The show, according to the publicists, is said to have become something special when Rebel Dean joined the event to portray Eddie Cochran
, a performer who had played Presley in the West End show Elvis, The Musical.
Extra credit should go to Damien Edwards who played both The Big O and Del Shannon, plus show-stealer and audience-pleaser Kludo White, who had the guitar sound and licks of Eddie Cochran
to a tee.
The line-up for Rock 'n' Roll Heaven at the Belgrade Theatre includes music by Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Ricky Nelson and Eddie Cochran
and the non-stop parade of hits features Three Steps to Heaven, Something Else, Come On Everybody, Fools Rush In and Hello Mary-Lou.
People could have a case for breach of contract if they saw this publicity and went to the theatre expecting Eddie Cochran
Performances are variable: Kludo White in black leather gives the most personable and active performance as Eddie Cochran
, Shane Cortese in Western shirt is a likeable Ricky Nelson, Damien Edwards passes muster as Del Shannon, Reuven Gershon sings a good Buddy Holly but lacks presence while Fergus Moriarty does all the Elvis moves but never quite captures the magic or even the voice of The King.
Johnny comes from the north east and grew up listening to the likes of Eddie Cochran
, and Little Richard.
THURSDAY: Liner; Bulls Head, St Mary's Row, Moseley, Birmingham, The Eddie Cochran
Show; The Prince of Wales, Church Street, Cannock.
On Thursday, Rockin' On Heaven's Door, a fabulous tribute to Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran
and Roy Orbison.
ENJOY the musical fantasy of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran
on stage next week in Rockin' on Heaven's Door.
4 Steps to Heaven is a live tribute to Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Eddie Cochran
He stands Orbison and Shannon alongside Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson and Eddie Cochran
THE world understandable loves Elvis Presley, but for me it's the likes of Eddie Cochran
, Vince Taylor and Gene Vincent (above) that really typified rock 'n' roll rebellion.