Great Tey Hall – Review by James Harris

Great Tey Hall - ELO Encounter - 2018
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Thanks so much to all that came along to the show at Great they Hall.

Thanks to your generosity I'm delighted to let you know that £1042.35 was raised for Cancer Research UK 🙂

Gig Review: Great Tey Hall, Sat 3rd March 2018.

This gig was held in memory of the late ELOE drummer Simon Dove who succumbed to the indiscriminate cancer
at Christmas and also to bass guitarist Simon Rownes
who lost his mother.

A sizeable collection was made for Cancer Research UK.

The audience at this small and intimate gig numbered no more than about a hundred and were enthusiastically entertained with some of ELO's greatest songs from yesteryear, with lots of singing and dancing.

Set List:
Standin' In The Rain, Evil Woman, Showdown,
Prologue-Twilight, 10538 Overture, Livin' Thing,
Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Ma-Ma-Ma Belle,
Telephone Line, Don't Bring Me Down, Tightrope,
Sweet Talkin' Woman, Rockaria, Hold On Tight,
Rock ‘N' Roll Is King, Roll Over Beethoven,
Turn To Stone, The Diary Of Horace Wimp, Xanadu,
Wild West Hero, All Over The World, Last Train
To London, Shine A Little Love and Mr Blue Sky.

Jack Rownes, keyboard and vocals,
Simon Rownes, bass, backing vocals
Jasmine Ali, violin, vocals and backing vocals
A J Kemp, rhythm guitars
Allan Gifford, drums, percussion

Henry Rownes, sound and lighting technician

The audience were surprised when joined on stage by Geoff Thomas, rhythm guitar and vocals along with Simon, Jack, Allan and AJ Kemp they played a selection of songs from
the Sixties Explosion Tribute Show (Fat Old Dad)
When You Walk In The Room (The Searchers),
Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five), Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison),
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen) and Just One Look (The Hollies)

Fat Old Dad is a band that both Simon's along with Martin Donald and Geoff Thomas have been touring with since 1983. All these musicians have an illustrious musical background.

This is a gig never to be repeated and brought together the music of Jeff Lynne and ELO with other wonderful tracks
from the sixties to the naughties.

On such a cold night there was home made chicken or lentil
curry for a small charge enjoyed by many. Thanks go to the organisers for this special night.

Until the next time, thank you very much guy's and gal
for a wonderful trip down memory lane.

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