Saturday, 20 September 2014

ELOBF GIG GUIDE [17]: Q4 2014

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Autumn into Winter 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 October and 31st December [Q4] thus:

Wednesday 1st October 2014
Quill @ The Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton
Tickets: £15.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.abbeytheatre.co.uk/?id=show&s=88

Friday 3rd October 2014
ELO Again @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.00 each [advance] or £15.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3674

Saturday 4th October 2014
ELO Again @ The Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
Tickets: £15.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/event.php?id=2139

Saturday 11th October 2014

Quill @ Nottingham Arts Theatre
Tickets: £16.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.nottingham-theatre.co.uk/natmain2/index.php/whats-on-top/69?view=show

Thursday 16th October 2014

Stand Up & Rock! @ Dudley Town Hall
Tickets: £25.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/entertainment-live/whats-on/music/stand-up-and-rock

Friday 17th October 2014 [Option A]
The ELO Experience @ The Prince Of Wales Theatre, Cannock
Tickets: £18.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.boxoffice.wlct.org/stageitweb/select_seats.aspx?perfid=289

Friday 17th October 2014 [Option B]

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Clarence Hall, Crickhowell, Powys
Tickets: £9.00 each [* plus booking fee]
http://www.skiddle.com/e/12248845

Saturday 18th October 2014

Red Shoes @ Broseley's Birchmeadow, Telford
Tickets: £9.00 each [advance] or £10.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.wegottickets.com/event/263248

Friday 24th October 2014

Jim Onslow @ The Harlescott Social Club, Shrewsbury [in aid of Cancer Research UK]
Tickets: £5.00 each [door]

Sunday 26th October 2014

The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Tickets: £8.00 each [advance] or £10.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.wegottickets.com/event/285608

Sunday 2nd November 2014

The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £10.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/873

Thursday 6th November 2014 [Option A]

The 4th Annual Trevor Burton Charity Show @ Hall Green Stadium, Birmingham
Tickets: £15.00 each [advance] or £18.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.wegottickets.com/event/292196

Thursday 6th November 2014 [Option B]
Quill @ The Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
Tickets: £16.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/event.php?id=2167

Saturday 15th November 2014

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Henighans, Bolton
Tickets: £7.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.henighans.com/events/elo-tribute-by-the-explosive-light-orchestra

Tuesday 18th November 2014 [Option A]

Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £17.50 each [advance] or £20.00 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3877

Tuesday 18th November 2014 [Option B]
Phil Bates @ The Jam House, Birmingham
Free entry
www.thejamhouse.com/birmingham/live-music/event/3287/phil-bates-november-2014

Thursday 20th November 2014

21 Today: Justice 4 The 21 @ Birmingham Town Hall
Tickets: £12.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.thsh.co.uk/event/21-today-justice-4-the-21

Friday 21st November 2014

The Traveling Pilburys @ The Feathers Inn, Lichfield
Free entry
www.feathersinn.co.uk/?cid=all&page_id=8&month=11&yr=2014

Saturday 22nd November 2014
The Trevor Burton Band @ Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge
Free entry
www.katiefitzgeralds.co.uk/giginfo.asp?eventid=1961

Saturday 29th November 2014

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Tackeroo, Hednesford
Tickets: £6.00 each [door]
www.tackeroo.com/gig_guide.htm

Friday 5th December 2014

Magnum @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £20.00 each [advance] or £22.50 each [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3821

Saturday 6th December 2014

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Tickets: £10.00 each [* plus booking fee]
Box Office: [01684] 384111
www.redhousecymru.com

Tuesday 9th December 2014

The Roy Wood Christmas Show @ The Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Tickets: £27.50 each [* plus booking fee]
www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-roy-wood-christmas-concert

Friday 12th December 2014

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

Friday 19th December 2014

Quill @ Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
Tickets: £15.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.leisurebookings.birmingham.gov.uk/theatre/start.htm

Sunday 21st December 2014

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry
www.erndor50.co.uk/Gigs.html

Tuesday 30th December 2014

The Trevor Burton Christmas Show @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £12.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/796

Stand Up & Rock!
Bev BevanJasper Carrott and Trevor Burton will again be joined on stage by Geoff TurtonJoy Strachan-Brain and The Bev Bevan Band featuring Tony KelseyPhil 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 recognisable 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 [ExpLO]
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 with some of the above artistes are also planned by ELOBFSee you at one or three of the above gigs for a chat?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 20-Sep-2014

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