Saturday, 18 October 2014

Caught Live (12): The ELO Experience @ Cannock 17/10/14

The ELO Experience
#778: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Cannock's Prince of Wales Theatre was rocked to the rafters last night (Friday 17th October) as Electric Light Orchestra tribute band The ELO Experience returned to the venue last night for the latest leg of their 2014 UK tour.

Once again the Hull based octet, led again from the front by the wigtastic Andy Louis, delivered a stunning set of songs perfectly reproducing those ELO records we all know and love whilst bringing the studio produced a show that effortlessly showcased their vibrant string section bringing them much more into prominence, in particular, with "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" and "Strange Magic". As ever, such a great show makes it hard to select a favourite but for me the highlight of the night had to be their note perfect rendition of "10538 Overture". I could almost hear Roy Wood himself plunging his bow on a compliant cello! It capped yet another fantastic concert by The ELO Experience.

Set list: "10538 Overture" ~ "Roll Over Beethoven" ~ "Showdown" ~ "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" ~ "Evil Woman" ~ "Strange Magic" ~ "Livin' Thing" ~ "Rockaria!" ~ "Telephone Line" ~ "Turn To Stone" ~ "Sweet Talkin' Woman" ~ "Standin' In The Rain" ~ "Big Wheels" ~ "Mr. Blue Sky" ~ "Wild West Hero" ~ "Shine A Little Love" ~ "Confusion" ~ "The Diary Of Horace Wimp" ~ "Last Train To London" ~ "All Over The World" ~ "Xanadu" ~ "Prologue/Twilight" ~ "Hold On Tight" ~ "Rock 'n' Roll Is King"

The ELO Experience are: Andy Louis (Lead vox/guitar)Steve Hemsley (Keyboards/vox)Pete Smith (Bass/vox)Jan Christiansen (Lead guitar/vox) ~ Tony Lawson (Drums)Viv Blackledge (Cello)Clare Little (Cello)Liz Stacey (Violin)
The ELO Experience continue to tour the UK extensively and you can view all their Tour Dates, sign their Guest Book and find out what they are currently up to via their official web site thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends The ELO Experience to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, The Move, Roy Wood, 'Brum Beat', The Idle Race, The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 18-Oct-2014

1 comment:

  1. Great revue Keith of The ELO Experience. They are all great Jeff/ELO fans and put a lot of effort into reproducing the
    sounds of the hits.
    Jet Flynne