Steve Hackett (and the John Hackett Band) collaborate with Amy Birks, who will release her debut solo album "All That I Am & All That I Was" on April 17th.
By Antonio Filippi
Steve Hackett is guest of Ms Amy Birks' new single, I Wish .
The song is taken from the next debut solo album by the Beatrix Players singer, All That I Was & All That I Am, which will be released on April 17.
Here is the video of the new single:
The video, created by Susan Raybould, depicts Birks and a flamenco guitarist, each represented through origami stop motion.
Amy ran into Steve ai Prog Awards, asked him to play and he accepted.
The new single uses the words Christina Rossetti - a pre-Raphaelite poet, activist and artist.
The single and album are available for streaming and download:
The new album was produced by Birks and Wollage (who worked with Tony Banks on Seven (A Suite For Orchestra).
Available on package limited edition cd, with gatefold cover with six 7 "panels, accompanied by a twelve page photo book. This format is exclusive for mail order sales and will be available at the merchandising stand on all shows from April 5 (see below).
Also expected a vinyl album in a gatefold 12 "cover and will also be available through all the usual download and streaming services.
Here are Birks live dates:
March 7: Tring Court Theater (with Joe Payne)
April 05: London The Troubadour (full show)
April 17: Penzance The Acorn (with John Hackett Band)
April 18: Tavistock The Wharf (with John Hackett Band)
April 25: Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Center (with Joe Payne)
May 23: Bury The Met (with Joe Payne)
May 30: Glasgow CCA (with Joe Payne)
June 20: Birmingham Crescent Theater (with Joe Payne)
Nov 20: Bromsgrove Artrix (with John Hackett Band)
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