Rick Wakeman Whitehills golf club, Dane End near Ware Review – Johnny Tait

rick-wakemanRick Wakeman

Whitehills golf club, Dane End near Ware

August 11th 2016

Reviewer Johnny Tait


This golf club venue played host to one of the showbiz giants on a special Thursday evening gig, when their members were entertained by former Yes, keyboard player and Comedians Golf Society member Rick Wakeman.

Having sold millions of records worldwide and performed to packed audiences in the largest of venue across the globe, Rick came to Hertfordshire, representing the comedians golf society, for this charity event, which raised funds to facilitate the purchase of a special motorized wheelchair for a six-year-old local boy.

Throughout the show the audience were enthralled by the fascinating and amusing tales of

Rick’s career as a session musician and performer. The tales included how he helped the former Beatles member George Harrison record the best-selling single Morning has Broken. Mr Wakeman’s input with the late David Bowie, on the classic ‘Space Oddity’ album and the hit single ‘Life on Mars’, from the Hunky Dory album, interspersed being treated to what in my opinion is the finest keyboard playing anyone could possibly wish to hear.

The live entertainment side of the evening was arranged and compered by C.G.S Chairman Miki Travis. There was also an appearance, as supporting artiste, by impressionist Drew Cameron, whose performance was recently reviewed here in UK Cabaret.


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