Sunday, April 6, 2014
Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap's Ravens and Lullabies Band show
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ
phone: 01902 401211
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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.
The Robin 2 in Bilston is an excellent live music venue with a capacity of 700, and draws appreciative crowds to see some unexpected big names, local bands and tribute acts. At the front of the club, Noddy's Bar - named after the Slade frontman - is an excellent place to meet for a drink before the gig. The Robin provides a refreshing alternative for those who like to listen to good live music at a reasonable price.
The Robin 2 is unique in the fact that it is also a hotel. The Robin 2 hotel has been inundated with bookings since it's opening in May 2008. The 500,000 pounds hotel is aimed at giving concert-goers the chance to enjoy a drink and have a bed nearby for convenience. The old building next to the Mount Pleasant music venue was gutted and transformed into the new attraction as part of a 12 week renovation project. The hotel was built during celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the music venue. Each of the eight sound-proofed rooms are fitted out with en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee machines and digital televisions.
Advance Ticket Price: CRS members £12, non members £15.00
Door Price: £17.00
14+ only. 14s to 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
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.