Martin Turner Autumn Tour 2018

Martin Turner Autumn Tour 2018

Martin Turner 2018 AUTUMN POSTER Hi ResMartin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Autumn 2018 to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash – 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album in its entirety.  This follows on from sold-out tours in 2017 and the spring this year during which they performed the seminal 1972 album Argus and 1974’s There’s the Rub.

UK Tour Dates are:


Thurs 13th  Chislehurst Beaverwood Club
Fri 14th   Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion
Sat 15th   Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Fri 21st   Buckley Tivoli
Sat 22nd   St. Helens Citadel Arts Center
Sat 29th   Deal The Astor
Sun 30th   Colchester Arts Centre


Fri 5th               London Boom Boom Club @ Sutton FC
Sat 6th   Pocklington Arts Centre
Sun 7th   Sutton in Ashfield The Diamond
Sun 21st   Cardiff The Globe
Thurs 25th Bilston Robin 2
Fri 26th Darlington The Forum Music Centre
Sat 27th Rotherham Cutlers Arms

For tickets go too: or venue websites.

The current success being enjoyed by Martin Turner includes the worldwide release of a 2CD/1DVD set via Cherry Red Records, called The Beauty of Chaos – Live at the Citadel.  The live album was recorded on the Written in the Stars Tour and features the current line-up of the band.

“This set captures my live band playing my last solo album Written in the Stars in its entirety and a set of the best of Wishbone Ash which I’d personally selected.  We’d been playing this set for quite a few gigs by then, it was all bedded in and every performance was nailing it!  This is another chapter in the story that began in 1970 and I’m still out there playing the music people want to hear. The gig at the Citadel had a great audience and everything came together beautifully. When you get the perfect gig the night you’re recording it’s really special and that’s what we’ve captured here!  I hope everyone will enjoy it!”

Wishbone Ash recently released a limited edition deluxe 30-CD career retrospective boxset, The Vintage Years (1970-1991).   Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material.  

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, who arrived in London in 1969 to embark on their musical journey. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert. The partnership of the original line-up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music’s best loved works and influencing numerous successful bands, resulting in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts – its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Wishbone Ash, Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown. 

In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with his performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history. Martin’s 2018 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue.  The Autumn 2018 tour will feature classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash style plus, of course, a full performance of Wishbone Ash.

Released in December 1970, the debut Wishbone Ash album contained an eclectic mix of progressive rock, hard-rock, blues, jazz and folk influences with the band’s pioneering twin guitar harmonies resplendent throughout. Unlike many bands who developed an identifiable style across the course of several albums, the still youthful  Wishbone Ash set the blueprint with their first offering. Featuring stage favourites such as “Blind Eye”, “Lady Whiskey” and album-closing tour-de-force “Phoenix”, the album received rave reviews from the music media with legendary broadcaster John Peel proclaiming “I haven’t been so impressed with a relatively new band for a long time. Their music is original, exciting and beautifully played.” The album’s appeal has endured five decades of musical change and remains a firm favourite with fans of the band and the classic rock genre. 

It is anticipated that fans will be enthralled by these “vintage album” tours, the likes of which have been so successful for other classic bands.  Further vintage album tours are likely in the future – a genuine last opportunity to hear these much-loved works performed live and in full.

The Beauty of Chaos is available from Amazon ( ) and also digitally on iTunes ( ).

Wishbone Ash – Cover Feature Rock Society Magazine

Wishbone Ash – Cover Feature Rock Society Magazine

Rock Society Mag CoverIf you’re a Wishbone Ash fan, don’t miss the Cover Feature in the May/June issue of Rock Society Magazine.

The feature stretches over 2 issues and in the first feature Martin Turner talks about the band and the new 30 CD Deluxe box set – The Vintage Years, which is out now.   

The July/August issue will feature further interviews with Laurie Wiseman and Andy Powell.




wishbone ash coverIn April 2018, Madfish celebrate Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best-loved rock acts, by releasing a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years. Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material.

Following decades of being starved of unreleased material from the true vintage years from Wishbone Ash, fans will soon be able to enjoy the long-awaited, remastered anthology from this esteemed and influential band in its pure quality in both musical and printed content.

Check out the trailer for the box set here: 

This box set is strictly limited to 2,500 copies and includes all 16 studio albums between 1970-1991, all of which feature bonus material including rare album outtakes, B-sides and 12 previously unreleased studio tracks. These are presented in mini-gatefold sleeves. Three of the 16 albums are currently out of print on CD (Nouveau Calls, Here to Hear & Strange Affair). The box set will feature brand new cover artwork designed by Colin Elgie, the original designer behind the award-winning Live Dates sleeve artwork.

There are 3 original live albums (Live Dates, Live Dates Volume Two & Live in
Tokyo) and 8 previously unreleased live albums (on 11 discs) recorded between 1973 & 1980.

1.        Portsmouth Guildhall 1973 (2CD) from the Wishbone Four / Live Dates tour
2.        Southampton University 1973 from the Wishbone Four / Live Dates tour
3.        Edinburgh Usher Hall 1976 from the New England tour
4.        Marquee Club 1977 from the Front Page News tour
5.        Newcastle City Hall 1977 from the Front Page News tour
6.        Bournemouth Winter Gardens 1978 (2CD) from the No Smoke Without Fire tour
7.        Guildford Civic Hall 1980 (2CD) from the Just Testing tour
8.        Chelmsford Odeon 1980 from the Blowin’ Free tour

All music has been remastered from the original multitrack and ¼” tapes, sourced from Martin Turner and Andy Powell’s personal collections, and from the Universal Music and Atlantic archives.

Accompanying this thorough collection of repertoire is a 156-page coffee table hardback book written by Classic Rock’s Dave Ling, which includes personal photos, rare posters and flyers and collector’s memorabilia.

Fans lucky enough to purchase this set also receive: –
• 36-page poster book covering the early years through to Here to Hear.
• Four reproductions of original posters for:
Christmas at the Palace Dec 1973
Live Dates European tour – Hamburg Musikhalle 1974
Europe 1975 tour
Front Page News tour – Empire Pool Wembley 1977
• A Facsimile MCA debut album promo pack.
• A 7″ flexi disc for the single Blind Eye, the first of the 11 Japanese singles series
• Individually signed photos of each band member: Martin Turner, Andy Powell, Ted Turner, Steve Upton and Laurie Wisefield.

Talking about the release, founder member Martin Turner explains, “I looked after most of these tape recordings for decades, wondering when they would ever see the light of day and I am very glad that they will at last be available for everyone to hear. I wanted to mix the live performances myself, but being a busy chap and not famous for my speediness, we decided to give it all to the wonderful Pete Reynolds whom I believe has done a brilliant job of mixing and remastering a massive collection of work. It’s almost like having one’s whole musical life in one box. It certainly represents the most comprehensive Wishbone collection that I know of and I hope you enjoy it.

Andy Powell agrees, “It’s truly amazing to look back at the musically fertile 70s and 80s and wonder at the sheer amount of incredible creative output from our band. We had great roots and a really strong blue-print for success. I feel blessed to have played my part in it all and I’m truly thankful that it’s set the course for my entire life and all the music that’s followed, as the band continues to live on into the 21st century.”

Rarely is an anthology of this quality ever released… Wishbone Ash: The Vintage Years is so comprehensive and lovingly-compiled, with such beautiful and quality accompanying material … if ever there was a box set not to miss, this is it!

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