Ravens and Lullabies by Giltrap and Wakeman Tour Confirmed
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Oliver Wakeman and Gordon Giltrap’s “Raven’s and Lullabies” full electric band to tour UK in April

Gordon Giltrap – guitars
Oliver Wakeman (ex Yes) – keyboards / vocals
Paul Manzi (Arena / Oliver Wakeman Band) – lead vocals / guitar
Steve Anderson (Threshold) – bass / vocals
Johanne James (Threshold / Kyrbgrinder) – drums
Nick Kendall (Rock of Ages) – guitar / vocals

Following the success of their “Ravens and Lullabies” album and a one-off electric appearance at the Summers End Festival, Lydney in October 2013, Gordon and Oliver return for a short full-band tour in April 2014.

“Ravens” marks an unlikely return to electric music for legendary guitarist Gordon Giltrap whose 40 year career spans acoustic virtuosity and three crucial progressive rock albums in the 1970s, “Visionary”, “Perilous Journey” and “Fear of the Dark”.  His 1978 hit single “Heartsong” was used as the theme music for the BBC “Holiday” programme for many years. He made three appearances on “Top of the Pops” and five on “The Old Grey Whistle Test”.

Following a successful solo career, Oliver Wakeman went on to become a member of The Strawbs and then Yes until 2011, where he played in large venues all over the world.  Oliver and Gordon have been playing to sold out venues all over the country as a duo, but this tour marks probably the only opportunity to see them in full band mode.

The rest of the “Raven’s and Lullabies” band is something of a who’s who of Progressive Rock. It includes Paul Manzi, currently singer in Arena, Johanne James and Steve Anderson, currently to be found as the rhythm section of Prog Metal band Threshold, and brilliant guitarist Nick Kendall, fresh from “Rock of Ages” in the West End.

The Dates:

3rd April  St Johns Church Farncombe     www.wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic    01483 421520

4th April  The Cellar, Southampton           www.southamptoncellar.com   023 8063 2601

5th April  The Montgomery hall, Wath    www.classicrocksociety.co.uk    07914 929690

6th April  The Robin, Bilston                         http://www.therobin.co.uk                    01902 401211

24th April  The Bedford, Balham                                www.seetickets.com/Event/gordon-giltrap-and-oliver-wakeman-s/the-bedford/767800                                                                               0845 6890793

25th April  Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve     www.cleeveconcerts.co.uk         0844 576 2210

26th April  Mr Kyps, Poole                            www.mrkyps.net                            01202 748945

27th April  The Vic, Swindon                        www.thevicswindon.com            01793 535713