Friday, 17 June 2016

24th ELOBF GIG GUIDE: Q3 2016

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Summer into Autumn 2016 means that it's "Time" for the latest ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] Quarterly Gig Guide #24! Please find a selection of events below [with more to follow when confirmed] between Friday 1st July and Friday 30th September [Q3] 2016 plus some artist links for you to peruse thus:

Saturday 2nd July
The ELO Experience @ Conkers Ampitheatre, Derbyshire
Tickets: £24.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.thepokeyhole.com/gig_guide.html

Explosive Light Orchestra @ Yardbirds Club, Grimsby

Tickets: £8.00 each [advance] or £10.00 each [door]
www.yardbirdsrocks.co.uk/gig-guide

Sight 'n' Sound @ Foresters Tavern, Burntwood, Staffordshire

Tickets: £2.00 each [door]
www.facebook.com/groups/sight-n-sound

Friday 8th July

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

Sunday 10th July
The Trembling Wilburys @ The Half Moon, Putney, London
Tickets: £10.00 each [advance] or £12.00 each [door]
www.musicglue.com/half-moon-putney/events/10-07-16-the-trembling-wilburys

Friday 15th July
Mike Sheridan's Friday Nite Dance @ Wootton Wawen Social Club. Henley-in-Arden
Entry: £5.00 each
www.facebook.com/Wootton-Wawen-Social-Club

Quill with Raymond Froggatt @ The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Tickets: £19.50 to £22.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.grandtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/concerts/quill-raymond-froggatt

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

Tickets: £17.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/wings-over-abbey-road

Saturday 16th July

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.50 each [door]
thediamonduk.com/gigs

Tuesday 19th July

Pete Kent @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £9.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4523

Friday 5th August
The Naked Beatles @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £10.00 each [advance] or £12.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4386

Saturday 13th August

Quill @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove
Tickets: £17.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/quill

Thursday 18th August

Pugwash @ The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Tickets: £13.00 each [*plus booking fee]
thetradesclub.com/events/pugwash-2

Friday 19th August

Mike Sheridan's Friday Nite Dance @ Wootton Wawen Social Club. Henley-in-Arden
Entry: £5.00 each
www.facebook.com/Wootton-Wawen-Social-Club

Pugwash @ The Donkey, Leicester

Tickets: £13.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.i-want-tickets.com/site/events_database_2.asp?catID=1077

Sight 'n' Sound @ The Feathers Inn, Lichfield

Free entry
feathersinn.co.uk/gigs/2016/aug

Sunday 21st August

The Trevor Burton Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry
www.grapesstafford.co.uk/Gig_Diary

Pugwash @ Clarks on Lindsay Street, Dundee, Scotland

Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-production-presents-pugwash-back-with-full-band-tickets

Tuesday 23rd August

Pugwash @ The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, Scotland
Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.musicglue.com/pugwash-1/events/230816/pugwash-the-hug-and-pint

Friday 24th August

Pugwash @ The Basement, York
Tickets: £6.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/film/pugwash/tickets/8750

Thursday 25th August

Pugwash @ The Islington, London
Tickets: £12.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.insynctickets.com/events/pugwash-2

Friday 26th August

Pugwash @ Kinder Lodge, Hayfield, Derbyshire
Free entry
www.bandsintown.com/event/12465654-pugwash-hayfield-kinder-lodge-2016

Saturday 27th August

ELO Again @ Wannasee Festival, Penrith, Cumbria
Tickets: from £15.00 each to £35.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.ents24.com/festival/wannasee-tribute-festival/4640307

Pugwash @ The Three Horseshoes, Ecton, Northampton

Free entry
www.bandsintown.com/event/12538894?artist=Pugwash

Sunday 28th August

Pugwash @ Frome Cricket Club, Somerset
Free entry
www.bandsintown.com/event/12512899?artist=Pugwash

Thursday 1st September

Quill @ The Mac, Birmingham
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]
macbirmingham.co.uk/event/quill

Friday 2nd September

The ELO Experience @ The Cresset Theatre, Peterborough
Tickets: £22.00 each [*plus booking fee]
cresset.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548932/events?show_id=873548932

Saturday 3rd September

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Academy Theatre, Barnsley
Tickets: £12.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.take2centre.co.uk/academytheatre/showdetails.php?id=832

Sunday 4th September

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The FeelGood Festival, Ipswich
Tickets: £26.50 each [*inc. booking fee]
thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/view/45272

Friday 16th September
Mike Sheridan's Friday Nite Dance @ Wootton Wawen Social Club. Henley-in-Arden
Entry: £5.00 each
www.facebook.com/Wootton-Wawen-Social-Club

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Arches Venue, Coventry

Tickets: £8.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/explosive-light-orchestra/10039768

Saturday 17th September

Bev Bevan's Zing Band @ The Core Theatre, Solihull
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]
thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/the-move

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Brookside Theatre, Romford
Tickets: £17.00 each [*plus booking fee]
thelittleboxoffice.com/brookside/event/view/41018

Sunday 18th September

Bev Bevan's Zing Band @ Prince Of Wales Theatre, Cannock
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]
boxoffice.wlct.org/stageitweb/select_seats.aspx?perfid=761

ELO Again @ New Wimbledon Theatre, London
Tickets: £24.15 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/elo-again-a-night-of-elo-2016/new-wimbledon-theatre

Thursday 22nd September

6th Annual Trevor Burton Charity Show @ Hall Green Stadium, Birmingham
Tickets: £22.00 each [advance][*plus booking fee] or £25.00 each [door]
www.wegottickets.com/event/360401

Friday 23rd September

Bev Bevan's Zing Band @ Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield
Tickets: £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.astonwoodgolfclub.co.uk/events

Morganisation @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

Tickets: £7.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/morganisation


Saturday 24th September
Sight 'n' Sound @ The Foresters Tavern, Burntwood
Entry: £2.00 each
www.facebook.com/groups/sight-n-sound

Wednesday 28th September
Judie Tzuke @ The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £20.00 each [advance] or £22.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4568

Jeff Lynne's ELO
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The Move, Jeff Lynne co-founded 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 Wilson, Paul 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 Petty, Bob Dylan, George 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:
jefflynneselo.com

Roy Wood
The co-founder of The Move and ELO and the founder of Wizzard, The Helicopters et al will [hopefully] be on the road again during 2015! Find out where to see Dr. Roy Wood and what he is up to with his Rock 'n' Roll Bandvia his official web site thus:
www.roywood.co.uk

The Orchestra
Former members of ELO and ELO Part II: Mik Kaminski, Louis Clark, Eric Troyer, Parthenon Huxley, Glen 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 Tony Kelsey and Abby Brant in their ranks. Find out where to see them via their official web site thus:
quilluk.com

The Trevor Burton Band
Trevor Burton will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands with Pez Connor, Bill Jefferson and [occasionally] 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 now 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 now 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, The Explosive Light Orchestra - a.k.a. Symphonika - have reproduced the exciting works of ELO at packed theatres and live music venues all around Europe. Find out where to see them now 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. See you at one or three of the above gigs for a chat?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] universe ... KJS ... 17-June-2016

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