Buddy Holly only released three albums in his lifetime and even though his success while alive only lasted a year and a half, his music had such an effect, it was to influence generations to come and is regarded as a milestone in musical history.
As one of the first Rock'n'Roll stars to write and record his own music, he was a great inspiration to two young kids from Liverpool, Paul McCartney & John Lennon. When they saw him on British TV in the late fifties, they would watch his fingers on the guitar and try to copy his style.
Danny evokes the spirit of Buddy by playing all the hits such as : “That'll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, True Love Ways”, “Rave On” & “It Doesn't Matter Anymore”. Songs such as “Raining In My Heart”, “Words Of Love”, “Not Fade Away”, “I'm Gonna Love You Too” have been covered by The Beatles, The Stones, Leo Sayer & Blondie over the decades. In two parts, Danny's show takes you from the early years when Buddy recorded rock and roll classics by Little Richard : “Ready Teddy”, “Rip It Up” and Elvis Presley: “ Baby You're So Square” through to the set of songs that Buddy played at his last gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clearlake, Iowa. Danny also performs songs from the many artists that copied Buddy's style, including Tommy Roe and Bobby Vee who ironically was to replace Buddy on the fateful Winter Dance Party Tour.
Danny delivers the songs in the same staccato, hiccup style that distinguished Buddy and created his unique sound. Wearing the same Ivy League clothes and playing a Buddy Holly replica Fender Stratocaster, if you half close your eyes, you might get an idea of what it was like to see and hear the man himself.
For musicians, his spirit and creativity remain basic lessons on how rock ‘n roll music should be played. The enormous joy that his music still brings is an inspiration for why it is worthwhile to do so. His friend Sonny Curtis expressed it best when he said that Buddy Holly lives whenever rock ‘n roll is played.
Danny is a guitarist with over 30 years experience in a variety of styles. Danny has played in major venues all around the UK and supported major acts on tour in Scotland. Whilst in a band writing and performing original material, Danny worked with The Police's producer Nigel Gray and appeared in BBC television's long running cult series " Grange Hill". During this time, his band owned their own studio and Danny produced commercials and voice-overs for Scottish Television. Danny has lived on the Costa Blanca for six years, was a founder member of PDQ.
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