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Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Acts: Steve Wicketts

Steven Wicketts is the UK’s No.1 Jerry Lee Lewis tribute act. From the moment he walks on stage you will know that this is no ordinary tribute performer. Steve’s fingers are a blur, moving almost faster than the eye can see, playing up to 12 notes per second. The response to the show has been quite extraordinary. Steve has been approached by top promoters in Las Vegas, West End theatre production companies and three of the most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute shows touring throughout Europe.

One of Steve’s dreams was to record at Sun Studio in Memphis where Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis first ever recorded. He couldn’t believe it when they asked him to sign an agreement giving them permission to use his recordings in future promotions. He was so impressed with the recording technology at Sun Studio that he now uses the same system to record and produce his own backing tracks. There are no pre-recorded vocals or piano on these backing tracks, it is all performed totally live. This show is lots of fun and by the end it you will understand why Jerry Lee Lewis really did believe that he should have been crowned the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Songs Include:
Great Balls of Fire (with extra piano solo’s)
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
Breathless (in the middle of the song, you will see Steve perform an amazing 12 note piano solo)
Green Green Grass of Home (3mins of pure showing off in a JLL style)
Wild One (Steve cleverly turns this song into Classical then back to Rock ‘N’ Roll)
Chantilly Lace
Save the Last dance For Me (a Drifters classic performed with trademark Jerry Lee Lewis gusto)
Be Bop-a-Lula
Lewis Boogie (Steve plays the piano solo that Jerry Lee Lewis captured on record at Sun Studio. This is the most difficult solo of them all, even the great man himself rarely performed this original solo)

Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Acts: Steven Wicketts
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