UNRAVELLING THE WILBURYS
Sgt Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band had successfully toured their Beatles project for 21 years. The Flab Five had toured Europe, the UK and to the USA to headline at a Beatles convention at Montgomery, Alabama. Festivals (including Glastonbury), theatres, clubs, the band had played at just about every type of venue out there.
Then….. it was time to retire……and New Year’s Eve 2014 saw the band put on a storming and memorable show at their favourite home town venue, The Cheese and Grain, Frome to say farewell.
But…… the loins stirred and the plectrums re-emerged…
To a new project, The Unravelling Wilburys….. the band turn their skills to replicating the sound and songs of the late 80’s ‘supergroup’ The Traveling Wilburys where five of the greatest names in rock history came together…… George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne and completed two Wilbury albums, Volumes One and Three, though, sadly Roy Orbison had passed before Volume Three was recorded.
Now….. the new project is about to be unravelled! Songs such as End of the Line, Handle with Care, The Devil’s Been Busy, Not Alone Anymore, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and The Monkey Man form the basis of the set around which the band weave choice cuts from the solo careers of each esteemed Wilbury member…… Pretty Woman, You Got It (Roy Orbison), Mr Blue Sky, When I Was A Boy (Jeff Lynne’s ELO), The Waiting, I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty), Got My Mind Set On You, All Those Years Ago (George Harrison), Mr.Tambourine Man, Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan), to name a few.
So, welcome to….. Thumper, Fingers, Sticky Willy, Walter and Javelin… The Unravelling Wilburys. The whole package is presented with the band’s inimitable style and humour and is not to be missed!