Internationally renowned musician Scot Robin will be at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre next month to bring to life the music and legacy of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly.
Throughout a two-hour set, Robin will traverse the hits of Holly's brief but influential career, including 'Oh Boy!', 'That'll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue' and 'Rave On'.
Robin, who has portrayed Holly on stage for 27 years, including the musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, said the show will highlight the Holly's wide-reaching influence on popular music.
"His career may have only lasted two years before his untimely death at the age of 22 in 1959, but Holly's legacy in the world of rock and roll is unquestionable," he said.
"The Beatles were inspired by Buddy Holly's band [The Crickets] to name their band as such, and Buddy was one of the first popular artists to write and record his own songs."
Robin's affinity for Holly has seen him tour around the world, and has even performed in his home town: Lubbock, Texas.
"I've met Holly's family and have jammed with his original band, which has helped enhance the show," he said.
"The show is all about providing as authentic an experience as possible; as a band, we go back over his records every couple of years to ensure our sound is spot on, note for note."
The Buddy Holly tribute show will get under way on Saturday, June 12, from 8pm.
Tickets cost $69.90 for adults, $64.90 for concession and $59.90 for BMEC members. For tickets, visit www.bmec.com.au.
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