The Genesis Show are a New Jersey based Genesis tribute band. I just had the great pleasure of seeing the band live at The Newton Theatre, in Newton New Jersey. Their show is billed as The Wind And Wuthering Tour Live. After seeing the show all I can say is WOW!!! What an experience, this band is phenomenal! If you consider yourself a Genesis fan and The Genesis Show is playing in your area, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket.
Tribute bands can be hit or miss. Some look a bit silly trying to resemble the band that they are celebrating. Others just do not have the talent to adequately reproduce the music. Some others may be talented musically but lack any kind stage presence. None of these scenarios apply to The Genesis Show. Musically they are phenomenal. The light show is great and they are a band that you will enjoy watching. In Jeff Giulanni the band have a charismatic and extremely talented singer/second drummer. The fact that he is very funny is an added bonus.
There are quite a few Genesis tribute bands floating around, and that’s a good thing. What sets The Genesis Show apart from others is that their singer is not trying to sound like Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel. He is not dressing up in costumes or trying to replicate the movements and mannerisms of Gabriel or Collins. There is nothing wrong with these things, but there seem to be quite a few tribute bands in this vein.
During the show Giulanni stated that he and his band mates are Genesis fans trying to play the music of Genesis to the best of their abilities. Overall they were quite successful. Aside from a few minor sound and technical issues the band’s presentation of the Wind And Wuthering tour was progtastic. The band played for about two and a half hours and never seemed to tire. Some of the night’s highlights included Your Own Special Way, Supper’s Ready, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box (closing section) and Blood On The Rooftops (an added bonus since Genesis never played it live). The band really excelled when playing many of the long instrumental sections. Giulanni joined main drummer Vince Corda for a thunderous double drum assault. The rest of the band includes Steve McQuaid on electric and classical guitars, Andre De Champlain on bass, 12 string guitar and bass pedal and Matt Thomas on keyboards.
In conclusion, I can not recommend this great tribute band enough. Take a little trip back and go see The Genesis Show.