Buddy 'n' Roy - Together and Alone
Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison Tribute Show
added: 10 Aug 2013
// gig date: 9 Aug 2013
reviewer: Cate Altamura
Buddy ‘n’ Roy: Together and Alone pays homage to Rock and Roll legends Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. For two hours the tribute show transported audience members in Melbourne to the fabulous 50’s and swinging 60’s.
Australian performer, Jon “O” Nicholson opened the show with Only The Lonely
and belted out an array of Roy Orbison’s hits including Uptown, Running Scared, Mean Woman Blues
and Pretty Woman
. Highlight of the night was Nicolson’s performance of Crying
, which radiated through me. His voice is extremely powerful and incredibly Nicholson is only 19-years-old.
The second act paid tribute to the iconic Buddy Holly and there is no denying that star of the show, Scott “Buddy” Cameron has an uncanny resemblance to the legendary musician. Song after song, Cameron’s delivery was impeccable. At only 26 years old, he is a veteran and his ease on stage is evident.
Between songs, Cameron joked with the audience and poked fun at Holly’s misfortunes with Peggy Sue. Not to disappoint, he performed both, Peggy Sue
and Peggy Sue Got Married
. That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Maybe Baby
and Rave On
were all well received and gave us a glimpse of Buddy Holly at the height of his career.
Nicholson and Cameron performed a number of songs together and their playful banter had the crowd laughing. The duo concluded with the upbeat tune, Johnny Be Good
. Overall, an entertaining evening and well worth seeing if you’re a fan of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.
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