they would ever do with then vocalist Phil Collins. Yesterday Wilson performed Change from his first solo album. You can watch both below.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.