The Show

The ‘Roy Orbison & Del Shannon Story' spans 5 decades of some of the most dynamic songs of joy and pain ever expressed in the history of popular music.

In this unique, multi-media show, you will be treated to 30+ songs - with Mike singing all the classics hits and more - complemented by an informative biographical narrative - giving a rare insight into the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction life stories of these two iconic 60's recording artists.

Roy Orbison and Del Shannon were stand-out stars – but they also had much in common; distinctive sound, exceptional vocal styles, dramatic song structures and remarkable song-writing skills - plus their intrinsic links to the Traveling Wilburys.

So, if you’re an avid fan - or just curious to learn more about what made them so special - Mike VanDetta affords you a double helping of their never-to-be forgotten music including: Runaway, Hats Off To Larry, Little Town Flirt, Hey Little Girl, Only The Lonely, Crying, In Dreams, You Got It - PLUS many more...

What they say...

‘Thanks for bringing your show to the Arts Centre. We had great comments from the audience.’

Stu Bennett (Seaton Delaval Arts Centre)

‘Mike, thanks for speaking to us yesterday. I was on (the) breakfast (show) again this morning and got a number of texts from people who attended (your show last night) and said it was a great night!’

Jason McCrossan (Breakfast Show Host, SFM Radio, Kent) - following radio interview and sell-out show at The Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne.

‘We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.’

Melissa Curtis (Hanger Farm Arts Centre Manager)

‘Just to say many thanks for your entertainment this afternoon. I think I can safely say that it was thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Have a great Christmas and once again, many thanks.’

Angela Watts (Chair – Toddington U3A, Bedfordshire)

'Thanks again for a great evening...we wish you continued success.'

(Stuart Turze, The Abbey Theatre, St. Albans, Hertfordshire)

'What a great way to spend a Saturday night.'

(John Gilbert, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable, Kent)

'My Dad couldn't have wished for a better birthday present.'

(Jo Wilding, 60th Birthday - Bedfordshire)