Friday, February 15, 2013
ROCK ’n’ roll fans are set to be taken back in time with a tribute night dedicated to Billy Fury.
To commemorate 30 years since the passing of the Liverpudlian singer, fans new and old will be taken back in time to hear some of the star’s greatest hits in an exciting two hour tribute starring Michael King.
The 45-year-old who has been called the “best Fury since Fury” will be at Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Sunday for one night only.
Michael and his band will take the audience on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock ’n’ roll singer who had more Decca hits than any other artist including the Rolling Stones with songs like Halfway To Paradise and Maybe Tomorrow.
Michael said: “A lot people hold Billy Fury in high esteem and I have gone into his life and almost into his psyche to understand him over the past six years.
He said: “My aim isn’t to replace Billy but simply to remind people of him and introduce him to new fans.
“Its about capturing people’s memories from the Fury years,” he added.
Growing up on rock ’n’ roll music in North Wales, Michael said since being a musical actor he has been told on a number of occasions how alike he looks to Fury, who died in 1983.
Speaking about how he manages to depict Fury, who was the fourth biggest selling artist of the ’60s after The Beatles, Cliff Richard and Elvis, Michael said: “I have his music playing in the background in the dressing room before I go on stage. I have posters up and I make sure I am in that mode and create that atmosphere before going on stage.”
Of how he manages to get the crowds going he said: “The whole show is enhanced by fantastic audio and video effects plus various costume changes depicting the ever changing image and face of the Fury phenomenon.”
The rock legend equalled The Beatles record of 24 hits and spent a total of 332 weeks in the UK charts. You can be there for this trip back in time this Sunday, February 17, at 7.45pm.
Tickets cost £17.50. To book call the box office on 01438 363200. Alternatively you can visit the theatre website at www.gordon-craig.co.uk