Well it's been a busy couple of months.
Firstly there was a two day rehearsal with my Dad, brother Adam and sister Jemma at Blackfriars in Gloucestershire for the Wakeman with Wakeman with Wakeman and Wakeman shows.
These rehearsals were closely followed by 2 shows on the Saturday evening one after the other! It was pretty exhausting but really good fun and the two sold out shows were really well received. It was a beautiful setting and we gave Dad a hard time with the stories we told too...
I will be putting some photos up on the photo album portion of the website soon. The evening consisted of music from all of our careers, for the record I played 'LJW' & 'A Mayfair Kiss' from Ravens & Lullabies and an 8 keyboard version of 'Elizabethan Pirates' from the 'Heaven's Isle' album.
Another rehearsal followed on Sunday, this time with Paul Manzi and Gordon Giltrap in preparation for Radio 2...
Gordon and I, together with Paul Manzi had been invited to record a live session and interview for Bob Harris on Radio 2 and so off to London we went! It was an amazing experience, one which I will remember for a long time. We performed 'LJW', 'Fiona's Smile' and then an acoustic version of 'Ravens Will Fly Away' with Paul Manzi singing.
The album continues to sell well and is still receiving rave reviews which is very rewarding.
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TOUR & LIVE
Gordon and I will be heading out for another tour of the UK towards the end of the year in 3 different formats. We will be taking our 2 man duo show around to some new venues as well as a few places we've been invited back to. We are also performing a full band show as headliners of this years Summer's End Festival in Gloucestershire. In November we will also be touring our duo show as special guests of Barclay James Harvest which is something we are both really looking forward to. The current dates are as follows...
Gordon Giltrap & Oliver Wakeman
October / November 2013 Ravens and Lullabies Tour Dates
3rd... Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
4th… Sun Dial Theatre, Cirencester
5th... Summers End Festival, Lydney ( The ONLY gig with FULL ELECTRIC BAND )
9th… West End Centre, Aldershot
11th... Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells
12th… Palace Theatre, Redditch
15th… Village Hall, Walberton
17th… Brook Theatre, Chatham
20th… Greystones, Sheffield
25th… Capitol Theatre, Horsham
30th… The Musician, Leicester
31st… Terry O Toole Theatre, Lincoln
7th... Komedia, Bath - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
8th... Islington Assembly Hall, London - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
9th... Stables, Milton Keynes - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
10th... The Robin 2 Bilston - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
12th... Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
16th... Picturedrome, Holmfirth - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
21st... Junction, Cambridge - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
22nd... The Brook, Southampton - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
23rd... Tavistock Wharf, Tavistock - Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
We are currently in discussion with regards to a re-release of my 'The 3 Ages of Magick' album - more news to follow soon...
Thanks as always for your support.
All the best.
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