This classic rock n roll show features two powerful rock acts from the USA and an Australian act that can trace its pedigree back to the start of rock n roll in Australia.
The defining American female vocal group of the sixties is the Crystals. Their Wall of Sound recordings, produced by the legendary Phil Spector, include ‘And then he kissed me’, ‘Da do ron ron’, ‘He’s a rebel’, ‘He’s sure the boy I love, ‘Uptown’ and many more. Three Crystals’ songs are included in the Rolling Stone magazine list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. The Crystals are headed up by Dee Dee Kenniebrew, who was in the original line up of the Crystals.
In 1962 Chris’ single ‘Let’s dance’ topped the charts worldwide. When touring the UK in 1963 his opening act was the English group – the Beatles. Herb Alpert suggested he consider a soft ballad sound and this resulted in a string of worldwide hits including ‘The more I see you’, ‘There will never be another you’, ‘Call me’ and ‘Time after time’. With his Mexican influence his popularity soared as groups such as Los Lobos topped the charts. The movie ‘La Bamba’ identified Chris and his musical roots, which is part of the Ritchie Valens legacy. Chris has just concluded a two month tour of the UK.
The Allstars can trace their pedigree back to the late fifties when rock n roll began. They have performed in the best venues in Australia and have shared the stage with Tom Jones, Rick Nelson, Del Shannon, Gene Pitney, the Shadows, Chubby Checker, the Platters, the Coasters, Freddie & the Dreamers, Buddy Knox, Chan Romero, Gerry Marsden, Bobby Rydell, Johnny Preston, Johnny Tillotson and Buddy Holly’s Crickets.
There are more than forty video and audio recordings of the Allstars in the National Film and Sound Archive and the Performing Arts Museum. As the legendary DJ Stan Rofe said, “the Allstars are clearly the most authentic and professional rock n roll group in Australia”.
For further information..................Ian B Allen OAM, 0418 567 526
Friday 20 April 2018 (8.00pm)
Rooty Hill RSL, NSW
ph: (02) 9677 4916
Saturday 21 April 2018 (8.00pm)
Canberra Southern Cross Club, ACT – (Woden)
ph: (02) 6283 7200
Sunday 22 April 2018 (8.00pm)
Wests New Lambton, Newcastle, NSW
ph: (02) 4935 1200
Thursday 26 April 2018 (7.30pm)
Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW
ph: (02) 6581 8888
Friday 27 April 2018 (8.30pm)
Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts, Tweed Heads, NSW
ph: 1800 014 014
Wednesday 2 May 2018 (7.30pm)
Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
ph: (03) 5434 6100
Thursday 3 May 2018 (7.30pm)
Playhouse, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, VIC
ph: (03) 5225 1200
Friday 4 May 2018 (7.30pm)
Frankston Arts Centre, VIC
ph: (03) 9784 1060
Saturday 5 May 2018 (7.30pm)
Riverlinks WestSide, Mooroopna, VIC
ph: (03) 5832 9511
Sunday 6 May 2018 (6.00pm)
The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC
ph: 136 100
- Dee Dee Kenniebrew The Crystals Original Member
- Patricia Pritchett Lewis The Crystals
- MelSoulTree The Crystals
- Chris Montez Very Special Guest
- Barry Roy Guitar
- Graeme Trottman Drums
- Graham Broomfield Saxes
- Stephen Kelson Keys
- Ian B Allen Bass
THE CRYSTALS:"A wonderful show, and many great memories, please come back ladies x"
"Great night and so much entertainment. Thank you all xxx"
"You must get to the concert - You'll love it !!"
"Great show get along"
"A wonderful show, thoroughly recommend this one."
"It was fabulous, a wonderful show full of great memories..thank you for the music you make x"
"I'm so grateful for your music, style and class! How happy your music makes me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!"
"I just have to say that you were fantastic. You had that crowd in the palms of your hands from start to finish."
CHRIS MONTEZ:"You are still rockin. great to see you. hugs"
"Chris you never stop and you always deliver 100% at all your gigs you're absolutely awesome"
"Chris you are a true gentleman so appreciative of your audience all the best to you you are a lovely person"
"Thank you for a wonderful show! Love your songs they bring back beautiful memories of growing up"
"What a brilliant man and a fantastic show"
"Saw him last week, amazing guy and show man."
"I am greatful that I have met Chris in NY, not only is he a legend, he is also a kind, humble and great human being"
"What a fantastic night....Chris,the first time ive seen you,and what a great guy you are..."
THE ALLSTARS:“the Allstars are clearly the most authentic and professional rock n roll group in Australia” (DJ Stan Rofe)
"Thanks. Great Stuff" (Del Shannon)
"The Allstars are really a great rock-n-roll band. They really rock" (Johnny Preston)
"Thanks for a great tour. Excellent musicians" (Gerry Marsden)
"Thanks. It was a real pleasure working with you" (Rick Nelson)
"It's been a blast! Thanks for everything" (Bobby Rydell)
"These are some wonderful gentlemen and musicians. One of the best tours ever! The Allstars Rock!!!"
"The guys are amazing musicians - magic !"