Whole Lotta Shakin - Original photo © Beck Photographic

Linda Cole

It was a GREAT night.

Alexia Hamilton-White

Makes me wish I was 20 again!

Nicola Smith

It was my first time seeing him and if I didn’t know better I would have sworn it was Shaky. BRILLIANT!”

Cathy Fone

We had a FANTASTIC night. So good!

Terry Snow

BRILLIANT show, not to be missed if you love Rock n Roll!

Margaret Cosby

We travelled nearly 5 hours to see this show and it was well and truly worth it. Thank you for bringing the teenager out in me again!

Evelyn Croxford

GREAT show. Huge tribute to a British Legend, knock out performances!

Carol McConnel

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT . Shut your eyes and you were him. Will definitely see you again!

Jane Plaskitt

BRILLIANT show. We really enjoyed it!

Karen Bailey

BRILLIANT show. Not to be missed!

Janet Ormerod

Thoroughly enjoyed the show tonight. My Granddaughter Harley sang “Green Door” all the way home!

Jules Leggett-Wright

This was absolutely BRILLIANT , so much so I went home and got all my Shaky vinyl out! Ha ha.

Andy Gurd

It was VERY GOOD . I enjoyed hearing the Sunsets & early 80’s album tracks in particular.

Wayne Connor

What a GREAT show!

Janet Manchester

Really GREAT night. Can’t wait to see it again.

Timothy John

Very good and what a FANTASTIC band, full of energy. Non stop entertainment, definitely worth seeing!

The only theatre touring tribute show in the world celebrating the U.K.’s most successful pop artist of the 80’s! Expect all the hits, "This Ole House", "Green Door", "Oh Julie"... and loads of nostalgia.

"Whole Lotta Shakin'" - A Tribute to the 80’s Legend. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hit’s of the Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Shakin’ Stevens.

Starring Rebel Dean (BBC Casualty, West End, London Palladium) with live band and projection screen. The first half follows the steps to stardom of the young Welshman, through his early songs with the “The Sunsets”, recording studios, foreign tours, “ELVIS THE MUSICAL” and finally the “Oh Boy” television series.

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 “Green Door”, “This ole House”, “Oh Julie”, “You drive me Crazy” 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.

Rebel

NOW IN ITS

Now in its 3rd year

Review

Saw Rebel Dean in his Whole Lotta Shakin’ tribute show last night in Andover. I'd seen a pilot run, over a year ago, in Southampton and was impressed then by his performance and the great band. Last night though was at another level. Backed by some different but equally talented musicians and now incorporating visuals, Rebel gave a very entertaining, informative and respectful tribute to Shaky.

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 keyboard player was still a teenager.

A fantastic evening's entertainment and highly recommended!  ~ Andy Gurd. 8/1/17