The only theatre touring tribute show in the world celebrating Shakin' Stevens, the U.K.âs most successful pop artist of the 80âs! Expect all the hits, "This Ole House", "Green Door", "Oh Julie"... and loads of nostalgia.
"Whole Lotta Shakin'" - A Tribute to Shakin' Stevens. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hitâs of the Rock ânâ Roll icon and legend.
The second half is a full concert (including the famous denims and pink jacket) as would have been seen during the late 80s including all the hits âGreen Doorâ, âThis ole Houseâ, âOh Julieâ, âYou drive me Crazyâ and many more.
Rebel Dean has the look, the moves and the voice so perfected that some people have commented "It's like watching the man himself".
Having toured the World's top theatre's for most of his professional life, Rebel has played live to over 1,000,000 people and is a consummate performer in his own right.
There has never been a theatre show celebrating the mega hits of the most successful rocker of the 80's until now! So come on this rockin' trip down memory lane, whether you're young or old! ~ By Dylan Clarke.
Whole Lotta Shakin'
Chosen from 10,000 applicants to perform on BBC1's 'Even Better than the Real Thing' hosted by Paddy Mc Guinness.
Kicking off with clips from 80s TV programmes he took me back to my teenage years. Musically the show started with the 3 non-Christmas number ones, and then rewound to tell the story of the Sunsets era. It was great to hear songs including Sea of Heartbreak, Donna, Sea Cruise, Sweet Little Sixteen and I Hear You Knocking (the latter interestingly performed after Rebel talked about the A Legend album, but using the Now Listen arrangement).
There were lots of great visuals on the backdrop of photos, tickets, posters, and newspaper clippings. The show then moved on through the Elvis musical and Oh Boy / Let's Rock shows featuring Elvis and Eddie Cochran medleys in the same style as Shaky's performances in those shows.
The second half of the show was dedicated to the 80s era, with a great selection of hits and album tracks. Rebel's singing and movement throughout were superb, it really was like being back at a Shaky gig in the early to mid-80s. He also had great rapport with the audience, wandering the aisles shaking hands several times. The band were excellent, particularly the drummer and I was super impressed that the lead guitarist was still a teenager.
A fantastic evening's entertainment and highly recommended!Â ~ Andy Gurd. 8/1/17
'Theatre on the Steps', Bridgnorth show review by die hard Shaky fan and facebook forum admin Craig Henton:
Ok, I went to see the Rebel Dean show (Whole Lotta Shakin') last night and it was incredible, absolutely brilliant. If you want the closest thing to how Shaky performed in his hey day then this is the best there is . The band was amazing too , I've put this on my forum because I want all you guys to consider following Rebel Dean. There where times (most of) when you really do think it's the real thing. I myself and my wife and friends will definitely be following and attending this multi talented guy and band.