In the year Buddy Holly would’ve turned 75, his spirit is, once again, on tour. Last night we opened the Arts Club’s touring production of the Buddy Holly at Capilano University to a rockin’ crowd. Kudos to our newest cast members Gordon Roberts, Mat Baker, Tom Pickett and Mark Burgess for learning the entire show in a mere 6 rehearsals!
Last night I was reminded just how demanding this role is physically and vocally and how much energy it takes honor the show and memory of Buddy Holly. But it is never hard to pull off when the music moves you. We have the same Crickets (band) as last year – Scott Carmichael, Jeremy Holmes and fellow Human Statue, Jeff Bryant. And together it sounds dynamite!
This tour begins in North Vancouver, and tours to Burnaby, West Van, Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Nelson, Kelowna, Chilliwak, Vernon, Cranbrook, Victoria, Courtenay, and closes at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on November 20th.
For full details and links on how to buy tickets visit the Arts Club site.
Click the Streampad below to hear my cut of “That’ll be the Day”