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The MJR Group Presents: Martin Turner.

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Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Spring 2020 to celebrate

the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash and perform

another classic album in its entirety – 1971’s Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve

Upton, who arrived in London in 1969 to embark on their musical journey. Intent on

creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner

envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner

and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert. The

partnership of the original line-up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity

that would produce some of rock music's best loved works and influencing

numerous successful bands, resulting in millions of album sales and concert

attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring British rock

acts - its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups 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 Wishbone Ash, 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.

As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding

original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success

of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery,

songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being major

ingredients in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to

perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features

guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown.

In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with his

performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history.

Martin’s 2020 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue and

follows the release of a deluxe 30-disc Wishbone Ash career retrospective CD

boxed-set entitled The Vintage Years 1970-1991 as well as Martin Turner’s 2016-

recorded 2CD/DVD package The Beauty of Chaos – Live at the Citadel.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing

1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of

Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

Released in September 1971 and featuring the celebrated original Wishbone Ash

line-up of Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Ted Turner and Andy Powell, Pilgrimage built

on the creative and commercial successes of the band’s 1970 debut album

Wishbone Ash and paved the way for the classic 1972 album Argus and earned the

band “Best New Band” awards in the UK’s music press. Featuring a diverse range of

influences such as blues, jazz, folk and rock, Pilgrimage contained mainstays of the

Wishbone Ash’s live set such as “Jail Bait” and “The Pilgrim” as well as fan favourites

“Vas Dis” and “Valediction”. Resplendent in its distinctive Hipgnosis-designed album

sleeve, Pilgrimage reached number 14 on the UK album chart.

The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been

performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash

aficionado will want to miss.

Worldwide Management: Martin Darvill, QEDG info@qedg.co.uk

Concert Bookings: Gary Carter garycarteragency@gmail.com www.gcagency.co.uk


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