Going strong 40 years on!

BARCLAY James Harvest have been around in one form or another for nearly 40 years. For the reason, look no further than the durability of their music, full of imagination and – just as important – melody. BJH were one of the first bands to go on the road

BARCLAY James Harvest have been around in one form or another for nearly 40 years.

For the reason, look no further than the durability of their music, full of imagination and - just as important - melody.

BJH were one of the first bands to go on the road with an orchestra - and were probably the only rock group with their own orchestra!

Excellent musicianship was always their trademark, before differences within the band led to a split.


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Lead guitarist John Lees now tours with former original keyboard man Woolly Wolstenholme as John Lees' Barclay James Harvest.

Meanwhile, bass man Les Holroyd is on the road as Barclay James Harvest Featuring Les Holroyd, which included original drummer Mel Pritchard, until his death in 2004.

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Holroyd brings his band to Cambridge Corn Exchange on March 16 at 7.30pm.

It comprises seasoned musicians, including lead guitarist Mike Byron-Hehir, formerly of Sad Café.

Although they are expected to play some old BJH favourites, they will bring their sound up to date with more recent Holroyd songs.

Tickets are £24.50 and £23.50.

Contact the Corn Exchange box office on 01223 357851.

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