Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Gerry & The Pacemakers, Kasuals, Searchers, Killers, Real Thing, Billy Joel, E.w.f. Emerson Lake & Palmer, Many More.
With 43 years experience behind him, Roy Dennis is now, back on the road again after two successful seasons in Blackpool.
Roy comes from a very musical family and has been performing since a very early age. He was taught to play guitar from the age of 8 by The Hiltones lead guitarist Brian Rollins (Ronnie Hilton and the Hiltones) and started acting at the age of twelve playing the lead roles in Emile and The Detectives, Down In The Valley (Brack Weaver), Sammy The Little Sweep and finally at the age of sixteen played Joseph in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
After joining the Royal Navy at sixteen, Roy continued his musical interest by playing with several bands in the mid 70’s such as Mood Indigo, The Christie Lee Band and supported many great 60’s bands including Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Merseybeats, Marmalade and The Tremeloes to name but a few.
Roy developed his own character with many bands, but wanted to try and re-create the sound of the 60’s as a solo act to enable him to travel and work abroad, so he turned to the keyboards and some modern technology to help him along.
Over the last 12 years Roy has worked on Radio as a presenter of his own shows and continued to bring his own unique sound of the 50’s 60’s 70’s and the 80’s to the stage with one of the most energetic shows from a solo performer. He embraces the audience and tailors his shows to them.
Currently Roy is working on Impact Radio, a national radio station based in Blackpool presenting his own afternoon show and performing at many of Blackpools hotels with his own unique brand of comedy and a tribute to the golden age of music.
Roy is not a tribute act but more of a tribute to the performers and music of what he considers the best four decades of music in his lifetime. His enthusiasm and love of the music never fails to impress even the hardest of audiences.
Roy has a full lighting rig with effects if required, carries public liability up to £10,000,000 and all equipment is P.A.T. tested and certified. Fully self contained WITHOUT backing tracks. All performances are played LIVE.