|Rockin' The Roadhouse: The Trembling Wilburys ...|
This was my first opportunity to actually meet, see and hear a band often featured here at ELOBF and my expectations were more than fulfilled with an inspired, energetic and accurate performance not only of The Traveling Wilburys songbook but also a fair selection of the works of Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty.
The London based group - founded by drummer Dave Stark - not only managed to effortlessly squeeze on the Roadhouse stage with much ease, they thrilled a healthy audience with their musicianship and unerring vocal accuracy. For me, the mark of a great tribute band is primarily their ability to reproduce live the music of their intended subject[s] to the degree that those in attendance can start to experience what the real deal would sound like in that setting. And The Trembling Wilburys did that with ease!
|In Dreams: Yours Truly KJS with Roy Orbison and George Harrison ...|
Of the twenty nine  songs on show, The Trembling Wilburys treated us their live interpretation of a dozen Traveling Wilburys classics drawn, of course from "Volume 1" and "Volume 3", with an extended encore performance of "Runaway" adding Del Shannon to the Wilburys equation. I loved the way that the night was split into distinct solo and Wilburys segments as it provided a wonderful momentum to the proceedings as many folks set about singing back and dancing to the seven on stage. Picking a fave is almost impossible from a night such as this but "Tweeter And The Monkey Man", "Wilbury Twist", "End Of The Line" and , of course, "Handle With Care" were bloody fantastic! Go see 'em folks!
The Trembling Wilburys are: Glen Knowler [as George Harrison]; Dave Collison [as Roy
Orbison]; Dzal Martin [Lead guitar]; Dave Stark [Founder/percussion]; Marko Laver [Bass]; Andy McNish [Rhythm guitar/harmonica] and Howard Robin [Keyboards]
|Looking On: The Traveling Wool Dollies ...|
You can find out more about The Trembling Wilburys and what they are up to via their official web site, their Facebook and Twitter pages as well as their YouTube channel thus:
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Trembling Wilburys to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of The Traveling Wilburys, ELO & Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 26-July-2015