Friday, 19 November 2021

So Fine: The ELO Experience Caught Live @ Cannock 18/11/21

Tripping the electric light fantastic: The ELO Experience
#1,634: I have friends and know folks who have seen Andy Louis and The ELO Experience literally hundreds of times down the years (Yours Truly KJS/ELOBF have seen them at least seventeen times!) and their loyalty is always rewarded, evidenced by their excellent performance last night (Thursday 18th November) at The Prince of Wales Theatre just down the road in nearby Cannock.

Once again, The ELO Experience justified their position as the UK's premier ELO tribute band in presenting an accomplished, professional and thoroughly entertaining set of twenty three Electric Light Orchestra classics from their debut UK hit single "10538 Overture" (#9; July 1972) to their final Top 20 hit "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" (#13; July 1983). The vibrant full house ensured an electric atmosphere as the Jeff Lynne songbook (plus a certain Chuck Berry penned tune also famously covered by The Beatles) was recreated on stage with the highlight undoubtedly being an accurate and polished rendition of the anthemic and uplifting "So Fine" from 1976's "A New World Record". Having previously enjoyed their take on the likes of "Across The Border", "Big Wheels""Starlight", "Night In The City" and "Latitude 88 North", hearing another classic ELO album track performed live was the icing on the proverbial cake. ★★★★★

The ELO Experience performed: "All Over The World" ~ "Evil Woman" ~ "Telephone Line" ~ "The Diary Of Horace Wimp" ~ "So Fine" ~ "Showdown" ~ "Wild West Hero" ~ "Shine A Little Love" ~ "Xanadu" ~ "Confusion" ~ "Livin' Thing" ~ "Prologue" ~ "Twilight" ~ "Sweet Talkin' Woman" ~ "10538 Overture" ~ "Turn To Stone" ~ "Last Train To London" ~ "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" ~ "Rockaria!" ~ "Hold On Tight" ~ "Roll Over Beethoven" ~ "Don't Bring Me Down" ~ "Mr. Blue Sky"
Photo: Christian 'Manhattan Rumble' Evans
The ELO Experience were: Andy Louis (Lead vox/guitar) ~ Pete Smith (Bass/vox) ~ Chris Marsh (Keyboards/vocoder) ~ Jan Christiansen (Lead guitar/vox) ~ Tony Lawson (Drums) ~ Liz Stacey (Violin) ~ Francesca McDonald (Cello)

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 sites thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends The ELO Experience to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneThe MoveRoy WoodThe Idle RaceThe Beatles'Brum Beat' and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELOBF Universe ... KJS ... 19-Nov-2021


  1. wow ... I would have liked to see ...... I very much hope that it will come back again !!!!!! yes, excellent musicians and the technology for them! Thanks for the article ... best regards eve