Tribute show to the Big O

Barry Steele is coming to Skegness' Embassy Theatre.
Barry Steele is coming to Skegness' Embassy Theatre.

An international Roy Orbison tribute artist takes to the stage at Skegness’ Embassy Theatre this week.

Barry Steele comes to the Grand Parade venue on Friday at 7.30pm as part of Roy Orbison and Friends in Concert - a show that plays homage to the man behind such hits as Oh, Pretty Woman and I Drove All Night, as well as a trio of other music giants.

A spokesman for the show said: “Using original film footage and backed by his fabulous band and big screen, this celebration of the Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable as Barry Steele takes you on a musical journey in time from the early Sun years right through to the late 80s and The Traveling Wilburys.”

Barry has toured around the world, playing venues in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, and Ireland.

While in the US, he even sang in front of Orbison’s son, Wesley, and duetted with the late Bill Dees, the co-writer of many of the Big O’s songs.

Barry will be joined on the evening by Paul Molloy as a young Elvis Presley, Marc J. Robinson as Buddy Holly, and Boogie Williams as Jerry Lee Lewis.

The show has been described as ‘true identikit brilliance’ in The Stage magazine.

Tickets are priced at £20 (£10 for children).

To book, call the venue on 01507 613100, visit www., or call in at the box office itself.