Rick Wakeman – Nursery Rhymes – SSF 2016

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Mention the name Rick Wakeman to 50 different people and ask them what he does, and you are likely to get 50 different answers!
Thanks to 50,000,000 record sales around the world, which have included more than 150 record and CD releases, 50+ DVDs, soundtracks for more than 25 films, his own award winning radio show on Planet Rock, regular slots on Just a Minute and The News Quiz plus appearing in 7 series of Watchdog with his “rant” on, it’s understandable how Rick has endeared himself to all genres and all ages, a rare accomplishment in this day and age!
Add to that lot numerous other high profile television appearances including those of Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Top Gear, Songs of Praise, Masterchef, Through the Keyhole, Have I Got News For You , Call My Bluff, Celebrity Mastermind, The Chase, Pointless and of course Grumpy Old Men, (of which he was the only celebrity to appear in every single programme) , plus more than 4,000 world-wide concert performances of one sort or another and you have to start wondering where he finds the time to write his “Grumpy Old Rockstar” books , all of which have featured amongst the best sellers.
He is equally at home on a stage with his band The English Rock Ensemble as he is with a symphony orchestra and chamber choir and is equally at home in a 400 seater theatre as he is playing Madison Square Garden.
The one-man show “An Evening With Rick Wakeman” pretty much came about by accident. Quite simply, his gear didn’t arrive for a show and all there was available was a piano and so “An Evening With Rick Wakeman” was born.
These performances are very much “one-offs” and are never done as a tour. The stories change on a regular basis, as does the music. These performances don’t happen very often, which is why each one is very special to Rick for the audience alike.


St Ives will come alive once again as one of Cornwall’s richest cultural experiences delivers a full spectrum of arts from classical to world music, folk and jazz to flamenco, from poetry to theatre, talks and art exhibitions. Tickets for the acts above can be booked now. Artists and events are being added to the line-up all the time and a full programme of events will be available soon. Please take a look at the video below which gives a brief introduction to this year’s Festival.


Rick Wakeman - Nursery Rhymes - SSF 2016

Rick Wakeman – Nursery Rhymes – SSF 2016

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