Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival are proudly presenting, in partnership with the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, a very special concert with the legendary Rick Wakeman.
Initially inspired by the unprecedented reaction to his performance of David Bowie’s Life On Mars on BBC Radio 2 in early 2016, Piano Portraits features instrumental versions of hits Rick originally performed on Space Oddity, Morning Has Broken & Wondrous Stories, as well as music specifically chosen for their wonderful melodies, including Stairway To Heaven, Help and Eleanor Rigby. He also added a selection of some of his favourite classical pieces (Berceuse, Clair de Lune & Swan Lake).
During his show, Rick will be performing much of the music from Piano Portraits as well as other popular choices from his piano show repertoire all interspersed, of course, with ludicrous and hilarious anecdotes about his rather colourful life, all told in his own inimitable fashion as a now well established raconteur.
Rick’s one man shows are extremely popular and consistently sell out and with the success of Piano Portraits the trend is set to continue.
For tickets please book direct with the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.