#261: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] is indeed very pleased to inform you that the superb song "Rain" as written, produced and performed by Groucutt & Haynes in the YouBloom 2011 Music Awards not only finished in the Top 12 and qualified for the Q3 Semi-Final, it has been voted by the esteemed panel of four judges through to the Q3 Final!
The guys are now competing in that Q3 Final in their bid to progress in, [hopefully] win the competition and the £10,000 first prize. There are six artistes in this latest round and the Top 4 will progress to the Annual Semi-Final; where they will compete with the Top 4 songs from the Q1 and Q2 Finals. There are several more stages to negotiate before Groucutt & Haynes can battle it out for that winners trophy and, yes, it is somewhat convoluted! Hence, Groucutt & Haynes need you to vote for them again folks! So please pass on this "Message From The [Black] Country" onto your friends and family!
To reaffirm: Yours Truly KJS is absolutely sure that there loads of ELO [and Beatles] fans and admirers out there who would be thrilled to see local, talented musicians garner some acknowledgement for their efforts. I know that Kelly Groucutt [Rob's father] would be out there promoting them if he were still here with us. So please consider voting again for this song and pass the message along by Facebook, Twitter, word of mouth or any other method! All you need to do is to 'Join' by creating a user name; a password and citing your email address. Thank you so very much for taking the time to vote again and again! You can listen to and vote for their entry by clicking the link below: