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MARTIN TURNER Releases Long Awaited Studio Album 'Written in the Stars'

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Following a busy period of touring the classic works of Wishbone Ash, founding original member Martin Turner releases “Written in the Stars” an album of new material written and recorded with his touring musicians and other collaborators.

As lead vocalist, bassist and songwriter on classic album releases such as “Argus”, “Pilgrimage”, “Wishbone Four”, “There’s the Rub” and “New England”, Martin Turner was key to Wishbone Ash’s international success as one of rock music’s most loved touring and recording bands.

“Written in the Stars” remains true to the Wishbone Ash blueprint and can be considered an extension of the creativity that because the soundtrack to many people’s lives. The songs contain the band’s renowned melodic qualities, resplendent with trademark twin-lead guitars and vocal harmonies aplenty. The key creative force of Wishbone Ash’s best loved works delivers a high quality set of original material that sits comfortably amongst the best of the band’s classic catalogue.

“Working with my band on a creative level has been a very rewarding experience” says Martin Turner. “Everyone contributed well, stimulating and inspiring each other and we’re all very pleased with the level of creativity and the end result.”

“Written in the Stars” is available from 4th 
September 2015 via Cherry Red and will be supported with worldwide touring. Martin Turner’s current touring band features Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic (guitars) and Tim Brown (drums).

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The Classic Legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour‘ 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015
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The Classic legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour‘ 2015
Carl Palmer’s ELP legacy performing EMERSON LAKE & PALMER and more
Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.
From WISHBONE ASH original founding member MARTIN TURNER plays the music of WISHBONE ASH.
With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured. Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks 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 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 a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up. Martin Turner plays the music of Wishbone Ash features guitarists Ray Hatfield and Danny Willson, and drummer Tim Brown and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
The Strawbs comprise David Cousins, along with lead guitarist Dave Lambert, and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up of the band. As they move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band.
The band started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys playing bluegrass, before moving into the mainstream by making the first Strawbs album with Sandy Denny in 1967, a year before she recorded her first album with Fairport Convention. The recording with Sandy attracted the attention of A&M Records in Los Angeles who signed Strawbs as the first British band on the label! Strawbs has a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of albums like Grave New World, Bursting At The Seams, Hero And Heroine, and Ghosts, and classic songs such as Lay Down, A Glimpse Of Heaven, and Benedictus.
Date are as follows:
THU FEB 19 2015 CHELTENHAM, Town Hall, Eng
SAT FEB 21 2015 HASTINGS, White Rock Theatre, Eng
SUN FEB 22 2015 HARPENDEN, Public Halls, Eng
WED FEB 25 2015 DARLINGTON, Civic Theatre, Eng
THU FEB 26 2015 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Assembly Hall, Eng
FRI FEB 27 2015 HAYWARDS HEATH, Clair Hall, Eng
SAT FEB 28 2015 GRAVESEND, The Woodville, Eng
SUN MARCH 1 2015 PETERBOROUGH, The Cressett, Eng
WED MARCH 4 2015 EXETER, Corn Exchange, Eng
THU MARCH 5 2015 NORTHAMPTON, Spinney Theatre, Eng
FRI MARCH 6 2015 DUNSTABLE, Grove Theatre, Eng
SAT MARCH 7 2015 NEWCASTLE, City Hall, Eng
SUN MARCH 8 2015 SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre, Eng
WED MARCH 11 2015 ISLE OF WIGHT, Shanklin Theatre, Eng
THU MARCH 12 2015 IPSWICH, Cameo, Eng
FRI MARCH 13 2015 DURHAM, Gala Theatre, Eng
SAT MARCH 14 2015 HORSHAM, The Capitol, Eng
SUN MARCH 15 2015 WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall, Eng

MARTIN TURNER & FRIENDS Release The Garden Party 2CD Live

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Martin Turner and Friends, featuring Ted Turner and Laurie Wisefield, release
The Garden Party 2 CD - OUT NOW!
MARTIN TURNER co-founded WISHBONE ASH in 1969 and continues to play the heyday recordings to this day, with his own band.

This is a PRIVATE RECORDING of a set which includes rare tracks and classic performances to an invited audience of the core fan base with a truly special finale.  This is the first release of this recording.

THE GARDEN PARTY was a unique one-off concert from 2012 with classic era members TED TURNER and LAURIE WISEFIELD coming on stage to play.

Martin Turner said “There was a truly wonderful atmosphere on and off the stage that evening.  It was as if it had been written in the stars and, of course, it was a blue moon that night as well!  The Garden Party certainly reminded the four of us that we do have a very special rapport both as musicians and as people - something thatt our audience clearly picked up on that evening.”

Ted Turner commented “This was a very special day, filled with affection, friendship and love.” and Laurie Wisefield added “It’s great the music is living on, and that there are people who still want to hear it.  I think, above all, there was a lot of integrity in our music and that comes through.

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