Zachary Stevenson @ Shenkman Arts Centre

Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

The Buddy Holly Concert is dynamite two-act show featuring such hits as “That’ll Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh Boy and “Rave On”. Stevenson presents Buddy Holly so perfectly that we seem to be watching a genuine replica of the nerdy, and hip young Texan. He has the guitar licks down to a “t” and his superb vocals make him equally comfortable with the sweet ballads or on-the-edge rock-a-billy songs… including Holly’s trademark hiccup and energetic dance moves that often brings the audience to their feet.

“Zachary Stevenson… is the epitome of effortless cool with a gorgeous voice and a
star-quality stage presence.” - Vancouver Presents

Having led a dozen sell-out productions of the Buddy Holly Story across North America with well over a thousand performances under his belt, Stevenson is a true showman who exudes charm and knows how to connect with an audience. In 2018, he was awarded a Jeff Award in Chicago for most outstanding lead performance in a musical.

“If you don’t like him, you don’t like much of anybody.”
-Chicago Tribune

Above and beyond the music, Zachary weaves in engaging stories about Buddy and of his personal experience in the role including his travels to Iowa, New Mexico and Texas seeking a greater understanding of the man and his music. He gives context to the songs and pays tribute to Buddy’s friends- The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Dion and Eddie Cochrane and delivers a dynamic show uniquely his own. Zach will have the audience singing along to “Teenager in Love”, sighing over “True Love Ways” and dancing to the “Hand Jive” in a captivating performance that transcends the generation gap and proves Buddy’s music is timeless and will “Not Fade Away”.

“Stevenson… is proof that Buddy Holly lives.” -WTTW Chicago