Dynamic showman Carl Palmer drums up a storm

Carl Palmer
Carl Palmer

The Classic legends of Rock & Folk Super Tour 2015 brings Carl Palmer (ex-Emerson Lake & Palmer) and his band to Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, on February 27 (8pm).

Wishbone Ash original founding member Martin Turner also brings his band.

Spokeswoman Christine Loewy said: “Carl Palmer is one of the world’s greatest drummers. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades while playing with such memorable bands as Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Asia.

“Carl’s incredible reputation came to the fore with the magnificent Emerson Lake & Palmer whose music is reproduced here under the auspice of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

Emerson Lake & Palmer were one of the biggest rock bands in the world throughout the ’70s and ’80s.

“Martin Turner was a founding member of Wishbone Ash. As singer, bassist and songwriter, Martin played a distinctive part in the development of the unique musical identity that enveloped the band through their high-quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.”

In recent years Martin Turner, following a break from touring, has delighted audiences with performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash history. Joined by the twin guitars of Ray Hatfield and Danny Wilson, powered by drummer Tim Brown, Martin’s superb band breathes new life into those unforgettable songs.”

Also on the bill are The Strawbs.

Call 01444 455440.