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Friday 9th September

Celestial Fire – show starts 8pm!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

CELESTIAL FIRE brings together the solo releases of DAVE BAINBRIDGE, including his epic and acclaimed self-titled album, along with music from his band IONA.

Featuring Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Strawbs, Jack Bruce) the wonderful voice of Sally Minnear (Lord of the Dance), bass genius Simon Fitzpatrick (Carl Palmer), Frank van Essen (Iona, Barbara Dixon, Within Temptation) and Dave Brons (Solo Artist, Guitar Idol Top 10).

Some fairly impressive reviews as well:

“Dave is the worlds most underrated guitarist AND keyboardist in any genre; and this spectacular album (Celestial Fire) proves it. If this doesn’t rocket him into the Prog firmament, then I’m a girl from Surrey”- Troy Donockley (Nightwish, The Bad Shepherds)

“Fluid, emotional guitar playing, epic keyboard work and expansive compositions combine into one of this generation’s most powerful and original musical voices” – John Kellogg (producer – Chicago, Foreigner, Black Crows, Deep Purple, ELP etc)

“A genius of immeasurable proportions… working with artists as varied as Buddy Guy, Jack Bruce and IONA. If you’re unfamiliar it’s time to make amends” – Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett etc, etc)

“Soaring guitar passages, stunning keyboard work, and inspirational waves of orchestral prog… moments of startling musical fury giving way to pastoral acoustic moments… majestic music and thoughtful lyrics… more than once I had tears in my eyes” – Bert Saraco (Tollbooth)

And from the first live dates Autumn 2015, the feedback has been amazing:

“What a gig! Beautiful music, amazing musicians”

“Dave is almost like Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman rolled into one! Sally Minnear is a lovely singer. It was one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen/heard”.

“What a fantastic evening of music…It was so good to hear some of Celestial Fire played live and the musicianship from all involved was out of this world. Sally Minnear was incredible, Frank van Essen on the drums absolutely nailed it. Dave Brons was clearly loving every single note he was playing and that was infectious. Simon Fitzpatrick on bass was on another level. What a talent…what an amazing night”.

Not sure we can add much more to that; the last show here was pretty busy (cover pic actually taken at that show) and we expect this one to be much the same!