Friday, 31 March 2017

27th ELOBF GIG GUIDE: Q2 2017

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Spring into Summer 2017 means that once again it's "Time" for the latest elobeatlesforever (elobf) Quarterly Gig Guide #27! Please find a list of selected gigs below (with more to follow when confirmed) between Saturday 1st April and Friday 30th June during Q2 2017 (plus some individual artist links) for you to peruse thus:

Saturday 1st April
The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Austin Sports & Social Club
Tickets: £8.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/344782

ELOquence @ The New Albany Hotel, Heywood
Free entry
www.facebook.com/ELOQUENCEtribute

Sunday 2nd April
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Brasshouse, Birmingham
Free entry
www.brasshousebirmingham.co.uk/whats-on

Tuesday 4th April

The ELO Experience @ The Swan Theatre, Worcester
Tickets: £22.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?mid=4&eid=453060739

Wednesday 5th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
+++ SOLD OUT +++

Thursday 6th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
+++ SOLD OUT +++

Friday 7th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
+++ SOLD OUT +++

Saturday 8th April
The Trembling Wilburys @ Thameside Theatre, Grays
Tickets: £20.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.thurrock.gov.uk/events/trembling-wilburys

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

Wednesday 12th April
Iain Hornal supporting 10cc @ The Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Tickets: from £32.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.thsh.co.uk/event/10cc-greatest-hits-more

Danny Cannon & The Ramrods @ The Robin 2, Bilston

Tickets: £10.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4754

Stand Up & Rock! @ The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
+++ SOLD OUT +++

Thursday 13th April
The Steve Gibbons Band @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each (advance) or £15.00 each (door)(*plus booking fee)
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4696

Stand Up & Rock! @ The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
+++ SOLD OUT +++

Friday 14th April
Red Sun (John Kerton) @ The Feathers Inn, Lichfield
Free entry
www.feathersinn.co.uk/page_id=8&month=4&yr=2017

Wednesday 19th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Tickets: from £27.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.crewelyceum.co.uk/Online/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Thursday 20th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe 
Tickets: from £27.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.crewelyceum.co.uk/Online/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Friday 21st April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Town Hall, Dudley
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.boroughhalls.co.uk/jasper-carrott-one.html

Saturday 22nd April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Town Hall, Dudley
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.boroughhalls.co.uk/jasper-carrott-two.html

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Flowerpot, Derby
Tickets: £13.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Derby/The-Flowerpot/Explosive-Light-Orchestra/12861691

ELOquence @ Club 147, Pontefract
Free entry
www.facebook.com/ELOQUENCEtribute

Sunday 23rd April
Brum Bands Unite @ The Town Hall, Birmingham
Tickets: £12.00 (*plus booking fee)
www.thsh.co.uk/event/brum-bands-unite-celebrating-st-georges-day

Tuesday 25th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Palace Theatre, Newark
Tickets: from £26.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.palacenewarktickets.com/en-GB/shows/jasper-20carrotts-stand-up-rock/info

Wednesday 26th April
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Palace Theatre, Newark
Tickets: from £26.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.palacenewarktickets.com/en-GB/shows/jasper-20carrotts-stand-up-rock/info

Wednesday 3rd May
Bob Dylan @ The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tickets from £55.00 each (*plus booking fee)
motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk/whats-on/bob-dylan-and-his-band

Thursday 4th May

Bob Dylan @ Bournemouth International Arena
Tickets from £55.75 each (*plus booking fee)
www.bic.co.uk/whats-on/bob-dylan-2017

Friday 5th May

Quill @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £12.50 each (advance) or £15.00 each (door)(*plus booking fee)
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4656

Bob Dylan @ The Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Tickets from £61.60 each (*plus booking fee)
motorpointarenanottingham.com/whats-on/bob-dylan-and-his-band

The Upbeat Beatles @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

Tickets: £20.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/the-upbeat-beatles

Saturday 6th May

Explosive Light Orchestra @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £15.00 each (advance) or £16.00 each (door)(*plus booking fee)
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4726

The Big O & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show @ The Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

Tickets: from £20.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/music/roy-orbison-and-the-wilburys-tribute

Sunday 7th May

Bob Dylan @ SECC Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
Tickets from £45.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/bob-dylan-and-his-band-glasgow-07-05-2017

A Fusion Of Music & Dance (Bev Bevan) @ The Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Tickets: from £13.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.thsh.co.uk/event/a-fusion-of-music-and-dance

Monday 8th May

Bob Dylan @ The Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tickets from £61.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.echoarena.com/whats-on/bob-dylan

Tuesday 9th May

Bob Dylan @ The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Tickets from £65.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.ssearena.co.uk/events/detail/bob-dylan

Wednesday 10th May
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Palace Theatre, Redditch
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Thursday 11th May
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Palace Theatre, Redditch
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Friday 12th May

Stand Up & Rock! @ The Palace Theatre, Redditch
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

The Born Again Beatles @ The Feathers Inn, Lichfield

Free entry
www.feathersinn.co.uk/month=5&yr=2017

Saturday 13th May
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Palace Theatre, Redditch
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Sunday 14th May
Record & CD Fair @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Entry: £1.00 each
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4725

Thursday 18th May
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.trch.co.uk/whats-on/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

Friday 19th May
Stand Up & Rock! @ The Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tickets: from £25.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.trch.co.uk/whats-on/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-and-rock

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

Sunday 21st May

Stand Up & Rock! @ The Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Tickets: from £23.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk/whatson/show.asp?e=887#overview

Monday 22nd May
 Stand Up & Rock! @ The Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Tickets: from £23.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk/whatson/show.asp?e=887#overview

Thursday 1st June
 Stand Up & Rock! @ The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Tickets: from £22.50 each (*plus booking fee)

Friday 2nd June
The Born Again Beatles @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £6.00 each (advance) or £7.00 each (door)
www.theroadhousebirmingham.com/?q=node/820

Saturday 3rd June
ELOquence @ Sotirio's 103 Restaurant & Cabaret, New Romney
Free entry to diners
www.sotirios103.co.uk/entertainment

Sunday 4th June
The Mersey Beatles Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary Show @ The Hare & Hounds, King's Heath
Tickets: £15.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.skiddle.com/Hare-And-Hounds/The-Mersey-Beatles-Sgt-Pepper-50th-Anniversary-Show

Friday 16th June
Roy Orbison & Friends (Barry Steele) @ The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
+++ SOLD OUT +++

Saturday 17th June
Red Sun (John Kerton) @ The Old Stags Head, Wolverhampton
Free entry
www.redsunband.co.uk/portfolio

Wolvesfest 2017 (Cult Of Wedge) @ Wolverhampton Rugby Club
Tickets: £10.00 each (advance) or £15.00 each (door)
www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4839

Sunday 18th June
The Trevor Burton Band @ The Grapes, Stafford
Free entry
www.grapesstafford.co.uk/Gig_Diary

 Wednesday 21st June
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The Sheffield Arena
Tickets from £55.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.livenation.co.uk/artist/jeff-lynnes-elo-tickets

 Stand Up & Rock! @ The Forum Theatre, Malvern
Tickets: from £24.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/event/jasper-carrott-stand-up-and-rock

Thursday 22nd June
 Stand Up & Rock! @ The Forum Theatre, Malvern
Tickets: from £24.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/event/jasper-carrott-stand-up-and-rock

Friday 23rd June
 Stand Up & Rock! @ The Forum Theatre, Malvern
Tickets: from £24.50 each (*plus booking fee)
www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/event/jasper-carrott-stand-up-and-rock

Roy Orbison & Friends (Barry Steele) @ The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: £22.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.lichfieldgarrick.com/The-Roy-Orbison-Story

Saturday 24th June
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Wembley Stadium, London
Tickets from £35.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.livenation.co.uk/artist/jeff-lynnes-elo-tickets

Monday 26th June
 Stand Up & Rock! @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: from £28.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/comedy/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-rock

Tuesday 27th June
 Stand Up & Rock! @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: from £28.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/comedy/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-rock

Wednesday 28th June
Jeff Lynne's ELO @ The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
Tickets from £50.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.livenation.co.uk/artist/jeff-lynnes-elo-tickets

 Stand Up & Rock! @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Tickets: from £28.00 each (*plus booking fee)
www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/comedy/jasper-carrotts-stand-up-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 Americana 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 A co-founding member of The Move, Trevor Burton can be found 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 Based in Hull, The ELO Experience 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 Based in South Wales, ELO Again 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 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

ELO Light Years A new ELO tribute band and another from South Wales, ELO Light Years are headed up by Jim Ramsey alongside Mike 'Chas' Holcombe, Gaelle Favre, Sarah Waycott, Richard Watson, Robin Davey and Claire Brewster with Angharad and Rhiannon Griffiths. Find out where to see them now via their official web site thus: www.elolightyears.com

The ELO Encounter Another new ELO tribute band, this time from Essex, The ELO Encounter feature Simon Rownes and three members of his family: Jack, Max and Henry alongside Martin Donald, Jasmine Ali and Simon Dove. Find out where to see them now via their official web site thus: www.elo-encounter.co.uk

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

The 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 recommended by Yours Truly KJS and elobeatlesforever (elobf). This listing is not exhaustive. Please contact elobf should you wish events to be considered for the above roster. It'll be nice to bump into you at some of the above gigs for a chat!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 31-March-2017

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