In March 1958, Buddy Holly and The Crickets headlined a variety bill compered by Des O’Connor. On a 25 back-to-back date tour they performed two or three shows a night in venues all across the country.
To celebrate this diamond anniversary, the UK’s first and best-loved tribute act, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, will perform a very special show backed by The English Rock and Roll Orchestra at Town Hall 60 years to the day!
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers have delighted audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden over the past 25 years. The show stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.
The English Rock and Roll Orchestra has assembled some of the finest classical musicians in the country, many of whom are multi-instrumentalists. They relish the opportunity to depart from their usual repertoire, let their hair down and indulge in their love of rock ’n’ roll.
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers have always presented Buddy in the style of show we feel he would perform today. Authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all delivered with charm and humour. Buddy himself acknowledged that he followed in the footsteps of Elvis. Now, for this special anniversary, inspired by the huge worldwide success of the recent Elvis Presley recording backed by the LSO, we present Buddy Holly as you’ve never heard him before. This truly remarkable evening of classic rock ’n’ roll will have you dancing in the aisles and shouting for more.
Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans across the world saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”