Tag Archives: Wishbone Ash

Gig review: WISHBONE ASH – The Tivoli, Buckley, 3 November 2018

WISHBONE ASH - The Tivoli, Buckley, 3 November 2018

David Randall chatted with Andy Powell in October 2012 for “The Guitarists” series on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This hour special discusses the development of the band and includes live tracks from 1977, 1988 and 1995.  Andy Powell/Wishbone Ash … Continue reading

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Gig review: WISHBONE ASH – Islington Academy, London, 18 October 2018

WISHBONE ASH - Islington Academy, London, 18 October 2018

For all the quality of their recorded product, Wishbone Ash have always best been experienced in a live setting. It was therefore entirely appropriate that this year’s remarkable ‘Vintage Years’ box set included CD’s of no less than eight previously … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN TURNER – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 5 October 2018

MARTIN TURNER - Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 5 October 2018

2018 is seeing a concerted attempt to cement the Wishbone Ash legacy.  A box set that sets a new benchmark of comprehensiveness and packaging, attracted renewed interest in the band’s underappreciated back catalogue. Meantime, founder member Martin Turner, having milked … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrates 10 years (September 2018)

Peter Ross, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

A month long promotion highlights the station’s 10 year interview archive As part of the station’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio will be replaying a selection of interviews gathered since 2008.  Most tie in with the artists’ … Continue reading

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News: MARTIN TURNER plays Wishbone Ash first album on tour (September/October 2018)

Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash

Following the release this year of the multi-disc ‘The Vintage Years (1970-1991)’ box set, founder member Martin Turner plays UK dates from 13 September. He’ll be featuring the 1970 debut album ‘Wishbone Ash’ in its entirety.  This follows previous outings … Continue reading

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Album review: TED & MAJELLA – Better Together (Ted Turner, ex-Wishbone Ash)

TED & MAJELLA - Better Together

David Randall chatted to Ted Turner about the album for his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. (24:41)  The full interview is repeated on Friday 11 May at 22:00 GMT. Turneround Music [Release date 06.04.18] Since 1974, when … Continue reading

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Album review: WISHBONE ASH – Two Barrels Burning/Raw To The Bone (reissues)

WISHBONE ASH - Two Barrels Burning

Lemon/Cherry Red [Release date 02.02.18] Back in the racks for their first official outing on CD in some years, two eighties “lost classics” from the band who are currently receiving renewed attention largely thanks to the massive limited “vintage years” … Continue reading

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News: WISHBONE ASH – Limited Edition ‘Vintage Years’ 30-CD Box Set out 20 April 2018

WISHBONE ASH - The Vintage Years (1970-1991)

Wishbone Ash – one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved rock acts – are celebrated on 20 April with the release of a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years via Madfish. This collection – authorised by … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 1)

FM - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26 January 2018 (Day 1)

News during the week that Wetherspoons had taken steak off their menu may not have been of great interest until we learn that Butlins also get their meat from the same source that is currently “under investigation”.  The loss of … Continue reading

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Album review: VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 03.11.17] ‘War Is Over’ isn’t so much a concept album as a dramatic prog rock album with associated musical influences, ranging from classic, hard and symphonic rock, to more poppy and synth influences. There’s plenty … Continue reading

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Gig review: WISHBONE ASH/Steve Hill – Islington Academy, London, 19 October 2017

WISHBONE ASH - Islington Academy, London, 19 October 2017

A new chapter has begun in Wishbone Ash’s long and distinguished history, with master guitarist Andy Powell accompanied by a new partner in Yorkshireman Mark Abrahams,  following Muddy Manninen’s departure after twelve years. They remain one of the hardest working … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN TURNER – 100 Club, London, 14 October 2017

MARTIN TURNER - 100 Club, London, 14 October 2017

You could argue that Wishbone Ash founder member Martin Turner has overstayed the classic album concept with regular live renditions of their 1972 classic ‘Argus’ over the past decade.  Yet his band’s performance of the album at Ramblin Man Fair … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 3 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 30 July 2017

RAMBLIN

After the deluge on Saturday the forecast for the Sunday was looking a lot brighter and judging by the size of the crowd in the arena the sun had enticed a few extra bodies along for another top day of … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST- Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey, 19-21 August 2016

Weyfest celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Rural Life Centre, a rustic setting that suits its ambience as one of the more laid back of festivals. Situated on the Surrey/Hampshire borders in what was once known as the stockbroker belt, … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN TURNER – Reissues

Martin Turner - Life Begins

Cherry Red [Release date 08.04.16] Martin Turner albums are like buses.  There’s nothing, and then along come several.  That’s no problem as the one-time Wishbone Ash bassist always maintains a high quality quotient and they are worth the wait even … Continue reading

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Album review: COLIN HARPER – Sunset Cavaliers

COLIN HARPER - Sunset Cavaliers

Market Square Records MSMCD172 [Release date 16.02.16] www.colin-harper.com Like fellow music journalist/writer David Sinclair, Colin Harper has seen fit to cross the sometimes perilous divide between writer and performer (poacher turned gamekeeper?), evidently inspired by some of the subjects of … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN TURNER – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 30 October 2015

MARTIN TURNER, Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 30 October 2015

Ten years ago, it was in this very Football Club clubhouse in suburban South London that Wishbone Ash founder bassist and vocalist Martin Turner came in from the cold and launched a new line-up playing Wishbone’s catalogue. His return here … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MENTULLS – Reflections

THE MENTULLS – Reflections

ProgBlues Music [Release date 10.07.15] The curious thing about prog rock is that what once was a ground breaking musical genre now clearly defines a particular retro period of rock history – arguably the late 60’s to the early 70’s. … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – What’s It Gonna Be

LAURENCE JONES – What

Ruf  [Release date 13.04.15] Laurence answers his own question on ‘What’s It Gonna Be’ by filling his own blank canvas with heartfelt, meaningful songs fleshed out with an impressive variety of harmony vocals, burning solos and tight ensemble playing that … Continue reading

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