A tribute show in a much more authentic sense, Halfway to Paradise, The Billy Fury Story, is a unique and spirited salute to the much-loved singer. In a full-on musical showcase, over two hours the sound of Fury’s Tornados packs in live all 29 of Billy’s solid senders, including Colette, I Will, Jealousy, In Thoughts of You, Halfway to Paradise, Wondrous Place, Gonna Type a Letter to You, It’s Only Make Believe, In Summer, Do You Really Love Me Too?, all delivered with a fond and expert flair by the guys who actually knew and latterly played with him. No-one can replace Billy of course, so luckily Colin Gold’s close vocals and seamless performance are respectfully reminiscent of our idol, minus any over the top impersonation. In addition, there’s an evocative audio-visual segment chronicling Billy’s modest upbringing to meteoric rise to fame, introduced by his last girlfriend, Lisa Voice.
See this at York Opera House on September 25th.