Travelling the thirty  odd miles to see this group of mature, talented and professional musicians of proven ELO pedigree deliver a set of songs largely written by The Beatles and Jeff Lynne in that unique BBBV style really is a perfect fit for ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] - and not necessarily in name only. Phil Bates, Mik Kaminski and Tina McBain [a.k.a. Tina Mac] duly delivered another entertaining set of "folksy, bluesy" interpretations, mostly of Beatles and ELO tracks. This is the fourth time that I've seen BBBV now and I have to say that this trio have become tighter and have matured much as a unit. Songs like "Norwegian Wood", "I Am The Walrus", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Why Worry?" and "Motherless Children" were intermingled effortlessly with their twin tributes to the late, great Kelly Groucutt in "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" and "Midnight Blue".
See also: CAUGHT LIVE: BEATLES BLUES & BLUE VIOLIN PROJECT
It is so very natural to see the way that Beatles classics are stripped down and performed next to those Jeff Lynne penned masterpieces that we all know and love. The quartet of ELO songs were completed by "Evil Woman" and "Rock 'n' Roll Is King". Yours Truly KJS will be over at The Robin 2 again tomorrow night [Sunday 10th April] to savour another BBBV concert with "a little help from their Friends" Groucutt & Haynes and Fay & Latta. Find out more about remaining 2011/2012 BBBV tour dates via this link thus: www.bbbv.co.uk/tours.html
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 09-Apr-2011