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Laurie Wisefield

Laurie Wisefield
Birth name Laurence Mark Wisefield
Born (1952-08-27) 27 August 1952 (age 61)
East London, England[1]
Genres Rock, hard rock, progressive rock, art rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Electric guitar, vocals
Years active 1970s—present
Labels Columbia, MCA
Associated acts Wishbone Ash, Home, Snakecharmer

Laurence Mark 'Laurie' Wisefield (born 27 August 1952, East London, England) is an English guitarist, known for his contributions to Wishbone Ash during the 1970s and 1980s.

Early career

Prior to his stint in Wishbone Ash, Wisefield performed with the progressive rock band, Home. The group released three albums through Columbia Records between 1971 and 1974.[2]

Wishbone Ash

Main article: Wishbone Ash

Wisefield joined Wishbone Ash prior to their 1974 album There's the Rub, eventually leaving in the mid 1980s following the release of Raw to the Bone.

Post-Wishbone Ash

Following his departure from Wishbone Ash, Wisefield went on to perform with Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Roger Chapman.

We Will Rock You

In 2002, Wisefield joined the musical cast of We Will Rock You.[3] As well as performing live with the musical, Wisefield appeared on the 2002 cast recording, and accompanied the performance at the 2002 Party at the Palace to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Wisefield has regularly been a member of Tina Turner's touring band.

Wisefield is currently a member of the band Snakecharmer, along with ex-members of Whitesnake & Thunder.


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