Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party Show 



In January 1959 Buddy Holly began a string of dates in the American Mid-West ‘The Winter Dance Party Tour’, this tour included Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, Dion & The Belmont’s and of course Buddy Holly himself. 

From what would prove to be Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & Big Boppers last tour – Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party’s Show will recreate the music of the three Icons of Rock n Roll along with Dion & The Belmont’s hits too.  

Hit after Hit from Buddy’s earlier songs ‘Blue Days Black Nights’ and ‘Rock Around with Ollie Vee’, to ‘True Love Ways’ and ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’. Along with Big Boppers, ‘Chantilly Lace’ and ‘Running Bear’, Ritchie Valens, ‘La Bamba’ and ‘Let’s Go’ plus Dion’s, ‘The Wanderer’ and ‘Run Around Sue’ the hits keep coming.  

From authentic attire, Buddy’s Stratocaster Guitar, the attention to detail will have you believing you are back in 1959, pure nostalgia a show to reignite memories of days gone by! 

Also the talented musicians play authentically even reproducing the song ‘Not Fade Away’ on the cardboard box as it was done back when it was recorded in the studios.

So please come along and listen to the songs that set us on the path to pure rock n roll at its very best, from Buddy Holly’s excellent songs he wrote, to watching Ritchie Valens swing those Latino hips, the doo- wop sound of Dion, or the larger than life character of the big Bopper.  

Will Rock n Roll in The Isle of Wight ever Die? That’ll be the Day!   

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