Sunday, 27 January 2013

Recommended: ELO Again

#486: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Over the last couple of decades and more lately in the absence of regular tours by The Orchestra (former members of ELO and ELO Part II), the re-issuing of the expanded ELO back catalogue and, more recently, the strong public interest in the recent return of Jeff Lynne to releasing new material, the appetite for seeing and hearing the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne live has continued to grow unabated.

Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) has always believed that there is also a place for tribute acts who do justice to the ELO sound live by recommending two such bands to date. Although one of those bands is no more, I am pleased to introduce another ELO tribute act for you to consider from South Wales and they are ELO Again.

A visit to their official website will inform the reader that this six piece band have performed throughout Europe and beyond and are now looking to establish themselves in the UK too. Having played a number of dates in Wales and England last year - and after a little bit of prodding by ELOBF - the band recently announced a gig in the ELO Midlands heartland at The Robin 2 as well as promising plenty of gigs in 2013. Find out more about ELO Again here:

ELO Again are: Colin Smith (Guitar/Lead Vox) ~ Jim Ramsey (Bass Guitar/Vox) ~ Mike (Chas) Holcombe (Piano/Keyboard) ~ Clive Smith (Drums/Vox) ~ Gaelle Favre (Violin) ~ Sarah Waycott (Cello) ~ Sion Dafydd Dawson (Cello). Full details of their Show Dates can be found on their web site. Here are some selected 2013 dates for your perusal:

Friday 22nd February
The Beaufort Theatre @ Ebbw Vale

Saturday 23rd February
The Daneside Theatre @ Congleton

Saturday 1st June
The Diamond @ Sutton-in-Ashfield

Saturday 7th September
The Diamond @ Sutton-in-Ashfield

Thursday 7th November
St. Davids Hall @ Cardiff

Friday 22nd November
The Robin 2 @ Bilston

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommend ELO Again to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 27-Jan-2013


  1. saw them at Monmouth

    would be quite good if the singer remembered the lyrics occasionally