Roy Orbison tribute concert

PUBLISHED: 01:00 31 July 2014

Roy Orbison and friends

Roy Orbison and friends


A TRIBUTE to singing superstar Roy Orbison is coming to Weston's Playhouse this summer.

Barry Steele presents his live multi-media homage to The Big O, featuring classic hits from the 1960s right through to the late 1980s.

Orbison is known for his hits in the swinging sixties such as Oh Pretty Woman and Only The Lonely through to his time in super group Travelling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

The life and character of Orbison is reignited using original and film footage from the era.

Steele’s powerful vocals are given the perfect backing from his accompanying live band.

Added to the mix are special guest tributes to Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to create an evening of old fashioned rock and roll.

The show will be held from 7.30-10pm on August 22 at the High Street venue.

Tickets, priced £20, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or at

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. To enter the competition, answer this question: Which other artist will be paid tribute to alongside Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Roy Orbison competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on August 8.

Alternatively, click on the link in the top right hand corner to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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