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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

GORDON GILTRAP TOUR DATES

I have been a fan of Gordon's for years and have about a dozen of his albums. I used to know him vaguely, but haven't seen him in a long time. It is very gratifying, therefore to find out that not only is he still active but that he is just about to go out on tour with Rick Wakeman's son...

August 2012 News Update

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman Poster

Giltrap and Wakeman

Well, the tour is now booked and you have all had sight of the dates by now, but in case you've not seen them I've included a full list below.

I’m currently preparing material from my and Oliver’s repertoire for the tour and must confess to be pretty terrified by all this. This will be my very first foray into progressive rock for many a year and of course I want it to be perfect. Oliver is a joy to work with but as yet we haven’t been in a proper rehearsal situation. I shall report back at the end of August because that is when we plan to start rehearsing in earnest for the tour and of course the album.

We shall be playing material from our respective back catalogues and of course some of the new pieces from 'Ravens and Lullabies’ I just hope I can keep the energy levels up to keep up with this outstanding and vibrant young Wakeman. He has DEFINITELY inherited his father’s genius and more. Scary or what!

Ravens and Lullabies Tour Dates

22nd Sept
Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

www.worcesterlive.co.uk - 01905 611 427

27th Sept
The Playhouse, Western Super Mare

www.theplayhouse.co.uk - 01934 645544

29th Sept
Trowbridge Arts Festival

www.trowbridgeartsfestival.co.uk - 01722 321744

2nd Oct
Band on The Wall, Manchester

www.bandonthewall.org - 0161 834 1786 or 08452 500500

12th Oct
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

www.guildhallartscentre.com - 01476 406158

13th Oct
The Wesley Centre, Maltby

www.classicrocksociety.co.uk - 01327 310088

17th Oct
Farnham Maltings, Farnham

www.farnhammaltings.com - 01252 745444

18th Oct
The Brook Theatre, Chatham

www.medwayticketslive.co.uk - 01634 338338

19th Oct
Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

www3.hants.gov.uk/Ashcroft - 01329 223100

26th Oct
The Junction, Goole

www.junctiongoole.co.uk - 01405 763 652

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London Acoustic Guitar Show September 23rd

I have been invited to play at the London Acoustic Show at Olympia on Sunday September 23rd. My spot will take the form of performance and masterclass.

Newton Faulkner is headlining the Saturday night show. Other artists appearing include Thomas Leeb, Andy Mckee, Sandi Thom, Nick Harper, Jim Moray and many more. I’m sure other names will be added as the date approaches.

This is going to be a great show and I look forward to seeing you there!

Call 01926 339808 for tickets,or go to www.londonacousticguitarshow.com for more info.

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