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WILKO JOHNSON + special guest John Otway
Sat 25 Apr 2020

WILKO JOHNSON + special guest John Otway

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Following a remarkable recovery from a diagnosis of terminal cancer, WILKO JOHNSON the original Dr Feelgood guitarist, actor (Game of Thrones character Ser ilyn Payne) and all round national treasure has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena, including a No. 1 album, Going Back Home with Roger Daltrey, a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall to mark his 70th birthday. He recently released Blow Your Mind, his first album of new material in decades. 

Wilko is famed for his blistering chop-chord strumming action (the 'stab', as he describes it), a technique inspired by his admiration of the late Pirates guitarist Mick Green. With this electrifying sound, his trademark black-suited, scowling look and his characteristic strut, Wilko became one of the guitar heroes of the 1970s and beyond, not to mention on of rock 'n' roll's most extraordinary characters. Alongside his original Feelgood bandmates, he is also widely acknowledged as a forefather of punk on both sides of the Atlantic, with fans ranging from Joe Strummer to Blondie.

Following a stint with Ian Dury & The Blockheads in the 1980s, he formed the Wilko Johnson Band, with Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy. Featuring former Blockhead Dylan Howe on drums, the trio is known as one of the most exciting r'n'b bands in the world today.

With special guest, Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure JOHN OTWAY.

7.30PM | £34.50
Sat 25 Apr07:30PM Book
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