22 June, 2018

Rock Around The Clock this weekend

The Bluejays, the UK’s leading vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll band present Rock and Roll Revolution – a major new live theatre tour celebrating the music of the 1950s at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, this Sunday, 24 June at 8pm.

The band met in 2008 whilst performing as Buddy Holly and the Crickets in the UK Tour of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. Ollie Seymour-Marsh received rave reviews from the press for his portrayal of Buddy Holly and was even lauded from across the pond by members of Buddy’s family. After Buddy, the band - comprised of Dan Graham on Drums, Chris Reid on Bass and Adam Martin on Guitar - were approached by Bill Kenwright to appear in his new rock ‘n’ roll show Dreamboats & Petticoats, which toured and played a successful run in the West End.

Not content with playing only one of his rock ‘n’ roll idols, Ollie took over the role of Carl Perkins (the man behind Blue Suede Shoes) in the West End production of Million Dollar Quartet in 2011. The Bluejays formed in 2013 and very quickly became one of the UK’s busiest vintage live acts.

Since then, the band have played all over the world including under the dinosaur in the Grand Hall of the Natural History Museum, and last year, they were invited to play at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas for the annual celebrations of Buddy’s birthday to a special audience, including guitar legend Duane Eddy and Buddy’s widow Maria Elena Holly who joined the boys onstage on backing vocals for Not Fade Away. Buddy’s brother, Larry Holley, said The Bluejays were the best take on The Crickets he’d ever seen.

Their latest incarnation, Rock and Roll Revolution, written and produced by The Bluejays, features more than 40 of the biggest hits of the 1950s performed live onstage, including Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, Stupid Cupid, Wake Up Little Susie, A Teenager In Love and many more from the songbooks of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard.

Ollie tell us: “More than anything, we love that we get to play some of the greatest songs ever written night after night. It’s amazing to see groups of young people and those who remember the songs the first time around, all up and dancing in the aisles! All fans of music owe a lot to those pioneers of the 50s!”

Make sure you book your tickets for an electrifying and authentic tribute to the Rock ‘n’ Roll era with breath-taking renditions of some of the biggest 50s hits.

Call the Box Office team on 01796 484 626 or click here to buy online.

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