WE have another pair of tickets for the O2 Academy gig on January 28 to be won.
To be in with a chance answer the following question: Fill in the missing word in the title of the Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down on...? a) Broadway; b) the West End or c) England?
Send your answer with name, address and a daytime contact number to: Genesis competition, Wirral News, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB. Closing date is Friday, January 20.
The winner of a competition we ran in November for the original 02 date will also receive tickets for the new show.
WIRRAL musician Brian Cummins is back on home turf after a European tour with his Genesis band Carpet Crawlers.
Before Christmas the Crawlers – named after one of the group’s songs – spent a week touring Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Holland.
A planned gig at the O2 Academy in Liverpool in November had to be postponed because of problems with the venue’s roof.
But Brian, from Moreton, is about to pick up his flute again for the rescheduled show on Saturday, January 28.
He plays the instrument and also sings in the band, which plays music from both the Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins eras of Genesis.
He also plays in Hush, duo Crush and tours across the world with Mick Pointer’s Marillion.
Brian said: “The tour was amazing, we were doing three and a quarter hour shows every night and four hours at the Olde Red Lion in Little Sutton as a warm-up before we left.
“It was shattering but it was worth it. It was just a one off but we’re doing a two-week tour later this year.”
The tour, in October and November, will see the Carpet Crawlers playing at venues in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
They are also mulling over an offer to tour in South America.
Brian, who organises the Crawlers’ tours, says they pride themselves on offering fans the complete Genesis experience from all eras.
He said: “The band was formed seven years ago and we're all mad Genesis fans.
“We've put so much time and money into it, sourcing the right equpiment and even getting custom replica instruments made.
“We were invited down to Genesis' studio to actually play the original instruments and take photos for our replica to be made.”
Brian is taking a break from his regular Wild Wednesdays at the Mersey Clipper in Prenton but is still playing at the pub on “Sexy Sunday” nights.