Roy Wood & His Band
OEP Live! are pleased to present Roy Wood & His Band + Support at Corn Exchange, Ipswich on Sunday, 11th December 2016.
Featuring Roy Wood & his Rock ‘N Roll band performing all his classic hits, “I Can Hear The Grass Grow”, “Flowers In The Rain”, “Blackberry Way”, “California Man”, “See My Baby Jive”, “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” and many more.
Born in Birmingham, his first instrument was drums, which is the only instrument he has ever had any tuition on! Influenced by Hank Marvin’s sound, he took up playing guitar, and formed a group called The Falcons at the age of fourteen.
Roy had been writing songs, and at seventeen he became founder of The Move, who went on to enjoy multiple chart successes with songs all written by Roy himself, including “Flowers In The Rain”, which reached No. 2 in the chart, and was the first record to be played on BBC Radio One. Also “Night Of Fear”, “ Fire Brigade” and “ I Can Hear The Grass Grow” were all top five hit singles and also a number one record in the British singles chart “Blackberry Way”.
In 1970, Roy teamed up with fellow Birmingham songwriter Jeff Lynne, who joined The Move for their final two albums. The final single recorded by The Move during this period was “California Man”.
Roy had an ambition over a number of years, to form a classically based band featuring live strings instead of the conventional guitar line up. Together with Jeff, they formed The Electric Light Orchestra.
The band will also be supported by The Vals. Who are a well-travelled 60’s influenced pop band from Belfast.
Don’t miss this exclusive show!
John Hessenthaler of OEP Live! presents ROY WOOD & HIS BAND + SUPPORT at the Corn Exchange, Ipswich on Sunday, 11th December 2016.