With a December Date At The Lighthouse, Poole

Rick Wakeman

Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is delighted to announce keyboard wizard RICK WAKEMAN is to bring The Grumpy Old Christmas Show to the Concert Hall on Sunday 15 December as part of an eight-date UK tour.

Tickets go on sale online at 9am on Thursday 30 May and 10am by phone and in person from the box office.

The Grumpy Old Christmas Show will combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting stories and revealing insights into Rick’s lengthy and varied career in an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from YES and Rick’s own solo epics, as well as David Bowie’s early hits, fantastic arrangements of Beatlesí tunes and much, much more. Itís all interspersed with Rickís knockabout (and sometimes bawdy) humour.

World renowned as a keyboard player, both as a member of YES and as a solo artist, Rick rightly enjoys an enviable reputation for his virtuosity, creative flair and wicked sense of humour. A true rock legend, with more than 50 million albums sold in five decades his music continues to reach new generations of fans.

Rick made British chart history when his Piano Portraits album became the first solo piano instrumental album to enter the Top 10 on release – a feat he repeated with last yearís Piano Odyssey. To accompany The Grumpy Old Christmas Show a new record, Christmas Portraits, will be released on 29 November containing favourite seasonal songs ñ plus the usual Wakeman surprises!

“It’s a simple choice,” says Rick, ìChristmas concerts or traipsing round the shops – no contest, really! Seriously, it’s just so lovely to do some Christmas shows; itís such a great time of year.”

Sunday 15TH December
7.30pm (Concert Hall)
Tickets & information 01202 280000


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