Wilburys at Brian Epstein Tribute

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Trembling Wilburys Rock the Room

The Wilburys played a great finale set at the Heritage Foundation tribute lunch to Brian Epstein at Regents Park Marriott on Sunday June 29th after the Blue Plaque unveiling in Argyll Street, London W1 where Epstein’s NEMS company was based from 1964-67. Wilbury drummer Dave Stark helped to organise the event and spoke at the unveiling, along with Heritage Foundation president Vicki Michelle and Adam Ant, to a crowd of around 200 plus press, radio and TV.

Beatle-related guests at the lunch included Bill Harry, Tony Bramwell, Geoffrey Ellis & other ex-NEMS staff, Joe Flannery, Tony Crane of the Merseybeats, authors Mark Lewisohn and Kevin Roach, Martin Lewis, songwriters Mitch Murray and Les Reed, actor Andrew Lancel who plays Brian in the new play “Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles” which opens at Leicester Square Theatre on July 30th (www.epsteintheplay.com), plus Andrew Sachs, Nicholas Parsons, Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden and many others.

Messages were also read out from various Epstein clients & friends including Paul McCartney who wrote, “I know Brian would have been very proud to think that he had earned a Blue Plaque in the West End of London. He played a very important role in guiding the early career of us Beatles and more than that he was a lovely man whose friendship we all valued and who I will always remember with great fondness. Congratulations Brian, love from Paul McCartney”.

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Stars come out for Blue Plaque unveiling

We were without bassist Marko ‘Jeff Lynne’ Laver on the day but our good pal Spike Jefferson stood in for him most admirably. Everyone loved the set – except the Queen, or rather her look-alike, who complained we were much too loud. Well, that’s rock & roll your majesty, and if ace guitarist Dzal Martin sees you again he says he’s gonna kick ya in the crown jewels!!

All in all it was a really great day and the Wilburys went down a treat. Next stop Broadstairs Folk Festival on August 13th and Belgian Beatles Day in October, we are of course up for any gigs or events in YOUR area subject to availability and fee – contact Dave Stark on 07956 270592.

Links:
www.brianepstein.com
www.epsteintheplay.com
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Easter Eggcitement

Wilburys CompHere’s our Easter dates in Barnsley, Watford and a special Beatles event in Twickenham the following weekend, hope to see some of you there…
Sat April 19: Birdwell Venue, Barnsley
Sheffield Rd, Birdwell, South Yorkshire S70
Onstage 9.00pm. Tickets available here:
Sun April 20: The Flamingo on the Pond 
135 The Parade, Watford, Herts WD17 1NA
Early start around 5-6pm till 8-9pm.
Free entry with donation.
Sun April 27: Turks Head, Twickenham
28 Winchester Rd, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 1LF
Onstage 5pm for “Hard Day’s Night Live” special Beatles day.
Admission £7.00

Wilburys Rocking In To 2014

wilburys at dingwalls

Trembling Wilburys at Dingwalls, Camden Lock

The Trembling Wilburys ended 2013 with two great Christmas gigs, the first at the legendary Dingwalls in London’s Camden Lock, and the second at our pal Denis Cook’s new venue, the Flamingo on the Pond in Watford. The Dingwalls gig was also drummer Dave Stark’s SongLink 20th Anniversary party, and saw a great turnout of music industry friends and supporters, along with many new faces seeing the band in action for the first time. Continue reading

New Wilburys Video – Not Alone Any More

It’s here! Our second video, featuring Dave Collison on Lead Vocals, is ‘Not Alone Any More’. 25 years after the passing of Roy Orbison and 12 years since we lost George Harrison, we are keeping the music and the memories alive!

You can see more videos either on our Videos page or on our YouTube channel.

Not one, but two Xmas Xtravaganzas

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Trembling Wilburys Xmas

Quite an exciting week coming up for the Trembling Wilburys! On Sunday (Dec 1st) our second official video, “Not Alone Any More” is going to be released to the world. On Tuesday the 3rd we have the first of our Xmas Xtravaganza gigs at Dingwalls in Camden Lock. And, finally, on Sunday the 8th, another Xmas Xtravaganza at the Flamingo on the Pond, Watford.

Tonight’s show will feature a full Wilburys set including all the classics (Handle With Care, End of the Line, She’s My Baby plus Beatles & solo George etc), along with a special tribute set to the late, great “Big O”, Roy Orbison who left the bandstand exactly 25 years ago on December 6th, 1988.

All in all, lots of fun to be had for everyone! Don’t forget to come and like our facebook page too!

Wilburys Meet Wombles Man As Cribbins Is Honoured!

Glen and Dave with Bernard Cribbins

Glen and Dave C meet Bernard Cribbins

Showbiz legends were in abundance at the Regents Park Marriott Hotel in Swiss Cottage on Saturday 16th November, when the Heritage Foundation paid special tribute to actor and comedian Bernard Cribbins OBE on achieving 70 years in the business. Best known for narrating The Wombles TV series; his appearances in three Carry On films; two hit records (‘Right Said Fred’ and ‘Hole In The Ground’) plus appearances in Doctor Who, Jackanory, Fawlty Towers, Wrong Arm Of The Law and many other TV programmes and feature films, Cribbins (84) was delighted to receive recognition from his peers at the Heritage Foundation’s annual Christmas Lunch. The glitzy event (complete with crackers, turkey & mince pies) concluded with a full set by the Trembling Wilburys, whose singers Glen Knowler (as George Harrison) and Dave Collison (as Roy Orbison) are seen flanking Cribbins. This turned out to be one of our best performances yet, and a great warm-up for our special Xmas party night at Dingwalls in Camden on December 3rd. Continue reading

Xmas Xtravaganza at Dingwalls 3rd December

The Wilbury Guitars

The Wilbury Guitars

OK folks here we go… all down to Dingwalls on Dec 3rd!

The Trembling Wilburys are the UK’s first & best tribute to rock supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, featuring a line-up of top vocalists and musicians who perfectly recreate the unique sounds & style of the amazing band created in 1988 by George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Band members include Glen Knowler, truly uncanny as George Harrison, while Dave Collison perfectly captures Roy Orbison‘s incredible vocal range and look.

The Xmas show will feature a full Wilburys set including all the classics (Handle With Care, End of the Line, She’s My Baby plus Beatles & solo George etc), along with a special tribute set to the late, great “Big O”, Roy Orbison who left the bandstand exactly 25 years ago on December 6th, 1988. Plus special guest tbc.

Tickets £10.00
at Dingwalls,
Camden Lock
London NW18AB
Doors 19.30, showtime 20.15

London Beatles Day Report

Rod Davis with the Wilburys

Rod Davis with the Wilburys

The Trembling Wilburys returned to London Beatles Day on Sunday October 20th for the third time to play a short acoustic set, marking exactly 25 years of the original Traveling Wilburys, which was well received by a highly appreciative crowd. The event was also much busier than usual due to the presence of author Mark Lewisohn talking about his mammoth new Beatles biography “All These Years – Vol. 1: Tune In”, and signing copies all afternoon in an adjacent room – thereby sadly missing our fine set (!) which consisted of ‘She’s My Baby’, ‘Dirty World’, ‘If I Need Someone’, ‘Here Comes The Sun’, ‘You Got It’, ‘End of The Line’ and ‘Handle With Care’. Continue reading

New Wilburys Video – Handle With Care

The Wilbury Guitars

The Wilbury Guitars

To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the launch of rock’s greatest supergroup this week in October 1988, the Trembling Wilburys proudly present our own version of “Handle With Care” featuring Glen Knowler as GeorgeHarrison, Dave Collison as Roy Orbison, Andy McNish as Bob Dylan/Tom Petty, Marko Laver as Jeff Lynne, Dzal Martin on lead guitar, Howard Robin on keys and yours truly as Buster Sidebury aka Jim Keltner. Special thanks to Mark Windows for such a great job directing and editing the clip… next one on the way soon!
Next gig this Sunday 20th October at London Beatles Day… see events page below, all welcome.

Handle With Care on YouTube
Event on Facebook

Lights, Camera…

Wilburys around a Mic

The Trembling Wilburys singing around the stationary microphone

In just a few days time, the Trembling Wilburys will be releasing their first video, “Handle With Care” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the original which set off the whole thing. Originally released on the 17th of October, 1988, “Handle With Care” was the Traveling Wilburys biggest and most popular hit.

Join the Trembling Wilburys facebook page to be among the first to see our rendition of this fantastic song.