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23rd February 2018

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Former UFO and Phil Lynott's Grand Slam guitarist Laurence Archer is to headline a special night of guitar wizardry at the Gravesend Red Lion on Saturday 3rd March.

Also appearing will be former Bad Company and Humble Pie guitarist Dave 'Bucket' Colwell, plus Damo Fawsett who will be appearing with his band Big River.

Inspired by Joe Satriani, the 3G Show is an annual event that follows the same format; three guitarists each performing their own set and then ending in an epic jam for the finale with all three guitarists on stage.

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Now in its fourth year at Leo's Red Lion in Gravesend, a venue soaked in music history which is celebrating its 40th anniversary of hosting live music, the event has gone from strength to strength and the audience is usually a 'who's who' of well known musicians who've come down to check the show out and hassle local boy Damo Fawsett, show founder and guitarist with Big River, for a spot on the next event.

The 2018 line-up sees Laurence Archer headlining with an all star band featuring Mark Stanway (ex-Magnum/Grand Slam) on keys, drummer Clive Edwards (Wild Horses/Lionheart/UFO), bassist Rocky Newton (MSG, House Of X) and vocalist Mike Dyer (Tokyo) making a rare return to the rock stage.

It has been revealed that Archer's band will be performing a special set full of UFO and Grand Slam numbers, the band that he and Mark Stanway featured in alongside Phil Lynott after the demise of Thin Lizzy.

Dave 'Bucket' Colwell is returning for a third time and will be performing tracks from both Bad Company and Humble Pie plus tracks from his solo album 'Guitars, Beers and Tears'.

Damo Fawsett will be with the heavy blues rock of Big River, who have been out on the road this week with Little Caesar and Marco Mendoza.

Sean de Burca will open the evening and will amaze with his mastery of the acoustic and as the event usually has surprise special guests on the night too, you never really know what you're going to get.

Tickets only £10 in advance from


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