Gavin Stanley – “Billy Fury – In Sound And Vision”

Gavin is one of the most accomplished and respected artistes within the UK’s Rock’n’Roll theatre arena. He has played the roles of some of the most iconic Rock’n’Roll stars in a plethora of both West End and touring shows.

Gavin started singing professionally at the age of 15

Performing around Liverpool and the North West in pubs and clubs. Billy Fury’s brother, Albert saw Gavin playing in Liverpool and introduced him to his (and Billy’s) mum, Jean. It was sheer coincidence that she lived ‘around the corner’ from Gavin and she took delight in showing him all of her pictures of Billy from his heyday. Jean and Albert became big supporters of Gavin and regularly came to his performances including a trip down to London’s West End.  

After leaving school Gavin almost immediately got a full acting role on Channel 4’s Brookside followed by a brief stint on Coronation Street. 

Following that Gavin gained the role of Fury in the West End show ‘Good Rockin’ Tonite! which told the tale of legendary R’n’R producer Jack Good who cast Gavin in the role. Good was more or less responsible for bringing Rock’n’Roll to Britain in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. He gave Billy huge exposure on his TV shows such as ‘Oh Boy!’ so it was a great honour for Gavin to be involved in his life story.

Following great success with that show, Gavin landed the role of Gerry Marsden in the Bill Kenwright/Flying Music production of ‘Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey’. Having the real Gerry in the show was incredible and Gerry and Gavin sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ together at the end of each show. A real high for Gavin, being a Liverpool FC fan! 

Other hit shows include ‘Be Bop a Lula’ (Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury) which was devised by Gavin and debuted at the Liverpool Epstein Theatre in 2014 – it is still going strong as well as ‘Sun Records the Concert (various), The Twist, We Three Kings Of Rock’n’Roll, The Winter Dance Party (Dion) and more.

As an artiste in his own right, Gavin is a signed songwriter/artiste with Deli Music with worldwide radio play including BBC 6.

Look out for Gavin’s New Show “BILLY FURY – IN SOUND AND VISION” touring the UK Theatres NOW!

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