Sunday, 27 March 2022

ELOBF Gig Guide #42: April 2022

#1,659: Yours Truly KJS & ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) present our latest Monthly ELOBF Gig Guide listing selected UK (mainly Midlands) dates during April 2022. There are plenty of dates to choose from including leading ELOBeatles and Roy Orbison tribute acts. Expect another gig guide soon covering the month of May. Please get out there and support these artistes, concerts and venues!

Saturday 9th April
The ELO Encounter @ Eleven Music Venue, Stoke-on-Trent
Tickets: from £12 each
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elo-encounter-live-eleven-stoke-tickets-188254312717

Friday 15th April
The Upbeat Beatles @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: from £11 each
www.eventim.co.uk/event/the-upbeat-beatles-the-robin-2-14660412/

Saturday 23rd April
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: from £22.50 each
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/andy-fairweather-low-the-low-riders/

Wednesday 27th April
Stand Up & Rock! ft. Bev Bevan & Jasper Carrott @ Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: from £28.50 each
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock/2822

ELO Again @ Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Tickets: from £31.50 each
www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/elo-again-2022

Thursday 28th April
Stand Up & Rock! ft. Bev Bevan & Jasper Carrott @ Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: from £28.50 each
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock/2822

The ELO Experience @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: from £24.50 each
https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/elo-experience/

Friday 29th April
Stand Up & Rock! ft. Bev Bevan & Jasper Carrott @ Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: from £28.50 each
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock/2822

Saturday 30th April
Stand Up & Rock! ft. Bev Bevan & Jasper Carrott @ Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: from £28.50 each
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock/2822

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Crooks Club, Sheffield
Tickets: from £15 each
www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/sheffield/crookes-club/explosive-light-orchestra

The Roy Orbison Story ft. Barry Steele @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: from £26 each
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/the-roy-orbison-story/

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The artistes and shows listed above are recommended by ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF). Please contact KJS @ ELOBF should you wish events to be considered for the above listing &/or future gig guides. It'll be nice to perhaps see you at some of the above gigs for a chat!

Until next "Time" in the ELOBF Universe ... KJS ... 27-March-2022

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Caught Live: The Blow Monkeys @ The Robin 20/03/22

#1,658: Being as they were on the bill alongside ELO for their final UK date at Wembley in July 1986 and due to the participation of Dr. Robert in an interview as part of a forthcoming ELOBF article on that very subject, The Blow Monkeys are the subject of this latest gig review because Yours Truly KJS was in attendance for their recent date at The Robin 2 in nearby Bilston on the evening of Sunday 20th March.

Judging by their entertaining and hugely enjoyable set, there's much more to the musical arsenal of The Blow Monkeys and Robert Howard than familiar hit singles such as "Digging Your Scene", "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way", "Choice?" and "Wait" evidenced by more recent material including "Crying For The Moon", "On The Wings Of the Morning", "The Wild River" (all from their 2017 album The Wild River) and "Time Storm" (from their most recent album Journey To You). A genuine warmth emanated from the good Dr. betwixt songs both towards the audience and his fellow band mates coupled with a refreshing honesty about the biz and his worldview. You might call Dr. Robert quirky and even outspoken but there's no denying such an accomplished band in their element on stage. Go see 'em folks!

The Blow Monkeys are: Robert Howard (Vox/Guitar) ~ Mick Anker (Bass) ~ Neville Henry (Sax/Keys) ~ Crispin Taylor (Drums)

Find out more about The Blow Monkeys via their official sites thus:


ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends The Blow Monkeys to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes. Look out for the aforementioned Wembley '86 special!

*** Until next "Time" in the ELOBF universe ... 23-March-2022 ***

Friday, 18 March 2022

Morganisation: New Album Signz

#1,657: The latest offering by Dave Scott-Morgan and his Morganisation collective will be released on Friday 25th March when their much anticipated new twelve song album "Signz" arrives. Yours Truly KJS/ELOBF reckons that judging by previous albums "Made In Britain", "Seven" and "Bubbles", this latest offering from the former ELO man will be of much interest to fans of the Electric Light Orchestra and related artists. Pre-orders for the CD edition are now being taken for "Signz" via this link thus:


Related KJS/ELOBF articles

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Signz" by Morganisation to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

*** Until next "Time" in the ELOBF Universe ... KJS ... 18-March-2022 ***