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Unravelling Wilburys choose Frome for first live gig since Lockdown

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THE Merlin Theatre say that following  the fantastic success of their  recent outdoor events on the Ecos amphitheatre, the summer season in Frome continues into September with a newly confirmed performance by The Unravelling Wilburys on Saturday 5th September.  

The Unravelling Wilburys originated in the Frome area in 2016 and featured members of the highly successful Beatles tribute Sgt. Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band. Celebrating and emulating the music of super-group The Traveling Wilburys, the band not only features the best of the two Wilbury albums, but classic tracks by each member, namely Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne from ELO.  

Disguised as a Nashville country band, from whom the Traveling Wilburys allegedly stole their act, the Unravelling Wilburys present their act with an uplifting tongue-in-cheek comedy that has proved hugely popular at venues throughout the UK from Penzance to Orkney. 

Martin Dimery, better known as director of the Frome Festival, plays “Sticky Willy Wilbury”, and is delighted to be playing live again after a six month absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, He said, “It’s tremendous that the Merlin Theatre has been able to reinstate shows on the lovely Ecos Amphitheatre. The safe distancing rules do limit the capacity, but it will be a joy to be amongst others engaging in live entertainment.” 

 In the event of bad weather, the concert will be allowed into the Merlin Theatre under safe distancing seating measures. The show will begin at 7 pm and run for 1 hour 15 minutes. Tickets are available online at  

 Due to current health regulations, booking is essential and all tickets must be purchased in advance; face-coverings will need to be worn if the show moves inside. 


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