The Musical Box Genesis covers band

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Nitrous, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Nitrous

    Nitrous Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Shropshire UK
    I have just booked a couple of tickets to see them. I have never seen the original Genesis play.
    Anybody seen them. Are they any good?
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  2. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    Squint a bit and you'll swear it's the real thing! They are excellent.
  3. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Senior Member

    I've read mixed reviews of the current tour or when TMB do post Gabriel shows. But the one time I saw them do the Selling England show, it was magical.
  4. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    I only recently heard of them ... but i was sent a dvd of one of their concerts... if i remember I'll let you know when I've seen it:righton:
  5. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    Saw them last year and they're AMAZING. Note-for-note perfect. :righton:
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  6. anduandi

    anduandi Senior Member

    They are a real treat. Highly recommended !
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  7. hi_watt

    hi_watt The Road Warrior

    San Diego, CA
    I enjoyed every moment of their show. I wish they would come back.
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  8. moomaloo

    moomaloo All-round good egg

    They are utterly brilliant. Like time travel. What show are they playing? I've seen the SEBTP and The Lamb shows, both many years ago now.
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  9. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    Yes, they are great.... and (if I recall correctly) given the official blessing of Tony Banks.
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  10. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Flaneur

    Perth Australia
    They were supposed to be bringing their Selling England show to Australia last year, but when i tried to buy tickets the tour had been cancelled. I can only assume that the idiotic Australian public did not purchase enough tickets to justify their appearance.
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  11. sheffandy

    sheffandy Forum Resident

    Sheffield, UK
    I’ve seen them twice performing the Selling England set and once doing The Lamb. They were truly excellent. I heartily recommend.
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  12. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    What about the other tribute band, Rael? From what I've seen on YouTube, MB sounds like the better band. Just asking because Rael is doing a show near me next month.
  13. Indeed. The squinting helps seeing as, at least when I last saw them on their Selling England... tour, "Steve Hackett" was looking kinda pudgy. So much for authenticity. :)
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  14. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    Being very familiar with Genesis boots I was amused how MB lifted certain between song tinkerings and incorporated them. Very detail oriented.
  15. MikeF63

    MikeF63 Forum Resident

    Derbyshire, UK
    I think I've seen them five times, they are utterly fantastic in both sound and look.

    The last time in 2018 was my least favourite, I prefer the reproduction of a full set list, Foxtrot tour, SEBTP Tour, Lamb Tour etc. They did the 1976 show complete with Bruford and separate drumming and singing Phils, in 2009-10, which was also superb.

    This last show had some instrumental mashups and part of the Lamb, just songs from sides 1 and 2 - it was ok but I'd like them to go back to their earlier presentations rather than extracts. That said, the performance of Looking for Someone was really cool!
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  16. brankin172

    brankin172 Forum Resident

    Milwaukee, WI
  17. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    Saw them twice, the first time they had an amazing Phil Collins clone who was also left handed. They where great. Saw them on their 'Seconds Out" tour and they where abysmal. If that drummer had stayed in the band I'm sure it would have been great?
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  18. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    Saw "Selling England" (I think) at the Albert Hall. Just checked how long ago ... err, probably 17 years ago (that's scary). They were incredible.
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  19. ries

    ries Forum Resident

    yeah the first drummer was *great*, it was basicly Phil Collins, even how he sat behind the drums, it was uncanny. Also his voice matches. I saw them 4 times, first 3 times with him as drummer wich was AWESOME. Played The Lamb live show, saw them also play in the Royal Albert Hall wich was pretty amazing. After that I saw the Black Show (Selling England tour) wich was also great. Then the drummer left, and they got an okay replacement, but frankly it wasnt the same anymore. Saw them doing the Seconds Out tour, and it was okay, but that spark was gone.

    That said Id say its a very good replication of how a show with the actual band sounded and looked like in the 70's. I believe the real Phil Collins saw them play and said they were actually better ;)

    oh yeah the drummer name is Martin Levac, he's still active doing Genesis/Phil Collins cover things, and if you can, try catch him live, its pretty amazing

    He also did a recreation of the 1982 Three Sides Live tour
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  20. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Senior Member

    Phil Collins once sat in with TMB.

    I'd love to see TMB tackle the 1978 tour but I don't see how they could replicate those mirrors and squeeze them into some of the halls they perform in.
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  21. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    I think TMB sticks to Peter Gabriel era, so you’d probably have to look into shows involving Martin Levac as mentioned above.
  22. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
    Seeing them tonight, by coincidence. A guy at work, whose wife couldn't go, just offered me the other ticket.
  23. yescool2002

    yescool2002 Forum Resident

    Here is argentinian tribute band GENETICS with Steve Hackett:

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  24. Nitrous

    Nitrous Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Shropshire UK
    Let me know what it’s like. The show I have booked is also the extravaganza show. Sounds like it should be a pretty good night judging by most people’s comments.
  25. Kristofa

    Kristofa Car Scratch Melt Repeat

    I saw them once in Portland. They were everything I wanted and more.
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