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10 November, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm£19.50
+ very special guests
Felix Rabin & Still Going Strong
ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP ROCK/BLUES BANDS
Saturday 10th November
£19.50 adv / £22.50 doors
In 1969 Andy answered an ad in Melody Maker magazine, and found that Martin Turner and Steve Upton were looking for a guitar player. In fact, they ended up with two; being unable to decide between Andy and another applicant named Ted Turner, they took both. The new band, named Wishbone Ash, managed by Miles Copeland, was on its way. They released their first album, “Wishbone Ash,” in 1970.
Wishbone’s third album, “Argus” (1972), was named “The Best British Album of the Year” by Melody Maker, and Andy himself appeared in the guitar polls of many 1970s British music papers.
Throughout the years, he has been featured in notable publications, including Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar and Guitarist, and has appeared at the Guitar Institute in Los Angeles. He has worked on sessions for George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Kashif, Stewart Copeland and Renaissance, among others. His instrumental compositions have been used as themes for radio and TV (including the US’s “Today Show”) and for the World Soccer Cup.
In 1988, Andy and Ted Turner joined Miles Copeland’s “Night of the Guitar” tour, which featured other guitar legends like Randy California, Jan Akkerman, Peter Haycock, Steve Howe, Steve Hunter, Robbie Krieger, Leslie West and Alvin Lee.
By 1995, Andy was the only original member of Wishbone Ash. His commitment to maintaining the band’s legacy has been evident in performance of new and classic songs on frequent tours of Europe, the UK and the US.
He is at once a caretaker of the past and a commentator on the present scene: driving a musical machine that is always moving forward.
Now, in his 5th decade in Wishbone Ash, there is a lot to celebrate: a musical resumé that includes more than 30 albums and several DVD performances, and the appreciation of thousands of fans worlwide.