Monday, 28 April 2014

Caught Live (5): The Abbey Road Experience @ The Robin 27/04/14

The Abbey Road Experience are: Nick Tinsley, Darren Ashford, Chris Brighton, Colin Noon & Nick Mellor
#705: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The Abbey Road Experience made their debut at The Robin 2 last night (Sunday 27th April) with yet another classy performance of (most of) The Beatles' seminal 1969 album "Abbey Road" followed by a storming second set with a mixture of hits and album tracks by The Fab Four.
Rock covers trio: The Captains Hat provided more than ample support
First up were Wolverhampton based trio The Captains Hat, who delivered an impressive and entertaining set of covers of songs by the likes of ZZ Top, The Eagles and Queen amongst not a few others. Believe it or not, my fave song of theirs on the night was their great rendition of "Valerie".
Note perfect: The Abbey Road Experience
In a slightly abridged first set that excluded "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" due to time constraints, the band (who were co-founded by former QuillTrickster, ELO Part II and The Orchestra member Phil Bates) again reproduced an album live - which many consider to be The Beatles' finest - to such a degree of accuracy that the watching audience were in absolute admiration of their craft. Their second set included not only the familiar with the likes of "Help!", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Don't Let Me Down""Drive My Car""Lady Madonna", "Get Back""Let It Be" and "Hey Jude" but also selected album tracks including "Fixing A Hole""And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Taxman".

The undoubted versatility of the band will be enhanced later in the year when Debbie-Lee Richardson joins the quintet on vocals/keyboards. Their second set will then be transformed into a tribute to the musical prowess of Paul McCartney and Wings with Wings Over Abbey Road emerging thereof. Please find below details of the bands next couple of gigs for you to peruse thus:

Friday 30th May (Abbey Road Experience)
The Diamond, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4GH
Tickets: £8 each

Saturday 9th August (Wings Over Abbey Road)
The Roadhouse, Stirchley, Birmingham
Tickets: £6 each

The Abbey Road Experience/Wings Over Abbey Roadare: Chris Brighton (Lead vox/guitar)Colin Noon (Keyboards)Mike Tinsley (Vox/bass)Nick Mellor (Guitars)Darren Ashford (Drums) ~ *Debbie-Lee Richardson (Vox/keyboards)

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

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends The Abbey Road Experience and Wings Over Abbey Road to those enlightened folks who also 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 ... 28-Apr-2014

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