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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Yes; Steve Howe back on the road

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A guitarist who has spent his career playing the grandest venues with the most elaborate music is stripping it all back for his one London gig.


Steve Howe, named best guitarist for five years in a row (1977-81) by Guitar Player magazine, has stepped away from the Yes juggernaut for a one-man show at the Stratford Circus.

His solo UK tour follows a hugely successful return tour last year with the Steve Howe Trio.

He's been part of the shifting Yes landscape for more than four decades but has always found time to develop his own solo work, shifting seamlessly between styles - and guitars.

The laid-back string picker will play familiar pieces and his own creations, but the extensive Yes canon will be present. Plum tracks include Solitaire from Yes' Fly From Here album, The Golden Mean as well as various new arrangements of the band's standards.

He told The Wharf: "I'll be playing all sorts of different pieces for the show - including some blues, which many people may not know I play. I was in a blues band when I was much younger starting out."

He will also share a few stories with the audience from his decades in the music business which saw him play with Yes in four chapters over 44 years.

"I'll try to keep the talks within a reasonable amount of time," said the 67-year-old.
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