Queen’s keyboard player and musical director Spike Edney will become the next iconic musician to be inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame on Tuesday 8th December.
Edney was born in Portsmouth in 1951, and his career has seen him become one of the most respected and versatile session musicians and musical directors in the industry.
As well as being the musical director and keyboardist of renowned rock band Queen since 1984, Edney has toured, recorded, and performed with the living and late legends for over 35 years.
Andy Grays, CEO of the Portsmouth Cultural Trust (PCT), said: “In line with our focus on music and its heritage we introduced the Guildhall Wall of Fame, whereby we induct several artists a year into the Guildhall for their contribution to music and entertainment.
“Artists who are currently on the Wall of Fame include Foreigner’s Mick Jones and John Mayall.”
The Portsmouth Cultural Trust are continuing to encourage the public to get in touch with ideas on music and entertainment heroes to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. Ideas can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday 8th December at 5:30pm, and in the evening, Spike Edney and his All Star Band will be performing.