|"I've shared the stage with many 'Buddys', both internationally and locally. Scott Cameron is right up there with the best” - Doug Parkinson – Australian Legend|
"Scott Cameron brings life back to the legend of Buddy Holly" - Lonnie Lee – Australian Rock Pioneer and star of Class of 59
"Having personally known Buddy and now Scott Cameron it sends tingles down my spine how close he is" - Peggy Sue Gearon from Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A
"Scott is the best Buddy I've ever seen or worked with" - Donny Edwards - International award winning Elvis star from Las Vegas, U.S.A
Buddy Holly was one of the greatest pioneers of Rock and Roll in the 50’s, a career spanning only two short years but bringing with it a wealth of material that made a lasting impact on popular music. Donning his trademark horn-rimmed glasses, his ever so engaging and charismatic figure and a lilting vocal hiccup… Scott Cameron returns to the roll that made him famous, presenting Buddy: The Concert.
23-year-old Scott “Buddy” Cameron – as he is known – found his calling in 2005 with his uncanny look and eerily similar voice allowing him to continue a legacy left behind by Buddy Holly. Scott is one of the most recognised Buddy Holly performers in the world receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of the 50’s legend in the International smash hit musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in productions staged from 2005 through to 2009. Scott also toured internationally with “Memories Of Buddy Holly” concert production from 2006 to 2008.
In 2010, Scott toured the country playing the role of Buddy Holly in the concert production Elvis Meets Buddy and in 2011 with the Class of 59 concert tour. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph says Cameron’s performance is “winning in the role”, described by the Gold Coast Bulletin as being “amazing as Buddy Holly” and the ABC describes Scott as “literally seeming to channel Buddy Holly at times”. They elaborate, “This guy has a great voice and an incredible amount of energy that simply sweeps the rest of the cast, and the audience, along with him”.
Scott's passion for Buddy is evident within a minute of speaking to him. "It's amazing that in such a short amount of time he wrote so many massive hit songs. The best thing about playing Holly is hearing someone your own age say to you, you made me go out and buy Buddy's records and now I love him or seeing someone cry remembering having their first kiss to a Holly Song and when that man has been your hero since 8, being able to play him every day is a dream come true”.
Buddy: The Concert will see Scott belt out Holly’s catalogue of songs whilst also performing the tracks that shaped the 50’s culture from artists including Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Eddy Cochran and more.
Set one of Buddy: The Concert will see Buddy and the band styled back to the days when they were just three young guys having fun and playing the music that shaped that era. Performing a string of hits by the legendary artists that were close friends and brought with it a strong significance to Buddy’s career including close friend of Buddy, Eddy Cochran; Roy Orbison (who recorded at the same studios as Buddy), Bo Diddly (Inspired Buddy), Elvis Presley (Inspired Buddy, also close friends so much so that Buddy made Elvis a leather wallet), Bobby Fuller Four (Buddy and Sonny Curtis wrote both their hit songs: ‘I fought the law’ and ‘Loves Made a Fool Of You’), Bill Hayley and the Comets (Buddy covered their song "Shake Rattle And Roll"), Chuck Berry (who Buddy toured with several times just after the Apollo Theatre performance) and Richie Valens (an artist Buddy wanted to manage Richie and work with him before the plane crash).
The second set represents Buddy and The Crickets with all the class and showmanship that they were renowned for. Performing a collection of all of Buddy’s hits including That’ll Be The Day, Rave On, Oh Boy, Maybe Baby, Heartbeat, Peggy Sue, Well All Right, Everyday, Not Fade Away, True Love’s Ways and It’s So Easy, just to name a few!
Oh Boy!, it’s time to Rave On with Buddy Holly coming to a theatre near you!