IT'S NOT often Tadley gets treated to a visit from a classic rock legend, but at 7pm on Saturday, November 8, Wishbone Ash will finish their Making Tracks British Tour in the town.

Formed more than 30 years ago, Wishbone Ash pioneered the twin lead guitar experience which went on to influence the likes of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden.

Wishbone Ash has its roots in the English seaside resort of Torquay. Founding member Martin Turner - born in Torquay on October 1, 1947 - had started playing guitar at the age of 14 on a "beat-up old Spanish instrument" before moving to bass, but had displayed a musical talent from a much earlier age, having sung in a church choir.

An exceptional recording and touring career has seen Wishbone Ash weather many changes in record labels, personnel and musical trends and they have released a vast back catalogue of albums including the multi-million selling Argus, an all-time classic rock album.

Arguably the band's strongest release to this point (and later revered by many as being the finest of their career), the album featured references to time, history and war throughout the album's music and packaging.

Tracks such as The King Will Come, Warrior and Throw Down the Sword have featured in the band's live set to this day.

The current line-up is Andy Powell on guitars and vocals, Ben Granfelt on guitars and vocals, Bob Skeat on bass and vocals, and Ray Weston on drums.

All profits will go to the charity seeAbility and tickets are available from The Badgers Wood pub in Baughurst, priced £15.

For further information, ring Colin on 07909 723166 or Paul on 07971 862143.