Electric Strawbs

Electric Strawbs

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This is an impressive combination of terrific talent to showcase some enduring compositions

With their deep roots and immense creativity, the electric Strawbs offer a show just too good to miss.

Following their superb acoustic inauguration in Britain’s fertile 1960s world of traditional folk, the innovative music of the Strawbs had to open out to develop a richer, electric framework to accommodate ambitious new compositions.

By expanding their soundscape, with the addition of such luminaries as keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, their catalogue took on a new grandeur, resulting in sales of over three million for albums such as 'Hero and Heroine', 'Grave New World' and 'Bursting at the Seams'.

In fact the whole effect, sales-wise, was electric, as seven consecutive Strawbs LPs featured in the US Billboard top 200 chart. Rick Wakeman left his mark before decamping to the ranks of Yes, but two other classically trained Wakemans were lured by the Strawbs talent - Adam and his brother - Oliver Wakeman.

It says something for the Strawbs prestige that they’ve had three Wakemans in the line-up!

As ever, the resourceful and imaginative Dave Cousins fronts the show, and in addition to long-time regulars - Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk, the electric Strawbs are proud to have Tony Fernandez on drums, and Dave Bainbridge on keyboards.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £20
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by The Apex

The song writing was phenomenal, and the way the trio embellished sublime melodies with supreme harmonies and incredible instrumentation made their performance unforgettable.

Philadelphia Examiner, 2011

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