The first Wednesday of every month will see music fans rocking from the rafters when a new show explodes onto the stage of London’s Ambassadors Theatre.
Starting in March four giants of late Fifties and early Sixties popular music, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison, come together for the first time in Be Bop A Lula!.
Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent first came to the UK in the legendary 1960 tour. Tragically Eddie never made it back home after dying in a car crash over here but his musical genius paved the way for future artists.
Forever young, Eddie became a huge cult figure for Teds and Rockers alike.
Gene Vincent was an instant rock n’ roll rebel who fans simply loved. His black leather look and almost Shakespearean moody image almost scared fans into submission.
Billy Fury was also on that fateful tour and he became great friends with Cochran. Billy is known as Britain’s true rocker having written his own first album ‘The Sound Of Fury’.
Roy Orbison’s legend needs no introduction. With songs like In Dreams, Crying, Mean Woman Blues and Only The Lonely he is a big addition to the already amazing line up.
Backed by some of the UK’s finest musicians, Gavin Stanley and Lars Young recreate the legends.
Featuring a special guest every month, Peter Gill will join the line up on March 4 as The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Gavin Stanley, who plays Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury, has a career spanning music, stage and television.
On television he has played roles in both Brookside and Coronation Street. His stage work has included Bill Kenwright’s production of Ferry Cross The Mersey as the young Gerry Marsden and as Billy Fury in Bill Kenwright’s Good Rockin’ Tonight.
Gavin has also performed as Eddie Cochran, Dion and Paul McCartney in other theatre productions.
Lars Young plays Roy Orbison and Gene Vincent. Lars’ childhood was spent on the road touring with his family’s professional gospel group.
On stage, he has played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show, Che in Evita and Roger in Rent.
Toronto born Spencer Evoy oversees the show as Rocking Reverend DJ Spencer.
The backing band The Wildcats is made up of some of the greatest Rock n’ Roll musicians in the UK, including Pete Pritchard (double bass), Gerry Slattery (lead guitar), Richard Blanchard (Keys) and Phil Casey (drums).
Be Bob A Lula opened in Liverpool at The Epstein Theatre, May 2014 and continues to tour in sell out shows across the UK.
The show shares The Ambassadors Theatre with Stomp who perform from Thursdays to Mondays every week
Upcoming performances: March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1 and August 5. More dates to be announced.