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‘The Roy Orbison Story and Del Shannon Story’

Written by on 15 April 2016

‘The Roy Orbison Story and Del Shannon Story’

performed by Mike VanDetta

‘Something different…something iconic’

(Spring Arts, Havant, Hampshire)

After touring the country for the past few years, Mike VanDetta brings his one-man show to Sittingbourne – a wholly unique, multi-media musical celebration – which spans 5 decades of some of the most dynamic songs of joy and pain that have ever been expressed in popular music.

Roy Orbison and Del Shannon had much in common; distinctive vocal styles, dramatic song structures and exceptional song-writing skills – plus their intrinsic links to The Traveling Wilburys.

You will hear over 30+ songs – with Mike singing all the classic hits and more – complemented by a biographical narrative – giving a rare insight into the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction lives of these two iconic recording artists.

So, if you are a fan of these stand-out stars from the 60’s – Mike VanDetta takes you on a nostalgic musical journey – offering you a double helping of their never-to-be-forgotten music – with favourites such as: Runaway, Hats off to Larry, Little Town Flirt, Crying, In Dreams, It’s Over and many more.

Mike has been a session singer – a published songwriter – and over the years has performed with some notable acts including: jazz-r&b-pop maestro Georgie Fame – along with 60’s/70’s hit-maker Alan Price and the enigmatic folk-blues legend John Martyn.

What they say….

‘Thanks for bringing your show to us – we had great comments from the audience’ –

Seaton Delaval Arts Centre (Newcastle, Tyneside)

‘Great songs…and what a story’ – Players’ Theatre (Thame, Oxfordshire)

‘Looking forward to seeing you here again’ – Hanger Farm Arts Centre (Southampton, Hampshire)

‘The Roy Orbison and Del Shannon Story ’

The Avenue Theatre

Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 4DN


on Saturday, 18th June 2016

Doors: 7pm – Show starts: 7.30pm


Tickets: £10 (concessions: £9)

Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 4DN

Tel: 01795 471140