He was known as the Caruso of Rock for his trademark sunglasses, his distinctive, powerful voice, his complex compositions and his dark emotional ballads.
Roy Orbison’s impassioned voice, which bridged the gap between baritone and tenor, coupled with his signature arrangements, ensured the charting of his many hits.
From 1960 to ‘64, he landed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 40, including Only The Lonely, Crying, and Oh, Pretty Woman.
Tragically, his life was cut short, leaving only his music.
That music will come back to life when The Lonely pays tribute to Orbison at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
The show was originally scheduled for November and was postponed to its current date due to a scheduling conflict.
The Lonely features veteran performer Mike Demers, who leads a group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of the Big O.
The show “approaches Orbison’s music with a humble spirit and sincere desire to recreate the sounds and feel of the original recordings,” said Rob Warwick, with Rock.It Boy Entertainment, which is bringing the show to Vernon.
Tickets are $45 at the Ticket Seller box office. Call 250-549-7469 or order at www.ticketseller.ca. Tickets purchased for the November show will be honoured at the Feb. 3 performance.