Mike Demers (front) and The Lonely perform Roy Orbison’s songbook in Vernon Oct. 1.

Mike Demers (front) and The Lonely perform Roy Orbison’s songbook in Vernon Oct. 1.

Paying tribute to Orbison

The Lonely - A Tribute To Roy Orbison comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Thursday, Oct. 1.

“Anything you want, you got it.” So goes one of the many memorable tunes made famous by the one and only Roy Orbison.

Unmistakable in his trademark sunglasses and for his distinctive high tremolo, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads, the late Orbison’s music lives on to this day.

Fans will be able to re-live Orbison’s music, life and times when The Lonely – A Tribute To Roy Orbison comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Thursday, Oct. 1.

“The Lonely approaches the music with a humble spirit and sincere desire to recreate the sounds and feel of the original recordings. The band has been selling out shows right from their debut,” reads a release from Rock.It Boy Entertainment, which is presenting the show in Vernon.

From 1960 to ’64, Orbison landed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 40, including Only The Lonely, Crying, and Oh, Pretty Woman. His impassioned voice, bridging the gap between baritone and tenor, coupled with his signature arrangements ensured the charting of the hits Dream Baby, Ooby Dooby, Blue Angel, Blue Bayou, You Got It and In Dreams.

Tragically, his life was cut short, but his music lives on.

The Lonely delivers a sensitive and dynamic tribute to Orbison.  Veteran performer Mike Demers leads the group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of the “Caruso of Rock.”

Tina Coldwell, of TLC Entertainment, said “(The Lonely is) one of the best tributes I’ve seen and I’ve been in the biz for 22 years.”

The Lonely take the stage in Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40  available at the box office. Charge by phone 250-549-7469 or online at www.ticketseller.ca.