Friday, 19 December 2014

ELOBF GIG GUIDE [18]: Q1 2015

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Winter into Spring 2015 sees the latest ELOBF Quarterly Gig Guide packed to the rafters with some great gigs to relish. So without further ado, here are some selected dates and general links [with more to follow when confirmed] for you to consider checking out during between 1st January and 31st March [Q1] thus:

Tuesday 6th January
Tim Arnold @ 12 Bar Club, Soho, London
Tickets: £10.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.12barclub.com/gig_listings.html

Wednesday 14th January

Rebecca Downes [supporting Matt Woosey] @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £8.00 each [advance]; £10.00 [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3974

Thursday 15th to Friday 16th January

The ELO Experience @ The Arts Complex, Solihull
Tickets: £20.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.solihullartscomplex.co.uk/Music/The-ELO-Experience/4188

Friday 23rd January

Tim Arnold @ St. Moritz Club, Soho, London
Tickets: £10.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.wegottickets.com/event/300925

Saturday 24th January

The ELO Experience @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: £20.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/music/elo-experience

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

The Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Diamond, Sutton-in Ashfield

Tickets: £7.00 each [advance]; £8.50 [door]
www.thediamonduk.com/gigs

Saturday 31st January

The Trevor Burton Band @ Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge
Free entry
www.katiefitzgeralds.co.uk/giginfo.asp?eventid=2101

Sunday 1st February

The Rebecca Downes Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/320545348154153

Tuesday 3rd February

Phil Bates @ The Jam House, Birmingham
Free entry
www.thejamhouse.com/birmingham/live-music/event/3461/phil-bates-february-2015.htm

Friday 6th February
Quill @ The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: £19.50 each [* plus booking fee]
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/Shows/Quill

Friday 13th February

The Trembling Wilburys @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £7.00 each
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/977

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Clarence Hall, Crickhowell, Powys

Tickets: £15.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Newport/Clarence-Hall/Explosive-Light-Orchestra-live/Clarence-Hall/12298184

Saturday 14th February

The BeatBack Brothers Final Show @ The Great Western, Bilston
Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/1404906409806294

Sunday 15th February
The Robin 2 Record & CD Fair @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Free entry
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4000

King's Heath Walk Of Fame BEATLE FEST 2015, Birmingham
Tickets: £5.00 or £4.00 or £3.00 each [* plus booking fee]
elobeatlesforever.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/recommended-kings-heath-walk-of-fame.html

Thursday 19th February

Rebecca Downes [supporting The Blues Band] @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £18.50 each [advance]; £19.50 [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3854

"Spectacular 60's" starring The Move @ The Cresset Theatre, Peterborough
Tickets: £25.00 each [* plus booking fee]
cresset.ticketsolve.com/shows/873521176/events?show_id=873521176

Friday 20th February

The Trevor Burton Band @ Legends Blues Club, Tamworth
Tickets: £6.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.erndor50.co.uk/Gigs.html

Saturday 21st February
Mothers Club Reunion 2015 @ St. Barnabas Church, Erdington
Free entry
www.facebook.com/events/771710992895285

Quill [supported by Under A Banner@ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance] or £15.00 [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3828

Friday 27th February
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Marr's Bar, Worcester
Tickets: £8.00 each [advance] or £10.00 each [door][* plus booking fee]
www.erndor50.co.uk/Gigs.html

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Garth Olwg, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan

Tickets: £15.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.gartholwg.org/wordpress/?page_id=106

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Cross Keys, Hednesford

Entry: £6.00 [door]
www.facebook.com/events/867557916639494

Tuesday 3rd March

"Drawn To The Beat" with Alex Vann @ The Plough Inn, Shifnal
Free entry
elobeatlesforever.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/recommended-drawn-to-beat-alex-vann.html

Thursday 5th March

The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance]; £15.00 [door] [* plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3909

Friday 6th March
ELO Again @ Baddeley Green WMC, Stoke-on-Trent
Tickets: £10.00 each
www.baddeleygreenclub.co.uk/Friday%20Entertainment.htm

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Grapes, Stafford
Tickets: £3.00 each [* after 9:30PM]
www.erndor50.co.uk/thegrapes.html

Saturday 7th March

ELO Again @ The Grand Opera House, York
Tickets: £23.90 each [* plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/elo-again/grand-opera-house-york

Sunday 8th March

Trevor Burton "50 Years On The Road" @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £6.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/998

Wednesday 11th March

ELO Again @ New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets: £23.90 each [* plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/elo-again/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

Thursday 12th March

Phil Bates @ Liverpool Marina, Liverpool
Tickets: £11.00 each [advance] or £12.00 each [door]
www.johnnysbluesclub.co.uk

Friday 13th March
ELO Again @ The Pavilion, Rhyl
Tickets: £16.50 each [* plus booking fee]
www.rhylpavilion.co.uk/?p=6324

Saturday 14th March

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth
Tickets: £12.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk/product/wings-abbey-road

ELO Again @ Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Tickets: £19.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.tickets.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/a%20night%20of%20elo/info

Thursday 26th March
The ELO Experience @ The Swan Theatre, Worcester
Tickets: £20.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?eid=453058329

Friday 27th March
Quill @ The Arts Complex, Solihull
Tickets: £17.00 each [* plus booking fee]
www.solihullartscomplex.co.uk/Arts/Quill/4190

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, Del Shannon and The Everly Brothers. He also found time to co-found the ultimate 'supergroup' in 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 2015! Find out where to see Roy via his official web site thus:
www.roywood.co.uk

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:

Quill
Legendary Midlands Celtic-tinged rockers Quill, led by the incomparable Joy Strachan-Brain, have built up an impressive live reputation over a four [4] decade span and now feature Bev Bevan and Tony Kelsey in their ranks. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:
www.quill-uk.com/GigGuide.htm

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:

The BeatBack Brothers
The BeatBack Brothers featuring Craig Whale and Adam Willetts will be performing regularly at various Midlands venues. Find out where to see them via their official Facebook page 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 for ELOBFSee you at one or three of the above gigs for a chat?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 19-Dec-2014

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