That’ll be the day

Buddy Holly: the day the music died.
Buddy Holly: the day the music died.

IT’S a case of Maybe Baby at the Royal Concert Hall this week.

Alright, so may not be the original Buddy Holly and co, but this performance is perhaps the next best thing.

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

Buddy Holly — A Legend Reborn has been touring the UK, bringing with it a host 50s favourites impersonators.

As well as Marc Robinson — who has made a living as the country’s number one Buddy — and his band of Crickets, audiences can also enjoy songs by The Big Bopper (played by John-Simon Rawlings), Connie Francis (Ellie Scott) and Glasgow-born Johnny Curtiss as Roy Orbison.

Johnny — Born Douglas McGinley and brought up in the Gorbals — suffered stage fright from an early age, despite hailing from a musical family.

Fortunately he conquered the mic by age 21, going on to act as lead singer with several bands before hitting the charts with Beach Boys tribute band Gidea Park in the 80s — and he’s now happy to be playing the great Orbison in a homecoming appearance.

As for the Buddy Holly show itself, all the usual hits are there, making the show an ever-popular 50s nostalgia-fest — poodle skirts and quiffs strictly optional.

Buddy Holly — A Legend Reborn is on at the Royal Concert Hall on Thursday, May 24. 8pm start and tickets cost £22.50 (£20 concession) from 353 8000.