Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Rock  |  Seated+Standing

Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages during 2023 to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash’s seminal double live album “Live Dates”

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
recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Classic album releases such as Wishbone Ash, Argus, Pilgrimage, Wishbone Four, 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, bassist 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 delight audiences with performances of the band’s best loved works
with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic,
and drummer Sonny Flint.

The 2023 tour will see Martin and his band performing a show featuring music from
Live Dates as well as other Wishbone Ash classics. Capturing the original Wishbone
Ash line-up at its very best during the peak of its commercial success and featuring
epic tracks such as “The King Will Come”, “Warrior”, “Throw Down the Sword” and
“Phoenix”, Live Dates remains one of the most enduring and best loved double live
albums of the rock era. Martin Turner’s Live Dates 50th Anniversary Tour is an event
that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss.

Sat 7th Oct8:30pm
Buy Tickets
From 6pm on the night £22.00
In Advance £20.00
FOTW+Music Single £19.00

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to give accurate details of our forthcoming programmes, it may be necessary to make last minute changes for reasons beyond our control. Where possible, all such changes will be advertised in the local press and on this website. Popular events may sell out in advance of the night. To avoid disappointment, please check availability above or phone our Box Office on 01822 611166 for the very latest information.