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LANKY BEAT 'LIVE'
Date: 23rd August 2018
Details:  LANKY BEAT 'LIVE' - Live Radio brought to you by www.hospitalradiowrightington.co.uk

This week 23 August 2018 stars the UKE-RHYTHMIX - a ukelele group from the Southport area. Teachers Chris and Sue bring along some students... and that includes me... host Bill Hart. Tune in from 7-9pm UK time.
Venue:  Online broadcast...
Website:  Click to visit

The Smiths Ltd
Date: 8th September 2018
Details:  The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths.

After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK.

If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again.

Committed to getting the same energy that Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce had onstage together, the band are also obsessed about getting that live sound just right.

With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute.

The Smiths meant everything to a generation… To us they still do.

“Brilliant Smiths tribute band, they are amazing!” – Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets)

“The Smiths Ltd are a class act. They are indistinguishable from The Smiths.” – North West End

“I may have missed The Smiths the first time around, but after last night’s show I felt that I was really there back in 1983!” – The Hype Media.

*Please Note – Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£10

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
Date: 22nd September 2018
Details:  Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Autumn Tour 2018

Featuring full performance of “Wishbone Ash: The First Album (1970)”….plus more

Fresh from sold-out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety, and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring 1974’s There’s the Rub, Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Autumn 2018 to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash – 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album.

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 and best loved British rock acts – its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

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 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 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, 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 2018 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue and coincides with the release of a deluxe 30-disc Wishbone Ash career retrospective CD boxed-set entitled The Vintage Years 1970-1991 (Snapper Music) as well as Martin Turner’s 2016-recorded 2CD/DVD package The Beauty Of Chaos – Live at the Citadel. The Autumn 2018 tour shows shall feature classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash style plus, of course, a full performance of Wishbone Ash.

Released in December 1970, the debut Wishbone Ash album contained an eclectic mix of progressive rock, hard-rock, blues, jazz and folk influences with the band’s pioneering twin guitar harmonies resplendent throughout. Unlike many bands who developed an identifiable style across the course of several albums, the still youthful Wishbone Ash set the blueprint with their first offering. Featuring stage favourites such as “Blind Eye”, “Lady Whiskey” and album-closing tour-de-force “Phoenix”, the album received rave reviews from the music media with legendary broadcaster John Peel proclaiming “I haven’t been so impressed with a relatively new band for a long time. Their music is original, exciting and beautifully played.” The album’s appeal has endured five decades of musical change and remains a firm favourite with fans of the band and the classic rock genre.

It is anticipated that fans will be enthralled by these “vintage album” tours, the likes of which have been so successful for other classic bands. Further vintage album tours are likely in the future – a genuine last opportunity to hear these much-loved works performed live and in full.

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

Concert Bookings: Gary Carter garycarteragency@gmail.com

www.martinturnermusic.com

*Please Note – All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

IO Earth
Date: 29th September 2018
Details:  In Association With The Classic Rock Society.

One of the most exciting progressive rock bands on the UK scene at the moment, IO Earth released their debut album back in 2009. Led by the creative axis of Dave Cureton (guitars) and Adam Gough (keyboards), the band have released four albums to increasingly popular acclaim, with second album Moments being followed by the double disc epic New World and finally this year’s stunning conceptual work Solitude. Capable of shifting from driving, heavy riffs to gentle, reflective passages on the proverbial dime, the band are a model of contrasting delicacy and power.

Always at their best in the live environment, the band are currently fronted by their third singer, Birmingham native Rosanna LeFevre, and are sounding better than ever. The full line-up is Rosanna Lefevre (vocals), Dave Cureton (guitar), Adam Gough (keyboards), Jez King (violin, guitar), Luke Shingler (woodwind), CJ Jerromes (drums) and Christian Nokes (bass). Following on from their astonishing show at their recent annual ‘hometown’ extravaganza’ gig in Birmingham, this show will be their first ever appearance in St Helens, so don’t miss it!

With support from This Winter Machine.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £17

*Please Note – Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

For further information and to book tickets, please call the Citadel Box Office on 01744 735 436, or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at http://citadel.org.uk/
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Chantel McGregor
Date: 6th October 2018
Details:  A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the year award.

If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.

When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers”

The album was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel’s versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.

Chantel’s follow up album, Like Control, again produced by Livingstone Brown, was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim.

All About Rock’s review of the album said:
‘The album in its entirety has a common theme running through of gothic imagery which makes it almost a concept album but each track stands out on its own. Chantel’s double tracked vocals are amazingly tight & the production on this album sounds loose which is a compliment to Livingstone Brown & Chantel who have obviously spent a lot of time on the arrangements. The girl can obviously shred but she does so in a very understated & despite the title of the album, a controlled way. Recommended for fans of blues, rock, Jeff Buckley, Marillion, Big & Rich, Country & Nick Drake. This is a hard album to categorize & pigeon hole which in this day & age of labels & boxes is a good thing.’

Planetmosh reviewed the album with the following comment:
‘The album is full of great guitar work, but Chantel McGregor isn’t just a guitar player – she does the vocals too and they are equally impressive. She’s got a great voice and the variety of songs on the album allows her to demonstrate a range of styles vocally. It really is a great album.’

The single, Take The Power, was playlisted for 5 weeks on Planet Rock radio.

*Please not under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£14 ADV/£16 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

The Three Degrees
Date: 6th October 2018
Details:  50th Anniversary Tour - All the way from the USA

Featuring original members Helen Scott & Valerie Holiday.

Saturday 6th October - Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start - Tickets priced at £27.50
Venue:  The Edge, Riveredge, Wigan, WN3 5AB
Website:  Click to visit

Led Into Zeppelin
Date: 13th October 2018
Details:  Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UK’s leading tribute bands. The four-piece recreate Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.

The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant on vocals, Bram Duckworth as Jimmy Page on electric guitar, Nigel Clutterbuck as John Paul Jones on bass and David Holt as John Bonham on drums.

Paul has toured all over Europe since the 1990s and is recognised as one of the best Robert Plant impersonators in the music business. Bram Duckworth is an accomplished musician who can play the guitar in any style from jazz to rock. You can also expect Bram to emulate Jimmy Page’s stage presence, complete with high jumps. Nigel Clutterbuck has played bass for over 30 years and performed alongside 1980s rock band Dare, which was fronted by former Thin Lizzy keyboardist Darren Wharton. Finally, drummer David Holt is completely self taught and has worked with Craig David, Simply Red and The Stone Roses among others.

This intimate gig at the Citadel will include classics such as Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, The Rain Song and Whole Lotta Love. A must see event for Led Zeppelin and rock music fans everywhere, Led Into Zeppelin will not disappoint!

*Please note all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

The Zeppelin Experience
Date: 13th October 2018
Details:  Formerly known as Led into Zeppelin.

The Zeppelin Experience are one of the UK’s leading tribute bands. The four-piece recreate Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.

Due to a change in Line-up we’ve had to change our name.

The band comprises John Angus on vocals, Bram Duckworth on electric guitar, Jason Smith on bass, David Ellis on piano/keys and David Holt on drums.

Bram Duckworth is an accomplished musician who can play the guitar in any style from jazz to rock. You can also expect Bram to emulate Jimmy Page’s stage presence, complete with high jumps and drummer David Holt is completely self taught and has worked with Craig David, Simply Red and The Stone Roses among others.

This intimate gig at the Citadel will include classics such as Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, The Rain Song and Whole Lotta Love. A must see event for Led Zeppelin and rock music fans everywhere, The Zeppelin Experience will not disappoint!

*Please note all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Mostly Autumn
Date: 20th October 2018
Details:  In Association With The Classic Rock Society.

Showcasing their latest album Sight of Day, an album celebrating life which abounds with huge tracks that lead the listener into territory never explored by the band before.

Counted amongst the top 100 best prog bands of all time and winners of Best Track (Sight of Day) and Best Female Vocalist 2017 (Olivia Sparnenn-Josh) in the Classic Rock Society awards, Mostly Autumn’s musical palette is diverse, they draw on influences from the golden age of rock, but have developed their own unique sound that both captures the essence of that era and yet looks forward into the future.

Delighted to be invited to support Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in 2016 and 2017, they have earned themselves a name for their outstanding live shows and have been described as ‘the best band you have never heard’.

They have built a loyal and cult following since their first album sixteen years ago and in that time such luminaries as Steve Hackett, the late Richard Wright, the late Jon Lord and the BBC’s own Bob Harris are amongst their many fans.

Mostly Autumn has also toured as an invited support act to Blackmore’s Night, Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull, as well as being special guests at Bryan Adam’s Murrayfield Stadium gig a few years ago. That alone should give some indication as to the caliber of the band.

Please note – All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£14 ADV/£15 OTD

For further information and to book tickets please call The Citadel Box Office on 01744 762300 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

The Stylistics - 50th Anniversary Tour
Date: 25th October 2018
Details:  £32.50 per ticket - doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue:  The Edge, Riveredge, Wigan, WN3 5AB
Website:  Click to visit

 
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