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PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 September 2012

Giltrap & Wakeman

Giltrap & Wakeman


A GUITAR legend has joined forces with a keyboard whizz to produce a show for The Playhouse in Weston.

Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman are setting off on the UK leg of their Ravens & Lullabies tour.

Fresh from four years of touring with the classic progressive rock band YES, Oliver was contacted by Gordon with a request for his keyboards services for an album idea he had.

Within 24 hours, the initial idea had changed beyond recognition and a full-blown collaborative project was in the making.

Oliver and Gordon have now embarked upon this new chapter in their careers and are currently touring with their debut album Ravens & Lullabies.

Featuring a variety of guitars and keyboards, these shows will be the first public performances of a selection of pieces from the new album, as well as new arrangements of classic material from both of their retrospective careers.

Gordon Giltrap is well-known for his varied musical output and Heartsong, a hit single from the album Perilous Journey in 1977, the theme for the BBC’s long-running Holiday programme.

Following 10 solo albums in a variety of styles, Oliver Wakeman, joined the legendary band YES in 2008, touring with them up until mid-2011.

Appearing in venues across North and South America, Europe and the UK as a solo artist, with YES and folk rock band The Strawbs, Oliver has become a well-respected, live performing musician to add to his other talents as composer, songwriter, lyricist, arranger and producer.

The duo will appear at The Playhouse on September 27.

Tickets, priced at £13.50-15, are available on 01934 645544 or online at

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win tickets to the show.

To enter, answer the following question:

Heartsong was the theme tune for which programme?

Send you answer, along with a daytime telephone number to Giltrap and Wakeman Competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS231LW by September 14.

Alternatively, click on the link at the top right of the screen to enter.

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