Special tribute to ‘Big O’ to thrill fans

A CHANCE encounter for singer Chris Ferguson, while performing in the 1992 Schools Spectacular, led him to eventually create his popular Roy Orbison tribute show.

“I caught the attention of producers who were writing a new Roy Orbison musical – they thought I was perfect to play the young Roy,” Chris said.
“However, it never took off as one of the writers became sick … I felt like I had won the lotto, but then was asked for the money back because there was a mistake.”
While the first chance slipped through his fingers, he didn’t let that hurdle set him back.
He continued singing with several bands but the Big ‘O’ hadn’t escaped his mind.
“A little later, my current band and I talked about doing a Roy show since we were all big fans and it led us to the show that we have now,” Chris said.
The Definitive Roy Orbison tribute show will be playing at Canterbury League Club this Saturday, October 26 from 7.30pm.
The show tells the story of Roy Orbison through his magnificent music, from good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll to his heartfelt ballads.
The audience can expect a two-hour show jam-packed with 30 iconic Roy Orbison songs like Penny Arcade, In Dreams, Running Scared, Leah, Travelling Wilburys, Crying and That Lovin You Feelin’ Again and so many more.
Tickets cost $8 for members, $13 for visitors and are available at canterbury.com.au or call 9704 7777.