Saturday, June 22, 2024

7:30 PM


The Mile of Roses Concert -  Rick Wakeman, Gordon Giltrap, Oliver Wakeman and Carrie Martin

Sun Street Tewkesbury GL20 5NX

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“We should do this again” said Rick Wakeman as he, his son Oliver, Gordon Giltrap and Carrie Martin took to the stage to thunderous applause at the conclusion of last year's charity concert “The ‘Other’ Coronation Concert”.

Featuring sets from all four artists, the evening was a beautiful mix of music, stories and laughter.

True to his word, Rick has agreed to perform again along with Oliver, Gordon and Carrie.

Last year's concert was a very special occasion and sold out within a few weeks, raising a tremendous amount of money for two local schools - hopefully this year we will be able to do the same, this time raising money for Milestone School and The Roses Theatre itself. So, take your seats and prepare for another evening of breathtaking virtuosity, great stories and beautiful songs.

This time around, the artists will perform their own set of material from their retrospective careers, with occasional appearances in each others' sets throughout the show to create a truly unique one-off concert. One not to be missed!

Rick Wakeman
World renowned keyboardist Rick Wakeman will be headlining this concert with music taken from across the wide breadth of his 50-year-plus career, stripped back to its roots in arrangements for grand piano. His performances will feature hilarious anecdotes and reminiscences of his life. Renowned as much for his irreverent sense of humour as his musical talent, all of Wakeman’s stories contain an element of truth; it’s up to the audience to decide how much.

Gordon Giltrap
One of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the UK today, Gordon Giltrap has developed his own unique style, much copied, but never bettered. It is impossible not to be awestruck as he coaxes incredible melodies from his instruments; you almost suspect a second pair of hands. He is well known for his varied musical output and 'Heartsong' (a hit single in 1977) is instantly recognised as the theme for the BBC TV's long running 'Holiday' programme.

Oliver Wakeman
A three time CRS keyboard player of the year recipient. Following ten solo albums, Oliver joined the legendary bands 'YES' and ‘The Strawbs’ in 2008 taking over his fathers keyboard role. He worked with Gordon to write and record their multi award winning album ‘Raven’s & Lullabies’. Appearing in venues across the Americas, Europe and the UK he’s become a well respected performing musician to add to his other talents as composer, songwriter, lyricist, arranger and producer.

Carrie Martin
Carrie is a ‘triple threat’, possessed of the ability to craft a fine song, nimble finger-picking skill, and a beguiling voice. Her tone rests somewhere between a young Kate Bush and All About Eve’s Julianne Regan; delicate but infused with an inner strength. A perfect combination to showcase her memorable tunes and evocative lyrics.


PRICE: £80 (Meet & Greet)

The Roses is opposite several large pay and display car parks, which all have unlimited free parking after 5.30pm every day.

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