TTBA Album of the Month: new from ELO

TTBA Album of the Month: new from ELO

From Out of Nowhere’ is the 14th studio album by British rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), and the second credited to Jeff Lynne’s ELO. The band’s first studio album in four years, it was released on 1 November 2019 through Big Trilby and Columbia Records.

Jeff Lynne stated that the first track he wrote for the album was the title track, and said it was named “From Out of Nowhere” as “that’s exactly where it came from”.

It’s themes of “hope and salvation” and optimism also appear throughout the album.

During November and December, Revival FM’s Ian Arbuckle will be playing tracks from this new album on his ‘Turn The Beat Around’ programme on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 until 10.00pm and with a Saturday afternoon repeat at 3.00pm.

The latest full-length release for the reformed British rock band was produced by Jeff Lynne with contributions from album engineer Steve Jay.

The Guardian newspaper reviewer stated: “Like its predecessor, Alone in the Universe, this new album is entirely good-natured, firmly in the lineage of classic ELO, without ever quite hitting the heights of the past. How far this autumnal romance will go remains to be seen but, for now, what a pleasure it is to have Lynne back.”

TTBA – Wednesdays 8.00-10.00pm and Saturday afternoon’s 3.00-5.00pm.

TTBA features Runrig

TTBA features Runrig

The Turn The Beat Around programme October featured ‘Album of the Month’ is from Runrig.

The Stamping Ground is the eleventh studio album by the now retired Runrig, one of Scotland’s ace Celtic rock bands.

The album marks the final appearance of keyboardist Peter Wishart who departed from the band to follow a career in politics and is now the MP for Perth and North Perthshire.

Turn The Beat Around presented by Ian Arbuckle on Revival FM, Wednesdays 8-10.00pm and Saturdays 3-5.00pm plus Catch-Up anytime.

Celebration Choir finale at Christmas 2019

Celebration Choir finale at Christmas 2019

This year’s Christmas Celebration presentation is ‘Comfort and Joy’ and will take place at The City Halls, Glasgow on Friday 20 December and Saturday 21 December 2019 at 7.30pm.

The Christmas 2019 presentation will be the final concert from the Celebration Choir as 10 years of performances come to an end.

Andrew Polson, director of The Celebration Choir says: “Who can believe this year will be the 10th & FINAL Christmas Celebration – how many have you been to?”

Join the Celebration Choir & Orchestra for this, their 10th Anniversary series of concert as they present the powerful audio-visual production “COMFORT & JOY!”

Another sell-out weekend is anticipated as the great Christmas story unfolds, and will include carols and songs old and new.

Special guests include The Gospel Heirs and The Celebration Primary School Choir. This is not to be missed!

You can book your seats and purchase tickets now online on Glasgow’s Concert Halls website here. Tickets are from £21.45 which includes booking fee.

You can also call the Concert Halls Box Office on 0141 353 8000.   

Revival FM 13th Anniversary Dinner & Fundraising event success

Revival FM 13th Anniversary Dinner & Fundraising event success

The 13th Revival Anniversary Dinner & Fundraising Auction was held on Friday 20 September in Kirkintilloch Town Hall and it was a resounding success.

Revival FM director Andrew Polson said: “I am delighted that so many of my colleagues and friends at East Dunbartonshire Council could support the Revival FM Charity Dinner in the beautiful Kirkintilloch Town Hall. Tremendous words of encouragement from Stephen Kerr MP for Stirling and a fantastic £7,762 raised on the night. Thank you ALL for your support and generosity!”

Pictured at Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Revival FM director Andrew Polson (centre) with his wife, Aileen and attendees at the 13th Revival FM Anniversary Dinner & Fundraiser.