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Phil Collins reveals what it's like performing on stage alongside his talented musician son Nicholas, 17

Phil Collins & Nicholas Phil Collins & Nicholas

He's been a legend in the music industry for four decades.

And now Phil Collins is experiencing the unique joy of taking to the stage with his teenage son, Nicholas.

The 17-year-old, an accomplished drummer and pianist, is joining his dad on his world tour in 2019.

The Not Dead Yet: Live! tour will take the 67-year-old to Australia in January and February.

And Nicholas will be right beside him, which is emotional for the British musician.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the Against All Odds singer gets choked up when he explains what it's like to perform alongside Nicholas.

'It's just me and him, he's playing piano and I'm singing. It's an emotional moment sitting next to each other; he's my son, he's playing the song I wrote.

'I'm not particularly reliable on the piano any more with various war wounds. I'm sitting there thinking about it all…' the Sussudio performer said.

The A Groovy Kind Of Love hitmaker added that he was 'really looking forward to doing that especially in Australia'.

Speaking to Rolling Stone last year, the teenage musician says he wants to ensure that he is known for his own talents.

'I want to prove to people I can do things too, that I'm not just in my dad's shadow. I want to make myself live up to the expectations,' he said.

Nicholas added: 'You got to keep on working harder so you're not just remembered for being Phil Collins' son, but you're remembered for doing something that people enjoyed.'

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Last modified onTuesday, 18 December 2018 08:22

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  • ToddGillings
    ToddGillings Saturday, 22 December 2018 20:02 Comment Link Report

    I've Heard The Show , live Recording Of Not Dead Yet Tour. I Think Nicholas Fits In To Performing His Dads , Phil Collins Music Quite Well...He Plays Piano Fairly Well Also...Kinda Of An An All Around Musician, And Not " Justa Drummer ".... Having Said That I Do Think That PHILS Music Is Fairly Easy To Perform, For Most Of The Parts..I Do Think That NICHOLAS ,Possibly May Want To Look At Learning Some Of The Styles , Rythums & Different Time Signutures, Of The Early GENESIS Music , That PHIL Was A Big Part Of..... By Doing So For NICHOLAS, He Could Only Become A More Rounded & Creative Player....And These Are Atributes That Any Young Musician Could Add To Their Arsenal Of Sounds , Rhythms & Grooves Along With A Higher Sense Of Musicality , Musicianship & A Standout Player That Artists & Producers Want To Employ....... Genesis Fan Since The Early 70s..... Keep Up The Good Work......TODD.

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