Fresh from 2017/18 shows which have featured Wishbone Ash’s seminal albums
Argus, There’s the Rub and Wishbone Ash in their entirety, Martin Turner and his
band return to the concert stages in Spring 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash and perform another classic album –
1976’s New England.
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 British rock
acts – its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.