Wilburys at the Water Rats, Sunday June 12th

Water Rats Poster

Coming to the Water Rats on June 16

We’re pleased to be playing our second gig at the legendary Water Rats near King’s Cross where BOB DYLAN played his first-ever London show in late 1962. Plus support from our good pal, the excellent, Dylan-esque DAN RAZA. The Water Rats is an intimate and atmospheric venue, recently refurbished with a good food menu as well. Get there early to eat in the main bar.

Tickets £10 on the door. Doors open 7.00pm
Dan Raza on at 7.30pm, Wilburys at 8.10pm (2 sets)
Ends 10.20pm approx

Dan Raza: www.danraza.com

On Sunday June 12th at
The Water Rats
328 Grays Inn Road
Kings Cross


The Trembling Wilburys

The Trembling Wilburys

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 – Handling Gigs With Care

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.”


whole lineup

The Trembling Wilburys’ Line Up


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!


Wilburys to Tremble with Tarby

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EXCITING NEWS! Following our successful appearance at last year’s Brian Epstein tribute event, we’ve been asked to perform at the Heritage Foundation’s “Lunch with Jimmy Tarbuck & Friends” at the Regents Park Marriott on Sunday June 21st. This is sure to be a star-studded event with many celebrities coming to mingle with the legendary Liverpool comedian whose name is synonymous with the Beatles & the Swinging Sixties, and we’re thrilled to be closing the show at the Marriott once again. Tickets are available at £84.00 each on the Heritage Hotline from chairman David Graham on 07703 397270.

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Trembling into 2015

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..

Wilburys at Dingwalls

The Wilburys At Dingwalls

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.



Contact David Stark 07956 270592
e-mail: david@songlink.com

Easter Eggcitement

Wilburys CompHere’s our Easter dates in Barnsley, Watford and a special Beatles event in Twickenham the following weekend, hope to see some of you there…
Sat April 19: Birdwell Venue, Barnsley
Sheffield Rd, Birdwell, South Yorkshire S70
Onstage 9.00pm. Tickets available here:
Sun April 20: The Flamingo on the Pond 
135 The Parade, Watford, Herts WD17 1NA
Early start around 5-6pm till 8-9pm.
Free entry with donation.
Sun April 27: Turks Head, Twickenham
28 Winchester Rd, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 1LF
Onstage 5pm for “Hard Day’s Night Live” special Beatles day.
Admission £7.00

New Wilburys Video – Not Alone Any More

It’s here! Our second video, featuring Dave Collison on Lead Vocals, is ‘Not Alone Any More’. 25 years after the passing of Roy Orbison and 12 years since we lost George Harrison, we are keeping the music and the memories alive!

You can see more videos either on our Videos page or on our YouTube channel.

Not one, but two Xmas Xtravaganzas

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Trembling Wilburys Xmas

Quite an exciting week coming up for the Trembling Wilburys! On Sunday (Dec 1st) our second official video, “Not Alone Any More” is going to be released to the world. On Tuesday the 3rd we have the first of our Xmas Xtravaganza gigs at Dingwalls in Camden Lock. And, finally, on Sunday the 8th, another Xmas Xtravaganza at the Flamingo on the Pond, Watford.

Tonight’s 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.

All in all, lots of fun to be had for everyone! Don’t forget to come and like our facebook page too!

New Wilburys Video – Handle With Care

The Wilbury Guitars

The Wilbury Guitars

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.

Handle With Care on YouTube
Event on Facebook

Lights, Camera…

Wilburys around a Mic

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.

Join the Trembling Wilburys facebook page to be among the first to see our rendition of this fantastic song.