Trembling in to Spring and Summer

poster collageWe’re heading back to the Regents Park Marriott Hotel on Sunday 21st May for the HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S tribute luncheon to late actor and scriptwriter Jeremy Lloyd OBE, best loved for his iconic work on ‘Allo ‘Allo, Are You Being Served and Captain Beaky. He also appeared in A Hard Days Night and many other films & TV shows. Then on Saturday 27th May we’re making our debut at THE BULL THEATRE in Barnet, with support from blues singer/songwriter Tobi Earnshaw who was mentored by and played with the late great Andy Fraser of Free. Moving into June we’re back at the HALF MOON PUTNEY, always a great night and this time our gig on Sunday June 18th coincides with Dave Collison’s birthday as well as Paul McCartney’s 75th, so don’t miss it!

beatles 1day collageFollowing great gigs at London Welsh RFC in Richmond and Thameside Theatre in Grays Essex, a few of us Wilburys turned up at BEATLES 1DAY in Chiswick on April 30th, where the afore-mentioned Mr. Collison kicked off proceedings with a solo Roy Orbison set – well, the Big O did support the Fab Four back in 1963 so it was appropriate. Meanwhile our very own George, aka Glen Knowler, was delighted to model and take home an incredible Harrison-style flowery psychedelic jacket tailor-made by Ian Burns of They make all types of Beatles clothing replicas, from the Cavern to Shea Stadium, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road and beyond, plus shirts, ties, suits, hats & patches – they have it all! More info at

Trembling into Autumn 2016

Greetings from Wilbury HQ,

The band has been busy in the past few weeks with great gigs on Hayling Island near Portsmouth (Mill Rythe Holiday Village); at Chelmsford F.C. for It’s Your Music; and most recently at the Marriott Regent’s Park for the Heritage Foundation‘s 25th anniversary lunch with showbiz guests such as Barry Cryer, Nicholas Parsons, Su Pollard, Vicki Michelle and others. We’ve become the band of choice for Heritage events over the past few years and have just been asked to headline at their pre-Christmas bash on November 20th back at the Marriott.

Halloween is also coming up soon and we’ll be getting spooky on Sunday 30th October at One Kew Road in Richmond, formerly the legendary Station Hotel where the Rolling Stones played their first gigs in 1962/63.  The venue is now a great restaurant & bar with a live room on the first floor, while promoter Paul Endacott also runs the excellent “Swinging 60’s Bus Tours” starting from the Hard Rock Cafe en route to many historic music sites in Richmond, Twickenham, Eel Pie Island etc, ending up at our venue – so you might want combine an afternoon bus tour with our gig the same evening!

Next up after that is a return visit to Tropic at Ruislip on November 11th, a great venue we first played last year. Then it’s the Heritage lunch before we’re back at the Half Moon Putney on Sunday 11th December for a Wilburys Xmas special, while the seasonal celebrations continue at the Boom Boom Club at Sutton F.C. on December 22nd – make sure to book as this one will probably sell out.

Finally it’s great to report that our guitar wizard Dzal Martin has recovered amazingly quickly from an operation to remove a nasty tumour back in August, and is back on form at volume 11 as usual!  We also congratulate Bob Dylan aka Lucky Wilbury on winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, those crafty Wilburys get everywhere you know. Hope to see you at one or more of our upcoming gigs, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook as well.

All the best,

Andy, Dave C, Dave S, Dzal, Glen, Howard & Marko

The Trembling Wilburys


Oct 30 – One Kew Road, Richmond £10/£15

Nov 11 – Tropic at Ruislip £12/£14

Nov 20th – Heritage Foundation Xmas Lunch

£87 (!!!) from David Graham 07703 397270

Dec 11 – Half Moon Putney £10/£12–putney/

Dec 22 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton £10/£12

New Photos and Gigs Galore

Trembling Wilburys

We recently had a great photo session with top rock photographer Christina Jansen, who’s also well known for taking some iconic pictures of the late great Muhammed Ali. She snapped us at the Water Rats in Kings Cross before our show in June and we think the results are just superb – thanks, Tina!

Since then we had a great time headlining the East Barnet Festival in Oak Hill Park, fabulous weather and a great turnout. Then we’re back at the Half Moon Putney on July 10th before taking a summer break, returning on September 22nd for a special show at Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island. Then it’s off to Chelmsford F.C. the following night for Nick Garner’s monthly rock night, before returning to the Regents Park Marriott for the Heritage Foundation’s anniversary event on Sunday October 9th.Collage2016

Sunday July 10th
Half Moon Putney, 8.30pm
£10 adv / £12 on door
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roys 80thWe’re delighted to announce that we’ll be celebrating what would be the Big O’s 80th birthday on Saturday April 23rd, also St. George’s Day & Shakespeare’s birthday. Come down and enjoy some of the greatest songs ever written, by one the most iconic and legendary performers of all time, as interpreted by our very own Big O aka Dave Collison. Plus a bunch of Wilburys songs & other classics by George Harrison/Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne/ELO.

The Tremblers have a special affiliation with Roy, as drummer David Stark was a good friend of Roy’s widow Barbara Orbison who sadly passed away herself on December 6th 2011, ironically the same date as Roy’s death in 1988. The Trembling Wilburys had only been formed a few months, but Barbara totally endorsed our special Roy “75th Birthday Bash” in April 2011 at The Castle on Finchley Road (where we started out), and organised boxes of Roy ‘Ray-bans’ and Black & White CD’s & DVD’s to give away at the gig, which was a resounding success.


It’s Not Cricket, It’s The Wilburys!

Leg Before Wilbury

Leg Before Wilbury

Summer’s here, the cricket season is in full swing and the Wilburys had a blast at Sunbury C.C. recently, where we bowled a few maidens over and scored a big hit with our 2-hour rocking show. As you can see we also had a lorra fun on the pitch & sight stand, we’re only a seven-man team but we sure know how to handle our bat & balls with care – howzat?! Continue reading

A Wilbury Xmas

Wilburys Xmas

Wilburys Xmas


The Trembling Wilburys wish all our friends & fans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we’ve had a total ball in 2014 with some great gigs and much more to come in 2015. Come on down to our last two gigs of the year at Dingwalls on Dec 3rd or the Royal Oak on Dec 20th, where we’ll be celebrating in rocking’ style with some of the greatest songs on the planet!!!

All the best from Glen, Dave C, Andy, Marko, Dzal, Howard and Dave S.

The Trembling Wilburys

The Trembling Wilburys


Weds Dec 3rd – Dingwalls, Camden Lock
Doors 7.30pm, £10 advance. Support act: Susan Black
Sat Dec 20th – The Royal Oak, Hampton, Middx
Onstage 9.15pm, free entry before 9pm


Fri Feb 13th – The Roadhouse, Birmingham
£6.00 advance, £7.00 on door

Sun March 1st – Half Moon Putney
8pm, £10 advance, £12 on door
The Half Moon

Sun April 5th – The Horns, Watford

Fri April 24th – Tropic of Ruislip / £12

November/December 2014 Gigs

Royal Oak

Hi there,

The Wilburys have a couple of shows coming up shortly which may be of interest:

Sat Nov 15th: The Royak Oak

45 Oak Avenue, Hampton
Middlesex TW12 3NR
Free entry before 9pm, £2 after.
Onstage 9.15pm‎

Then it’s our 2nd Xmas Xtravaganza at Dingwalls with the wonderful Susan Black supporting – last year’s show was a roaring success so we decided to do it again on exactly the same date…

Weds Dec 3rd: Dingwalls

Camden Lock
London NW1 8AB
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £10 advance or £12 on the door

Hope you can make one or the other, and here’s a sneak peak at where we’ll be in early 2015:

Feb 13th: Roadhouse, Birmingham
March 1st: Half Moon, Putney
April 5th: The Horns, Watford
April 24th: Tropic of Ruislip

Best regards,

DingwallsThe Trembling Wilburys

Trembling Wilburys Newsletter #2, Sept/Oct 2014


Trembling Wilburys

Trembling Wilburys

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. Continue reading

Wilburys at Brian Epstein Tribute


Trembling Wilburys Rock the Room

The Wilburys played a great finale set at the Heritage Foundation tribute lunch to Brian Epstein at Regents Park Marriott on Sunday June 29th after the Blue Plaque unveiling in Argyll Street, London W1 where Epstein’s NEMS company was based from 1964-67. Wilbury drummer Dave Stark helped to organise the event and spoke at the unveiling, along with Heritage Foundation president Vicki Michelle and Adam Ant, to a crowd of around 200 plus press, radio and TV.

Beatle-related guests at the lunch included Bill Harry, Tony Bramwell, Geoffrey Ellis & other ex-NEMS staff, Joe Flannery, Tony Crane of the Merseybeats, authors Mark Lewisohn and Kevin Roach, Martin Lewis, songwriters Mitch Murray and Les Reed, actor Andrew Lancel who plays Brian in the new play “Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles” which opens at Leicester Square Theatre on July 30th (, plus Andrew Sachs, Nicholas Parsons, Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden and many others.

Messages were also read out from various Epstein clients & friends including Paul McCartney who wrote, “I know Brian would have been very proud to think that he had earned a Blue Plaque in the West End of London. He played a very important role in guiding the early career of us Beatles and more than that he was a lovely man whose friendship we all valued and who I will always remember with great fondness. Congratulations Brian, love from Paul McCartney”.

plaque group

Stars come out for Blue Plaque unveiling

We were without bassist Marko ‘Jeff Lynne’ Laver on the day but our good pal Spike Jefferson stood in for him most admirably. Everyone loved the set – except the Queen, or rather her look-alike, who complained we were much too loud. Well, that’s rock & roll your majesty, and if ace guitarist Dzal Martin sees you again he says he’s gonna kick ya in the crown jewels!!

All in all it was a really great day and the Wilburys went down a treat. Next stop Broadstairs Folk Festival on August 13th and Belgian Beatles Day in October, we are of course up for any gigs or events in YOUR area subject to availability and fee – contact Dave Stark on 07956 270592.

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