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Dave lewis Dave lewis from Bedford wrote on February 24, 2018 at 12:21 pm:
To the Corn Exchange Bedford last night for the ELO Encounter tribute band. Jeff Lynne and co’s often complex arrangements are not the most simple to replicate but this excellent tribute band had it well nailed. Lead singer and keyboard player Jack Rownes confidently took on the Lynne vocal part – while Jasmine Ali and Ezme on violin and cello added to the authenticity of the ELO sound. Early highlights included Evil Woman, Showdown, Ma Ma Belle ( Martin Donald on guitar firing out the Stones like riffs) Strange Magic and Don’t Bring Me Down - the latter featuring the strident drumming of Dacre Peck. It was also good to hear some lesser high profile ELO compositions such as 10538 Overture and Night Rider. In the second half, bassist Simon Rownes provided the soprano vocal to Rockaria - this was during a sequence of up-tempo crowd pleasing numbers that included Hold on Tight, Rock’ n’ Roll Is King and Roll Over Beethoven. On the home straight the big hitters Turn To Stone, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, The Diary Of Horace Wimp and Wild West Hero hit the mark. Violinist Jasmine also took on the Olivia Newton John vocal for an infectious delivery of Xanadu. A rousing finale of Last Train To London, All Over The World and Shine a Little Love had the crowd up and dancing - and an encore of Mr Blue Sky sent us all out into the cold night air with a warm glow. All in all this was a hugely enjoyable encounter with some of the finest pop music of a golden era. A highly recommended ELO experience –catch them when you can…
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much for the review Dave, really appreciate and great to hear you enjoyed the show 🙂
Sean Sean from Chippenham wrote on January 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm:
Hi guys, Thank you very much for a great performance last night in the Neeld Hall, Chippenham. The sound was superb and the whole set went off brilliantly. Good luck on the rest of your tour, and hopefully we will catch you again when you’re performing in the surrounding area again. Once again thank you. Sean & Belinda
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks so much Sean & Belinda, so pleased you enjoyed the show. Hope fully see you again soon 😊
Pat kiff Pat kiff from Hornchurch wrote on October 29, 2017 at 11:14 am:
Saw the band last night at the town hall in Maldon, my son and his wife took me for a treat, and what a treat it was. Five very talented people, and I could not have enjoyed it more.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Pat, delighted you and your family enjoyed it. We should hopefully be back next year with the 2018 show.
Dean Harrison Dean Harrison from Norwich wrote on October 24, 2017 at 10:47 am:
Had an absolutely fantastic evening at the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft on October 20th - went with family and frankly the show took me back to my youth when I would listen to ELO from my mothers continuous listening back in the '80's - awesome tribute to ELO - WELL DONE to you all 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks so much Dean, pleased it brought back some good memories 🙂
Linda Linda from Lowestoft wrote on October 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm:
Hi to all the band members. We were at the Seagull last night with friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening,! nonstop great hits and favourites of ELO professionally delivered and you did the real ELO proud. Thank you all for sharing your talent.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks you very much Linda, what a great audience and theatre. We had a fantastic time and so pleased you enjoyed it too 🙂
Les Prettyman Les Prettyman from Lowestoft wrote on October 21, 2017 at 11:17 am:
Wow what a show at the Seagull theatre last night. Note for note perfect. These guys are recreating the music of ELO so well. A must see for any lover of music. All this and such down to earth people who just have fun. Well done guys see you again soon.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Les, so pleased you enjoyed it. See you soon 🙂
Kevin Darby Kevin Darby from City wrote on October 21, 2017 at 12:30 am:
Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's show at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, excellent band & excellent p.a sound, highly recommended for ELO fans, thank you!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Kevin, we had a great time. It's a lovely intimate theatre to play in and hopefully will be back again next year 🙂
Neill Neill from Westcliff on Sea wrote on October 8, 2017 at 9:16 am:
Wonderful introduction to your band last night at the Mill in Rayleigh. So glad Duncan, my pal, had your flier through his letterbox. So sorry however that Rayleigh wasn't more supportive in attendance numbers but it certainly didn't put you off from giving us a top notch show with a perfect sound balance for such a cavernous function room. Me, Duncan and Zoe thoroughly enjoyed it and will be spreading the word in our area. Looking forward to your next gig already. xxx
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Neill for the kind words, very pleased you, Duncan & Zoe enjoyed it. We had a great time and see you soon hopefully 🙂
Becky Becky from Dagenham wrote on October 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm:
Took my dad (a life-long ELO fan) along to the show on Friday, and we both had a fantastic time. He had such a good time, in fact, that I had to keep elbowing him to stop him from singing along in his deafening way! I was really pleased that you played a few from the Time album; only other one I'd have liked to hear was Ticket to the Moon! Would definitely recommend the show, thank you very much for a wonderful evening!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks for the kind words Becky, delighted you and your Dad enjoyed it. Think we heard your Dad singing 🙂 We normally do play Ticket to the Moon in the first half, had to skip it this time as we were worried Jack (aka Jeff) was going to loose his voice. He'd only just got it back after virus, and that song is a definite tester. It's one of our favourites and it's the first time we've not played it. Next time 🙂
Paul Gillingham Paul Gillingham from Dagenham wrote on September 29, 2017 at 11:47 pm:
Lynne and I were not dissapointed. The show at Barking tonight was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Will definitely go to see you again. Only downside was when Rockaria was performed no reference to Kelly Groucutts vocals was made.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Paul, pleased you and Lynne enjoyed it. You're right, we should really mention that Kelly sang that so brilliantly live, we will do next time.
Susan Susan from Dagenham wrote on September 29, 2017 at 11:39 pm:
Wow.amazing.we were still singing on way home..will definitely go again.ps loved the pink hair.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Susan, we had a great time too. Ezme will be pleased you like the hair 🙂
Paul Gillingham Paul Gillingham from Dagenham wrote on September 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm:
So looking forward to the Gig in Barking on Friday. Lynne and I have always loved ELO and your you tube videos are great can't wait for the 29th.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Paul, we are too. Pleased you liked the videos and see you there 🙂
Richard Richard from Enfield wrote on September 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm:
Had a great night out at the Millfield Theatre in Enfield. Can't say how impressed I was with the quality of everything; great vocals (from everyone who had a go), well played instruments and effects and real strings.Loved every minute, going to keep my eye out and go and see you again. Hoping for Calling America next time though 😉Keep up the great work!!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Richard, we had a great time too. Funny you should mention Calling America, it's the first of 7 new songs we are adding to the show in time for the 2018 tour. Hope to see you again before too long 🙂
Archie Archie from Norwich wrote on July 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm:
Really impressed by the set at BURES, and very pleased to see you using some real strings as well. What would have made my evening....is at least a token musical acknowledgment to Roy Wood!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Archie, pleased you enjoyed it. In tribute to early ELO including Roy Wood we normally start the show with 10538 Overture, but for the festival we could only include all the most popular and upbeat tunes. In the full show we also have Ma-Ma-Ma Belle and Do Ya, harking back to the earlier works. We would love to add more Move songs to the show, and are considering a medley including California Man, Blackberry Way, Fire Brigade, Brontosaurus, etc, so watch this space. We share your appreciation of Roy Wood and the huge impact he has had 🙂
Steve Bearpark Steve Bearpark from Harold Wood wrote on July 10, 2017 at 9:38 pm:
Wonderful show at Brentwood Theatre yesterday. I didn't realise how many ELO tunes I'd heard before. Each track sounded like the original as far as I could tell. I stood a few feet away from Jeff Lynn when he played with Idle Race at a school concert in the late 60s.Steve - the small techie.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Steve. So many great ELO songs and they are all there in people's memories, even if they haven't heard them in quite a while. Would have loved to have been at that school concert, that's a memory to treasure. Thanks for all your help on Sunday Steve, the whole band really appreciates it. Hope to see you again before too long 🙂
Robert Pownall Robert Pownall from Haverhill wrote on June 19, 2017 at 7:31 am:
Simply brilliant.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Robert 🙂
Jane Dines Jane Dines from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm:
Absolutely loved it.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Jane, we did too. Great theatre.
Gareth Constable Gareth Constable from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm:
Fantastic nite would definitely come again well done
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Gareth, so pleased you enjoyed it. Hope to see you in the future 🙂
John Burns John Burns from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm:
Totally agree. Will be recommending a repeat visit at the next leisure and community meeting. Talented all round 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks John, and thanks for the recommendation, we would love to come back. The whole band remarked on what a great venue the Arts Centre is, and the audience were amazing and definitely in good voice 🙂
Paul Shardelow Paul Shardelow from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm:
Great show. Hope you come back.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Paul, pleased you enjoyed it 🙂
Sue James Sue James from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm:
Great show, really enjoyed it, thank you.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Sue, pleased you liked it 🙂
Linda Dixon Linda Dixon from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm:
Thoroughly enjoyed your show last night. Thank you 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thank you Linda, we enjoyed it too 🙂
John Lupton John Lupton from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm:
Great night out.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks John, pleased you had fun 🙂
Tony Brown Tony Brown from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm:
One of the best concerts I have seen, great and truly talented musicians, thanks for coming to Haverhill, hope to see you over here again soon 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Wow, thanks Tony, that's very kind of you to say. We hope to be back at next year, brilliant venue and couldn't have hoped for a better audience 🙂
Sheila Johnson Sheila Johnson from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm:
Brilliant night. Really enjoyed it.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Sheila, delighted you enjoyed it 🙂
Debbie White Debbie White from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm:
Fantastic show would defo come see you again 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thank you very much Debbie 🙂
Debbie Plummer Debbie Plummer from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 11:52 am:
You were brilliant! We had a great time and hope to come and watch you again 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Debbie, and hopefully see you soon 🙂
Vanessa Boulton Vanessa Boulton from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 10:16 am:
Came to see you at Haverhill arts theatre last night with friends. We had a wonderful evening, thank you for playing such excellent music.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Vanessa, very glad you had a good time. You can't go wrong with the fantastic music of ELO, so many amazing tunes
Pam Owen Pam Owen from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 8:12 am:
A great show, had a fantastic time please come back to Haverhill again.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Pam, pleased you enjoyed it, we definitely did. We would love to come back, it's a fantastic venue. Watch this space 🙂
Christine Simpkin Christine Simpkin from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 7:38 am:
Wonderful show in Haverhill last night, six brilliant musicians, thank you !
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thank you Christine. Wow, praise indeed. We all had a fantastic evening, so thank you 🙂
Sheila Johnson Sheila Johnson from Haverhill wrote on June 18, 2017 at 1:30 am:
Enjoyed this evening at the arts centre. Haverhill, very much. Well done to all. Concerned. Brilliant time.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Sheila for the kind words 🙂
Adrienne Powell Adrienne Powell from Haverhill wrote on June 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm:
Great gig in haverhill tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
hanks very much Adrienne, delighted you enjoyed yourself 🙂
Judy Stratford Judy Stratford from Haverhill wrote on June 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm:
Brilliant show, sound so much like the real ELO. Hope you come back to Haverhill.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Judy, that's definitely what we are aiming for, so delighted you thought so and enjoyed yourself. We'll be back 🙂
Paul Morris Paul Morris from Haverhill wrote on June 17, 2017 at 10:59 pm:
Just been to see ELO encounter. Got to say, they were superb. Will definitely go again. Thanks for a great evening.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Paul, pleased you enjoyed the show. We all had a great time too 🙂
Caroline Grantham Caroline Grantham from Colchester wrote on May 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm:
Being a big fan of ELO, I decided to check out the ELO Encounter when they played at the Alderman Blaxill School in Colchester, my home town. I have to say I was really impressed with their authentic sound. It was just like going to an actual ELO gig but with fewer people onstage to create that sound. They put on a great show with background screen shots and the lighting was very effective too. Any ELO fan should definitely get along to their gigs. Superb.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks so much for coming along and hope you enjoyed yourself, that's what it's all about. Very pleased you thought the sound was authentic, that's definitely what we are striving for, trying to re-create the music as accurately as we possibly can.
Caroline Caroline from Colchester wrote on May 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm:
I saw the band ELO Encounter recently in Colchester and being an ELO fan of many years, I have to say that I really enjoyed their show. Their sound is very authentic to that of the original ELO. I was impressed with the graphics and lighting too. A truly great show. It was just like seeing the real thing.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Caroline, that's very kind of you and pleased you enjoyed yourself. Always great having long time ELO fans come to see the show 🙂
wieslaw wieslaw from Brwinow wrote on May 12, 2017 at 8:51 am:
Hi. I would like to ask U when U are going to leave UK and come to make gig in Poland? Greetings 🙂 organizer annuals International ELO Fan Conventions in Poland Wiesiek Nastarowicz
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
We would love to, just waiting for the invitation 🙂
Pat Mears Pat Mears from Sudbury wrote on April 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm:
Saw u at Quay Theatre Sudbury last night....absolutely fantastic....loved every minute.....blown away by how brilliant u were....will definitely come to see u again....pat
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks so much Pat, so pleased you enjoyed the evening and thanks for the kind words from all the band. We had a great time too 🙂
Suzy Suzy from Sudbury wrote on April 23, 2017 at 1:01 pm:
Thank you for the most amazing night at the Quay Theatre! The music and vocals were awesome and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I bought a ticket for my Dad's birthday back in February and it was well worth the wait! Superb!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
So pleased you enjoyed the evening Suzy, hope your dad did too.It was great fun and fingers crossed we hope to be back at the Quay before too long.
Stuart Darby Stuart Darby from Sudbury,Suffolk wrote on April 23, 2017 at 11:35 am:
Saw ELO Encounter for the first time last Friday night at the Quay Theatre Sudbury and thought they were a excellent tribute band.If you closed your eyes they sounded so much like Jeff Lynne. The music and acoustics were excellent.I do hope they come back to Sudbury again soon.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks very much Stuart. The whole band had a fantastic time, great theatre and a brilliant audience, can't wait to return 🙂
Tony Sale Tony Sale from Sudbury wrote on April 22, 2017 at 11:11 am:
Great night watching ELO Encounter at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk last night with Paul & Lucy Foster then time for a quick curry afterwards 🙂
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Tony, music and a curry, our sort of night .
Mark Howes Mark Howes from Bungay wrote on April 9, 2017 at 8:40 am:
Great night at the fisher theatre,thank you ,hope to see you again next year. Try Norwich for your next gig,maybe The Epic studio or the arts centre. Both smallish venues,great acoustics.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Mark, really pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks very much for the recommendations, we'll definitely get in touch with those venues. Looks like we will be back at the Fisher next year, we're looking forward to it already 🙂
Susan Oldfield Susan Oldfield from Bungay wrote on April 9, 2017 at 12:30 am:
Saw these guys at the Fisher Theatre, absolutely brilliant night. Well done guys, will definitely be seeing you again.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks so much for coming along to the show Susan and for the very kind words. Hope to see you soon 🙂
Margaret Wicks Margaret Wicks from Bungay wrote on April 9, 2017 at 12:02 am:
Had really great time tonight, awesome group!!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Margaret, we did too 🙂
Roy Wicks Roy Wicks from Bungay wrote on April 8, 2017 at 11:41 pm:
Saw them tonight at Bungay, BRILLIANT !!!!!!! class act😁😁😁😁
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Wow, thanks very much Roy, that's very kind. Pleased you enjoyed it 🙂
Verity Watson Verity Watson from Bungay wrote on April 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm:
We loved watching you tonight in Bungay!! All of you are so good in what you do! Look forward to seeing you again :)! — with Anna Ashton and James Loone at The Fisher Theatre.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Verity, we really enjoyed the whole evening. Lovely theatre in a beautiful part of the country, and best of all a fantastic audience 🙂
Helen Smith Helen Smith from Bungay wrote on April 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm:
Saw these guys in Bungay tonight. They were brilliant! Really entertaining, the music and the banter was great.My husband really enjoyed it says they come a very close 2nd to the real thing and he is a avid ELO fan. Good work guys.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Helen, that's praise indeed. We had a great time and can't wait to do it all again next year 🙂
Barry Beevor Barry Beevor from Bungay wrote on April 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm:
Great show in Bungay tonight. Great band.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Barry, really appreciate it. We're all massive fans of the music, so it's really fantastic to hear that people enjoy what we do 🙂
Elaine Cross Elaine Cross from Fleet wrote on April 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm:
Fantastic night at the Harlington with ELO Encounter! Loved every minute!
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Elaine, we did too 🙂
Andy Boron Andy Boron from Fleet wrote on March 31, 2017 at 11:08 pm:
Just watched you guys at Fleet brilliant — feeling happy.
Admin Reply by: eloencounter
Thanks Andy, very pleased you enjoyed the show.
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