Beatles and the 'Big O' are heading back to The Maltings

THE music of Roy Orbison and The Beatles will delight audiences in Berwick with the return of a popular show next week.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 31st March 2010, 2:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2010, 2:21 pm

Barry Steele returns as the 'Big O' together with The Complete Beatles for a show at The Maltings on Saturday, April 10.

Barry has toured extensively across the UK, Denmark, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

He performed as Roy Orbison to rave reviews in the hit show 'Rockin on Heavens Door,' before leaving in April 2009 to concentrate on his own show.

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The Complete Beatles are one of the UK's premier tribute bands to the Fab four, and have toured across UK, Europe and the Far East in their own show and perform regularly with Gerry and the Pacemakers in theatres across the country.

Opening the show, their performance is totally live, capturing the atmosphere and excitement from those Fab early years!

From the early days in the Cavern, to the record-breaking Shea Stadium Concert, they will transport the audience back to the swinging sixties.

Opening the second half of the show is Barry Steele, accompanied by a five-piece band.

The audience is asked to imagine it is September 30, 1987, and Roy Orbison is in the Coconut Grove Nightclub in Los Angeles recording the sensational 'Black and White Night'.

With a rollicking set including 'Ooby Dooby', 'Mean Woman Blues', and 'Uptown', plus the classics, 'Only the Lonely', 'Crying', and 'Blue Angel', right through to Orbison's later hits 'California Blue', and 'You Got it', plus his work with the Traveling Wilburys whose music also features in the show.

Both Barry and The Beatles are very excited to be performing together and they will be delivering all the classics from both the Fab Four and 'The Big O' just like in 1963 when both these legends actually toured the UK together.

It was during this tour that Roy Orbison and The Beatles forged life long friendships, which lasted right through to the creation of The Travelling Wilburys. For tickets, contact The Maltings on (01289) 330999.