Where: The Wyvern Theatre
When: Saturday 19th March 2022
After what has felt like a never-ending eighteen-month hiatus, rock ‘n’ roll band, The Bluejays, are delighted to be back on the road! Touring their brand-new show Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll, the band brings to life hits from pop music’s golden eras in stunningly authentic style.
Charting the meteoric rise of rock ‘n’ roll, Rave On is a thrilling tour through music’s most revolutionary decades. The show features the greatest hits of the 1950s and ‘60s, from the likes of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Connie Francis, Eddie Cochran to Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Lulu, Cliff Richard and many more.
The Bluejays formed in 2012, where they began performing the greatest hits of the 1950s at weddings and private events. Over the next few years, the band’s following grew rapidly and soon they were ready for an international stage; a particular highlight being asked to play at Buddy Holly’s birthday celebration in Lubbock, Texas in front of Buddy’s family, his widow Maria Elena and guitar legend Duane Eddy, who described the band as “fantastic” and the “real deal”.
In 2017, The Bluejays embarked on their first ever theatre tour, playing up and down the UK to thousands of fans until the pandemic hit in early 2020. Show creators and Bluejays band members Dan Graham and Oliver Seymour Marsh have spent the last year writing and refining this new show, as well as keeping fans entertained by filming weekly lockdown tracks.
Speaking about their brand-new show Rave On, Oliver says, “We’ve had the chance to explore material we’ve not covered before and create a show which moves into an exciting new decade – the 1960s. We didn’t want to lose sight of the 1950s and of course, the story of rock ‘n’ roll starts there, but we started to ask ourselves how could we explore the way the music travelled globally throughout the next decade? We stop around 1966 just before psychedelia turns up. Who knows, maybe that’ll be our next show”.
Dan adds, “We are so excited to be back onstage in front of a live audience again, we started up again in July and every show has been a joy! Every note of Rave On is played live on stage with as much faith to the original recordings as we could find. We love these songs as much as the audiences do and hope to play a very small part in keeping them alive for new generations to discover!”
Rave On: The Rise Of Rock ‘n’ Roll is at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on Sat 19 March 2022. Book tickets today at swindontheatres.co.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 0343 310 0040.