Rock and roll at Many Community Center

Brandy Roberts

 

Get ready to rock and roll at the Many Community Center on Saturday, Sept.9.

There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on starting at 7 p.m. when nationally known entertainer Brandy Roberts performs his tribute show to Jerry Lee Lewis.

“We are both surprised and thrilled to have a performer of his caliber agree to do a show in our town,” Many Mayor Ken Freeman said. “Frankly I was shocked when he accepted our invitation because he is booked up to a year in advance. One of the reasons we can attract musicians like Roberts is because they enjoy performing in the historic old theatre that is now the Many Community Center.” Brandy Roberts from Shreveport, Louisiana, is a young rockabilly singer one needs to get ac

Brandy Roberts is a high energy performer offering a Jerry Lee Lewis type show. Brandy is personally endorsed by the Killer himself. Brandy Roberts will definitely arouse and please the crowd at the Many Community Center.

Roberts has opened shows for Jerry Lee Lewis and performed at Jerry Lee’s private birthday celebrations from 1995 to 2000. At the gathering celebrating Jerry Lee Lewis’ 40th year in the music business, Brandy performed on stage with Jerry Lee.

Brandy Roberts was a member of the Louisiana Hayride in Bossier City, Louisiana from 1985 until it closed in 1987. He performed at the world famous Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas from 1997 to 1999. There he opened shows for performers such as Gary Stewart, Johnny Rodriquez, and Eddie Raven.

When recording his first CD in Memphis, TN, Roberts used Jerry Lee Lewis’ All Star Road Band. Now many CDs later, he has sold numerous CDs across the United States and around the world in Europe, France, Germany, Australia, and Sweden to name a few.

Jerry Lee Lewis had this to say about Roberts, who performs every year at Lewis’s birthday party, “Brandy Roberts has been a personal friend of mine for many, many years. He is extremely talented in his field and I highly recommend Brandy for any upcoming performances he may encounter.”

Roberts is Jerry Lee Lewis through and through. Roberts was smitten with Lewis’s style of music at an early age and from then on that’s how he wanted to play.

However, rock and roll and boogie-woogie are not his only talent. He is a fine country singer as well. For his Sept.9 show in Many, he has chosen a mix of upfront rock’n’ roll, Jerry Lee Lewis songs, blues and ballads. There will be something to please every member of the audience.

He sounds and plays the piano very similar to Jerry Lee Lewis. Critics say that of all the Jerry Lee Lewis imitators, Brandy Roberts is the closest thing to Jerry Lee Lewis on the planet. His stage act is like the Jerry Lee Lewis of the 50s-60s. This piano rockabilly is considered to be the clone of Jerry Lee Lewis.

He will play much of the Killer’s material along with the hits of Carl Perkins, Mickey Gilley, Chuck Berry, Charley Rich, and others.His repertoire consists of rockers, blues, and ballads. His stage performance is considered to be “Wild”!

Some of the songs he will perform include “I’m On Fire”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Nadine”, his own composition of “Boogie Child”. His ballads will include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Blues songs include “Good Night Irene”, and “Mexicali Rose.”

Roberts has been awarded “The Entertainer of the Year” Award for best rockabilly CD.

Doors to the Many Community Center will open at 6 p.m. on Sept.9. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

The Brandy Roberts Show is sponsored by Many Mayor Ken Freeman, the Many Cultural District Advisory Committee and the Town of Many.

Concessions will be available and Brandy Roberts cds will also be for sale.

 

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