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Rick Wakeman’s Son Adam Expands His Reputation With Wilson & Wakeman

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Adam Wakeman, the son of prog rock figurehead Rick Wakeman, is continuing to add to his own distinguished reputation as a keyboard player and composer. The Sun Will Dance In Its Twilight Hour is his newly-released second album as one half of Wilson & Wakeman, with writer-vocalist Damian Wilson (pictured above, with Adam on the left). It now offers up an edited radio mix single of ‘Better Than That,’ one of the tracks that features in this album taster:

Travis lead guitarist Andy Dunlop is among the guests on the 10-track album, which also features Ash Soan on drums,  Tony Woollard on cello and  Hayley Sanderson on backing vocals. The set is the follow-up tom Wilson & Wakeman’s first release together, 2016’s Weir Keeper’s Tale.

Adam is widely known for his work in his own name and with his band Headspace, and as the keyboard player, and sometimes guitarist, in Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath’s bands, as well as for Snakecharmer. He played on, and co-wrote four songs for, Osbourne’s highly successful 2010 album Scream.

He also recorded six albums with his father as Wakeman with Wakeman and has also worked with Slash, 10cc, Travis, Annie Lennox and many others. Wakeman  was part of Black Sabbath’s band on their The End tour of 2016-17, which played to some 1.5 million people in 30 countries

Wilson has five solo albums to his name, including the most recent, Built For Fighting. He’s played on some 70 album projects in the rock arena, including Adam’s band Headspace, plus Ayreon, Threshold and Wakeman Sr’s English Rock Ensemble. He also played the lead role of Jean Valjean in Cameron Mackintosh’s touring production of Les Misérables and has worked with Mark Knopfler’s close collaborator Guy Fletcher.

Wilson & Wakeman recently completed an extensive UK tour, followed by dates in Holland and Germany.

Explore our Rick Wakeman Artist Page.

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  1. Betsye j. Lee

    April 12, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Wow!these two men have really been around!I remember listening to Rick wakemans albums of yes fame,and enventually,solo works with his own band:the English rock ensemble.my favorite album being:no earthly connection!(from:1976).

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