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Worcester Live - Huntingdon Hall, Swan Theatre

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Strawbs - 50 Years On Strawbs - 50 Years On

Location: Huntingdon Hall
Date:
Wednesday 14th November

Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19.50

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Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. It is well documented that Rick Wakeman left Strawbs for Yes. Rick was followed by Blue Weaver - who left Strawbs to join the Bee Gees, John Hawken – from the original Renaissance, Don Airey - now with Deep Purple, Adam Wakeman, and Oliver Wakeman, who, like his father, left Strawbs to join Yes.

David Cousins, founder member, has been described by All Music Guide as: “the most talented Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of England”. He recently released his long awaited, and critically acclaimed, autobiography Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs and Other Lives. It was listed by influential critic Richie Unterberger in his “Top 10 of 2014 rock books”.

The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona, a band whose mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music has endeared them to audiences across Europe and North America for the last 25 years.

Strawbs' latest album The Ferryman’s Curse received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. The album entered the UK’s Official Progressive Albums Chart, the band’s first chart album since the heyday of the 1970s.

Strawbs album, Hero & Heroine, has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the 50 greatest prog rock albums of all time”. It is the band’s biggest seller worldwide and was certified gold in North America.

Strawbs had seven consecutive albums in the Billboard Top 200. Strawbs' albums Hero & Heroine, Bursting At The Seams, Ghosts, and Grave New World define the band’s music.

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