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
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
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.
On Monday May 6th, an historic musical event took place at London’s St. James’ Theatre, when three members of John Lennon’s original Quarrymen (Rod Davis, Len Garry and John ‘Duff’ Lowe) were joined by two of the Trembling Wilburys, drummer Dave Stark and bassist Marko Laver, for a one-off gig which was rapturously received by a full house crowd. Dave and Marko were invited to step in as regular Quarrymen drummer Colin Hanton was recovering from a shoulder operation back home in Liverpool. The two-set gig included many skiffle and rock’n'roll classics such as ‘Rock Island Line’, ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and ‘That’ll Be The Day’, along with Quarrymen/early Beatles originals ‘One After 909′ and ‘In Spite Of The Danger’, plus a sentimental version of Lennon’s classic ‘In My Life’.
Click here for a full report of the show at The Quarrymen website.
On Monday, the 6th of May, an historic event will be taking place. John Lennon’s original band, the Quarrymen will be performing at St. James’ Theatre, London. Three members of the original Quarrymen will be joined by our own drummer, David Stark, and bass player, Marko Laver for a one off gig.
From the St. James’ website:
The Quarrymen perform the Skiffle and early Rock music, which influenced the birth of the Beatles, including songs like“Rock Island Line”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Lost John”, and many more. As well as their music, the Quarrymen share their Liverpool sense of humour in the stories and anecdotes with which they pepper their performance, giving Beatles fans a unique insight into the origins of their favourite group and the city in which they grew up.
The current Quarrymen lineup includes three of those five original musicians, – Len Garry, former tea-chest bass player, now playing guitar and replacing Lennon as lead singer, – Rod Davis, from Quarry Bank School, on guitar and Colin Hanton on drums, who played with John, Paul, George and John Duff Lowe on the famous Percy Phillips recording session which produced “In Spite of All the Danger” and “That’ll Be the Day”.
For more information and tickets, please visit the St. James Theatre website by clicking here.
The Trembling Wilburys will be playing at the Grovelands Park Centenary, which takes place in Winchmore Hill on May the 18th and 19th. It promises to be a wonderful event full of great activities and shows.
The Wilburys will be performing on the main stage on the Saturday at around 4pm with a combination of Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison (our Dave Collison) and George Harrison (our Glen Knowler) songs for you all to dance and sing along to.
So, come on down and enjoy the beautiful park, all the events and our very own Trembling Wilburys.
Don’t forget to head on over and like the Trembling Wilburys facebook page and maybe even send invites to your facebook friends.
This Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th 2013, the Trembling Wilburys will be playing at a lunch to celebrate the unveiling of plaques for George Harrison MBE and John Lennon MBE.
All of the usual Wilburys hits plus a few extra ‘George’ numbers, with our very own Glen Knowler, will get the day rocking.
From the Heritage Foundation site:
The Heritage Foundation and our Annual President Vicki Michelle MBE are pleased to announce that there will be a Blue Plaque unveiling in tribute to John Lennon MBE and George Harrison MBE on Sunday March 17th 2013 at Baker Street. London W1 and lunch after at The Marriott Hotel. Regents Park. London. NW3 3ST
Tickets to this event will cost £80 including wine on the table.
To apply please call our credit card ticket hotline on either 0208 3429953 or 07703 397270
It’s Christmas time again, folks. And we’re re-visiting our spiritual home, the Castle Rocks! Come down and join us to ring in Christmas and the New Year at Denis’s place. We’ll be doing all your favourite Orbison, Harrison and Wilburys tunes.
In the words of the Castle Rocks’ main man, Denis Cook,
“I’m looking at this being my “Last Hurrah” Live music session at The Castle with some of my most staunch supporters in David Stark, Dave Collison, Joe Shaw, Dzal Martin and all the guys in
the bands plus my Hillbilly mates Shane Lamont, Vaughan Rance & Dave Williams. We have another great live music night on 29th but this Sunday afternoon scene has been “more me” and I hope as many of you as possible can join me.”
For full event details check out the event page
Yes, we’re coming back to the London Beatles Day to play some music for all you lovely Beatles fans. You can find more information on the Beatles Days website:
We had a lovely welcome last time and, by all accounts, everyone enjoyed the show. So come on down!