The Bluejays – Vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll band aiming to be more than just a covers band. They are striving to offer the most authentic and energetic vintage rock ‘n’ roll experience in the UK/Europe. Most of the artists they cover are sadly either long gone or retired, they are doing their bit to keep their music alive and live. We find out more about The BlueJays; Theatre, Fifties & Future Plans…
What periods do you cover in your repertoire?
The 50’s and early 60’s
What are your favourite numbers?
‘Lucille’ – Little Richard, ‘Somethin Else’ – Eddie Cochran, ‘You Can’t Catch Me’ – Chuck Berry, ‘That’s All Right’ – Elvis Presley, ‘Not Fade Away’ – Buddy Holly.
What inspired you to focus on this genre over other styles of music & performance?
All four members of the band met whilst performing in various rock ‘n’ roll theatre shows including Dreamboats & Petticoats and Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. We all share a passion for 50s rock ‘n’ roll and a love of the era.
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
The Bluejays were invited to play at the wedding of one of Brian May’s daughters at the Natural History Museum. Brian joined us onstage on guitar and vocals for a cover of ‘Johnny B. Goode’. We were all like giddy schoolgirls when we came off stage. An absolute honour to play with one of our musical heroes.
What has been the best event that you have performed at?
We were invited out to Germany to play at the Officer’s Mess party at the British Army base in Sennelager. We played two separate events over two nights. Those guys certainly know how to party.
If you could perform with anyone (past or present) who would it be?
It’s a tough call between Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry… in fact, any of those guys. It was an era of true musical legends.