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Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison Tribute Concert Tour 2013

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Photo: Happy Days Records

Happy Days Records presents Buddy 'n' Roy - Together 'n' Alone featuring the music of never to be forgotten rock 'n' roll idols Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.

The producers of Buddy The Concert, Johnny Cash The Concert, and The Class of 59, invite you to take a trip down memory lane into the rock and roll days of the fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s.

Roy Orbison Pretty Woman album

This faithful tribute opens with a blistering set of hits from Roy Orbison including heartbroken ballads and bluesy rockers like "Only the Lonely"(US#2 & AUS#5 in 1960), "Running Scared" (US#1 & AUS#5 in 1961), "Crying" (US#2 & AUS#1 in 1961), "Mean Woman Blues" (US#5 & AUS#1 in 1963) and "Oh! Pretty Woman," (#1 in 1964) among many others by Australian performer Jon O Nicholson.

The second set pays homage to musical icon Buddy Holly, who was considered one of the finest pioneers of rock and roll. With hit songs like "That'll Be the Day" (#1 in 1957), "Peggy Sue" (#3 in 1957), Oh Boy! (#10 in 1957), "Maybe Baby" (#17 in 1958) and "Rave On!" (#37 in 1958), you'll also hear many more that spanned over his short but legendary career.

Scott Cameron as Buddy Holly. Photo: Justin McManus

Starring 26 year old Scott Cameron as Buddy Holly, the similarities between Cameron and Buddy Holly are remarkable. He delivered a stunningly realistic performance of the legendary icon in previous productions, including the international smash hit musical Buddy, Buddy The Concert, Elvis Meets Buddy and more recently The Class of 59.

Quite simply, the story of Roy Orbison could not be told without Buddy Holly. Both native Texans, Orbison grew up in the towns of Vernon, Fort Worth and Wink, whilst Holly was born and bred in the nearby town of Lubbock.

Having performed at the same local venues and shopped at the same guitar shops, the pair also wrote and recorded at the same New Mexico studios, Norman Petty Studios which would go on to impact the future of music.

Norman Petty Studios. Check out this blog where Jim and Mary visited the studios. It's really fascinating

The majority of Buddy's noteworthy recordings were crafted within those studio walls, and after his tragic 1959 death, Norman Petty added instrumentation and production to many unfinished Holly tracks. Roy Orbison would also craft his signature tune there, 'Oh Pretty Woman', which became the soundtrack to the 1990 romantic comedy 'Pretty Woman' starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

Buddy Holly & The Crickets publicity portrait for Coral Records. Photo: Wikimedia

Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison have both been inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The pair first collaborated on Holly's 1957 debut album with The Crickets which featured two Orbison covers. Holly went on to record many of Orbison's songs in his lifetime.

Proving that the demand for rock and roll is very much alive, be prepared to 'Rave On' in over two hours of non stop hits spanning three incredible decades of music for Buddy 'n' Roy - Together 'n' Alone!

Scott Cameron as 'Buddy' and Jon O Nicholson as 'Roy Orbison'. Photo: Happy Days Records

Check out Scott Cameron and the cast of Buddy here.

Check out Jon O Nicholson as Roy Orbison here.

Photo: Happy Days Records

Ticket details:
Saturday July 13: Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC
Tickets from the venue (03) 9784 1060 or online here

Thursday July 25: Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Tickets from Ticketek or 132 849

Friday July 26: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA
Tickets from venue (08) 9550 3900 or online here

Saturday July 27: Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Tickets on (08)P 9370 5888 or online here

Friday August 2: The Capitol, Tamworth, NSW
Tickets from the venue (02) 6766 2028 or online here

Saturday August 3: Orange Civic Theatre, Orange, NSW
Tickets from Ticketek or 132 849

Friday August 9: The Palms At Crown, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets from Ticketek or 132 849

Saturday August 10: The Palms At Crown, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets from Ticketek or 132 849

Friday August 23: Keith Michell Theatre, Port Pirie, SA
Tickets from venue (08) 8633 8500 or online here

Saturday August 24: Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tickets from Bass 131 246 or online here
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We went to the show in Perth last week, all I can say is Wow !!!!
what a great show, the boys were awesome, great performers, we enjoyed every minute.
by donna (score: 1|23) 3349 days ago
Great Article. I think this show is going to be awesome
by GilliansCamera (score: 2|381) 3362 days ago
Shame it's not on in Sydney. I would love to take my Mum! Good that its on in Regional areas though : )
by leisa (score: 1|23) 3352 days ago
Baobo - you might not have noticed but the "genuine greats" are dead - so now we pay "tribute" to them - don't have to go to the concerts!!
by (score: 1|16) 3354 days ago
Caught this show a couple of weeks ago, and it was great fun! Wish there had been a dance floor :-)
by julie73 (score: 1|16) 3354 days ago
This is an awesome opportunity, 1st saw Scott Cameron as Buddy on the music themed cruise called Rock The Boat by Choose Your Cruise in 2011.
We were lucky enough to have him on board all week from Sydney to Noumea and back again. Saw him perform nearly every day, he is worth going to see just for his guitar talent, would have to be in the top 100 guitarists in the world.
by marc. (score: 1|10) 3343 days ago
Scott Cameron's performance is fantastic. I saw his show and was wrapped in his acting, singing and how faithful the music was to Buddy Holly's sound and his story. Well done - give yourself a treat and rock on to a great show. ***** out of *****
by Haydn Radford (score: 3|1147) 3352 days ago
Your advertising is dishonest. This is not Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. It's two unknowns without their own voice who are cashing in on the fact that they can impersonate great singers from the past and using the legal loophole of it being a 'tribute'. This is just another typical Australian ripoff using minor talent instead of genuine greats. And we wonder why the world laughs.
by Coachman on the Box (score: 1|50) 3365 days ago
No it's not. It's impersonators. It's false advertising to say it's a Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison concert. They should be prosecuted for identity theft.
by Coachman on the Box (score: 1|50) 3343 days ago
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