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Strawbs 50th Anniversary
25 November, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Strawbs 50th Anniversary
+ special guests The Phoenix River Band.
Sunday 25th November
£19 Advance / £22 Door (+ standard service charge)
STRAWBS – 50 YEARS ON
Plus support The Phoenix River Band.
Doors 7.30 pm Fully Seated Show.
Although forming in the mid 60’s, coming out of the exciting British Folk Movement alongside Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper, this tour will mark the 50th Anniversary of their first major recording, being the first UK band to be signed by the famous Hollywood label A & M, under the guidance of Herb Albert and Gerry Moss.
Major chart success followed with classic albums Dragonfly, Bursting at the Seams, Ghosts, Grave New World and Hero & Heroine earning the band 2 Gold Discs and over 30 weeks in in Billboard Charts with 7 consecutive albums charting. Massive coast to coast tours of America swiftly followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa. From the days of Sandy Denny in the band (pre Fairport) and Sonja Kristina (pre Curved Air), the band have always enjoyed the finest soloists in their ranks. Rick Wakeman and then his son Oliver moving on to join YES as well as Rick’s other son going on to Ozzie Osbourne and Black Sabbath. Blue Weaver to join the Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple. The keyboard stool now being filled by virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona, whose blend of Folk, Rock and Celtic music has endeared them to audiences for over 25 years.
A big influence on bands such as Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, the band are constantly producing some of the best and most respected albums since the 70’s.
The new album “The Ferryman’s Curse” received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and saw them back in the album charts for over 30 years. A recent sold out tour of Canada, producing spectacular reviews of the live show has resulted in two major tours of North America for 2019.
The Strawbs of the 21st Century are the constant guiding force, originator and front man Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine, “as the finest Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK”. Longtime Strawbs cohorts since the 70’s, Dave Lambert on Guitar, Chas Cronk bass, driven on by the powerhouse drumming of Tony Fernandez, regularly with Rick Wakeman’s band, and the afore mentioned Dave Bainbridge on keyboards.
ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC BANDS ON THE CIRCUIT-
DON’T MISS THEM !!
“Easy to see why they are selling out venues” Q Magazine
“Never content to rest on their laurels, this exceptional band continue to produce classic tracks and spectacular live shows”. Mojo.