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There is a real treat in store at The Cellars at Eastney for lovers of progressive rock when THE STEVE HOWE TRIO appear on Friday 13th September. Steve Howe appeared with the band Yes for the first time in 1970, first appearing on "The Yes Album" their much acclaimed third (and breakthrough) album, and has played a prominent role throughout, remaining a member of this phenomenal band to this day On "The Yes Album" the band explored longer songs with "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", and "Perpetual Change", foreshadowing the many side-length tracks that followed on "Close to The Edge", "Tales From Topographic Oceans", and "Relayer". Back in 1981 Steve also became a founder member of Asia, a veritable prog rock supergroup of four muiscians, the others being John Wetton (King Crimson/Roxy Music/Uriah Heap) on bass, Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer/The Crazy World of Arthur Brown/Atomic Rooster) on drums, and Steve's bandmate from Yes - Geoff Downes on keyboards . In 2007, Steve formed the THE STEVE HOWE TRIO, together with his eldest son Dylan Howe on drums & Ross Stanley on organ. Dylan Howe began drumming at the age of 10. He joined Ian Dury & The Blockheads in 1997, and following Ian Dury's death in 2000 has continued to play for The Blockheads to this day. He also replaced Steve Monti as drummer in the The Wilko Johnson Band, with Wilko on guitar and vocals, and Norman Watt-Roy on bass. He features on the albums 'The Best Of Wilko Johnson Volumes 1 and 2'. Sessions include working with Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Nick Cave, David Gilmour, Mick Jones, Damon Albarn, Ben E King and many more. Ross Stanley's keyboard skills have kept him in high demand - he's played with jazz names such as Will Vinson, Dennis Rollins, Guy Barker, Joel Frahm, Liane Carroll, Stan Sulzman, Steve Arguelles, John Paracelli, Bobby Wellins, Clark Tracey, as well as being a regular member of the Jim Mullen Organ Trio, the Mark McKnight Organ Quartet and the Jacqui Dankworth Band. Apart from THE STEVE HOWE TRIO, Ross has also toured with Deodato and has recorded for Trevor Horn, Simply Red and many others. Soon after their 2007 formation, tours followed for THE STEVE HOWE TRIO in the UK, Canada and Europe, producing recordings on their 2010 live album, called - appropriately - ‘Travelling‘ .The gigs and subsequent album showcased Steve Howe's compositions and the hard bop jazz of Dylan Howe and Ross Stanley, a cross breed of music inspired by the recordings of Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith, new arrangements of Steve's own tunes (like 'Mood For A Day') and - of course - the music of Yes. In 2008 THE STEVE HOWE TRIO released a studio album, The Haunted Melody, and after further touring followed in March 2010 a live album, Travelling, was released, taken from their shows in the UK and Canada in 2008. By now, Yes & Asia were both active in touring and recording, which left Steve little time to work with the Trio, so Steve chose to leave Asia in January of this year. This has freed up space to continue to work with THE STEVE HOWE TRIO, and as well as the September tour in the UK the band release their second studio album. (Steve has also released no less than 19 solo albums!) Reinvention is the key to musical development, so THE STEVE HOWE TRIO will be attempting to raise the bar even further with their new pieces, and select songs from their previous repertoire, to make a rounded show of the talents held within this exceptional lineup. Make sure you don't miss this "up close and personal" gig - you are STRONGLY advised to buy your advance tickets (£20) NOW via http://www.thecellars.co.uk/events/steve-howe-trio (secure website). You can also purchase in person after 7.30.p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday - just speak to the door staff! Tickets can also be booked in person from Eastney Community Centre in Bransbury Park, Monday-Friday 10am-3pm Tickets may be reserved by phone 023 9282 6249 on the day of the show only – call from 5 pm onwards. They will be held for you until 8. p.m and then reallocated on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any card payments. If you need to get cash on the night of a show, there is a shop a few doors from the venue with a cash machine – open until 10pm. The Cellars at Eastney is at 56 Cromwell Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9PN.