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.
Then on October 11th it’s our first overseas gig at Beatles Day in Mons, Belgium, where we’ll be playing a 65 minute set alongside various other tribute bands, while I’m also being interviewed on stage about my experiences of meeting George and all the Fab Four on various memorable occasions. Our good pal, author Mark Lewisohn, is also being interviewed about his brilliant Beatles best-seller, “Tune In Vol. 1”.
Back to Blighty and it’s a stripped-down short acoustic set at London Beatles Day in Bloomsbury on Sunday October 19th, where hosts Gloria & Steve Holmes always give us a warm welcome. Another special guest on the day will be author Hunter Davies talking about his new book, an illustrated collection of John Lennon Lyrics in their original hand-written form.
A couple of us were in Hyde Park last Sunday to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO headlining Radio 2’s excellent Festival In A Day. Jeff was totally outstanding, and it was also great to see him performing his version of the Traveling Wilburys‘ “Handle With Care” as a special tribute to George and Roy – but ours is better of course! We also got a great plug on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 show the following day when Ken read out my comments about the ELO gig.
Incidentally, we’re also planning to do a live recording for a CD, which will hopefully be available in late November or at least in time for our 2nd Xmas Xtravaganza at Dingwalls on December 3rd. Put it in your diary now, we hope you can make this one and/or any other shows (see below)…
Dave S, Glen, Dave C, Andy, Dzal, Marko & Howard
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Oct 1st – Grey Horse, Kingston
46 Richmond Road, Kingston KT2 5EE
Free entry, starts 9.00pm
Oct 11th – Beatles Day, Mons Belgium
Oct 19th – London Beatles Day (acoustic set)
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
92 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BH
10am – 4pm, £5 entry, we’re on around 1pm
Nov 16th – The Diamond, Mansfield
47 Stoney St, Mansfield, Notts NG17 4GH
Dec 3rd – Dingwalls, London NW1
Wilburys 2nd Xmas Xtravaganza
(Tickets on sale soon)