On Saturday 23rd September, Frazer Theatre Music are delighted to be hosting Martin Turner, a founder member of Wishbone Ash, one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts on his 2017 tour The Beauty of Chaos Tour.
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 influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts and 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 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 key ingredients 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.
The Beauty of Chaos tour will feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint. In addition, the show will feature a rare performance of Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 Argus album performed in its entirety. Argus achieved a #2 UK album chart position and won UK music press Album of The Year awards. It remains one of the
most enduring works of the classic rock era.
Tickets are £17 and available from Pear Records, High Street, Knaresborough (01423 864120) or online from our box office by clicking here (booking fee applies).
Doors and bar open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm.