It’s a night of your favorite Electric Light Orchestra hits, performed by former members of the iconic British pop band whose hits include “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Turn to Stone,” “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Evil Woman.”
THE ORCHESTRA is not ELO and is not affiliated with Jeff Lynne.
ELO and Electric Light Orchestra were the same band. Primary years of recording the “older classic rock” recordings and touring were 1971 through 1986. THE ORCHESTRA does not perform any music recorded by Jeff Lynne or Jeff Lynne’s ELO after 1986.
ELO Part II and Electric Light Orchestra Part II were the same band. Years of recording and touring from 1990 through 2001.
THE ORCHESTRA has been the name of the band that stars, and/or, features former members of ELO, Electric Light Orchestra, ELO Part II, and Electric Light Orchestra Part II since 2001.
MEMBERS of THE ORCHESTRA
The players that were former members of ELO are:
Mik Kaminski – the famous blue violin player with ELO from 1971 to 1986, then with ELO Part II from 1990 to 2001, and also as a founding member of The Orchestra in 2001.
Louis Clark – arranger, orchestral keyboards and conductor of symphony orchestra when performing from 1973 and throughout the 70’s (as arranger in studio only) and from 1981 to 1986 (as performer), then with ELO Part II from 1990 to 2001, and also as a founding member of The Orchestra in 2001.
The players that were former members of ELO Part II are the 2 members above, plus the 4 below:
Eric Troyer – keyboard, guitar and co-lead vocalist with ELO Part II from 1990 to 2001. Eric is also a founding member of The Orchestra since 2001.
Parthenon Huxley – lead guitar and co-lead vocalist with ELO Part II from 1998 to 2001. Parthenon is also a founding member of The Orchestra since 2001.
Gordon Townsend – drummer with ELO Part II from 1999 to 2001. Gordon is also a founding member of The Orchestra since 2001.
Glen Burtnik – bassist and co-lead vocalist (on some tours during ELO Part II years) and exclusively with The Orchestra from 2009 to present.