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King’s Lynn Alive Corn Exchange Barry Steele in the Roy Orbison Stor and anything you want, you got it, in music show





Barry Steele will capture the magic of an era in a spectacular new show which is showing at Alive Corn Exchange, Lynn.

Barry Steele in the Roy Orbison Story includes a sensational accolade to the Traveling Wilburys, big-screen projection and a special guest tribute to Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis, and the show promises something for everyone.

Here, reporter Jenny Beake interviews Barry Steele, the man behind the glasses of the legendary American singer, who promises a show that is perfect for fans and families alike.

Barry Steele performs on stage as Roy Orbison
Barry Steele performs on stage as Roy Orbison

It is a family production which involves his wife Lynne Steele, director and promoter and their sons who tour manage and work in marketing, technical and digital aspects of the show.

Barry said: “It is an amazing show, full of nostalgia, with a big screen on stage with information from start to finish.

“It is a busy show, featuring Roy Orbison’s music from his early career to the Travelling Wilburys, who were made up of George Harrison, Roy, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.

The band are all accomplished musicians
The band are all accomplished musicians

“We try to get in as much as we can with facts about who worked with Roy and it is an interesting story.

“All our band members are accomplished musicians and the first part of the show is Roy’s story and the second part focuses on the Travelling Wilburys.

Lynne said: “It is about getting it right and we produce the show and made the decision to bring Buddy Holly back into the show and bringing this music to a new audience.

Barry Steele, and his wife Lynne who directs the show, performs as the legendary American singer Roy Orbison
Barry Steele, and his wife Lynne who directs the show, performs as the legendary American singer Roy Orbison

“A lot of the young people are coming in and people were asking for the Travelling Wilburys more and more.”

The couple hail from Birmingham and Barry has introduced Roy Orbison’s accent into the production.

Barry said: “I am a Brummie, ex-RAF and I used to be a truck driver.

Barry Steele in the Roy Orbison Story is coming to Alive Corn Exchange, Lynn
Barry Steele in the Roy Orbison Story is coming to Alive Corn Exchange, Lynn

“As a performer I would never have envisaged myself performing as an artist on stage.

“My wife and kids pushed me into singing in a holiday park and when I sang in public, people applauded and said I sound like Roy Orbison.

“It started the bug from there and I gained more confidence after putting on the glasses.

“Singing his beautiful music and sounding just like him, I gradually brought the accent in and the response the show gets from people is amazing.”

Lynne said: “We tour all year round and can do 120 shows or more,

“We have just got back from Holland, Sweden and Ireland which is amazing.

“It is an incredible achievement since the pandemic and audiences regaining confidence in booking ahead for shows like ours.

“The stage presence that Barry has, along with our incredible guys who all play the music incredibly well, means it is a top class production.

“It is not an average tribute show.”

Barry said: “As long as the fans come out to hear the music we will carry on.

“The whole show has been revamped. We bring it up to date and into the 21st century, always changing it to keep people interested.”

Barry Steele in the Roy Orbison Story comes to Alive Corn Exchange on Saturday, June 24 at 7.30pm.



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