Journey into the mystic world of Genesis at Brixham Theatre

Torbay Weekly

Brixham Theatre recently took a journey through the mystic world of Selkies, singing starfish and dancing crabs courtesy of the sea-themed musical extravaganza The Becoming.

On Saturday, November 13, audiences will be able to take a journey into the mystic world of prog-rock band, Genesis.

Prog-rock is short for progressive rock, a subgenre of mainstream rock ‘n’ roll characterised by its use of instruments other than guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard.

Classical and jazz influences abound while lyrics are often inspired by literature, poetry, and events from history.

It employs sophisticated harmonies, mixed time signatures and multi-part song writing. It has been eager to embrace new musical technologies such as the mellotron and synthesiser. The end result has sometimes been described as ‘symphonic rock’ or ‘art rock.’

While most progressive rock bands merely enjoyed small, local but loyal fan bases, a few broke out into mainstream success. Chief among these was Genesis featuring Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Steve Hackett.

Genesis is born again in the form of a five-piece, band called The Watch, all the way from Milan, Italy.

Since 2009, the band has produced stage shows focused on Genesis albums with their own creations blended into the mix.

Lead singer Simone Rosetti has a voice similar in quality to that of Peter Gabriel. This, and the musical instruments they employ, allows the band to perform on bigger stages, widening their audience appeal and building an impressive following of fans.

The Watch's 2021 concert tour is entitled ‘a prog journey 1970-1976’ and the set list is exclusively Genesis.

The band has recently completed a tour of Germany and, since forming in 2001, has travelled to many parts of the world.

The Watch will be on stage at Brixham Theatre on Saturday, November 13. Tickets are available at or via the box office on 01803 415987. They can also be bought at the box office on the evening of the event or at Brixham Library during opening hours. All tickets cost £16. The show starts at 7.30pm but doors are open at 6.30pm.