Sunday, 24 March 2013

ELOBF Gig Guide #11: Q2 2013

#517: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Spring into Summer is filled with some great ELOBF related gigs to look forward to. Here are some selected dates and general links for you to consider checking out between April and June (Q2) thus:

Saturday 5th April
Off The Ground @ The White Hart, Bilston
Free entry
www.facebook.com/pages/Off-The-Ground

Thursday 11th April to Thursday 30th May
Made In Brum is a brand new live show featuring Jasper CarrottBev BevanTrevor BurtonGeoff TurtonDanny KingJoy Strachan-Brain and The Bev Bevan Band (Phil Tree, Tony KelseyAbby Brant) which will be touring the Midlands during April and May. Ticket prices vary by venue.
www.brianyeates.co.uk/Touring-Shows/Made-In-Brum/638

Friday 10th May

Explosive Light Orchestra (Symphonika) @ The Gate Arts & Community Centre, Cardiff
Tickets: £15 each (*plus booking fee)
www.thegate.org.uk/book-tickets

Sunday 12th May to Saturday 18th May
Pugwash UK Tour with Matt Berry or Farrah
Ticket prices vary by venue.
ELOBF/pugwash-announce-may-2013-uk-tour-dates

Friday 17th May
Off The Ground @ The Claregate, Wolverhampton
Free entry
www.facebook.com/pages/Off-The-Ground

Sunday 19th May
International Pop Overthrow Festival
The 286 @ The Cavern, Liverpool
Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/ipo/the-286

Tuesday 21st May
David Myhr @ The Betsy Trotwood, London
Tickets: £7.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.wegottickets.com/event/209867

Saturday 1st June
Fay & Latta Album Launch @ The Exchange Arts Centre, Keighley
Tickets: £4 each (*plus booking fee)
www.exchangearts.co.uk/events/fay-and-latta

Monday 3rd June
Trevor Burton's 'Walk Of Fame' Gig @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Tickets: £7.75 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theticketsellers.co.uk/hare-and-hounds/trevor-burton-walk-of-fame-gig

Friday 7th June
Quill @ The River Rooms, Stourbridge
Tickets: £8 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theriverrooms.com/Quill.html

Wednesday 12th June
Quill (Acoustic) @ The Queen's Head, Wolverley
Free entry
www.quill-uk.com/GigGuide.htm

Saturday 22nd June
The Bridge Inn Beer & Blues Festival @ Brewood, Staffordshire
Tickets: £17.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.brewoodmusicfestival.com/tickets.html

Friday 28th June
The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO Part II) @ Grassington Festival, Yorkshire
Tickets: £25 each (*plus booking fee)
www.grassington-festival.org.uk/events/the-orchestra-elo-former-members

The ELO Experience @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £20 each (*plus booking fee)
www.wolvescivic.co.uk/index/the-elo-experience

The Orchestra
Former members of ELO & ELO Part IIMik KaminskiLouis ClarkEric TroyerParthenon HuxleyGlen Burtnik and Gordon Townsend continue to tour the world extensively. Find out where on their excellent website here:

The Move ft. Bev Bevan & Trevor Burton
The Move ft. Bev BevanTrevor BurtonNeil LockwoodPhil TreeTony Kelsey (and occasionally Julian Crook) will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands in 2013. Find out where via their website thus:
www.themove-live.com/dates.html

The Trevor Burton Band
Trevor Burton will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands in The Trevor Burton Band with Pez Connor and Bill Jefferson. Find out where on their web site thus:

The ELO Experience
This fantastic Hull based ELO tribute band have established themselves nationally as they reproduce those classic Electric Light Orchestra hits and more.
 www.elotribute.com

 Off The Ground
Off The Ground featuring Craig Whale and Adam Willetts from The BeatBack Brothers plus Ian Hammond from The Lemuns will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands thus:
The BeatBack Brothers
The BeatBack Brothers featuring Craig Whale and Adam Willetts from Off The Ground will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands thus:
The Lemuns
The Lemuns featuring Ian Hammond from Off The Ground will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands thus:

Paul Parker & All The Right Friends
Paul Parker & All The Right Friends will be performing regularly at various venues in Shropshire and beyond thus:

ELO Again
A new South Wales based Electric Light Orchestra tribute act who are now spreading their wings across the UK to faithfully recreate live those ELO hits we all know and love.

Symphonika ~ The Explosive Light Orchestra
The Explosive Light Orchestra are not only a tribute act, they're also Symphonika - an original, independent artiste in their own right! ExpLO have reproduced the exciting works of ELO at packed theatres and live music venues all around Europe.

The above artistes and shows are recommended by ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF). The above gig listing may be amended periodically, as applicable. Interviews by Yours Truly KJS for ELOBF with some of the above artistes are also planned!

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 24-March-2013

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