Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life, as they looked and sounded in 1958 when they first toured the UK, by Spencer J & the Copy-Cat Crickets.
The band takes the audience back to the age of the soda shop, the drive through diner and the record hop. Back to when a young Texan first played his heart out to screaming crowds in theatres and concert halls across Great Britain.
Years of research and rehearsal have gone into perfecting this show with song choices based on actual set lists from Buddy Holly’s late-fifties performances. Besides legendary hits like ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘Heartbeat’, dozens of other gems from his catalogue of over 100 recordings are also featured, as well as hits by the other Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll, all of which Buddy actually performed at live shows (‘La Bamba’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Rip It Up’, ‘Shake Rattle & Roll’.)
In terms of energy, originality and ability to connect with an audience, Buddy, Jerry, Niki & Joe B, the original Crickets, had few equals, beyond Elvis. Spencer J & the Copy-Cat Crickets succeed in re-creating that special brand of “feel-good fifties fun” at venue after venue. And whenever they are on stage, fans everywhere agree that, once again, Buddy Holly lives!Y
2 x 50 minutes
Buy in fee: £1500 plus vat
Split option: 80/20 tickets no less than £18
Below you will find theatre information packs which include financial arrangement, technical detail and suggested brochure copy. You will also find files that contain press photographs and copies of production posters. Please note that these downloads are zip files and you will need to extract or unzip these files on your device.