Default lineup: 4 members
4 Piece: Vocals/Guitar, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, Drums/Vocals.
Larger Line-ups available
5 Piece: Vocals/Guitar, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, Drums/Vocals, Female Vocals.
6 Piece: Vocals/Guitar, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, Drums/Vocals, Female Vocals, Keys.
8 Piece: Vocals/Guitar, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, Drums/Vocals, Female Vocals, Keys, 2 x Female Brass.
* The UK's most popular and authentic 1950s Rock n Roll band!
* Huge repertoire of dancefloor-filling classics from the 1950s era!
* Young, stylish, world-class vintage entertainment for any event
The 50s Explosion offer the UK’s finest vintage rock ‘n’ roll experience for any type of event – private parties, weddings, corporate functions, theatre shows, freshers' week events, university balls, New Year's Eve celebrations and festivals. Bookings available worldwide.
The group formed in 2013, after years of performing together in West End rock ‘n’ roll theatre shows such as ‘Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story’, ‘Million Dollar Quartet' and ‘Dreamboats & Petticoats’. The band created their own show which is touring UK theatres throughout 2018 with worldwide dates in 2019.
Their set is made up of hit after hit from the likes of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Ritchie Valens, Dion and many more and is guaranteed to have audiences of all ages up and dancing all evening.
In 2017, the 50s Explosion were flown out to perform at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas to an invited audience including Buddy's brother Larry, his wife Maria Elena Holly guitar legend Duane Eddy. They were also privileged to record at the famous Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico - home to all of Buddy's most famous records.
In 2018, the band played at the unveiling of Buddy Holly's blue plaque in Salisbury.
With performances at Goodwood Revival, Rhythm Riot, the Saint-Prex Rock 'n' Roll Festival Switzerland alongside countless shows worldwide onboard Cunard ships, the 50s Explosion can tailor a rock 'n' roll show perfect for your guests!