FROM Seventies prog-rockers to radio-friendly stadium-fillers, Genesis moved almost effortlessly with the times.

The band's many incarnations and the huge solo acts it spawned are brought together in a special tribute show in Clacton this weekend.

Versatile frontman and Genesis fan Pete Bultitude is equally at home switching between the roles of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford.

He is joined on stage by Chris Woods on keyboards, guitarist Lee Spence, drummer Ricardo Bonito and Dhil T on bass.

Pete said: "We started putting the concept together about two years ago. There was lots of planning and deciding which of the long list of hits the four artists play that we should do.

"Our first show was in February 2015 and our second in March sold out."

He also appears on skins during the show to recreate the classic Genesis live double drums sound.

"Although I also play guitar and keyboards, it was hearing that amazing drum fill in Phil Collins' smash hit In The Air Tonight that captured my imagination and from that moment on I was hooked," said Pete.

"Phil Collins is an icon to me. I even play a Premier 70s drum kit very similar to one he owned, as well as using his signature drum sticks."

Pete made the final of Stars In Their Eyes in 1998.

"It was awesome," he said. "Walking out on stage live in front of 15 million viewers was really cool, especially getting through to the grand final and receiving 202,000 votes."

This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to catchy chart-toppers.

Hits span from the late Seventies onwards, including Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love and The Living Years.

Genesis Connected is at the West Cliff Theatre on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £20 (£19 over-60s) from the box office on 01255 433344.