Thursday, April 3, 2014
Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap's Ravens and Lullabies Band show
St.John's Church, St.John's Street, Farncombe GU7 3EH
phone: 01483 421 520
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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.
Set in a beautiful church with wonderful acoustics, Farncombe Music Club plays host to a once monthly concert.
Farncombe Music Club concerts take place at St John’s Church, Farncombe – www.farncombe.org.uk - in either the 300 capacity St. John’s Church itself with its unique atmosphere or the more intimate 100 capacity St John’s Church Room – two great venues; both with wonderful acoustics and all under one roof!
Since the concerts started in June 2007 the venue has played host to many fantastic concerts by acts as diverse as After The Fire, Christine Collister, Kiki Dee, Charlie Dore, Julie Felix, Gordon Giltrap, Steve Knightley, Hazel O’Connor, Tom Russell, Eve Selis and Stackridge.
Situated in St. John’s Street right in the centre of the village just opposite the Co-op store, there is on-street parking for cars with plenty of spaces around Farncombe railway station which is just 2 minutes walk from the venue. For rail travellers, Farncombe is on the London Waterloo – Portsmouth mainline. Trains are regular and journey times are London – 40 minutes and Portsmouth – 1 hour.
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Doors 7.00pm, music 7.45pm.
The seating is unreserved.
Tickets: £16 + £1.60 booking fee in advance £19 on the door
Tickets are available in person from Record Corner in Pound Lane, Godalming – www.therecordcorner.co.uk – no booking fee for cash or cheques. Tickets are also available online from www.wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic for which there is an additional 10% booking fee.
Alternatively call me direct on 01483 421520 for further information.
Refreshments are served by a superb team of volunteers; beer, wine, tea and coffee etc. are available in the Church Room from doors opening until the end of the interval. Beer and wine may only be consumed in the Church Room and not be taken into either the Church or outside. St. John’s is a Fairtrade Church, Godalming is a Fairtrade Town and Fairtrade goods are used wherever possible.
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.