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April 29, 2010 by  

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Wishbone Ash video

Wishbone Ash release their first official single for 20 years on May 17th entitled Reason to Believe and it is currently sat at the no. 1 spot in the Play.com pre order chart. Check out the video here:

Lead singer Andy Powell appears on Johnnie Walker’s Radio 2 show on May 16th and other interviews including Planet Rock, Total Rock Radio and BFBS are online.

Wishbone Ash are set to release their first single in over twenty years. Following a fan-based Facebook campaign the band went into the studio and recorded Reason to Believe which will be released on 17th May 2010.

Reason to Believe lays down a marker to a whole new set of fans. Though aware of the band’s iconic name many may not realise that Wishbone Ash are still tearing it up musically and continuing to take it to the streets with over 150 live dates worldwide this year alone. The single brings together the traditional aspects of Wishbone Ash including the twin guitar attack but the production adds a modern twist. The result? An über radio friendly single that hooks the listener on first play.

The band’s previous official single Cosmic Jazz / T Bone Shuffle was released in 1989. In the intervening years Wishbone Ash has been touring relentlessly as well as releasing new albums and DVDs to an ever growing army of fans new and old. Last year the band celebrated 40 years of making music, embarking on a full European tour to promote their anniversary DVD Live in London. Lead singer and Flying V guitar supremo Andy Powell appeared on Cerys Matthews’ BBC 6 Show as well as numerous Rock stations including Planet Rock, Rock Radio, Total Rock Radio and BBC radio shows. The anniversary was also marked with a feature on Andy in The Word magazine and this year sees Andy Powell feature in Classic Rock magazine.

2010 again will see Wishbone Ash on the road around the world including a UK tour in April to promote Reason to Believe. You can follow the band’s every move via their interactive and highly addictive website, www.wishboneash.com, and you can catch the band live in the UK at the following dates: April – 22-Gloucester / 23 – Exeter / 24 – Frome / 25 – Poole / 28 – Edinburgh / 29 – Glasgow / 30 – Manchester / May – 1 – Carlisle / 4 – Leeds / 6 – Morecambe / 7 – Runcorn / 8 – Birkenhead / 9 – Wolverhampton / 10 – Milton Keynes / 13 – Cambridge / 15 – London

As part of last year’s anniversary celebrations the band played an exclusive show and party at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Special guests (and former band members) Ben Granfelt, Mark Birch & Mervyn Spence did an incredible job and their contributions to the long history of Wishbone Ash can be seen and heard on the current DVD.

The Shepherd’s Bush show was more than a party, it was a celebration of the rich 40 year history of Wishbone Ash and a thank you to the fans who have supported Andy and the guys over the years. A lot has changed since the band’s inception back in 1969, but the one constant? Andy Powell & his dedication to the music and the fans. It has never wavered. He may be the soul & inspiration of the band, but due credit must be given to Bob Skeat, Muddy Manninen, and Joe Crabtree, for they are most certainly the heart.


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