Wishbone Ash singer to film at Citadel

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The former lead singer of Wishbone Ash will perform at the Citadel on Friday ... with the show being recorded specially for a live music DVD.

Martin Turner and his band will also be playing an extended set which is exclusive to the Citadel audience.

A popular performer amongst Citadel audiences this is expected to be a very popular event and for that reason tickets should be purchased in advance to avoid disappointment.

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.

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 influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances.

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, song-writing ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound.

Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current band and since 2005 has delighted audiences worldwide with its performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history.

Turner said: “I have had a wonderful time over the past few years re-discovering the wider Wishbone Ash catalogue and taking this to the people.

“My focus so far has been on reproducing the music as faithfully as possible. When I go to see an artist live, I want to hear the songs as I remember them from the records and I believe that is true of the Wishbone audience too.”

To book tickets call the Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436.