HE’S the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music, despite dying 30 years ago leaving others to bring his music to the stage.
But Barry Steele, who takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story, comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big ‘O’ and he’s set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story 30 Year Special at the Palace Theatre, Redditch on Thursday, November 29.
Expect what is billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy.
Barry and friends promise to take the audience on a musical journey from the early Sun years through to the late 1980s, when Orbison experienced a huge resurgence in popularity and worked with Bono, Bruce Springsteen and others including super group the Traveling Wilburys with former Beatle George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
So get ready for a night of solid gold hits as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O.
As well as the toe tapping sound of the music giant that is Roy Orbison, you’ll hear the fantastic Barry Steele perform songs written by Roy Orbison, but never performed by him!
The production also features chart busting hits originally made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Lynne & ELO, George Harrison, Del Shannon and The Spencer Davis Group.
Tickets are £23 from the box office in person or on 01527 65203 or buy online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk