About the Band

Meet The Band

This superb 7-piece band is 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 sound & style of the amazing band created in 1988 by George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

glen knowler and dave collison

Glen ‘George Harrison’ Knowler and Dave ‘Roy Orbison’ Collison

Band members include Glen Knowler as George Harrison, easily the closest look &
sound-alike to the late Beatle in the world, while Dave Collison perfectly captures Roy
Orbison‘s incredible vocal range and look. Lead guitarist Dzal Martin is one of London’s
most respected players, who also plays with such names as Terry Reid, The Equals & No
Dice; while drummer and founder Dave Stark has played with the long-running Dave
Stark Five and the John Lennon Experience, as well as recently guesting with The
Quarrymen (Lennon’s original skiffle band), along with bassist Marko Laver. Completing the line-up are Andy McNish (rhythm guitar) and Howard Robin (keyboards) who along with Dzal and Marko have played with the Dave Stark Five.

As well as such Wilburys hits as “Handle With Care”, “End Of The Line” and “She’s My Baby”, the band’s large and varied repertoire also includes songs by solo George Harrison & The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, which all makes for an unforgettable tribute show of the highest musical quality. Since forming just over two years ago (late 2010), the band has played at some prestigious events including:

  • Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque lunch at Regents Park Marriott, following the plaque unveiling to John Lennon & George Harrison in Baker Street. Other guest acts included Rick Wakeman.
  • Heritage Foundation tribute to the late Robin Gibb at Regents Park Marriott.
  • Grovelands Park Centenary Festival, London N21 + The Tornados & others.
  • Wedding party for Laine Hines, son of Denny Laine (Moody Blues / Wings).
  • Frequent appearances at The Castle Rocks pub NW11, and at London Beatles Day events.

Trembling Wilburys

A selection from our repertoire:

Handle With Care • End Of The Line • Here Comes The Sun • All Those Years Ago • My Sweet Lord • Something • Crying • I Won’t Back Down • It’s Over • Only The Lonely • In Dreams • Not Alone Any More • Free As A Bird • Dirty World • Taxman • You Got It • Running Scared • Ooby Dooby • If Not For You • All I Can Do Is Dream You • If I Needed Someone • Blue Bayou • Like A Rolling Stone • Claudette • I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight • Oh, Pretty Woman

The perfect band for parties & functions, corporate & all gigs.
Contact: David Stark, e-mail: david@songlink.com
Tel: 020 7794 2540, Mobile: 07956 270592

16 thoughts on “About the Band

  1. Hello! I wanted to ask you why you would include solo songs by Harrison, Dylan, Orbison and Petty but not any ELO song. The idea of your band is great, but Jeff Lynne is my favourite all-time artist and I wouldn’t want to see a TW tribute band that doesn’t hold him in the same esteem as the others.

    Thank you!

    • Hi, Helmut. Thank you for your comment. We are continuously expanding our repertoire to include as many of the individual artists songs as possible and we will have some Jeff Lynne/ELO hits in as soon as we can. He was, after all, one of the most pivotal members of the Traveling Wilburys. I hope you have enough patience to wait for us to get it right!

      • Of course. You know, I believe Jeff Lynne often goes quite overlooked these days and I thought probably that was the cause, but it’s good to know you are aware of his importance and you are intending to incorporate a couple of his songs in the future.

        Hope to be able to see the band some time.

        Thanks for the answer!

        • Hi Helmut. Thanks for your interest in the band. Trust me, we are all huge Jeff Lynne fans, and would love to incorporate some of his songs in our set. One of the obstacles to that is that the arrangements are really challenging to reproduce live – all those incredible strings and backing vocals. Our keyboard player could end up tearing out what little hair he has left if we asked him to do ‘Mr Blue Sky’! But as our set grows, you can bet we’ll be doing some of his material. I agree with you that Jeff Lynne tends to get unfairly overlooked these days. But the BBC did a nice documentary about him recently, and he did a great live perfomance last week for ‘Children In Need’. It’s on You Tube – check it out.

          Don’t know where you live, but we hope to be doing some shows in Europe next year. Watch this space for details. Thanks again.

  2. Really amazing reproduction of one of the best albums in pop history in my opinion
    I really enjoyed your You Tube clip of “Handle me with Care”
    Are you going to record any of this material and would you consider perhaps writing a few original songs for inclusion or perhaps Jeff Lynne could write you one !
    Anyway all the best for the future of the group, sadly as I live here in Aus tralia I doubt I’ll ever get to see you live
    kind regards
    Stewart KD

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Stewart. We do plan to make some more recordings in the future and we also have ideas for some original tracks. Having Jeff Lynne write or produce for us would be amazing but quite unlikely. Still, nice thought. Once again, thank you.

  3. Hello! Me and my friend Rosie are really excited about your upcoming Ruislip gig in April. Is there any chance you could play our favourite song of all time TWEETER AND THE MONKEY MAN?

  4. good gig at the roadhouse on Friday, and thanks for playing Tweeter and the Monkey Man. looking forward to return .

    • Thanks, Kevin. It was a pleasure to play for such a warm friendly crowd. Yeah, ‘Tweeter’ is quite a piece of work, isn’t it? Hope we did it justice.

  5. Helloooooooo! I saw you play a gig at The Roadhouse in Birmingham in July this year and my friends and I were wondering when you’ll be coming back up to our neck of the woods again! We miss you!

    • Thanks, Nicola. We miss you too. It’s always great to play at the Roadhouse. At the moment, we don’t have a return date booked, but we’re in the process of sorting out gigs for next year so watch this space for a date. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed the band – it’s what we do it for.

  6. Hey you guys are wonderful. Great to have a Wilburys tribute act. I’m surprised that you don’t do any solo Tom though, either. Surely, you should do Freefall, Into the Great Wide Open, etc as they are almost Wilbury extras. Please try to get to play a gig in Bristol – maybe the Thunderbolt or the Fleece might be good venues to try. Happy Crimble, from Nelson

    • Hey, Nelson. Great name. I have a half-brother with the exact same name. We do currently have “I Won’t Back Down” in our set and are looking at which Tom Petty number to add in next. And we’re always looking for more venues! Merry Christmas.

  7. Hi
    I was delighted when I saw your details on a leaflet at a festival as I really like the original band. Hope you do a gig in my part of the world soon. We have a terrific theatre in my area, Waterside, Aylesbury, which regularly features tribute bands.

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