Shakin’ all over
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN – a Tribute to Shakin’ Stevens’ is live at theatres in the UK.
The 80s Welsh answer to Elvis finally has his own tribute show with all the hits, including ‘This Ol’ House’, ‘Green Door’, ‘Oh Julie’. The rags to riches story is based on his 40 hits, starring Rebel Dean.
The Entertainments Agents Association of Great Britain awarded the show ‘Official UK No.1 Winner of The National Tribute Music awards 2017’.
Having toured the World’s top theatres for most of his professional life, Rebel has played live to over a million people and is considered a consummate performer in his own right.
Rebel said: “I first wrote the show back in 1998 when I was in The West End for producer Bill Kenwright in a successful musical called ‘4 Steps to Heaven’. Straight after that I was about to star as Elvis in ‘Elvis the Musical’, also for Bill Kenwright, on a UK tour and I got to thinking there have been musicals about Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis and others, but none for our homegrown Welsh rocker!
“I have always been a big fan and I was lucky enough to meet Shakin’ Stevens in 2000. He had more hits in the 80s decade than any other artist in the UK, about 40 Top 40 hits, a wonderful collection of songs to draw on.
Paul Barratt, Shakin’ Stevens’s manager from 196910 1977, declared him: “The closest thing to Shaky in the early