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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…
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
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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's show at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, excellent band & excellent p.a sound, highly recommended for ELO fans, thank you!
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
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!
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.
Wow.amazing.we were still singing on way home..will definitely go again.ps loved the pink hair.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
Absolutely loved it.
Fantastic nite would definitely come again well done
Totally agree. Will be recommending a repeat visit at the next leisure and community meeting. Talented all round 🙂
Great show. Hope you come back.
Great show, really enjoyed it, thank you.
Thoroughly enjoyed your show last night. Thank you 🙂
Great night out.
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 🙂
Brilliant night. Really enjoyed it.
Fantastic show would defo come see you again 🙂
You were brilliant! We had a great time and hope to come and watch you again 🙂
Came to see you at Haverhill arts theatre last night with friends. We had a wonderful evening, thank you for playing such excellent music.
A great show, had a fantastic time please come back to Haverhill again.
Wonderful show in Haverhill last night, six brilliant musicians, thank you !
Enjoyed this evening at the arts centre. Haverhill, very much. Well done to all. Concerned. Brilliant time.
Great gig in haverhill tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Brilliant show, sound so much like the real ELO. Hope you come back to Haverhill.
Just been to see ELO encounter. Got to say, they were superb. Will definitely go again. Thanks for a great evening.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
Great night watching ELO Encounter at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk last night with Paul & Lucy Foster then time for a quick curry afterwards 🙂
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.
Saw these guys at the Fisher Theatre, absolutely brilliant night. Well done guys, will definitely be seeing you again.
Had really great time tonight, awesome group!!
Saw them tonight at Bungay, BRILLIANT !!!!!!! class act😁😁😁😁
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.
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.
Great show in Bungay tonight. Great band.
Fantastic night at the Harlington with ELO Encounter! Loved every minute!
Just watched you guys at Fleet brilliant — feeling happy.