Next week marks 25 years since the release of the debut album and single by rock's greatest super-group, the Traveling Wilburys. Their iconic album "Volume 1" and hit single "Handle With Care" were issued on October 18th 1988, and still sound as fresh and original today as they did then.
To commemorate the anniversary, tribute band The Trembling Wilburys have recorded their own version of "Handle With Care" together with a video which goes public on YouTube on Monday October 14th (see link below). The band have recreated the sound, feel and look of the original, helped by the fact that band members Glen Knowler and Dave Collison are close look and sound-alikes of their mentors, George Harrison (aka Nelson Wilbury) and Roy Orbison (aka Lefty Wilbury).
Completing the band line-up are Andy McNish (Bob Dylan/Tom Petty); bassist Marko Laver (Jeff Lynne); lead guitarist Dzal Martin (who also plays with Terry Reid among others); keyboard player Howard Robin; and drummer Dave Stark (aka Buster Sidebury/Jim Keltner).
The band, which has been together for two years, are also playing a couple of London gigs in the next few weeks, at London Beatles Day on October 20th, and at Regents Park Marriott for a special event on November 16th (full details below). A special Christmas gig will also be announced soon, while the band are also accepting bookings for 2014 and welcome enquiries from UK and overseas.
October 20th - London Beatles Day Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 92 Southampton Row WC1B 4BH, 10am - 4pm.This popular Beatles mini-convention will also feature a Q&A with author Mark Lewisohn about his major new Beatles' biography "All These Years Vol. 1: Tune In". Band onstage around 2.00pm.Entry £5.00 on the day. www.beatlesdays.com
November 16th - Heritage Foundation LunchRegents Park Marriott Hotel, Swiss Cottage NW3 3ST
Following our successful appearance at the Blue Plaque lunch for John Lennon & George Harrison in March, the Wilburys have been invited to return for the annual Xmas Lunch which is also a tribute to that great British comedian, actor and former EMI recording artist Bernard Cribbins OBE.Tickets £80.00 available from David Graham on 020 8342 9953 or 07703 397270.www.theheritagefoundation.co.uk