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.”
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The Trembling Wilburys’ Line Up
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!
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 →
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.
Doors 19.30, showtime 20.15
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 →
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.
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.
One week ago, the Trembling Wilburys made their first videos at Farm Studios in Essex, directed by our pal Mark Windows. We filmed two songs, “Handle With Care” & “Not Alone Any More” and what a lot of fun it was too. Stay tuned for the results – meanwhile here are some shots from the session….
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.
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
Denis and Shane of the Tower Hillbillies
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.”