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Back in Buenos Aires – June 2015

The first show at Teatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires with Genetics
Photo © Ben Fenner

Steve enjoying Buenos Aires sunshine

I felt honoured to be invited by Argentinian Genesis tribute band Genetics to join them for their two memorial shows for their lead singer Nacho, who died tragically from an avalanche when skiing in Japan. I originally met the Genetics guys soon after Nacho’s death when I was last in Argentina playing with my own band. They invited Jo and me to a fabulous barbecue. We all hit it off immediately. Nacho’s wife and daughters were there too. One of the daughters Ciara sings with a great tone just like Joni Mitchell.

It was special to see them all again on arrival in Buenos Aires and great to be back there too. Everything went smoothly in rehearsal and we all played together as if we had been working with each other for a long time. It was the first time I had played Can-Utility for a live show in over forty years. This also gave me a head start for the upcoming Autumn shows.

The first show with those talented musicians at the Teatro Coliseo had a magical atmosphere and the Buenos Aires crowd was as enthusiastic as ever. I enjoyed every minute. Looking forward to the second show.

Many thanks too from Jo and me to Tano, Jota Castano, Ben Fenner and all the Genetics guys for all their wonderful hospitality.

Steve and Jo with the Genetics guys
Photo © Jota Castano

Steve and band rehearsing
Photo © Ben Fenner

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released May 17, 2019

Cynosure was written and recorded by Genetics.

Jay Orr: Bass
Luke Spies: Drums
Shane Leadbeater: Guitars
Samuel Joseph: Guitars

Guitar solo on ‘The Chandrasekhar Limit’ by Simon Dawes

Drums recorded at Arthur Street Studios, Homebush, NSW

Drum engineer: Nathan Sheehy

Mixed, arranged, produced and programmed by Samuel Joseph in a garage in Sydney

Mastered by Douglas Skene at Ploughman Studios, www.ploughmanstudios.com

Artwork by Dixon Jong at Intuitive Designs

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Genetics Sydney, Australia

Instrumental Progressive Music, Genetics incorporate elements idiomatic of the progressive metal, and post-rock genres, interwoven with poignant samples of spoken-word on potent subject matter throughout their music. Their first album Cognitive Dissonance was released in April of 2015 and was followed by the release of two singles: Episteme (2015) and Pale Light (2017), respectively. . more

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