During the last Legends of Rock & Roll tour I had the pleasure of introducing my main squeeze, Molly D, to my hometown crowd. We decided to perform a duet of one of our favourite duos of the 50s – The Everly Brothers. It was such a hit that people asked for more from what we coined “The Everly Lovers”. So we had a little fun shooting “All I Have to do is Dream” at the apartment while we prepare to return for our Rock & Roll Christmas in December.
I’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended what I joked as an “entomologists dream line-up” – the Legends of Rock & Rock presenting a tribute concert of the Beatles AND Crickets. We played three packed venues in BC: the Mary Winspear in Sydney, the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, and the Cowichan Theatre in Duncan. The shows were very well received and we hope to reunite again for a more extensive tour sometime next year.
The Beatles are my long-time favourite band. It was a dream come true sharing the stage with the Fab Fourever. Not only was it a dream come true for me but I like to think we were living out a dream for the Beatles themselves. They were hugely inspired by Buddy but never got a chance to meet him in person. I think they would have gotten along nearly as well as we did
Another dream came true for me on this tour. My dream girl, Molly Dee, made her dazzling debut performing in Canada. She lit up the stage performing highlights from Lulu and Dusty Springfield as well as forging a new act together as “the Everly Lovers”.
Next up: Molly Dee and I return along with the wild and wonderful piano talents of Lancy Lapinskyas Jerry Lee Lewis for a Rock & Roll Xmas in December. See sidebar for dates!
It seemed I had no sooner taken my final bow on Granville Island that I was boarding an Air Canada flight to the furthest reaches of our country. All summer we honoured the legacy of one of the most important icons of west coast – Red Robinson. What better time to honour my own family’s legacy […]
The Arts Club’s Red Rock Diner is now rockin’ Granville Island Stage until August 2nd. It is a time capsule of 1950s Vancouver and explores the legacy of Red Robinson. I play Val, the greaser kid from Kitsilano who idolizes Elvis, sings and wiggles his hips. I’m very proud of this show and the team that […]
Patience is a virtue. And for that, fans, I thank you. Procrastination is not, however, and I vow to increase the frequency of my posts. That said, I will attempt to make an excuse as to why I haven’t posted in a while by elucidating recent events. January- It was the polar vortex. I […]
Thank you to everyone who made 2013 such a fantastic year! I’ve been a busy and lucky guy, I’ll tell ya. In 2013… I starred in 2 smash hit productions of “Buddy” – one at the Chemainus Festival Theatre in BC & the New Theatre Restaurant in Kansas City. I premiered Mark Leiren-Young’s first one-man […]
They’ve gone about as far as they could go… Seriously, with this production. I think they have. Yes. I am here in smolderin’ Kansas City where everyone teases me about (I mean… abowt) my little Canadian-isms. I look at the weather in awe that it’ll be 37 degrees on Friday! Which to Americans sounds like […]
Stampede queen targets the culture of small town B.C. (Photo By David Cooper) Zachary Stevenson steps away from his recent stint as Chemainus Theatre’s Buddy Holly to star in Never Shoot a Stampede Queen By Ashley Degraaf – Cowichan News Leader Pictorial An actor with roots in a small community taking his first run at a show […]
Thank you to all of Vancouver Island’s fans of rock & roll who continue to pack the Chemainus Festival Theatre and enjoy the Buddy Holly Story. The town is buzzin’ with the rockin’ and rollin’ sounds of the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and the great Buddy Holly. JUST ANNOUNCED: my lastest project, a […]