Saturday, 10 March 2012
Caught Live : The ELO Experience
#317: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Any band that can successfully transpose the ELOquent production values of Jeff Lynne to the live stage deserves recognition at the very least in the opinion of this writer. And so it is when it came to attending the latest gig by the The ELO Experience last night in Shrewsbury last night.
The Hull based band produced another superb and professional show at the fantastic Theatre Severn, translating that well-loved and familiar ELO back catalogue onto the live stage with much success. Their seamless performance the first half of "Concerto For A Rainy Day" in "Standin' In The Rain" and "Big Wheels" was a stunning rendition of the classic ELO sound and a great tribute to the classic 1977 album "Out Of The Blue". But to also see and hear an excellent version of "Latitude 88 North" and the latest addition to their set in "Strange Magic" made the evening a real musical treat. Having started the concert with "All Over The World", it was fitting that the final [encore] song of the evening was "Mr. Blue Sky". I will say it again: All this band needs now is an eclectic violinist! Check out The ELO Experience and/or their tour dates via these links thus:
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The ELO Experience to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, Wizzard, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 10-March-2012