Wednesday, 4 March 2015

ELOBF Gig Guide #19: Q2 2015

#864: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Spring into Summer 2015 sees the latest ELOBF Quarterly Gig Guide again filled with some great gigs! Here are some selected dates and general links [with more to follow when confirmed] for you to consider checking out during between Wednesday 1st April and Tuesday 30th June [Q2] thus:

Friday 3rd April
ELO Again @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £12.00 each [advance] or £15.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]

Friday 10th April

Quill @ The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster
Tickets: £16.00 each [*plus booking fee]

The ELO Experience @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove
Tickets: £23.50 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 16th April
Phil Bates @ The Red Lion, Cheddleton, Staffordshire
Tickets: £10.00 each
t: [01538] 385260

Friday 17th April

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Queen's Head, Wolverley
Free entry

Thursday 23rd April

Renaissance @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £20.00 each [advance] or £22.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]

Quill @ The Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: £18.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 24th April

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Marsden Mechanics Hall, Huddersfield
Tickets: £12.50 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 25th April

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Henighans Live Music Venue, Bolton
Tickets: £7.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 7th May

Rebecca Downes @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 8th May

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 9th May

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Tackeroo, Hednesford
Tickets: £6.00 each [door]

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil

Tickets: £15.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Sunday 17th May

The Robin 2 Record & CD Fair @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Free entry

Friday 22nd May

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door]

Saturday 23rd May

Pugwash @ The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Tickets: £15.00 each [non-members][*plus booking fee]

Wings Over Abbey Road: The Abbey Road Experience @ The Regal, Tenbury Wells

Tickets: £16.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Quill @ Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Tickets: £17.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.50 each [door]

The Trevor Burton Band & Rebecca Downes @ The Jubilee Hall, Brewood

Tickets: £8.00 each from The Mess, Brewood ~ t: [01902] 851694

Sunday 24th May
Pugwash @ Sumo, Leicester
Tickets: £10.00 each [door]

Monday 25th May
Pugwash [Acoustic] @ The Pack Horse, Hayfield, Derbyshire
Free entry

Wednesday 27th May

Pete Kent @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £5.00 each [advance] or £7.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]

Friday 29th May

Pugwash @ The Barfly, Camden Town, London
Tickets: £12.50 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 30th May

Pugwash @ Westway Cinema, Frome, Somerset
Tickets: £10.00 each [advance]
t: [01373] 467088

The Trevor Burton Band @ Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Free entry

Sunday 31st May

Pugwash @ The Joiners, Southampton
Tickets: £12.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 4th June

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Blackwood Miners Institute, Caerphilly
Tickets: £16.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 12th June

Judie Tzuke @ The MAC, Birmingham
Tickets: £20.00 each [* plus booking fee]

Saturday 13th June

The Trevor Burton Band & Mods & Sods @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £6.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door]

Sunday 21st June

Quill @ The Acoustic Festival Of Britain, Uttoxeter
Day tickets: £38.00 each [adult]; £10.00 each [children][*plus booking fee]

Saturday 27th June

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: £19.50 each [*plus booking fee]

Sunday 28th June

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry

Stand Up & Rock!
Jasper Carrott and Bev Bevan will again be joined on stage by Geoff TurtonJoy Strachan-Brain and The Bev Bevan Band featuring Tony KelseyPhil Tree and Abby Brant between Friday 1st May and Saturday 28th November for "Stand Up & Rock!", their acclaimed theatre show featuring superb music and hilarious comedy. Find out where to see the show via the official tour web site:
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The MoveJeff Lynne co-found 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 recognisable of the last four decades. Jeff went on to a successful solo career and worked with many of his musical heroes including Brian WilsonPaul McCartneyDel Shannon and The Everly Brothers. He also found time to co-found the ultimate 'supergroup' in The Traveling Wilburys, who included pals Tom PettyBob DylanGeorge 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 [hopefully] be on the road again during 2015! Find out where to see Roy via 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 to see them via their official web site thus:

Legendary Midlands Celtic-tinged rockers Quill, led by the incomparable Joy Strachan-Brain, have built up an impressive live reputation over a four [4] decade span and now feature Bev Bevan and Tony Kelsey in their ranks. Find out where to see them via their official 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 deservedly won the National UK Tribute Awards in 2013 and they continue to faithfully reproduce classic Electric Light Orchestra hits [and more] live. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:

ELO Again
This South Wales based ELO tribute act are now spreading their wings across the UK to faithfully recreate live those ELO hits we all know and love. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:

Explosive Light Orchestra [ExpLO]
Not only an ELO tribute act but an original, independent artiste in their own right - Symphonika [a.k.a. The Explosive Light Orchestra] - have reproduced the exciting works of ELO at packed theatres and live music venues all around Europe. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:

All of the above artistes and shows are recommended by ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF]. The above gig listing may be amended periodically, as applicable. Interviews with some of the above artistes are also planned for ELOBF.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 04-March-2015

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