Sunday, 22 June 2014

ELOBF GIG GUIDE [16]: Q3 2014

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Summer into Autumn 2014 is again looking busy with the latest: ELOBF Quarterly Gig Guide highlighting some great gigs to look forward to. Here are some selected dates and general links [with more to follow when confirmed] for you to consider checking out during between 1st July and 30th September [Q3] thus:

Friday 4th July
The ELO Experience @ The Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £20.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.wolvescivic.co.uk/-/show-details/102637

Sunday 6th July

SHARDFEST 2014 @ Shard End Park, Birmingham
Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/231491390371830

Friday 11th July
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Swan [Brewood Music Festival]
Free entry
www.brewoodmusicfestival.com/2014-festival

Friday 25th July
Desperado Eagles Tribute @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £10.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/411

Saturday 2nd August
Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £5.00 each [advance]; £7.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/807

Quill @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove
Tickets: £15.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.artrix.co.uk/Music/Quill/2145

Saturday 9th August
Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £6.00 each
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/810

Quill @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance] or £15.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/gigid=3598

Friday 15th August
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Queen's Head, Wolverley
Free entry
www.queensheadwolverley.com/pages/music

Saturday 16th August
The Trevor Burton Band @ Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge
Free entry
www.katiefitzgeralds.co.uk/eventid=1951

Wednesday 27th August

Pete Kent @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £5.00 each [advance] or £7.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3756

Saturday 30th August
The ELO Experience @ The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets: £23.90 each [* plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/elo-experience/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

Pugwash @ The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Tickets: £10.00 each [members] or £13.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.wegottickets.com/event/274217

Sunday 31st August

Pugwash @ The The Lexington, Islington, London
Tickets: £10.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.wegottickets.com/event/282820

Sunday 14th September
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, London
Tickets: £38.00 or £320.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.bbc.co.uk/events/ernv4f

Red Shoes @ The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
Tickets: Tickets: £10.00 each [advance] or £12.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/event/red-shoes

Friday 19th September

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Saddlers Club, Walsall
Tickets: £5.00 each [members] or £6.00 each [guests]
www.thesaddlersclub.co.uk/entertainment/sep/sight-n-sound

Friday 26th September

Desperado Eagles Tribute @ Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth
Tickets: £16.00 each [advance] or £18.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk/product/desperado

Saturday 27th September
Desperado Eagles Tribute @ Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth
Tickets: £16.00 each [advance] or £18.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk/product/desperado

Stand Up & Rock!
Bev Bevan, Jasper Carrott and Trevor Burton will again be joined on stage by Geoff Turton, Joy Strachan-Brain and The Bev Bevan Band featuring Tony Kelsey, Phil Tree and Abby Brant between Thursday 4th September and Friday 5th December for 'Stand Up & Rock!', a new nationwide theatre tour of music and comedy that carries on from the outstanding success of 'Made In Brum' last year. Find out where to see the show via the official tour web site thus:

Jeff Lynne
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The MoveJeff Lynne co-found 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 recognizable of the last four decades. Jeff went on to a successful solo career and worked with many of his musical heroes including Brian WilsonPaul McCartney and The Everley Brothers. He also found time to co-found 'supergroup' 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 web site thus:
www.elo.biz

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 2014! Find out where to see Roy via his official web site thus:
www.roywood.co.uk/gigs

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 web site thus:

The Move
The Move featuring Bev BevanTrevor BurtonPhil Tree and Tony Kelsey will sadly be performing their last ever live gigs during Q3 2014. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:
www.themove-live.com/dates

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 web site 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 web site thus:
 www.elotribute.com/giglist

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 web site thus:

Explosive Light Orchestra
Not only an ELO tribute act but an original, independent artiste in their own right - Symphonika [a.k.a. 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 web site 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 by ELOBF with some of the above artistes are also planned. See you at one or three of the above gigs for a chat?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 22-June-2014

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