Martin Barre set to give Jethro Tull fans a classic night

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. 

Album sales exceeded 60 million and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s guitar playing earned him respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on the Tull classic Aqualung. 

His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy in 1988.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with legends Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the classic music from the Tull catalogue. 

His band is a total commitment to give Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. 

The Martin Barre Band will be onstage at 8.30pm at the Robin 2, Bilston, on Wednesday January 23.