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The Buddy Holly Revue

In the mid 90’s, Johnny Kempt was cast as Buddy Holly in the multi-million dollar production of “Buddy- The Musical”. The touring production played to ecstatic capacity crowds in premiere venues in both Australia and New Zealand. The “Buddy Holly Revue Tour” 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 “RAM – The Paul McCartney Tribute”.

"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"

“The Buddy Holly Revue” features all of Buddy’s 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 50’s, complete with a dynamic acoustic set that spotlights songs such as “Everyday” and “True Love Ways.” Johnny Kempt performs the show in an energized fashion backed by a three piece band of the best session musicians. Time and time again, “The Buddy Holly Revue” proves that if there is one type of music that crosses cultural and generational barriers, it’s good old Rock and Roll.

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That'll Be The Day
Peggy Sue
Oh Boy
Every Day
Maybe Baby
It's So Easy
Rave On
Not Fade Away
True Love Ways
Words of Love
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Blue Suede Shoes
Ready Teddy
Johnny B Goode
Raining in my Heart
Only You
That's Alright Mama
And Many More!
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