Orbison acts at county venues

Barry Steele as Roy Orbison
Barry Steele as Roy Orbison

Two Roy Orbison tribute acts head to Northamptonshire venues in the next seven days.

First up is the Roy Orbison & Wilbury’s Tribute show at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on Friday.

The Wilbury’s never actually toured, partly due to the death of Roy Orbison in 1988.

In this show, Orbison will be played by Paul Hopkins who has teamed up with five other talented singers and musicians, who together have formed a Travelling Wilbury’s tribute show.

They play the Kettering venue on Friday, September 11.

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £20 for adults or £18 for concessions.

For more details, visit www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk.

On Thursday, September 17 Barry Steele is back in Northampton for his Roy Orbison & Friends show.

Steele has wowed audiences across the world with his uncanny visual similarity to Orbison and his ability to authentically revive the toe-tapping sound of the music legend.

Using original film footage projected on a big screen and backed by his fabulous band, Steele takes audiences on a musical journey in time from Orbison’s early years right through to the late 1980s and The Travelling Wilburys.

The show will feature classic songs including Claudette, Oh, Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely, Running Scared, In Dreams, Crying and many more.

On this tour Steele will be joined on stage by Paul Molloy as a young Elvis and Boogie Williams as Jerry Lee Lewis, plus Stars In Their Eyes winner Maxine Mazumder as Dusty Springfield.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £23.50 before fees.

The sounds of the 60s will return to the Northampton venue on Tuesday, September 15 in 24 Hours From Tulsa. Performed by Tommey Carey, the show will be remembering Gene Pitney.

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £21 before fees.

For more information, visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk