Get a Move on to buy tickets for Roy Wood in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 15:12 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06 03 October 2016

You can see Roy Wood in concert at The Alban Arena in St Albans

You can see Roy Wood in concert at The Alban Arena in St Albans

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A former member of The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard will be performing his greatest hits in St Albans.

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Roy Wood & His Band will be appearing live at The Alban Arena on Sunday, October 16.

They will be playing classic hits from the singer’s various groups, including I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Flowers In The Rain, Blackberry Way, California Man, See My Baby Jive, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday and many more.

Born in Birmingham, Roy’s first instrument was drums, which is the only instrument he has ever had any tuition on.

Influenced by Hank Marvin’s sound, he took up playing guitar, and formed a group called The Falcons at the age of 14.

At 17, the English singer-songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist became founder of The Move.

The band went on to enjoy multiple chart successes with songs including Flowers In The Rain, which reached number two in the chart, and was the first record to be played on BBC Radio One.

The Move later scored a number one hit in the British singles chart with Blackberry Way.

In 1970, Roy teamed up with fellow Birmingham songwriter Jeff Lynne, who joined The Move for their final two albums.

Roy had an ambition over a number of years to form a classically based band featuring live strings instead of the conventional guitar line-up.

Together with Jeff and drummer Bev Bevan, they formed The Electric Light Orchestra.

Roy also enjoyed huge success with See My Baby Jive glam rockers Wizzard in the 1970s.

Roy Wood’s St Albans concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £28.50.

Support comes from The Cold Heart Revue.

• Visit the Arena website at www.alban-arena.co.uk or call the box office on 01727 844488.

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