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Martin Turner rises from the ashes

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

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MARTIN TURNER – founding original member, lead vocalist and key creative force of Wishbone Ash – brings his band to St Ives Guildhall on Saturday, May 17.

Over four decades, 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.

Turner continues to perform the band's best-loved works with his current band, which features guitarists Ray Hatfield and Danny Willson, and drummer Tim Brown and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

Turner looks back fondly on his touring activities since his return to the live stage: "I have had a wonderful time over the past few years rediscovering the wider Wishbone Ash catalogue and taking this to the people. My focus so far has been on reproducing the music as faithfully as possible. When I go to see an artist live, I want to hear the songs as I remember them from the records and I believe that is true of the Wishbone audience too."

Following an extensive period of worldwide touring that has celebrated the classic years of Wishbone Ash, Written In The Stars – Live Dates 2014 sees Martin Turner moving positively forwards with a show that not only contains stage favourites and classic album cuts from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, but also introduces new music.

"Creatively, I still have much to say," insists Martin Turner. "My songwriting has always been a backdrop to my real-life experiences and I am looking forward to getting creative as we prepare to take my band into its next chapter."

Tickets are £16 plus booking fee in advance and £18 on the door, available from the Guildhall and www.crbo.co.uk as usual.

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