The front line of Strawbs for the tour is as it was in 1974 comprising leader David Cousins guitar & vocals, Dave Lambert lead guitar & vocals, and bass player Chas Cronk.
This time around, though, STRAWBS will be joined by ADAM WAKEMAN, son of Rick, the UK’s hottest young keyboard player, for their 2014 UK tour.
In the 1970s Strawbs had seven consecutive albums on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and globally sold over three million albums including ‘Bursting At The Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, and ‘Hero and Heroine’.
Adam Wakeman was born in 1974 and started playing classical piano at the age of eight. Much of his early touring was with his father Rick Wakeman in the UK, Europe, Russia, South America, and the USA and Canada.
Rick Wakeman was the first Strawbs keyboard player before he left to join Yes. Adam Wakeman has previously toured and recorded with Strawbs, as has his brother Oliver Wakeman, an unprecedented sequence of events! No other band has had three Wakemen in the line-up!
At the age of 24 Adam Wakeman won the award as “Best New Talent” in America’s ‘Keyboard Magazine’. He is currently touring the world with Black Sabbath, has recently toured as part of Slash and Friends, and has recorded and toured with Annie Lennox.
Strawbs will be joined on drums by Adam Falkner who has played for the past year with Dido. Another recent highlight of his career was acting as MD for multi-million selling singer Amy Macdonald.
Snd on guitar, keyboards, harmonica, accordian and vocals Chris Euesden continues to perform a mixture of original material and covers as a soloist, and also as front man with Blonde on Bob (playing nothing but the music of Bob Dylan) and in Americana R’n’B outfit The Basement Band.
In 2011 Blonde on Bob had two tracks included on a double cd released to celebrate Dylan’s 70th birthday alongside Martin Simpson, Christine Collister, Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds and 25 other notable folk and contemporary artists. Although he’s old enough to know better (!) Chris is currently recording with a new release planned later this year.