Tuesday, 11 March 2014

ELOBF Gig Guide #15: Q2 2014

#678: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Spring into Summer 2014 is looking busy for the latest ELOBF Quarterly Gig Guide with another roster of interesting gigs to look forward to. Here are some selected dates and general links [with more to follow when confirmed] for you to consider checking out during between 1st April and 30th June [Q2] thus:

Thursday 3rd April
ELO Experience @ Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Tickets: £18.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 10th April
Quill with Bev Bevan @ The Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury
Tickets: £15.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 11th April
The Move @ The Roadhouse, King's Norton, Birmingham
Tickets: £12.00 each [advance]; £14.00 each [door]

Friday 18th April
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Queen's Head, Wolverley
Free entry

Saturday 19th April
Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Tackeroo, Hednesford
Tickets: £6.00 each [door]

Sunday 27th April
The Abbey Road Experience @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £10.00 each [advance]; £12.00 each [door] [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 1st May
The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance]; £14.00 each [door] [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 3rd May

Magnum @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Wednesday 7th May
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Kingfisher, Kingswinford
Tickets: £5.00 each [door]

Friday 9th May
Quill with Bev Bevan @ Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Tickets: £15.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 16th May
The 286 @ The Cavern Club [8:00PM] & Pub [1:00AM],
International Pop Overthrow Festival 2014, Liverpool
Free entry

Sunday 25th May
Desperado [Eagles tribute] @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance]; £15.00 each [door] [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 5th June

The Move @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance]; £15.00 each [door] [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 12th June

Judie Tzuke @ Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Tickets: £22.50 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 14th June

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Tackeroo, Hednesford
Entry: £6.00 each

Sunday 15th June
The Move @ The Isle of Wight Festival
Tickets: £75.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 26th June
Sight 'n' Sound @ The Diamond Live Band Suite, Wolverhampton
Entry: £6.00 each

Friday 27th June
The Traveling Pilburys @ The Feathers Inn, Lichfield
Free entry

Saturday 28th June

The Concert In The Park with Louis Clark @ Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea
Tickets: £22.50 each [advance]; £27.50 each [door] [*plus booking fee]

Sunday 29th June

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry
www.grapesstafford.org.uk www.erndor50.co.uk/thegrapes

Jeff Lynne
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The Move, Jeff Lynne co-founded The Electric Light Orchestra in 1971, one of the most successful groups of the seventies and eighties. Multiple hit singles and best selling albums followed making Jeff's anthemic ELO songs some of the most loved and recognizable of the last four decades. Jeff went on to a successful solo career and worked with many of his musical heroes including Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney and The Everly Brothers. He also found time to co-found 'supergroup' The Traveling Wilburys, who included pals Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Roy Orbison in their ranks. Find out what the driving force and creative mind behind ELO is currently up to via his official web site thus:

Roy Wood
The co-founder of The Move and ELO and the founder of WizzardThe Helicopters et al will be [hopefully] on the road again! Find out more on his official web site thus:

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

The Move
The Move featuring Bev BevanTrevor BurtonPhil Tree and Tony Kelsey will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands. Find out where on their web site thus:

The Trevor Burton Band
Trevor Burton will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands with Pez ConnorBill Jefferson and [occasionally] Tony Kelsey and Abby Brant. Find out where on their web site thus:

The ELO Experience
This fantastic Hull based ELO tribute band have just won a National UK Tribute Award 2013 as they continue to faithfully reproduce those classic Electric Light Orchestra hits and more live.

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.

Explosive Light Orchestra [ExpLO]
Symphonika are not only an original, independent artiste in their own right, they are also The Explosive Light Orchestra and have reproduced the exciting works of ELO at packed theatres and live music venues all around Europe.

 All of the above artistes and shows are recommended by ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF]. The above gig listing may be amended periodically, as applicable. See you there?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 11-March-2014

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