Thursday, 5 January 2017

Recommended: ELO Light Years

#1,221: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Perhaps one of the strongest indicators of the popularity of the music of the Electric Light Orchestra is the growth in the number of ELO tribute bands in the UK - both established and emerging - in the last few years. It's a tremendous compliment to the enduring appeal of ELO's music and also the only way that many fans (and the general public) can get to hear the music of ELO maestro Jeff Lynne performed live locally, regularly and economically.

ELO Light Years are the newest of those bands - another group based in South Wales - a nonet (or nine piece) formed by Jim Ramsey (lead vox/guitar) alongside former ELO Again trio Mike 'Chas' Holcombe (keyboards/vocoder), Gaelle Favre (blue violin) and Sarah Waycott (cello) who have joined forces with Robin Davey (bass/vox), Richard Watson (drums/vocals), Claire Brewster, Angharad Griffiths and Rhiannon Griffiths (backing vox). Yours Truly KJS looks forward to (hopefully) seeing and hearing ELO Light Years in concert during 2017 with, of course, another elobeatlesforever (elobf) 'Caught Live' gig review following thereafter.
ELO Light Years will make their live debut in Abergavenny next month with a second gig also confirmed in London during March thus:

Friday 3rd February
ELO Light Years @ The Kings Arms Hotel, Abergavenny
Tickets: £10 each

Sunday 19th March
ELO Light Years @ The Half Moon, Putney, London
Tickets: £10 each (*plus booking fee)

You can find out more about ELO Light Years via their official web sites thus:

Please note that ELO Light Years have no connection with the excellent and comprehensive ELO record collection/discography web site ELO Light Years Ahead (ELOLYA) run by Jon Lock.

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends ELO Light Years to those enlightened folks who 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 ... 05-Jan-2017

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