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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
Date: 22nd September 2018
Details:  Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Autumn Tour 2018

Featuring full performance of “Wishbone Ash: The First Album (1970)”….plus more

Fresh from sold-out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety, and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring 1974’s There’s the Rub, Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Autumn 2018 to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash – 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album.

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 and best loved British rock acts – its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks 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, 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 a key ingredient 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 2018 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue and coincides with the release of a deluxe 30-disc Wishbone Ash career retrospective CD boxed-set entitled The Vintage Years 1970-1991 (Snapper Music) as well as Martin Turner’s 2016-recorded 2CD/DVD package The Beauty Of Chaos – Live at the Citadel. The Autumn 2018 tour shows shall feature classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash style plus, of course, a full performance of Wishbone Ash.

Released in December 1970, the debut Wishbone Ash album contained an eclectic mix of progressive rock, hard-rock, blues, jazz and folk influences with the band’s pioneering twin guitar harmonies resplendent throughout. Unlike many bands who developed an identifiable style across the course of several albums, the still youthful Wishbone Ash set the blueprint with their first offering. Featuring stage favourites such as “Blind Eye”, “Lady Whiskey” and album-closing tour-de-force “Phoenix”, the album received rave reviews from the music media with legendary broadcaster John Peel proclaiming “I haven’t been so impressed with a relatively new band for a long time. Their music is original, exciting and beautifully played.” The album’s appeal has endured five decades of musical change and remains a firm favourite with fans of the band and the classic rock genre.

It is anticipated that fans will be enthralled by these “vintage album” tours, the likes of which have been so successful for other classic bands. Further vintage album tours are likely in the future – a genuine last opportunity to hear these much-loved works performed live and in full.

Worldwide Management: Martin Darvill, QEDG info@qedg.co.uk

Concert Bookings: Gary Carter garycarteragency@gmail.com

www.martinturnermusic.com

*Please Note – All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Chantel McGregor
Date: 6th October 2018
Details:  A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the year award.

If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.

When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers”

The album was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel’s versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.

Chantel’s follow up album, Like Control, again produced by Livingstone Brown, was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim.

All About Rock’s review of the album said:
‘The album in its entirety has a common theme running through of gothic imagery which makes it almost a concept album but each track stands out on its own. Chantel’s double tracked vocals are amazingly tight & the production on this album sounds loose which is a compliment to Livingstone Brown & Chantel who have obviously spent a lot of time on the arrangements. The girl can obviously shred but she does so in a very understated & despite the title of the album, a controlled way. Recommended for fans of blues, rock, Jeff Buckley, Marillion, Big & Rich, Country & Nick Drake. This is a hard album to categorize & pigeon hole which in this day & age of labels & boxes is a good thing.’

Planetmosh reviewed the album with the following comment:
‘The album is full of great guitar work, but Chantel McGregor isn’t just a guitar player – she does the vocals too and they are equally impressive. She’s got a great voice and the variety of songs on the album allows her to demonstrate a range of styles vocally. It really is a great album.’

The single, Take The Power, was playlisted for 5 weeks on Planet Rock radio.

*Please not under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£14 ADV/£16 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Led Into Zeppelin
Date: 13th October 2018
Details:  Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UK’s leading tribute bands. The four-piece recreate Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.

The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant on vocals, Bram Duckworth as Jimmy Page on electric guitar, Nigel Clutterbuck as John Paul Jones on bass and David Holt as John Bonham on drums.

Paul has toured all over Europe since the 1990s and is recognised as one of the best Robert Plant impersonators in the music business. Bram Duckworth is an accomplished musician who can play the guitar in any style from jazz to rock. You can also expect Bram to emulate Jimmy Page’s stage presence, complete with high jumps. Nigel Clutterbuck has played bass for over 30 years and performed alongside 1980s rock band Dare, which was fronted by former Thin Lizzy keyboardist Darren Wharton. Finally, drummer David Holt is completely self taught and has worked with Craig David, Simply Red and The Stone Roses among others.

This intimate gig at the Citadel will include classics such as Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, The Rain Song and Whole Lotta Love. A must see event for Led Zeppelin and rock music fans everywhere, Led Into Zeppelin will not disappoint!

*Please note all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Merry Hell
Date: 27th October 2018
Details:  North West folk-rockers Merry Hell return for another of their “Merry Helloween” concerts at The Citadel. The band will be playing old favourites as well as new tracks.

Merry Hell are an 8 piece band formed in 2011 from the ashes of 90’s folk/punk group The Tansads and featuring 5 original members.

Since signing a record deal with Mrs Casey Records, the band have gone from strength to strength releasing two previous albums and an EP. The band now tour annually and have supported the likes of Bellowhead and Richard Thompson.

This show will almost certainly sell out so don’t miss an incredible evening of musical entertainment and ensure you book early.

*Please Note – Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£11 ADV/£13 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Julian Littman
Date: 10th November 2018
Details:  Julian Littman from Steeleye Span is touring his one man show “FolkSoulBrother”

A member of folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span for the past six years, Julian Littman has been part of one of the band’s most productive periods – not only revisiting the classic Now We Are Six record live but also helping shape the Wintersmith project with the late Terry Pratchett. It’s a natural fit for Julian, who has played alongside some of the most famous names in British music over the years – including Gerry Rafferty, Pete Townsend, Dexys Midnight Runners, Richard & Linda Thompson and Barbara Dickson – as well as writing for artists such as Sheena Easton, Philip Bailey and Sister Sledge. A seasoned performer (his parallel acting career has seen him star in TV and film as well as the musicals Return To The Forbidden Planet and We Will Rock You) he has released two solo albums and is touring the live show FolkSoulBrother

*Please Note – Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£12

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Fleetwood Bac
Date: 16th November 2018
Details:  FLEETWOOD BAC

MAC ARE … BAC! ! !

www.fleetwoodbac.com

www.facebook.com/fleetwoodbac

www.youtube.com/fleetwoodbac

fleetwoodbac@aol.com

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up.
Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’ newspaper, the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, wowing audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, and twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.

Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins.

The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in either a theatrical 2-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section, or a one-hour Greatest Hits Show, specially tailored for corporate events.

Songs featured (all UK and US hit singles) include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain etc…

What people have said about Fleetwood Bac:

‘ Keep up the good work! Much luck.’
Mick Fleetwood

‘Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you.’
Bob Brunning, original Fleetwood Mac bass player, and author of ‘Fleetwood Mac: Rumours And Lies’

‘Stevie looks fabulous… Lindsey’s act is well sussed… Mick is entertaining to watch throughout… Christine is unbelievably accurate… first-rate.’
Martin Celmins, Peter Green’s official biographer

‘Musical archaeologists reconstruct their favourite rock mammoth with painstaking accuracy.’ The Times

‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’ The Stage

*Please Note all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15 ADV/£18 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

John Otway
Date: 8th December 2018
Details:  Back in the austere 1950’s a schoolboy drank a bottle of ink and instantly became the centre of attention in the playground.
Now read on…..

Rock veteran John Otway dubbed himself “rock’n’roll’s greatest failure” after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single to follow his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That’s) Really Free with Wild Willy Barrett.

However, a mere quarter century later, he was back on Top of The Pops with the wonderful disco pastiche, ‘Bunsen Burner’ and back in the charts as a birthday present from his adoring and patient fans.

And, more recently, his “Beware Of The Flowers Cause I’m Sure They’re Going To Get You Yeah” voted the seventh greatest lyric of all time in a BBC poll.

But that, of course, was not enough.

A couple of years ago John realised that live footage from the many concerts over the years, plus many TV appearances – and a failed world tour attempt – would make an entertaining documentary film. So he made one. Initially expecting a couple of humble screenings for fans, the film premiered at the Odeon, Leicester Square, was shown at Cannes – and at prestigious UK film festivals including Cambridge during it’s national tour.

2016 saw a remarkably successful Kickstarter appeal which raised over £40,000 for John Otway and the Big Band to record their first new album in many years on the island of Monserrat, whose famous studios hosted bands such as the Rolling Stones before being devastated by forces of nature, being a preferable option to Harlow.

The album ( strangely enough called ‘ Montserrat’ ) is available now on Red Bowler Records.

Expect madcap mayhem and some scintillating stunts from a man old enough to know better…..and also to be surprised at just what a showman and musician really lies underneath the tomfoolery.

‘He’s a cabaret act masquerading as a rock act. He is gleeful, anecdotal, funny and life-enhancing.’ Canterbury Fayre Review.

*Please Note – Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£12 ADV/£14 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

 
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