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PDClinic with Bev Bevan

October 18 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | £3 – £36

‘An Evening with Bev Bevan.’

Founding member and drummer of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra comes to the PDC,

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This will be a hybrid event. Streamed live with the feed staying active for 7 days after the event.

Bev Bevan’s professional music career started with a stint with Denny Laine in his group Denny Laine and the Diplomats, then with Carl Wayne & the Vikings, followed by The Move in 1966. The Electric Light Orchestra released their first album in 1971, by which time The Move existed only as a recording outfit. They released their final single, “California Man” in 1972.

Bevan has a deep singing voice. With The Move he sang lead on a remake of “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” and the country and western spoof, “Ben Crawley Steel Co”. He composed one Move song: “Don’t Mess Me Up”, an Elvis Presley spoof from the album Message from the Country that was also the B-side of The Move’s single “Tonight”.

On ELO records his voice can be heard most prominently on “Fire On High” and “Strange Magic”, both from 1975’s “Face the Music”.

He recorded a solo single in 1976, a cover of the Sandy Nelson instrumental, “Let There Be Drums”.[6] Bevan played on all Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II albums up to 1999. In 1980 he published a historical memoir of the Electric Light Orchestra.[7]

In 1983, he replaced Bill Ward in Black Sabbath for the Born Again Tour. Bevan was known for his heavy powerhouse drumming during this tour. He also appeared in Sabbath’s videos “Trashed” and “Zero the Hero”. A headlining appearance at the 1983 Reading Festival – extracts of which appear on a reissue of Born Again – was only Bevan’s second gig with the band. Bevan rejoined Black Sabbath briefly in 1987, recording percussion overdubs for album The Eternal Idol

Bevan appeared on Paul Weller’s 2010 album Wake Up The Nation and played drums on two songs: “Moonshine” and “Wake Up The Nation”. Weller told him that he was his second choice; his first choice would have been Keith Moon.

Bevan has presented a radio show for BBC Radio West Midlands on Sunday afternoons and It was announced at the Best of Broad Street Awards on 17 January 2011 that Bevan would be honoured with a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars.

As of 2022, The Bev Bevan Band has played gigs with Bev’s former school mate Jasper Carrott under the name Stand up and Rock since 2017.

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£12 in Advanced

£15 on the Door

£36 Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 children 15 and under)

£3 per Stream

Canon Newton House – Venue for the PDClinic

Canon Newton House is situated in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre above Primark and TKMAXX.

To get there, follow the directions to the PDCave here, when entered into the shopping Centre from the Car park 4 level 10 (or at ground level if walking from train/bus station) use the lift to level 2.

The Kingfisher Shopping Centre

Our History

February 13th 1973 marked the beginning of the Kingfisher Shopping Centre with the opening of 51 shop units, offices, a restaurant, and two key stores, Boots and Sainsbury’s.

By 12th September 1975 phase two of the development was complete. The centre totalled 144,000 sq ft and boasted an additional 32 shop units, offices, an Ecumenical Centre, an exhibition space named Worcester Square, and two more principal stores, FW Woolworth and WHSmith.

The Worcester Square exhibition space was the heart of the centre. The space featured palm trees which were loved by locals and lead to the Kingfisher tagline ‘shopping under the palms’. They were central to the character of the centre and were a popular talking point throughout Redditch and its surrounding areas. Worcester Square became a valued space for hosting carol concerts, performances by orchestras, and many more community groups.



October 18
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£3 – £36
Event Category:


Palace Drum Clinic


Kingfisher Shopping Centre
Walford Walk
Redditch, B97 4HJ United Kingdom
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