Marshall 50th Anniversary Gig

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Last night saw the most anticipated gig of the year: The Marshall 50th Anniversary & Jim Marshall Tribute Concert, which took place at Wembley Arena, London.

With appearances from some of the most talented and well known artists who use Marshall back lines, it was a gig I couldn’t miss.

From the articulate opening played by the house band (Chris George – guitar, Brian Tichy – drums, Jaz Lochrie – bass, Adam Wakeman – keys), through the crushing metal of Zakk Wylde/Kerry King, and a moving performance by Joe Satriani, to the finale of Smoke on the Water, featuring more than 8 guitarists and no less than 3 drummers: The whole night was faultless.

Particular highlights for me were:
Satch paying tribute to the late Jim Marshall with ‘Always With Me, Always With You’.
Satch and Paul Gilbert (aka G2, lol) doing a quick ad hoc blues shootout.
Paul Gilbert playing Cheap Sunglasses.
Billy Duffy and Corey Taylor playing/singing ‘Lil Devil.
The outrageous vocal range of Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and Glenn Hughes.
Al Murray playing the drums… Twice!
Brian Tichy showing what an outstanding drummer he is!

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The gig was organised by Chris George, Marshall’s official product demonstrator, and new product coordinator.
Chris, who played in the house band at last nights gig, tweeted afterwards: “I’m at a complete loss for words. Tonight was everything I’d ever hoped it to be. Thank you ALL so much.” Chris also posted the following photo on his twitter feed: @chrisgeorgeband

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