Wilson & Wakeman
FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY 2024
WILSON & WAKEMAN
Wilson & Wakeman are back in Kirton for their fifth appearance at Town Hall Live. Their four previous concerts in 2018 – 2021 have been the highlights of each year.
With Damian Wilson on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam Wakeman on keyboards, vocals and acoustic guitar, we know it will be an evening of great musicianship, great songs, great atmosphere and jovial banter between themselves and the audience, with stories and memories from their touring careers.
Damian Wilson is most widely known for his contribution to the progressive rock genre, as lead singer in bands such as Threshold, Headspace and Rick Wakeman’s English Rock Ensemble. As a solo artist he has released six solo albums and a retrospective compilation. The latest, released in late 2021, was ‘Limehouse to Lechlade’, which refers to the navigable length of the River Thames heading upstream from Central London to the Cotswolds. Damian loved his many years living on river boats and travelling the Thames is special for him. The album has an underlying concept throughout and represents our journey through life. Damian has also featured in over 70 albums in his career and played the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Damian has one of the most versatile voices in rock, with an incredible vocal range.
Adam Wakeman is best known as the keyboard player with Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. He has played with them for over 15 years. He has released nine albums with his father Rick, as well as releasing five solo albums. In November 2021 he released ‘A Handful of Memories’, his first contemporary piano album in 25 years. It reflects Adam’s experiences over the years including family trips, his touring family and places that hold special memories for him. He co-wrote the 2010 platinum solo album ‘Scream’ with Ozzy and has also toured with the likes of Travis, Annie Lennox and 10cc.
As a duo, Damian and Adam have released three albums, ‘Weir Keeper’s Tale’ in 2016 and ‘The Sun will Dance in its Twilight Hour’ in 2018 and ‘Stripped’ in 2019. The latter is a ‘live’ studio album featuring songs from their 2018 tour and are the staples of their concerts. It has just Damian and Adam playing acoustic guitar and keyboard and includes many of their own songs and choice covers such as Life on Mars and Feel Like Going Home. They will release their fourth ‘Can We Leave The Light On A Little Longer’ containing ten new songs on January 12th.
Advance tickets for this concert are priced at £15 and can be purchased from Morrisons Daily (Kirton), Brian on 01652 649230 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wegottickets.com