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On 21nd of april 2018 another beautifull gig under the name of Legends of rock in Hückelhofen (D).

To all fans of the music of Electric Light Orchestra

The projects "Phil Bates Band & Berlin String Ensemble perform the music of ELO, Phil Bates & Band perform the music of ELO and "Phil Bates Trio performs the music of ELO acoustic and more" have neither the intention nor the desire of being or replacing the original ELO. We are very happy to have Phil Bates, a ex former member of ELO Part 2 / The Orchestra, in the band. Our aim is to present the music of the unique band that is ELO to a broad public. We expressly distance ourselves from any and all attempts, irrespective of their form, to equate or associate these projects with the original. 


PHIL BATES & Band (ex Electric Light Orchestra PART II / The Orchestra )

ELO will always be famous for the brilliance of its great songs, penned by musical genius Jeff Lynne. The band is still celebrated as one of the most influential rock bands in the his­tory of music.

As the ex singer and guitarist with ELO Part 2 and its successor, THE ORCHESTRA, Phil Bates has presented the fascinating music of the Electric Light Orchestra for over 25 years.

In 2011 Phil founded his own band, bringing together the virtuosity of a classical ensemble with the drive of an outstanding live band and adding his own flawless instrumental and vocal performance to infuse the music of ELO with a new, fresh sound.

The result? To date over 250 successful concerts all over the world, enthusiastic audi­ences and standing ovations everywhere, and enormous acclaim.

"Phil Bates Band & Berlin String Ensemble" perform the music of Electric Light Orchestra Classic an unforgettable concert experience with the music of the fantastic Electric Light Orchestra.


You can experience Phil Bates in the following line ups:

Phil Bates & Band & the Berlin String Ensemle
Phil, Band & Ensemble

They combine the timeless worldwide hits of the superband ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA with complex string arrangements. The classical interpretation sheds a completely new light on the music of ELO and ELO Part II. Multi-faceted song structures and sophisticated instrumentation from the progressive rock beginnings of the band, as well as commercially successful mainstream compositions, fuse with classical music. (10 musicians)

Phil Bates & Band
Phil & Band

A retrospective from the various ELO eras of the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990's will be presented at the concerts. (6 musicians)

Phil Bates Trio (unplugged)
Phil Bates Trio

A legendary voice and two terrific musicians show that handmade music that comes from the heart has no expiration date.They interpret the classics of ELO as well as personal favorites of rock and pop history. (3 musicians)

The music of ELO stands for great vocals, unforgettable worldwide hits and true emotions. 
Phil Bates brings this unique listening experience back on stage now.  See it live: Classic Rock at its best and with international appeal!

* This is true rock music!
* Rock´n`Roll Ecstasy!
* preserving the musical heritage of ELO
* every song a world-hit, every single melody unforgotten!
* Phil Bates gained many new fans! A fantastic band rocked the sold-out hall!

To all music enthousiasts and fans of the Electric Light Orchestra and Electric Light Orchestra Part 2!
The projects "Electric Light Orchestra Klassik performed by Phil Bates & the Berlin String Ensemble", "The Music of the Electric Light Orchestra performed by Phil Bates & Band" und "ELO acoustic and more performed by Phil Bates Trio" do not intend or wish to give the impression of being the original Electric Light Orchestra or Electric Light Orchestra Part 2 or any substitute for them. That is, as everyone is aware, impossible. We are lucky to have one original band member of ELO Part 2, Phil Bates. We do intend to present this unique band’s music to a broadly based audience. However, we expressly dissociate ourselves from all attempts to equate these three projects with the original Electric Light Orchestra or Electric Light Orchestra Part 2.

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