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Wishbone Ash, eine der einflussreichsten Bands der Rockgeschichte, kehrt Anfang des nächsten Jahres nach Deutschland zurück.
Bei ihren Shows schlagen sie gekonnt die Brücke zwischen alten und neuen Songs und ziehen mit ihrem einzigartigen Sound sowohl langjährige, als auch neue Fans in ihren Bann.
Wishbone Ash wird von den beiden Lead Gitarristen Andy Powell und Mark Abrahams angeführt. Bassist Bob Skeat, der seit 18 Jahren Teil der Band ist, bestimmt mit Joe Crabtree an den Drums das Tempo.
Über die Jahre hinweg hat die Band sich in den verschiedensten Musikstilen ausprobiert, von Folk, Blues und Jazz bis hin zu pedal-to-the-metal Rock und Elektronik.
Doch egal, welcher Stil, Wishbone Ash‘s Markenzeichen ist und bleibt der unverwechselbare Sound der zwei Leadgitarren von dem Bands wie Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden und Opeth beeinflusst wurden.
Es gibt keine andere Rockband, die mehr aus dem „Twin-Guitar“ Konzept gemacht hat als The Ash.
Doris Brendel, a singer of rare talent and pedigree, released her latest album, Eclectica, in May 2017 on Sky-rocket Records recorded in conjunction with producer and multi-instrumentalist Lee Dunham. The daughter of famed classical pianist Alfred Brendel, her distinctive vocals were the driving force behind 1990s alt-rockers The Violet Hour, who were signed to Sony when they released their now revered, classic album ‘The Fire Sermon’ in 1991.
Various projects followed in the consequent years. A collection of recordings with ‘Violet Hour’ producer Pete Brown; an acoustic project featuring a collection of female singers including Sam Brown; A rock project called ‘Holy Cow’ funded by Polygram; a song writing project with producer Dave Beeson; even some dance records signed by Virgin and London Records respectively. Alongside these projects came a number of sessions and show band engagements.
It wasn’t until 2010 that Brendel made time for a dedicated album project, with the result of the exceptional ‘the Last Adventure’. This coincided with the re-release of the ‘Fire Sermon’ along with her back catalogue. This was closely followed by the highly acclaimed ‘Not Utopia’ released in 2012, and the first project with guitarist and producer Lee Dunham, followed by ‘Upside Down World’ in 2015.
2017 has seen the release of the latest chapter in her career: ‘Eclectica, once again reflecting her multi-faceted personality with an eclectic collection of songs popularly described as ‚Progressive Pop‘, and produced by Lee Dunham. ‘Upside Down World‘ spans pop, rock, prog and acoustic styles, confronting happy and sad topics with a humorous, angst-ridden style, blending them into a cocktail of sound and meaning. Think Janis Joplin or Skunk Anansie getting down with the Beatles and Muse.
Brendel has worked with some notable people over the years, including Alvin Lee, Gary Moore, Sam Brown, Joe Brown, Herbie Flowers, and has toured extensively with Marillion as well as Nils Lofgren, John Farnham and Steve Marriott. She was also offered to sing with Pink Floyd on the Great Gig in the Sky tour, which she had to turn down due to already contracted tour commitments. More recently she has completed 2 tours with Wishbone Ash, as well as appearing at various UK festivals. Jan/Feb 2018 marks her first European tour in over a decade and she is supporting Marillion’s Fish in December, as well as singing backing vocals for him, with a possible return to Europe with Fish later in 2018.
Doris Brendel is one of the most accomplished and exciting live singers on the scene. Apart from first-class musicianship, she puts on incredibly visual shows, with outlandish steam-punk costumes and even laser gloves….
VA: E. L. Hartz Promotion