Monday, 18 May 2015

ELOBF Gig Guide #20: Q3 2015

#909: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Summer into Autumn 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 July and Wednesday 30th September (Q3) thus:

Saturday 4th July
Sight 'n' Sound @ The Tackeroo, Hednesford
Entry: £7 each

Friday 10th July

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

China Crisis @ Frodsham Festival, Cheshire
Tickets: £10 each

Saturday 11th July
Explosive Light Orchestra @ Yardbirds Club, Grimsby
Tickets: from £8 each (*plus booking fee)

Friday 17th July
Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny
Tickets: £18 each (*plus booking fee)

Friday 24th July
The Trembling Wilburys @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: from £7 each (*plus booking fee)

Saturday 25th July

Sight 'n' Sound @ Chadsmoor Progressive Working Mens Club, Cannock
Entry: £5 each

Desperado @ The Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tickets: £17.50 each (*plus booking fee)

Saturday 1st August

Quill @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: from £12.50 each (*plus booking fee)

Saturday 15th August

Quill @ The Artrix, Bromsgrove
Tickets: £17 each (*plus booking fee)

Saturday 29th August

ELO Again @ Chepstow Castle, Gwent, South Wales
Tickets: £15 each (*plus booking fee)

Saturday 5th September

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Academy Theatre, Barnsley
Tickets: £12 each (*plus booking fee)

The Trevor Burton Band @ Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Free entry

Sunday 13th September

Morganisation @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets: £10 each (*plus booking fee)

Thursday 17th September
The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: from £12.50 each (*plus booking fee)

Sunday 20th September

Red Shoes @ The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
Tickets: £10 each (*plus booking fee)

Thursday 24th September

5th Annual Trevor Burton Charity Show ft. The Steve Gibbons Band, The Trevor Burton Band, Danny King & Geoff Turton @ Hall Green Stadium, Birimingham
Tickets: £20 each (*plus booking fee)

Saturday 26th September
Quill @ The Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton
Tickets: £18 each (*plus booking fee)

Sunday 27th September

ELO Again @ The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Tickets: £22 each (*plus booking fee)

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 website:
Jeff Lynne
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The MoveJeff 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 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 website 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 website 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 website thus:

Legendary Midlands Celtic-tinged rockers Quill, led by the incomparable Joy Strachan-Brain, have built up an impressive live reputation over a four decade span and now feature Bev Bevan and Tony Kelsey in their ranks. Find out where to see them via their official website 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 website 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 website 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 website thus:

Explosive Light Orchestra (ExpLO)
Not only an ELO tribute act but also Symphonika - an original, independent artiste in their own right - 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 website thus:

All of the above artistes and shows are endorsed and 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 by KJS@ELOBF.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 18-May-2015

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