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

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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 on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:22

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