Monday, 16 September 2013

Back on the Abbey Road Again

#589: Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The Abbey Road Experience have just announced via their official web site that they are to return to performing live this Autumn. Founding members Phil Bates, Derek Holt and Steve James have sadly left the project with new boys Mike Tinsley (Vox/bass), Nick Mellor (Guitars) and Darren Ashford (Drums) joining Chris Brighton (Lead vox/guitars) and Colin Noon (Keyboards) on stage. The band will perform the whole of the iconic Beatles album "Abbey Road" live during their first set with these Beatles classics following during their second set thus:

"Nowhere Man" ~ "Don't Let Me Down" ~ "Drive My Car" ~ "If I Needed Someone" ~ "Lady Madonna" ~ "In My Life" ~ "And Your Bird Can Sing" ~ "Let It Be" ~ "Paperback Writer" ~ "Fixing A Hole" ~ "Help!" ~ "Get Back" ~ "Taxman" ~ "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" ~ "Hey Jude" ~ "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" ~ "Got To Get You Into My Life" ~ "Back In The USSR"

The band have confirmed these dates so far (with more to follow) thus:

Friday 20th September
Brewhouse Theatre, Union Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 1EB
Tel. [01283] 508100
Tickets: £10.00 each
Aldridge Youth Theatre, Noddy Park Road, Aldridge, WS9 8NQ
Tel. [01922] 458615
Tickets: £10.00 each [concessions: £8.00 each]

Saturday 15th March
Theatre On The Steps, Stoneway Steps, Bridgnorth, WV16 4BD
Tel. [01746] 763257
Tickets: £12.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 9th August
The Roadhouse, Stirchley, Birmingham
Tickets: £6.00 each

The official Abbey Road Experience web site features individual band member biographies and dates as well as audio clips of the band and other useful information thus:

The Abbey Road Experience
Abbey Road Experience Facebook Page

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends The Abbey Road Experience to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The BeatlesThe Traveling Wilburys and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 16-Sep-2013

1 comment:

  1. I went to hear and see the Abbey Road experience live at The Diamond Venue, on Stoney Street in Sutton-in Ashfield,Notts- very pleased and surprised that they played both sides of the album and then played some of the Beatles hits- the earliest one, being, if I remember rightly 'Help'.Also ,even quite a few young people were enjoying both sets- listening closely to the Abbey Rd songs and dancing and singing along to the singles and album tracks! Very good value too and am hoping to see them again, even with the change of band members, when they come back to this area in May. Well done , lads and thank you for such a memorable evening( even my daughter, aged 24, has danced along to the 1st side of Abbey road, though she thought Maxwell's Silver Hammer was both weird and funny!)Good luck and hope to see you again, in concert, in May.