• About the band •


Genesis Legacy is a celebration show band unlike any other. Genesis is a super group that featured 4 pillars of British Rock, Pop and Progressive Rock that set the careers for Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett. Steve and Peter went on to launch successful Solo careers, but neither were as stratospheric as Phil Collins himself - giving us some of the best loved pop music ever produced. Mike Rutherford's side project, Mike and the Mechanics, was formed with Paul Carrack and Paul Young (not that one!) and gave us such hits as "In the Living Years" and "Over my shoulder".

Genesis Legacy brings the biggest songs from those 5 connected super-acts into an explosive shows performed by super-fans of these artists with an attention to detail and affection for the music that's rarely found in a tributing show today.

Genesis Legacy will be packing out music venues and theatres across the UK, and is also available for private events and public festivals.

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Jay Simmons - Lead Vocals

Alistair Begg - Bass

Alistair Begg is a formidable and versatile talent, since graduating from
BASSTECH in 1995 he has been making a living from playing and teaching bass in various bands in the South of England including Dire Straits UK and Run Gizmo Run with David. Alistair is one of the few Chapman Stick players in the world, joining the ranks of Tony Levin and Nick Beggs as formidable ‘stickists'.

He has played in Originals bands, Function bands, Tribute bands, Theme bands and countless depping situations, performing pop, funk, soul, rock, metal, prog, latin and jazz, plus a couple of genres best forgotten and at least one that was never named. He has played barns, boats, pubs, parties, clubs and cruises.

Alistair teaches Bass guitar at College and Degree level in Southampton, successfully guiding the next generation of young bass guitarists.

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David Knight - Lead Guitar

David’s been a full time musician since leaving College at the age of 18, playing for high-street brands and internationally in holiday hotels, as well as opening the Dingle Film Festival in Southern Ireland and Cannes Film Festival in France.

David has a 1
st class honours degree in Performance Industries, is an educated and experienced recording engineer and is a certified Pro Tools Engineer and instructor for Avid.

He also runs tribute band Dire Straits, works as a full time musician and recording engineer, producing local artists at White Room Studios in Southampton, playing weddings and corporate events across the UK with his band Run Gizmo Run.

Phil Collins is one of David's musical inspirations as a musician, producer and songwriter and his music features his favourite session musicians working today - Chester, Leland and Daryl!

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Gerald "Mully" Mulligan - Drums

Mully is one of the most exciting rock drummers working in the industry today. He sets himself apart from all of the other working drummers with his distinctive feel and sound and is the perfect drummer to perform Phil Collins based songs.

Why? Because Phil Collins is Mully's Drumming Muse.

It's very easy to hear the Collins influence on Mully's drumming and he takes it to extremes with his Concert Tom setup Premier kit of the same vintage and stock that Collins used to record the Drums for "In the air tonight".

If any member of the band demonstrates that each member was handpicked to be in this band - it's Mully.

Rick Benbow - Keys, Vocals. Musical Director

Rick Benbow is an outstanding veteran of the professional music industry. Following earning his Degree in Music, specialising in Composition, he has touring and production credits that include Jewel and Status Quo as well as a long and established history playing with almost every Pink Floyd tribute band in the English speaking world.

As a educated composer / arranger, Rick has also spent a significant amount of time leading music departments in Universities across the world and still teaches music today.

His musical ability and knowledge with keys and synths allows him to easily interpret the wonderful Tony Banks arrangements as well as replicating the iconic keyboard sounds that made songs like Abacab so memorable.

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Emily Cotton - Vocals and Keyboards

Emily Cotton is one of those rare vocalists in the industry today, possessing may more talent and charisma than any one person should be allow to have.

She has a phenomenal voice and an infectious stage personality that will have Nir fighting her for your attention.