Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Can't Get It Out Of My Head + Kelly Memorial Gig

#11: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Well, it's been a week since The Beatles Blues & Blue Violin Project gig at The Robin 2 in Bilston featuring Phil Bates, Mik Kaminski and Tina McBain. Yours Truly KJS has to say that it was indeed a musical feast. Some great Blues, some great Beatles covers, especially "Eleanor Rigby"a wonderful taste of previous project The Eleanor Rigby Experience, whose CD (at the time of writing) can still be purchased via the official Phil Bates website.

There were a couple of significant moments that stood out for me. The first was a wonderful acoustic version of "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" - a truly stellar arrangement. The second was Phil's announcement that there is to be a Memorial Concert for Kelly Groucutt, again at The Robin 2, Bilston on Monday 11th May, just a day after the The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO Part II) play at Dudley Town Hall on Sunday 10th May (and timed perfectly due to the cancellation of the Peterborough gig).

This is a wonderful opportunity for ELO fans to attend and support an event that will truly remember and celebrate the life and musical pedigree of the late, great Kelly Groucutt! Please keep an eye on ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) for further details of this enthralling prospect.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 17-March-2009

1 comment:

  1. This article combined my first ever ELOBF gig review (BBBV at the Robin) with a promo for the Kelly Groucutt memorial gig at Dudley Town Hall! KJS@ELOBF