Thursday, 27 February 2014

Electric Live Afterglow for ELO Classics

KJS with Dave Bates (centre) and Bernie Toner (right) from E Live O
#666: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! It has always been my great personal pleasure to support and highlight local musicians, especially those who operate in the ELOBF musical universe. Bernie Toner and Dave Bates were two quarters (or one half) of the Electric Live Orchestra (E Live O) who were regularly featured on ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) until they sadly pulled the plug on the West Midlands based ELO tribute band back in 2011.

The good news is that the duo have continued to work together and their mutual love of all things ELO has led them to record two impressive covers of the ELO classic ballads "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" and "Strange Magic". You can hear the latter track here thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) will hopefully be touching base with Bernie and Dave again to find out what they have been up to since and what's coming next from them. In the meantime, here's my 2011 interview with the Electric Live Orchestra for you to peruse thus:

Interview: Electric Live Orchestra

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 27-Feb-2014

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