Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Yes, it,COs Been a While, but it,COs Still Fun

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Yes, it,COs Been a While, but it,COs Still Fun

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JUST like a fine wine, Jon Anderson reckons his solo show is getting better with age.

The former Yes front man will be in the country in March for his first solo shows, including his first Byron Bay Bluesfest appearance in a decade.

The author and creative force behind Yes epics Close to the Edge, Awaken and The Gates of Delirium, Anderson has long been a respected vocalist and songwriter.

Between his work with Yes, Greek musician Vangelis and his solo projects, Anderson has a huge back catalogue to draw from for his new solo show An Intimate Evening with Jon Anderson.

C[pounds sterling]I play the songs that I wrote for Yes and with Vangelis virtually as I wrote them,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]I keep it very simple so people can hear the lyrics.

C[pounds sterling]I also tell stories about songs and what happened to me in my life.C[yen]

A reggae version of the BeatlesCO A Day In The Life helps Anderson tell the story of the first time he saw the legendary band in 1963. …

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