"The OLR Community Guitar Orchestra plays an eclectic mix of music, including unusual arrangements of well-known songs, and film and TV themes. "

Band News Saturday 13th June 2020


During the Covid-19 lockdown, the Ealing-based community guitar orchestra, OLR, has made a video and recording of the song “Ghost Town” by The Specials.

Since our rehearsals and gigs were cancelled and inspired by other musicians performing online, the Ghost Town Lockdown Project began.  

During these challenging times, the project has given the OLR focus as a band.  It’s been a lot of fun and an encouraging experience for everyone who has participated in the project, culminating in an entertaining video/soundtrack memento of the lockdown:

How The Guitar Orchestra Works 

Band rehearsals are suspended at the momunt due to current restrictions. We hope to start up again in September. Join our newsletter for updates.


Here's how it works:


  • Have a three hour rehearsal once a month on Saturday afternoons, for three months, then perform a show a week after the last rehearsal. 


  • On the day of the show there is a full rehearsal and sound check.


  • To qualify for band membership you must be a student of Ealing Guitar Classes.


  • It's not ALL guitars in the band! (although it is usually about 12) For the live shows there are people playing other instruments, singer, bass guitar and drums.


  • The classes and the guitar orchestra feature a broad range of musical styles. Including: rock, blues, soul, reggae, punk,  folk, film  and TV themes, well known songs and original material.



  • If you've haven't performed live much before,  get experience playing with other people, as well as some pro performers. 


  • The show nights are a lot of fun and a great chance to invite friends and family to see you play in a local Ealing venue.


  • For intermediate to advanced players.







If you're interested in finding out more about the guitar orchestra get in contact. (Contact details upper left hand side of this page)


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OLR Previous Shows


So far the band has played 4 shows over the last couple of years. Below are details of the last show. This section will be updated after each forthcoming show. 


Orchestra News



£8 on the door. *Online discount tickets are now sold out. 


With the OLR Guitar Orchestra
featuring Rico Wilson on Vocals,
Kirsten Morrison Opera Crossover Artist,
Lazy Susan Indie Folk Rock Trio.
Also appearing: Panda - Terry Jones - and Bridget Chapple.
Compère: Comedian/Actor and Writer: Jacqueline Haigh.


Saturday 7th December
The Grosvenor, Hanwell
127 Oaklands Road, W7 2DT
Doors: 8pm until 11pm - Show starts 8:30pm




 Support Local Music.



Doctor Who Theme By OLR. Not a typical OLR piece but much loved by audiences.

Contact us to  book a place on a course: 


Ealing Guitar Classes 

Phone: 0208 6213336

Mobile: 07906 328273


Email: info@ealingguitar.com





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