Tuesday, 15 December 2015

22nd ELOBF GIG GUIDE: Q1 2016

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Winter into Spring 2016 sees the latest ELOBF Quarterly Gig Guide loaded up with some great gigs! Here are some selected dates and general links [with more to follow when confirmed] for you to consider checking out during between Friday 1st January and Thursday 31st March [Q1] 2016 thus:

Friday 15th January
The 286 @ The Water Rats, London
Entry: £6.00 each [door]

Sunday 17th January
The Trembling Wilburys @ The Half Moon, Putney
Tickets: £10.00 each [*plus booking fee]
T Saturday 23rd January
The 286 @ The Cavendish Arms, London
Free entry

Saturday 30th January

Explosive Light Orchestra [ExpLO] @ The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.50 each [door][*plus booking fee]

Wednesday 3rd February
The ELO Experience @ Solihull Arts Centre, Solihull
Tickets: £21.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 4th February
The ELO Experience @ Solihull Arts Centre, Solihull
Tickets: £21.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 6th February
The 286 @ Paper Dress Vintage, London
Free entry

Friday 12th February

The Trembling Wilburys @ Touchline Live Music, Hockley, Essex
Tickets: £12.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Saturday 13th February
Quill @ The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Tickets: £21.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Sunday 14th February
King's Heath Walk Of Fame Beatles Fest 2016, Birmingham
Tickets: from £4.00 each to £12.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Wednesday 17th February
Pete Kent @ The Robin 2, Bilston
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £9.00 each [door][*plus booking fee]

Saturday 20th February
Sight 'n' Sound @ The Foresters Tavern, Burntwood
Entry: £2.00 each

Sunday 21st February
The Robin 2 Record & CD Fair, Bilston
Entry: £1.00 each [door]

Monday 22nd February
Morganisation @ The Kitchen Cafe, Birmingham
Tickets: £9.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 3rd March
The ELO Experience @ The New Alexander Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets: £25.90 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 4th March
The Trembling Wilburys @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Tickets: £7.00 each [advance] or £8.00 each [door][if available]

Saturday 12th March
The Abbey Road Experience @ The Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth
Tickets: £13.50 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 18th March
ELO Again @ The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Tickets: £21.00 [*plus booking fee]

Thursday 24th March
Quill @ Solihull Arts Complex, Solihull
Tickets: £18.00 each [*plus booking fee]

Friday 25th March

Wings Over Abbey Road @ The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Tickets: £6.00 each [members] or £7.50 each [non-members]

Thursday 31st March
Phil Bates @ Ruthin AllStyles Music Club, Feathers Inn, Ruthin, Denbighshire
Entry: £5.00 each [non-members] or £1.50 each [members]

Jeff Lynne's ELO
After a stint with classic Birmingham bands The Idle Race and The MoveJeff 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 WilsonPaul McCartneyDel 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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 for ELOBFSee you at one or three of the above gigs for a chat?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 15-Dec-2015

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