No matter how firm you tie your shoes, it’s inevitable that rockabilly tribute band Oh Boy! will still manage to knock your socks off with their covers of timeless tunes.
Following a stellar performance at the Smyrna Opera House last year, Oh Boy!, of the Lewes area, will pump up the volume with “A Tribute to Rockabilly,” honoring more than a dozen rock ‘n’ roll greats on Saturday, April 14.
Rock around the clock
The high-energy concert will revisit the genre of West Texas rockabilly along with the original style that came out of Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn., featuring the music of: Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson and Link Wray.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Oh Boy! presents 'A Tribute to Rockabilly'
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14
WHERE Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South Street Smyrna
COST $16 advanced tickets; $18 day of tickets
INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or call 653-4236
“The band has really been looking forward to coming back to the Smyrna Opera House,” said frontman Walt Hetfield. “We are going to rock the house.”
David Keller, executive director of the Smyrna Opera House, can’t wait for the crew to come back to town.
“After seeing them perform their tribute to Buddy Holly last year and our crowd’s response, I knew we had to have them back,” Keller said.
With Holly being an early musical inspiration to Oh Boy! frontman Walt Hetfield, in which he plays the role of Holly in Oh Boy!, he considers his tribute band to be a labor of love.
“I have been singing these songs for years and I feel lucky to have found the right group of fellows to play them with,” said Hetfield, of Milton.