Ashcon 2018 - Update

Plans have now been finalised for our special event and highlight of the upcoming Wishbone Ash XLIX tour ASHCON 2018. The event will be held at the Y Theatre in Leicester on Saturday October 13th.

Doors will open at midday and first on stage will be our old friends The Flying Vs. Jeff Grant and the boys are no strangers to Ashcon and I’m sure that you will enjoy their tribute performance.

This will be followed by an acoustic performance by our very special guest for the day Mervyn “Spam” Spence. Spam has recently completed a Masters Degree in Music Composition. He returned to live in his native Ireland back in 2015. He told me that the great thing about living in Ireland is that it gives you space to breathe and he felt creative again. This started him exploring new song ideas. He is aiming to go back on the road again in 2019 and perform his new material. His performance will therefore be the start of a new chapter in his life.

The convention will then be graced by a performance by Wishbone Ash themselves which as usual will include updates from Andy of life on the road. Always a popular performance in an informal setting and laying the scene for the evenings entertainment.

Doors will re-open at 7-30 pm when we will be treated to a performance by French guitar wonder Felix Rabin. Now living in Switzerland, 23 year old Felix has played the Montreaux Jazz Festival among a slew of other shows. He cites his influences as Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pink Floyd. He is finalising plans for the release of his debut album in early 2019.

Then the highlight of the year, a full extended set by Wishbone Ash. This will include an appearance by our Special Guest Mervyn Spam Spence. As usual the boys will pull out all the stops to make this show one not to miss.

Tickets are selling fast and this event will certainly sell out. Please order your tickets now to avoid disappointment. They are available from either myself in store at www.wishboneash.com or directly from the venue www.leicesterymca.co.uk/theatre/

Guy Roberts

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