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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

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About Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

"Buddy Brilliant!" - Graham Norton, BBC One
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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has delighted audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden for the past 26 years. The show stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton. Buddy Holly and The Cricketers has always presented Buddy in the style of show we feel he would perform today. Authentic arrangements, driving rhythms, energetic performances and wonderful musicianship, all delivered with charm and humour. To commemorate Buddy’s anniversary and to celebrate the joy he has brought millions of people worldwide for over 60 years, the country’s first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, plays a very special show in venues all over the UK. Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers' Reviews

From customers:

Graham N
22 years ago

Buddy Brilliant

Bankok P
19 years ago

You won't believe it's not Buddy!

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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers' Song list

Blue Days Black Nights
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Chantilly Lace
Crying Waiting Hoping
Down The Line
Early In The Morning
Fools Paradise
I Fought The Law
I'm Looking For Someone To Love
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
It's So Easy
La Bamba
Listen To Me
Maybe Baby
Not Fade Away
Oh Boy
Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue Got Married
Raining In My Heart
Rave On
Ready Teddy
Rip It Up
Rock Around With Ollie Vee
Smokey Joes Cafe
That'll Be The Day
Think It Over
True Love Ways
What To Do
Words Of Love

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£3000
Up to 2 hours£3000
Up to 3 hours£3500
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, Our standard line up is a 5 piece, but we can also perform as a 4 piece for cruises and overseas events.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes a maximum of two hours to set up our full stage setting, but this obviously depends on ease of access.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

As a tribute act we generally perform the BEST songs from Buddy Holly and The Crickets, but is you have an absolute favourite please don't hesitate in letting us know so that we can make sure it is on the set.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m x 5m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Every client comments on the energy that takes part in the show, it is a real rock n' roll roller coaster from the start of the first number.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We perform over 120 Theatre Shows a year, and as well as this perform many corporate events too.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Buddy Holly and The Crickets
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