Bringing back the good old days of rock and roll

Let The Good Times Roll - Blackpool North Pier
Let The Good Times Roll - Blackpool North Pier
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Let The Good Times Roll - Blackpool North Pier Theatre

LOVERS of hits from the 1950s and 60s will lap up this journey through two decades of music.

The show opens in the 50s – as if a time machine has transported you back to the days when Buddy Holly, Frankie Lymon and Elvis Presley topped the charts.

It was an era when rock ‘n’ roll ruled the world along with teddy boys and beehive hair cuts.

Front man Lee Fenwick-Mason and his band step back to those days, blasting out old favourites such as Jailhouse Rock and Teenager in Love.

Audiences may feel they recognise Lee – his brother is soap star Perry Fenwick whose EastEnders character Billy Mitchell was recently seen carrying the Olympic torch in the BBC show.

In fact, Let The Good Times Roll is backed by Perry who was so impressed by his brother’s musical talents he wanted to help them get their show on the road.

Lee’s Buddy Holly impression saw him perform two of the legend’s best known hits Rave On and Oh, Boy.

After the break, the concert moved onto the 1960s where female vocalists Keeley Smith and Vanessa Pindoria came into their own, paying tribute to stars including Dusty Springfield and Brenda Lee.

The band with Ody Manning on drums and Ian Salmon on guitar, to name just two of the seven-strong outfit, provided great musical support including their own version of Phil Spector’s famous Wall of Sound.

A couple of early Beatles tracks rounded off a very enjoyable night.

Let The Good Times Roll is back for at least three Saturdays in August, and in September.