Barry is all set to Steele the show as Roy Orbison comes to Stevenage

Barry Steele is Roy Orbison at the Gordon Craig

Barry Steele is Roy Orbison at the Gordon Craig - Credit: Archant

His voice is instantly recognisable, his look made him one of the most enduring icons of the rock and roll era – and although it’s more than 25 years since Roy Orbison passed away, his music and his legend lives on.

Barry Steele is Roy Orbison at the Gordon Craig

Barry Steele is Roy Orbison at the Gordon Craig - Credit: Archant

And keeping the flame alive at Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre on Saturday night will be Barry Steele – but it’s far from a one man show in tribute to the legendary Big O.

Barry is ackowledged as one of the world’s leading Orbison tributes, stunning audiences across the globe with his ability to authentically revive the look and the sound of the enduring chart-topper whose career hit the heights but whose private life was marred by tragedy.

Using original film footage Barry and his band aim to take you on a musical journey in time from the early Sun Studios years right through to the late 1980s and his final days touring with The Travelling Wilburys.

Joining Barry on stage will be Paul Molloy as a young Elvis, Maxine Mazumber as Dusty Springfield and high octane Boogie Williams as Jerry Lee Lewis.

Barry, who once served in the RAF and then became a long distance lorry driver, honed his singing skills during lonely hours on the road before winning a holiday talent content in 2001. Since then he has toured all over the world, and while in the USA sang in front of Roy’s son Wesley, as well as duetting with Bill Dees, who helped pen many of Roy’s hits.

To check on ticket availability and find out more about the show, visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk or call 01438 363200.

You can also visit Barry’s website for more at www.barrysteele.com

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