Quiet World

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Quiet World were an English band formed by the Heather Brothers in 1969 to record their concept album "The Road". The group included future Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and (his younger brother) flautist/guitarist John Hackett alongside backing vocalist Gill Gilbert, lead vocalist/songwriter Lea Heather, songwriter Neil Heather, lead vocalist/songwriter John Heather, drummer Sean O'Mally, flautist Eddy Hines, bassist Dick Driver, and pianist/arranger Phil Henderson.

A 7" single "Miss Whittington" / "There is a Mountain" was released on the Dawn label in 1969 (as The Quiet World of Lea & John) and Quiet World released their debut album The Road in 1970. Shortly thereafter, Steve Hackett left to join the progressive rock group Genesis as lead guitarist. The album was re-released on CD in 1999 .

The Heather Brothers went on to international success with their musicals, "A Slice Of Saturday Night", "Lust" and thriller "Blood Money". Their shows have enjoyed hundreds of productions world wide and have been translated into 9 different languages. They also wrote, directed & produced two films, "Seriously Twisted" and "The Big Finish". They are currently preparing their latest musical "Camp Horror" for its West End Premier.

Phil Henderson composed the score for The Far Pavilions Shafestbury Theatre, London 2005. The Philip Henderson Orchestra features on Steve Hackett's Feedback 86 album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Hackett - electric guitars, acoustic guitars
  • John Hackett - flute, acoustic guitars
  • Gill Gilbert - backing vocals
  • Lea Heather - lead vocals, percussion, songwriting
  • Neil Heather - songwriting
  • John Heather - lead vocals, acoustic guitars, songwriting
  • Sean O'Mally - drums, percussion
  • Eddy Hines - flute, saxophone
  • Dick Driver - upright bass, electric bass
  • Phil Henderson - piano, organ, trumpet, recorder, arrangement, backing vocals

Discography[edit]

  • The Road (1970; Si-Wan Records)