#245: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! There are now two ELO related musical highlights for Yours Truly KJS in the Midlands of England this Christmas. One is the annual Roy Wood Christmas bash at The Robin 2 and the other is another seasonal concert by Phil Bates and Tina McBain at Middleton Hall near Tamworth, Staffordshire.
This year The Phil Bates and Tina McBain Christmas Show is being held on Saturday 10th December and doubtless will feature not a few surprise and/or special guests. Here is a message from Tina about the event:
"Phil is taking nearly all of December off from live shows, after the hectic year, it's a well deserved break. But we have decided that we will do our annual home town show at the lovely Middleton Hall. We both look forward to this show and we know a lot of you do too. If you haven't been to one of these shows at Middleton Hall, which is a magnificent historic venue in a wonderful setting and a has fabulous atmosphere then this is a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Especially as the hall is bedecked in all its Christmas glory."
Doors open at 7:00PM and the concert will start at 7:30PM. There will be a licensed bar and a glowing fire! Tickets are priced at just £13.50 each and are available here. Folks who will be travelling substantial distances for this show, and would like details of local hostelries for Bed and Breakfast purposes should email Tina, who be able to assist. Should you have any enquiries, please call Tina on  452680.