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Tue 15 May 2018 18:45

Recording with Steve Hackett!

Durga and Lorelei in the Studio with Steve Hackett 



Steve Hackett is a legendary guitar player, songwriter and singer, who came to fame with the band Genesis. He joined the band in 1970, playing with Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutheford. In the latter years of the band's career, he recorded solo albums, leaving and reuniting with Genesis until his final departure in1977. Steve has continued recording and touring as a solo artist.



Steve Hackett, Lorelei McBroom and Dave Kerzner after Cruise ToThe Edge 2017- The moment Steve approached Lorelei about singing on his album  CTTE 2018.

Durga and I met Steve while working with Dave Kerzner. We all appeared on Kerzner's debut solo album "The New World." Over the past 3 years, we've all performed on 'Cruise to the Edge;' the  Prog Rock cruise excursions sponsored and headlined by the '70s classic band 'YES.'  Steve has appeared as a featured solo artist and The McBroom Sisters have performed with the Dave Kerzner Band. On the cruise in February of 2018, Steve sat in with us on Dave Kerzner's set. He really got the full McBroom Sisters experience. We did featured leads and backing vocals.  After the set  we shared, he asked us if we'd be available to sing on his upcoming solo release. We were delighted and agreed. Following my Australian Pink Floyd spring  European tour, (May 2018), my sister Durga and I met up in London to record with our new friend Steve Hackett. 


The book "The Underground Railroad," and the author Colton Whitehead, pictured here with Oprah WInfrey. She featured his book in her book club. 

He'd written and recorded a song, inspired after he read Colson Whitehead's book "The Underground Railroad. " He asked us to add a soulful choir of voices, to his two part, Prog Rock song.  A camera man was there to document our time together. 



We took the train to Steve's studio. He and his wife Jo picked us up and drove us to their studio. He took out a beautiful antique music stand to hold the lyrics. We listened to his song and he shared some ideas about what he wanted us to do. He'd put down some guide harmonies and lead vocals. We embelished on his directions and had great fun going back and forth stacking harmonies and alternating lead vocals where he wanted them. 

 

Roger did a great job enginering the session. Steve's wife Jo was a delightful hostess. She prepared tea, healthy snacks and offered us assorted throat lozenges.  (We use them to keep our throats moist while we sing.) We can't wait for the album to be completed so we can hear the final mix.

STEVE POSTED THIS 0N HIS  PAGE ABOUT OUR TIME TOGETHER. https://www.facebook.com/stevehackettofficial

Steve Hackett

It felt very special to record a track for my new album today with the extraordinary singers Durga and Lorelei... recording going from strength to strength! 
Warmest wishes to all, 
Steve


VISIT STEVE HACKETT'S WEBSITE for updates on his album release, and upcoming tour dates. http://www.hackettsongs.com

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Thu 22 Mar 2018 00:00

2018 is another busy year!


2017 - 2018 Keeping me very busy!




In February 2018 I went on Cruise to the Edge again with Dave Kerzner's band and Durga. (Here I am on the shores of Costa Maya near Mexico, with Native Mayans dressed in traditional clothes for the tourists.)  We sailed from Tampa to Belise too. Now I'm in Europe with the Australian Pink Floyd we we have a great schedule touring the US and Canada in the fall and the UK in Winter. Click the photo for tour dates and updates.


Last year was a world wind of touring with the Aussie Floyd in the United States, Canada, Europe and ended in the UK.



In between that I went to Brazil with UmmaGumma the Brazilain Pink Floyd. They took me on a fabulous trip to Ipanema the world famous beach in Rio De Janero. We toured several cities. I sang in Sau Paulo, Rio, Porto Alegre, and Vicoga. 

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I met these beautiful Brazilian boys on Ipanema beach and asked them to pose for a photo. Here I am in Sao Paulo with Ummagumma.

Ummagumma The Brazilian Pink Floyd with me 2017 backstage. Isabela and Bruno Morais lead this band. Their Mother sings with the backing vocalists. It's a family affair. I go back in June 2018 for 2 shows. 

 

Durga and I went to Argentina and toured with the Argentine Ummagumma in June 2017. 

We had a great time with them! We also did another Master Class at Tamaba School of Music. 




We did a charity gig for Breast Cancer in Italy. Gary Wallis and Scott Page from the Pink Floyd touring band joined us.

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Durga and I also sang in Chieti with our friend Moira.



I ended the year with Durga in Guatemala in November. 

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Tue 11 Apr 2017 15:36

2017 A REALLY ROCKIN' YEAR

2017 HAS ME TRAVELING A LOT!

In February 2017 Durga and I joined the Dave Kerzner band again on Cruise to the Edge and we set sail to Cozumel Mexico. 



Here's the Dave Kerzner band- Marc Dorsey, Derrick Citron, Dave Kerzner, Lorelei McBroom, Durga McBroom and Fernado Perdomo. My old friend from my Rolling Stones days Teri Orsburn (seated below us) came for a vacation. She was an assistant to Bill Wyman on his last Stones tour STEEL WHEELS/ URBAN JUNGLE back in 1990 and we've been friends ever since. We had a blast!

Steve Hackett pictured here with Dave Kerzner and I,  was a featured artist on the cruise and a guest artist on Dave's CD NEW WORLD. Steve did some powerful sets and he's a doll! Billy Sherwood (YES, ASIA) joined Dave's band on the cruise Pool Stage. He's a very cool dude.


Next stop - Europe with the Aussie Floyd March 1st - April 15th, 2017. Our newest band memebers Ricky Howard and Chris Barnes (pictured with me below) are a pure delight! Ricky's timing is impecable. Chris is also a truly solid vocalist and he plays guitar a bit with us too. They have inhanced my joy with their contributions to our sound. Tom Mumby has revamped the light show and all the updates are upgrades for our fans to keep it fresh. We tour the US and Canada this summer and the UK in the fall. Check for dates and updates. here - http://www.aussiefloyd.com


Late May into early June 2017 I will be Brazil with Ummagumma the Brazilian Pink Floyd .



See LATIN AMERICA page for dates and ticket links. I'll join Durga again in Argentina in June with Ummagumma the Argentinian Pink Floyd Tribute pictured below form our 2015 tour.



Durga and I have a special charity event this summer in Italy that I will detail later. Once the Aussie Floyd UK tour is finished I will go to Guatemala with Durga to sing with Pink Floyd Sinfonico Tributo again in November. I finish the year's touring schedule with Durga and solo artist Steffen Schultz Jensen in Denmark this December and a special News Eve gig in Italy I will share more about in another post. Busy 2017 for sure!

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Fri 10 Jun 2016 23:55

New Interviews

THE RACKET

Interview conducted in Germany in April 2016 while on tour with the Australian Pink Floyd.

CULTURAROCK




MCBROOM SISTERS in Argentina, May 2016 (CLICK PHOTO FOR pdf VERSION OF THE ARTICLE.)

ON THE THE RECORD

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