ELO Experience bring classic hits to Playhouse

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 June 2011 | UPDATED: 10:06 23 June 2011

Andy Louis of The ELO Experience

Andy Louis of The ELO Experience

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FANS of the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra will be treated to an ensemble of the band’s finest hits in Weston next month.

The ELO Experience will be bringing all the best hits from the 1970s group to The Playhouse Theatre in Weston on July 7, and the Mercury has three pairs of tickets to give away for the show.

Formed in Birmingham in 1970, the Electric Light Orchestra rose to become one of the world’s best-known recording bands, packing stadiums out across the world.

Its sound combined classic rock with an orchestral string section, and the band achieved numerous transatlantic hits.

In Britain alone the band had 15 Tope Ten UK hits between 1972 and 1981, including number one hit Xanadu, Livin’ Thing, Roll Over Beethoven, Don’t Bring me Down, and their best-known song of all, Mr Blue Sky.

The ELO Experience are five musicians who aim to provide an authentic tribute to the band, with the vocals of singer Andy Louis considered to be very similar to those of Jeff Lynne.

Tickets for the 7.30pm show, part of the band’s Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits Tour, are priced at £16, or £14 for concessions, and are available from 01934 645544 or online at www.theplayhouse.co.uk

To win one of three pairs to the show, simply answer the following question: in which city did the Electric Light Orchestra form??

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number, to : ELO Experience competition, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on June 30.

Alternatively, log on to www.westonmercury.co.uk to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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