MARTIN TURNER ex WISHBONE ASH
WISHBONE GOLD – Spring Tour 2020
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the formation
of the original Wishbone Ash
Featuring full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1971 album “Pilgrimage”
Martin Turner and his band return to Touchline to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash
and perform another classic album in its entirety
– 1971’s Pilgrimage.
Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton , who arrived in London in 1969 to embark on their musical journey. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s
innovative harmony - guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and
Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert. The partnership of the original line - up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works and influencing numerous successful bands, resulting in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring British rock acts - its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music. Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of ecorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Wishbone Ash, Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of
several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key
creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being major
ingredients in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound.
Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up , which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and
drummer Tim Brown.
In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with his performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history. Martin’s 2020 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue and follows the release of a deluxe 30 - disc Wishbone Ash career retrospective CD
boxed - set entitled The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991 as well as Martin Turner’s 2016 recorded 2CD/DVD package The Beauty of Chaos – Live at the Citadel.
The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights. Released in September 1971 and featuring the celebrated original Wishbone Ash line-up of
Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Ted Turner and Andy Powell, Pilgrimage built on the creative and commercial successes of the band’s 1970 debut album Wishbone
Ash and paved the way for the classic 1972 album Argus and earned the band “Best New Band” awards in the UK’s music press. Featuring a dive
rse range of influences such as blues, jazz, folk and rock, Pilgrimage contained mainstays of the Wishbone Ash’s live set such as “Jail Bait” and “The Pilgrim” as well as fan favourites “Vas Dis” and “Valediction” . Resplendent in its distinctive Hipgnosis-designed album sleeve, Pilgrimage reached number 14 on the UK album chart.
The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss.
VENUE LAYOUT FOR THIS GIG:
Limited allocated seating at tables and a standing/dancing area.
Please be aware that if you are seated, people around you will be standing and/or dancing and it is not possible to guarantee an uninterrupted view of the stage.
Seats are only available to seated ticket holders.
TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE:
- Online at WeGotTickets (10% booking fee payable)
- In person at Hockley Community Centre OPEN Mon - Fri 7pm to 10pm and Sun 3pm to 7pm - CLOSED on Saturday. Please note CASH ONLY please. We would recommend that you ring first on 01702 201515 to check availability
Please ensure that you contact us if your booking includes any wheelchair users or disabled customers, or if there are bookings made under different names that
wish to be seated together.
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