Jolly Good Music E.L.O Style

I don’t know how many of you (If any) who actually read my ramblings remember the band E.L.O (Electric Light Orchestra).

If you don’t know the band, then you’ll almost certainly have at least heard "Mr Blue Sky" played at some point, on TV or in an Advert of some description.

Why am I on about an old band, that hasn’t been in the charts for some considerable time, well it just so happens that myself and "Mrs Shawty" went to see a tribute to the great E.L.O on Saturday night (7th Nov 2009) at our local theatre here in the UK (Consett, Empire for those who know where it is) and to say that the night was a fantastic night out would be an understament.

I often find that tribute bands fall quite short of the expected experience, esp if you happen to have first hand experience of seeing the original band in the first place, however "The E.L.O Experience" did exactly as it says on the tin. They provided a fantastic experience, which you really could not in anyway imagine that you where not watching E.L.O perform live of stage.  For the entire show I (and my better half) could not sit still, and when we weren’t clapping along, the foot was tapping, my hand was tapping , following every beat of the drum produced by Tony Lawson on the drums.

Without doubt if they visit my kneck of the woods again, I’ll be there you can count on that, the only way this show could be better is if E.L.O themselves where up there on the stage.

So from myself, and my other half, and the many people who where in the audience at Consett Empire on Saturday 7th Nov 2009, I’d like to say a huge Thankyou to

Danny Louis
Jan Christiansen
Pete Johnson
Steve Hemsley
Tony Lawson

and the Girls playing the chello’s (Sorry I didn’t quite catch your names)

If you’d like to visit the bands Website, you can find it here :


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