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A rock 'n' roll band are heading to the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton on Sunday, September 11 in the show Rave On The Rise of Rock and Roll.

After what has felt like a never-ending eighteen month hiatus The Bluejays are delighted to be back on the road touring their brand new show, bringing to life hits from pop music’s golden eras in stunningly authentic style.

Charting the meteoric rise of rock and roll, Rave On is a thrilling tour through music’s most revolutionary decades. The show features the greatest hits of the 1950s and 60s, from the likes of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Connie Francis, Eddie Cochran to Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Lulu to Cliff Richard.

Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll is appearing at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton this September. (57938014)
Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll is appearing at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton this September. (57938014)

The Bluejays formed in 2012 where they began performing the greatest hits of the 1950s at weddings and private events.

Over the next few years the band’s following grew rapidly and soon they were ready for an international stage.

One particular highlight was being asked to play at Buddy Holly’s birthday celebration in Lubbock, Texas in front of Buddy’s family, his widow Maria Elena and guitar legend Duane Eddy, who described the band as fantastic and the real deal.

Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll is appearing at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton this September. (57938010)
Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll is appearing at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton this September. (57938010)

In 2017, The Bluejays embarked on their first ever theatre tour, playing up and down the UK to thousands of fans until the pandemic hit.

Show creators and Bluejays band members Dan Graham and Oliver Seymour Marsh have spent the last year writing and refining this new show, as well as keeping fans entertained, filming weekly lockdown tracks.

Shot during the middle of the pandemic at the musicians’ homes, from Billericay, Essex to Eugene, Oregon the Bluejays’ isolation videos were a light in the darkness with a few of the videos getting over 50,000 views on YouTube.

Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll is appearing at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton this September. (57938017)
Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll is appearing at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton this September. (57938017)

Oliver said: "We’ve had the chance to explore material we’ve not covered before and create a show which moves into an exciting new decade.

"We didn’t want to lose sight of the 1950s and of course, the story of rock and roll starts here, but we started to ask ourselves how could we explore the way the music travelled globally throughout the next decade?

"We stop around 1966 just before psychedelia turns up. Who knows, maybe that’ll be our next show."

Dan said: "We are so excited to be back on stage in front of a live audience again, we started up again in July and every show has been a joy. Every note of Rave On is played live on stage with as much faith to the original recordings as we could find.

"We love these songs as much as the audiences do and hope to play a very small part in keeping them alive for new generations to discover."



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