The ‘driving-force’ of sixties rock band The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, will perform at the Wycombe Swan as part of his solo ‘All the Way’ eight-date tour this September.

Justin will be performing songs not only from his recent compilation album ‘All the Way’, which his tour is named after, but promises to play songs both new and old.

He is joined on the road by Matt Dawes and Julie Ragins.

Matt is a forward-thinking guitar player who utilises various techniques to arrange and perform multiple melody’s simultaneously on the guitar and Julie Ragins was a backup singer and musician for the Moody Blues having shared a stage with Justin many times across the globe.

Justin comes to the Swan on September 15 and is excited to see what this upcoming tour holds for him.

He said: “I look forward to singing and playing new songs and old songs, particularly Forever Autumn, which I only get to perform in my solo show, and also to tell the real stories behind all the songs and the events that surrounded them at the time.

“I’m bringing my ‘song writing’ guitars from home on the road with me, so the gigs will have the feel and sound of my music room along with the vibe I was feeling as I wrote the songs.”

Justin is known for ‘classics’ such as Nights in White Satin, New Horizons, Question, The Voice and Your Wildest Dreams with The Moody Blues but had a world-wide solo hit with Forever Autumn in 1978. The band formed in 1964, initially consisting of keyboardist Mike Pinder, multi-instrumentalist Ray Thomas, guitarist Denny Laine, drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick.

The group came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music. They made some changes in musicians but settled on a line-up of Pinder, Thomas, Edge, guitarist Justin, and bassist John Lodge, who stayed together for most of the band’s “classic era” into the early 1970s.

Ticket from £35 at or call 01494 512 000.