The Buddy Holly Revue
In the mid 90âs, Johnny Kempt was cast as Buddy Holly in the multi-million dollar production of âBuddy- The Musicalâ. The touring production played to ecstatic capacity crowds in premiere venues in both Australia and New Zealand. The âBuddy Holly Revue Tourâ that followed was also a huge success, taking Johnny as far afield as China, and culminating in an Eden Park half time performance before a worldwide television audience of 300 million. Johnny currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he fronts the highly successful band, Helicopter. He still performs the role of Buddy and in recent years he has been performing as Paul McCartney in âRAM â The Paul McCartney Tributeâ.
"With only a little imagination, it was possible to believe this really was Buddy Holly. Kempt's guitar work was a bonus. His faultless searing solo behind his head was a startling piece of showmanship."
Chris Chilton. "Southland Times"
âThe Buddy Holly Revueâ features all of Buddyâs hits, as well as hit songs he recorded by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. The two set show is an engaging journey through the music off the 50âs, complete with a dynamic acoustic set that spotlights songs such as âEverydayâ and âTrue Love Ways.â Johnny Kempt performs the show in an energized fashion backed by a three piece band of the best session musicians. Time and time again, âThe Buddy Holly Revueâ proves that if there is one type of music that crosses cultural and generational barriers, itâs good old Rock and Roll.