Thanks to everyone who came down to the Half Moon Putney recently, acclaimed as one of our best gigs by many despite a few gremlins in the equipment dept! It’s one of our favourite venues and we’ve been booked back for two more gigs this year, they certainly have good taste in SW London. Talking of which, we’ve also been invited to play on a regular basis at another venue a bit further down the Thames, details to be confirmed soon. Continue reading
The Trembling Wilburys is one of the most acclaimed tribute bands in the UK today, featuring a line-up of seven outstanding vocalists and musicians who play a wide variety of classic songs by rock super-group the Traveling Wilburys – plus a bunch of solo hits by George Harrison/Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne/ELO.
Glen Knowler is completely uncanny as George (easily the closest look & sound-alike on the planet), while Dave Collison perfectly reproduces Roy Orbison’s unique vocal style and stage presence. The band have been enthralling audiences for the past couple of years with their totally magical 2-hour show – Set 1 features solo hits, while Set 2 is the full Wilburys experience plus a few other surprises.
“Wow what at great group the Trembling Wilburys are, hope you have them back again. Everyone said how great they were on the night. Look forward to seeing them again, can’t wait. Regards Elaine.”
TO BOOK THE BAND CONTACT DAVID STARK ON 07956 270592
BOOMING IN SUTTON & MOONING IN PUTNEY!!
We recently had a fantastic night at the Boom Boom Club in Sutton on August 30th, where these great new photos were taken just minutes before we went on stage (thanks to Kate Weston for snapping). The audience included ex-Wings and Wild Angels drummer Geoff Britton, while sound engineer Bevo Bailey and daughter Sheena did a superb job for us. We also welcomed our old friend Mike Berry down at the Half Moon Putney where we played for the third time in a year on September 20th, while we also had a lot of fun at Livestock Festival in Enfield over August Bank Holiday. Watch out for new gigs being added all the time!
Summer’s here, the cricket season is in full swing and the Wilburys had a blast at Sunbury C.C. recently, where we bowled a few maidens over and scored a big hit with our 2-hour rocking show. As you can see we also had a lorra fun on the pitch & sight stand, we’re only a seven-man team but we sure know how to handle our bat & balls with care – howzat?! Continue reading
The Wilburys have a had a rockin’ great 12 months, ending with our second Xmas Xtravaganza at Dingwalls, and our final gig of the year at the Royal Oak in Hampton. Thanks to everyone who came to see us in 2014, from Barnsley to Broadstairs, and from the Half Moon in Putney to Beatles Day at Mons in Belgium – it’s a been a great ride to the end of the line, sorry end of the year..
But never fear, we’re back in early 2015 with our first Midlands gig at The Roadhouse in Birmingham on February 13th, followed by a return to the Half Moon on March 1st and visits to Farncombe, Surrey (March 20th), The Horns, Watord (April 5th), Tropic of Ruislip (April 24th) and others tbc – keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page.
We also hope to have a live recording or DVD out sometime during the year as promised, plus some other merch which we know many of you have been asking for. We’re also hoping to add a few new tunes to the set during 2015, although quite where we’re going to fit them in we have no idea!
Finally, big congratulations to the late great George Harrison (aka Nelson Wilbury) who’s being awarded a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys on February 8th – very much deserved, and we’ll all be there with him in spirit in the night. As the man himself said, “Handle With Care”.
Best from all the band,
Glen, Dave C, Andy, Dzal, Marko, Howard & Dave S.
FOR ALL BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES:
Contact David Stark 07956 270592
The Trembling Wilburys wish all our friends & fans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we’ve had a total ball in 2014 with some great gigs and much more to come in 2015. Come on down to our last two gigs of the year at Dingwalls on Dec 3rd or the Royal Oak on Dec 20th, where we’ll be celebrating in rocking’ style with some of the greatest songs on the planet!!!
All the best from Glen, Dave C, Andy, Marko, Dzal, Howard and Dave S.
Weds Dec 3rd – Dingwalls, Camden Lock
Doors 7.30pm, £10 advance. Support act: Susan Black
Sat Dec 20th – The Royal Oak, Hampton, Middx
Onstage 9.15pm, free entry before 9pm
Fri Feb 13th – The Roadhouse, Birmingham
£6.00 advance, £7.00 on door
Sun March 1st – Half Moon Putney
8pm, £10 advance, £12 on door
The Half Moon
Sun April 5th – The Horns, Watford
Fri April 24th – Tropic of Ruislip / £12
The Wilburys have a couple of shows coming up shortly which may be of interest:
Sat Nov 15th: The Royak Oak
45 Oak Avenue, Hampton
Middlesex TW12 3NR
Free entry before 9pm, £2 after.
Then it’s our 2nd Xmas Xtravaganza at Dingwalls with the wonderful Susan Black supporting – last year’s show was a roaring success so we decided to do it again on exactly the same date…
Weds Dec 3rd: Dingwalls
London NW1 8AB
Tickets £10 advance or £12 on the door
Hope you can make one or the other, and here’s a sneak peak at where we’ll be in early 2015:
Feb 13th: Roadhouse, Birmingham
March 1st: Half Moon, Putney
April 5th: The Horns, Watford
April 24th: Tropic of Ruislip
TO BRUSSELS AND BEYOND….
The Wilburys will be busy in Brussels (well actually Mons) for Beatles Day in Mons on October 11th. Here’s a round-up of our other recent expolits…
We had a couple of great gigs in August, firstly at Broadstairs Folk Week where we sold out The Pavilion venue by the beach to great response. Then at our debut Half Moon Putney gig on August 31st an amazing crowd just wouldn’t let us go and we were re-booked immediately for March 1st 2015. Thanks folks!
We also had another SW London gig on Wednesday 1st October at the Grey Horse in Kingston, where we celebrated the release of the new George Harrison CD box-set, “The Apple Years”, with George also being the subject of a big celebrity tribute concert in LA on September 28th. Continue reading
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”.
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.