MEMORIES OF BUDDY HOLLY with SCOTT CAMERON
On Friday 19 May at 8pm, the Nambour Civic Centre will stage an evening of musical memories of Buddy Holly starring outstanding young vocalist and musician, Scott Cameron, who recently starred in the smash-hit stage production, Buddy the Musical - The Buddy Holly Story.
Scott has wowed his audiences across Australia with his uncanny vocal and physical resemblance to the late great rocker, Holly, who brought the world some of its best-loved rock and roll hits such as Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day, Rave On, It's So Easy and Maybe Baby.
Scott says that Holly's fans worldwide were stunned at his untimely death, along with music pals Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, in a plane crash in America's Midwest in February 1959. The Texas-based star was only 22 when he died. "His influence was phenomenal for such a short amount of time," he said.
His career may have only lasted eighteen months, but Buddy became the most influential force in rock 'n' roll, releasing seven top 40 hits, all written, produced and performed by him.
At just nineteen years of age, Scott is a perfect fit to fill the legendary shoes of Holly. Already he's a highly accomplished performer, with a list of music, stage and screen credits to his name that would make many seasoned performers twice his age green with envy.
Scott says it all started when at six years of age, he and his family went to see renowned guitarists Tommy and Phil Emmanuel in concert, where he says he was 'mesmerised'.
"After I saw them play, I pestered everyone in the family to buy me a guitar, and finally it was my grandmother who gave in and bought me one," says Scott.
Within a few hours, his mother was astonished at the sounds coming from Scott's new guitar. It was at that point that his family realised that Scott had a truly amazing gift. Barely at primary school, Scott was hailed a guitar prodigy, and at seven, he was invited to perform his first professional gig as support act for comedian, Steady Eddy.
Since then, he's appeared with on national television here and in New Zealand and performed with his idols, the Emmanuel brothers. He has also performed with the late Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Jade Hurley, John Williamson, Graeme Connors, Gina Jeffreys and Brian Cadd and accompanied Glen Shorrock on his 'Reminiscing' tour when he was just seventeen.
Joining Scott in the Memories of Buddy Holly Show are fellow singers and musicians from the stage show, the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and three piece band, The Crickets, complete with double bass, rhythm guitar and drums.
Scott says the Memories of Buddy Holly Show includes songs from the musical and some of his favourite Holly songs that weren't included. There are also some songs that many people may have never heard and some that they may not realise Buddy Holly wrote.
To reserve your tickets for the Memories of Buddy Holly Show starring Scott Cameron and friends, contact Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7777.
Tickets are $29 for adults, $25 for Concessions and $15 for Children.
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