Saturday, 19 September 2009

THE GIG PICTURE

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The October/November tour of The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II] is getting closer so Yours Truly KJS, naturally, has been doing a spot of promotion with family, friends and work colleagues.
Why? Because this band ain't no tribute act. They represent the only opportunity, at the time of writing, to really to go see and hear the best expositors of the ELO sound. This week we lost Patrick Swayze and not so long ago it was Michael Jackson and before that Kelly Groucutt. Hence, you never know what you've got until it's gone. And don't count on any Jeff Lynne led ELO tour either in the foreseeable future. Dates for those Orchestra gigs can be found here:

theorchestra.net/gigs.html

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II] to those enlightened folks who also like ELO, Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related ] Universe ... KJS ... 19-Sep-2009

Friday, 18 September 2009

RECOMMENDED: JANE WILKINSON'S AUTUMN 2009 NEWSLETTER

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Did you know that Jane Wilkinson issues a quarterly ELO Newsletter? Jane runs her very own Orchestra web site at: www.elo.rockfans.co.uk and the site is also officially mandated by The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II]. Click on this link to have a look at Jane's latest newsletter thus:
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 18-Sep-2009

MIK KAMINSKI INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS ORCHESTRA TOUR

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Jane Wilkinson has forwarded me details of an interview with Mik Kaminski [amongst others - it starts in the 48th minute so fast forwarding may be a good idea!] on BBC Radio Merseyside on Saturday 12th September 2009. The interview is part of the promotion effort for the upcoming Autumn Tour by The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II] thus:
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 18-Sep-2009

BEFORE WE GO: IN MEMORY OF 9/11

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! ELOBF gig buddy Christian 'Jumping Biz' Evans has alerted Yours Truly KJS to this moving YouTube video montage which recalls the events of 9/11 alongside the sublime vocals of the late, great Kelly Groucutt singing the superb song "Before We Go" by The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II] - from their 2001 album "No Rewind" thus:
May we never forget the tragedy of those events and the souls of those who lost their lives on that day and the days that followed.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 18-Sep-2009

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

RECOMMENDED: THE ORCHESTRA AUTUMN 2009 UK TOUR

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Can you believe it? It's already September and we are just over a month away from the 2009 Autumn Tour of The Orchestra [former members of ELO & ELO Part II]. Another golden opportunity to hear live the music of ELO by the very best purveyors and performers of their music in the world today. I shall be ~ God willing ~ at their Robin 2 gig on Tuesday 13th October 2009.
Will you be there? Why not invite your family and friends? Don't get left "Standin' In The Rain" while we are all meeting "Mr. Blue Sky"! Don't "Face The Music" when you could make a real "Discovery"! "Xanadu" the right thing! [I could go on ...]

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS... 02-Sep-2009