Saturday, April 26, 2014
Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap's Ravens and Lullabies Band show
8A Parr Street. Lower Parkstone Poole, Dorset BH14 0JY
phone: 01202 748 945
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Gordon Giltrap - guitars
Oliver Wakeman (ex Yes) - keyboards / vocals
Paul Manzi (Arena / Oliver Wakeman Band) - lead vocals
Steve Anderson (Threshold) - bass / vocals
Johanne James (Threshold) - drums
Nick Kendall (Rock of Ages) - guitar / vocals
Following the success of their "Ravens and Lullabies" album and a one-off electric appearance at the Summers End Festival, Lydney in October 2013, Gordon and Oliver return for a short full-band tour in April 2014.
"Ravens" marks a return to electric music for legendary guitarist Gordon Giltrap whose 40 year career spans acoustic virtuosity and three crucial progressive rock albums in the 1970s, "Visionary", "Perilous Journey" and "Fear of the Dark". His 1978 hit single "Heartsong" was used as the theme music for the BBC "Holiday" programme for many years.
Following a successful solo career, Oliver Wakeman went on to become a member of The Strawbs and then Yes, where he played in large venues all over the world. Oliver and Gordon have been playing to sold out venues all over the country as a duo.
The rest of the band is something of a who's who of Progressive Rock, including Paul Manzi, currently singer in Arena, Johanne James and Steve Anderson, currently to be found as the rhythm section of Prog Metallers Threshold, and the brilliant Nick Kendall, fresh from "Rock of Ages" in the West End.
This short series of gigs are unlikely to be repeated so are not to be missed.
Mr Kyps Live Music Venue has been a cornerstone of live music culture in Bournemouth and Poole since 2002, and has since become a regular fixture on the itinerary of national and international touring bands.
Kyps has room for 300 spectators with unrestricted views throughout, and contains facilities and promotional infrastructure that easily belies our modest capacity. Since a major refurb on the Grade II Listed building in 2008, we now have one of the most impressive rooms of its size on the south coast, and our aim is to create a sound and atmosphere that is perfect for the appreciation of live music.
If you are able to display a poster to help promote the tour please download either the A4 or A5 from Resources
Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.