A Fellow of the Royal College of Music, Professor of the London College of Music, former YES keyboard player, Watchdog presenter and renowned Grumpy Old Man . . . Rick Wakeman has led a rich and varied life!

Now, in his one-man show, which comes to Lighthouse, Poole, next Friday, he recounts hilarious and unlikely anecdotes from a career that has included musical collaborations with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John, as well as worldwide tours with YES and his own band The English Rock Ensemble, punctuated by displays of dazzling virtuosity on the piano.

Classically trained pianist Rick was a much-sought-after session musician in the late 60s and early 70s when he played on more than 2,000 records by a wide variety of artists which included such diverse talents as Cilla Black, John Williams, Marc Bolan and Black Sabbath.

In the early 70s, he found fame in his own right as a member of The Strawbs and then YES. As a solo artist and with YES, he has sold more than 50,000,000 albums.

He has written a number of film scores and regularly takes part in The News Quiz, Just A Minute and It’s Your Round on BBC Radio 4.

As he takes his show on the road one more time, come along and find out why life is rarely dull for Rick or those around him.

Rick will be supported on this tour by The Cadbury Sisters.

  • For tickets and information, contact Lighthouse in Poole on 0844 406 8666.