Bernie Marsden

Sunday 27th September 2015

Doors Open 7.30pm | Tickets £35.00 each

For those of us who grew up on the bus between Ayrshire and The Apollo Theatre in Glasgow the fact that Bernie Marsden is going to be playing our intimate little venue in Troon on September 27th is just wonderful news! Yes that genius on the guitar from Whitesnake is heading to Ayrshire!

The gig will be an acoustic electric set featuring FM's Jim Kirkpatrick alongside him. We saw a support set in The Arches last year and they just had the crowd in the palm of their hands with a great set of blues, songs from the new Shine album and of course a couple of Whitesnake classics thrown in to singalong to!

Tickets priced at £35 per person for this most up close and personal of gigs.

Accommodation Packages

Stay in the South Beach Hotel with Bernie (you know what we mean!) with our great Room and Ticket deal - we have a limited number of packages with overnight accommodation in a twin, double or single room inclusive of guaranteed ticket. 

  • Twin/Double with Bed and Breakfast and Ticket: Only £75 per person
  • Room for Single Occupancy with Bed and Breakfast and Ticket : £115 per person

There is strictly limited availability on these packages and they are ONLY available online and NOT from the hotel


For those who know him a Bernie Marsden biography seems a little superfluous until you read up on exactly what the guy did before and after that Whitesnake period!

In the early 70’s Bernie was an original guitarist for hard rock outfit UFO before becoming an original member of Paice, Ashton & Lord in 1977. After PAL split up Bernie joined David Coverdale in the newly formed Whitesnake, helping to establish the band as one of the most successful live rock bands in Europe and Japan.

In 1982 Bernie co-wrote the multi-million selling hit Here I Go Again before leaving Whitesnake to form Alaska. Most critics rate the original version of Whitesnake, featuring Bernie, to be the best and most authentic lineup of the world famous blues-rock outfit.

Bernie has toured with his bands Company of Snakes and M3 (formed with fellow former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray). He has also recorded and toured with a succession of acclaimed blues albums, featuring many successful guest artists, including Zak Starkey from The Who and Oasis. Bernie has played with Ringo Starr's band, Elkie Brooks and has played with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant at a number of benefit gigs.

Bernie has been touring with his tribute show to the legendary Rory Gallagher, featuring members from Rory’s last touring band and with the blessing of Rory’s brother Donal.

Bernie has played with Joe Bonamassa on several occasions, and was also seen guesting with Whitesnake again in the UK and Europe, coming on stage to play Here I Go Again with lead singer David Coverdale.

Bernie Marsden has long been respected for his rich, blues inspired style. His impeccable talent as a guitar player has kept him active in the music world for over thirty years and allowed him to share company with a virtual “who’s who” of recording and touring musicians. 

BB King once said, “only two white men could play the blues. Eric Clapton and that guy from Whitesnake.”

South Beach Sessions
Ayrshire Business Hub
46 Bank Street
KA12 0LP

Tel: 01292 226747

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