Steve Waddington & the Retro Rockin' All-Stars (The Retro Rockers)
This is the show that's got everyone talkin'...all the best hits of Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Johnny Rivers, the Sun Records artists, rock, rockabilly, classic country, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, guitar instrumentals...all roots rock, Americana, high-energy fun stuff! Plus Susan Ritter sings Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick, Imelda May and more! There's no other band or show quite like this amazing act!
ELVIS: Steve sings Elvis better than most ETA's, but doesn't do the "jumpsuit-thing". He just enjoys "singin' some King"! The early SUN sides (Baby Let's Play House, Mystery Train, etc), pre-Army (Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Love Me, etc), post-Army RCA (Stuck on You, Little Sister, Marie's the Name, etc), or early Vegas (Suspicious Minds, Burning Love).
CARL PERKINS: (Blue Suede Shoes-Matchbox-Honey Don't-Boppin' The Blues). Steve is a HUGE Carl Perkins fan!
JERRY LEE LEWIS: (Whole Lotta Shakin, Great Balls o' Fire)
Add in some early Cash, and Steve's a "one-man million dollar quartet".
BUDDY HOLLY: (That'll Be The Day-Peggy Sue-Every Day-Rave On-Maybe Baby-Oh Boy-Well, Alright-True Love Ways-Raining In My Heart). The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens too!
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: (Wake Up Little Susie-Bird Dog-Bye Bye Love-All I Have To Do Is Dream),
CHUCK BERRY (C'est la vie, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock & Roll Music, Johnny B, etc)
...and lots of other songs by the greats of the original rock & roll era, such as Roy Orbison, Fats Domino, Charlie Rich and Conway Twitty MERLE HAGGARD: (Awesome "Silver Wings", "Lonesome Fugitive", "Mama Tried", "Okie From Muskogee")
JOHNNY RIVERS: One of the highlights of this show is their newest "mini-tribute" to Johnny Rivers! It's Johnny Rivers A Go-Go, celebrating the best of Johnny Rivers Live from the Whisky A Go-Go days (Seventh Son-Memphis_Maybelline-Mountain Of Love-Poor Side Of Town-Secret Agent Man). Then mix in a few of Steve's light-hearted musical parodies...Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Lou Reed, Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings and others, and you begin to see why people keep coming back to see the show again and again.
He also can deliver a truly touching, deeply felt song, like Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman", Bruce Sprinsteen's "Should I Fall Behind", or the Loving Spoonful's "Darling Be Home Soon" to great effect.
Did someone just request "surf guitar instrumentals"? Dwight Yoakam? Jace Everett? Waylon Jennings? Norman Greenbaum? Eddie Cochran? The Bobby Fuller 4? Beatles? Stones? Donovan? (who?), Paul Revere & the Raiders, Buffalo Springfield, off the wall 60's, 70s. 80's and more? Oh yeah!
Ramones. Romantics, 80's new wave...rock on!
And this is the show where Susan Ritter gets to strut her stuff a little as she sings some of her favorites by BONNIE RAITT, IMELDA MAY, GRACE SLICK, LINDA RONSTADT, WANDA JACKSON, MARY CHAPIN-CARPENTER, AMY WINEHOUSE, ANN-MARGRET and more!
So much VARIETY...so much FUN...and the audience is a part of the show! Susan will actually go into the audience and "draft" a few members to sing backups and to become, in effect ..."the WADDING-TONES"!