Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door
PUBLISHED: 16:34 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:15 10 June 2010
ROCKIN ON HEAVEN S DOOR has been touring the UK for eleven ROCKIN years, bringing sheer enjoyment to everyone who sees this uplifting show.
'ROCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR' has been touring the UK for eleven 'ROCKIN' years, bringing sheer enjoyment to everyone who sees this uplifting show. As a member of the audience recently said: "I booked to see a rock 'n' roll show, instead we saw a rock 'n' roll phenomenon! Simply the best show we have ever seen."
Back in 2004, the show reached new heights with a ground-breaking tour of Europe. Ever since then, it has returned many times, gaining a whole new following of Dutch, German and Austrian fans.
The line-up consists of Steve Halliday (Eddie Cochran), Dave Wickenden (Buddy Holly), Barry Steele (Roy Orbison), J S Rawlings (The Big Bopper), Richard Atkins (Elvis Presley) not forgetting guest star Jerry Lee Lewis (Darren Green) with his amazing 'flaming' piano. After Jerry's Great Balls Of Fire there is no one better than The Big Bopper to get the show off to a rousing start - the audience love his rendition of Chantilly Lace - he soon has them all singing along! He is followed by leather-clad heart-throb Eddie Cochran who has the ladies eating out of his hand with the classics Twenty Flight Rock and Hallelujah, I Love Her So. Steve Halliday's mastery of the guitar is Somethin' Else. He is followed by Buddy Holly who skips his way energetically across the stage wielding his Fender Stratocaster with style - he gives an animated performance full of life, oozing vitality and energy. Closing the first half of the show to thunderous applause is Roy Orbison with his spelling-binding rendition of Crying.
The King (Richard Atkins) strides on stage to dominate the second half with his reincarnation of '70s' Elvis. During an utterly memorable Love Me, Elvis sets off round the theatre with the roving mike, shaking hands and giving away scarves to the fans.
At the heart of the show is the band, the engine room and the driving force behind the singers. These are musicians of the highest calibre who must play in six different styles to accompany each distinctive performance. This show is a totally live Rock 'n' Roll triumph - without doubt, the sound achieved by the ROHD sound crew is nothing short of studio quality.
Appearing at the Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, January 8, at 8pm.
Tickets are priced at £16 and £15 concessions and are available at the Exmouth Pavilion box office on (01395) 222477 or visit the website on www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk to book your tickets online.
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