Talented tribute band plays the Corn Exchange in the name of one of Britain’s best pop-rock groups
ELO, or Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra to give them their full name, captured the hearts of a nation back in the 1970s with their damn catchy, classical-infused pop-rock. Born in the late 1960s with an avowed goal of picking up ‘where the Beatles left off’, the band achieved global fame through hits like Don’t Bring Me Down, Evil Woman and of course, the inimitable Mr Blue Sky. In fact, between 1972 and 1986, they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet – enshrining their place in the canon of British music.
You may not be able to see the original line-up anymore, but you can catch the next best thing this month in Cambridge, when The ELO Experience play the Corn Exchange on 25 February. Reproducing the magic of such a legendary band is no mean feat, but this act, with incredibly talented performers, a sensational string section and seriously impressive lighting and staging, manage it with aplomb. They’re so good, in fact, that this year they’re celebrating their tenth year of bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra to eager audiences – definitely a must for any fans!
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £24.50.