Orbison not just for the lonely

The Lonely: A Tribute to Roy Orbison to play in Cranbrook May 13

The Lonely: A Tribute to Roy Orbison to play in Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre May 13

The Lonely: A Tribute to Roy Orbison to play in Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre May 13

For the Townsman

One of the top tribute acts in North America will be making a stop at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre on Friday, May 13. The Lonely is a highly acclaimed tribute to all-time music great, Roy Orbison.

The Big O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, his distinctive, powerful voice, and his complex compositions and the dark emotional ballads we all love. From 1960 to 1964, Roy Orbison landed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 40, including Only the Lonely, Crying, and Pretty Woman. His impassioned voice, bridging the gap between baritone and tenor, coupled with his signature arrangements ensured the charting of the hits, Only the Lonely, Pretty Woman, Dream Baby, Ooby Dooby, Blue Angel, Blue Bayou, You Got it, In Dreams, Candy Man, Mystery Girl, and many more. Tragically, like many other wonderful artists of his time, his life was cut short, leaving us only the music.

And long may the music live! The Lonely delivers a sensitive and dynamic tribute to the one and only Roy Orbison. Veteran Mike Demers leads his group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of one of the greatest artists of our time. The Lonely features a 7 piece band including, 2 highly talented female backup vocalists which was an Orbison trademark on most of his hit records. The  tribute to Roy Orbison approaches the music with a humble spirit and sincere desire to recreate the sounds and the feel of the original recordings. The band has been selling out shows right from their debut just one year ago. Tina Coldwell of TLC Entertainment says, “This is one of the best tributes I’ve ever seen and I’ve been in the business for 22 years.”

Tickets for The Lonely: A Tribute To Roy Orbison  go on sale Friday, March 11 at the Key City Theatre box office or call 250-426-7006 or online at www.keycitytheatre.com. Tickets  are priced at $39.50 including gst (S.C. extra).

The Lonely: A tribute to Roy Orbison is a presentation of Kootenay Concert Connection  in association with Summit 107 FM and the Daily Townsman. Be there or be square!

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