Thirty-one years ago, British Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Billy Fury died prematurely. Now his original band, The Tornados are back on the road and returning to the Congress Theatre in The Billy Fury Story on Friday, September 19.
This sensational show, which has played to great acclaim all over the country, stars Colin Gold as Billy Fury, Colin first came to the band’s attention, with his uncanny similarity to the late great Billy, with his stunning performance on Stars in Their Eyes.
Billy Fury was Britain’s Elvis, lip curled and smouldering sexiness, this musical superstar scored the same number of hit records in the Sixties as the Beatles.
The two-hour show includes all his hits, many which he wrote himself, including I Will, Halfway to Paradise, It’s Only Make Believe, Like I’ve Never Been Gone, Maybe Tomorrow, Colette and A Thousand Stars.
Selling more records for Decca than any other artist, including The Rolling Stones, Fury was a true megastar who had 28 hit singles between 1958 and 1984 and spent more than 280 weeks in the UK charts.
Fury’s Tornados, with Colin Gold as Billy, have been performing this exhilarating tribute for more than 15 years, recapturing the memories of yesteryear and providing fans with a nostalgic taste of their lost idol.
This show features The Tornado’s personal footage of the band performing with Billy on a giant video screen, combined with other archive recordings, creating an electric and emotional experience, all introduced onscreen by Billy’s long-time partner Lisa Voice.