The forecast is for Mr Blue Sky

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THE ELO Experience will play the hits of the Electric Light Orchestra, aka ELO, at the Spa Theatre on Sunday at 7.30pm.

ELO songs will be expertly recreated to sound just like the original arrangements, says a spokesman.

“Thirty years on, and the music of Jeff Lynne and ELO is still regularly played on radio stations throughout the world. A group of talented musicians are touring UK theatres, bringing the most popular songs back to the stage,” says the spokesman.

“Tribute bands have to sound as good as the original record or CD and this band delivers on its promises”.

ELO songs to be covered on Sunday include Wild West Hero, Hold on Tight, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, It’s a Living Thing, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Telephone Line, Don’t Bring me Down, Turn to Stone and Mr Blue Sky.

Despite early singles success in the UK, ELO were initially more successful in the United States, billed as “the English guys with the big fiddles”.

They soon gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back home. But by the mid-1970s they had become one of the biggest selling bands in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 top-40 hit singles in the UK and the US. The group scored 20 top-20 UK hit singles.