Friday, 30 December 2016

26th ELOBF GIG GUIDE: Q1 2017

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Winter into Spring 2017 means that once again it's "Time" for the latest elobeatlesforever (elobf) Quarterly Gig Guide #26! Please find a list of selected gigs below (with more to follow when confirmed) between Sunday 1st January and Friday 31st March during Q1 2017 (plus some individual artist links) for you to peruse thus:

Saturday 7th January
ELOquence
Sunnyside Inn, Nuneaton
Free entry
www.facebook.com/ELOQUENCEtribute

Tuesday 10th January
Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood-2017/new-victoria-theatre

Thursday 12th January
Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood-2017/bristol-hippodrome

Friday 20th January

Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
Princess Theatre, Torquay
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood/princess-theatre-torquay

Friday 27th January

The ELO Encounter
Witham Public Hall, Essex
Tickets: £14.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.withampublichall.co.uk/music.html

Saturday 28th January

Quill
The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: £21.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/Quill-2017

Friday 3rd February

ELO Light Years
The Kings Arms Hotel, Abergavenny
Tickets: £10.00 each
www.kingsarmsabergavenny.co.uk/event/elo-light-years-elo-tribute-act

Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band

Grove Theatre, Dunstable
Tickets: £29.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.grovetheatre.co.uk/events/roy-wood

Sunday 5th February
Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood/theatre-royal-brighton

Wednesday 8th February

Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood/palace-theatre-manchester

Saturday 11th February
Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
New Theatre, Oxford
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood/new-theatre-oxford

Sunday 12th February

Raymond Froggatt
The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £14.00 each [advance] or £16.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4497

Sunday 19th February
Record & CD Fair
The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Admission: £1.00 each
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4587

Wednesday 22nd February

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=4588

Friday 24th February

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

Saturday 25th February
The ELO Experience
The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
Tickets: £24.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/shows/the-elo-experience

Sunday 26th February

Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
King's Theatre, Glasgow
Tickets: £33.65 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/roy-wood-2017/kings-theatre

Thursday 2nd March
The ELO Experience
New Alexander Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets: £25.90 each [*plus booking fee]
www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-elo-experience/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham

Friday 3rd March
Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Tickets: from £20.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.belgrade.co.uk/event/the-big-o-and-the-wilburys-tribute-show

Saturday 4th March
Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show
The Regal Cinema, Evesham
Tickets: from £20.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theregal.ac/event/1107

ELO Again
The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: £23.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/ELO-Again

The ELO Encounter

Braintree Arts Theatre, Essex
Tickets: £15.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.braintreeartstheatre.com/whats-on/march-2017/item/the-elo-encounter

Friday 10th March

10CCLO
The Venue, Selby
Tickets: £8.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.seetickets.com/event/10cclo/the-venue/1044352

Saturday 11th March
The ELO Encounter
The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/1296

Wings Over Abbey Road
Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth
Tickets: £13.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk/product/wings-abbey-road

Friday 17th March

The Trembling Wilburys
The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door]
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/977

Sunday 19th March
ELO Light Years
The Half Moon, Putney, London
Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.musicglue.com/half-moon-putney/events/19-mar-17-elo-light-years

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

Saturday 25th March

Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
The Playhouse, Nottingham
Tickets: £29.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/music/roy-wood

Stand Up & Rock! with Jasper Carrott and Bev Bevan
The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Tickets: £25.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theplacetelford.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Mr. Blue Skye (supporting Hotel Caledonia)
The Ferry, Glasgow
Tickets: £12.50 each [advance] or £14.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]
www.the-ferry.co.uk/theferrywebsite.html

Sunday 26th March
Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band
The Corn Exchange, Exeter
Tickets: £29.50 each [*plus booking fee]
www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/roy-wood-and-his-band

Stand Up & Rock! with Jasper Carrott and Bev Bevan
The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Tickets: £25.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theplacetelford.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Monday 27th March
Stand Up & Rock! with Jasper Carrott and Bev Bevan
The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Tickets: £25.00 each [*plus booking fee]
www.theplacetelford.com/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

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: www.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 2017! Find out where to see Dr. Roy Wood and what he is up to with his Rock 'n' Roll Band via 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: www.theorchestra.net

Quill: Legendary Midlands Celtic-tinged rockers Quill, led by the incomparable Joy Strachan-Brain, have built up an impressive live reputation over a four 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: www.quilluk.com

The Trevor Burton Band: Trevor Burton will be performing regularly at various venues in the Midlands with his fantastic band. Find out where on their web site thus: www.thetrevorburtonband.co.uk

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

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: www.eloagain.co.uk

Explosive Light Orchestra (ExpLO): Not only an ELO tribute act but an original, independent artiste in their own right, The Explosive Light Orchestra - also known as 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: www.elotributeband.com

The Trembling Wilburys: One of two world class UK based Traveling Wilburys' tribute bands, The Trembling Wilburys were founded by drummer Dave Stark in 2010 and feature Dave Collison as Roy Orbison and Glen Knowler as George Harrison performing Wilburys and solo classics to rave reviews. The septet also feature top guitarist Dzal Martin, Andy McNish, Marko Laver and Howard Robin. Find out where to see them now via their official web site thus: www.tremblingwilburys.co.uk

Big O & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show: One of two world class UK based Traveling Wilburys' tribute bands, the Big O & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show are a multi-talented group featuring Paul Hopkins as Roy Orbison performing Wilburys and solo classics to rave reviews. The sextet is completed by Richard Gibson, Owen James, Aubrey Robinson, Matt Gaffiney and Andrew Whittaker. Find out where to see them now via their official web site thus: www.travelingwilburystribute.co.uk

The artistes and shows listed above are either recommended by or have been featured by Yours Truly KJS and elobeatlesforever (elobf) down the years. See you at some of the above gigs for a chat?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 30-Dec-2016

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