This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.
It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.
The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.
Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”
Nick Player is a pro upright and electric bassist originally from Burnham on Crouch, Essex.
His early career was spent both abroad and aboard some of the most glamorous cruise ships in the world, where he spent five years as both a guest entertainer and resident musician.
Having worked on numerous musical theatre tours throughout the UK and Europe, in 2006 he was nominated for a Kenneth More Award for his role as Buddy in Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story.
Theatre credits include: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, The Roy Orbison Story, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, The English Rock and Roll Orchestra, Life Could Be A Dream, Tommy, Rockin’ On Heavens Door, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, Spamalot, Dreamgirls & The Rocky Horror Show.
Nick is current on tour with a variety of theatre shows including Rich Halls Comedy Hoedown and Buddy Holly and The Cricketers.
On stage Nick uses an original Engelhardt Swingmaster upright bass and a custom made Greenboy bass cabinet kindly supplied by Tricky Audio.