Here is some new music (from fans, friends and readers) you may enjoy checking out...
First, The 286. They are a London-based band combining Beatlesque pop with classical music. Sound familiar? You can hear some of their stuff on their MySpace page and it's expected to be available on iTunes soon. They are also on Facebook.
Next, is from an ELO fan, collector and friend Oliver Achnitz from Germany. His band, Creedsight, just released their second studio album, Planet Two, this week. You can hear tracks from the new album at their website or join them on Facebook. Cool album cover, huh?
And in case you haven't heard about this yet, Bev Bevan plays drums on the new Paul Weller album. The album, I believe, is out in the UK and will be released in the States on June 1.