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Huge Stage Show Captivates Audiences of All Ages By Featuring Five Decades of Music

RockAbilly.US Music Shows, a very large musical production group, is very quickly making waves across the country.

(PRWEB) June 25, 2005 -- Viewing the montage of photographs on their advertising posters demonstrates instantly, that this new phenomenon in music stage shows is much more than what you commonly see and hear around the country. Breaking into the business with a name that is also their website address (www.rockabilly.us), RockAbilly.US Music Shows has already begun to accumulate a large group of fans from among the residents of Citrus County, as well as surrounding counties in west-central Florida. The spokesperson for the group stressed they also have a large number of fans in other parts of the U.S., and in some foreign countries as well. A look at their website statistics proved the accuracy of that claim. Many thousands of curious visitors roam through their very extensive website every month, and many write to express their appreciation for shows they have seen.

RockAbilly.US Music Show's theme is "Feel The Music," and while they do not perform at excessive volume levels, you can still indeed "Feel the Music" in the performances. The dynamic shows are highly energized, and give audiences over 2 hours of almost non-stop enjoyment and excitement. Using professionally choreographed singing, dancing, and skits, combined with many changes of various lavish costumes, they top it all off with a surprising degree of extra entertainment, mixed in throughout the show. Thus, the shows are more than just music to listen to, and performers to watch. There are spontaneous 'cutsy' bits, as well as various surprises in every performance.

Many of today's musical artists seem to be finding success, leaning more and more towards rap, hip-hop, metal, gothic, gore, etc. So, why would such a large number of people (including over 40 performers, as well as an even larger group of technical people and support staff), decide to ride the musical 'time-machine' BACKWARDS in today's entertainment world? The answer seems to lie in the effects of nostalgia... and what a powerful effect that can be. Even the very word used for the name of the group (rockabilly) originated back in the 1950s, and has become a commonly used term in the music realm (even on Ebay) today. It's origins go back to the mixing of 1950s "rock-n-roll" with the "hillbilly" (country) music of that period. The result was the huge number of musical successes that today are referred to as "Golden Oldies". Rockabilly.US uses the term to emphasize the fact that nearly three-fourths of the songs they perform are from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. They do however, also perform some of the greatest hits of the more recent decades as well. In fact, group members will admit that a few of their own original musical compositions are somewhat more modern sounding, including some songs with beats very similar to modern Latin American music. They do claim that even those songs are performed in a manner that still gives them appeal to older, as well as the younger audiences.

Recent polls taken among Americans of all ages, show a distinct tendency to currently listen to 'Oldies' or 'rockabilly' genres of music. This is true with Country music, as well as Pop, and Rock and Roll. Songs from the 1960s, in particular, are being revived by newer artists. Also, more and more shows are being performed each year by the original artists from past decades, who are now returning to public performances, bringing with them their own hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Rockabilly.US Music Shows are also doing just that, and have attempted to combine the most popular songs and dances of each era into high-power, energized performances. They claim to have more than a dozen different shows, each featuring a varied selection of songs, dances, and skits. All of their shows include a variety of musical genres going back into past decades, but the "Oldies But Goodies" influence upon their music is always very evident in the performances.

The 'Elvis' portion of each show usually follows closely the typical style of Elvis Presley's 1970s concerts. Various expensive replica jumpsuits are used in different shows, and instead of having 3 or 4 girls singing back-up harmonies as Elvis did, Rockabilly.US always packs on more power with at least six girls doing that job. They claim to not actually "impersonate" Elvis, and try very hard to back up that claim, but the style and music of the King of Rock and Roll can still be easily recognized in their performances. You'll find yourself wanting to jump out of your seat and gyrate with the dancers to all of Elvis' greatest hits.

The www.Rockabilly.US web site is generally updated every couple of weeks with new show information, new pictures, and will very soon offer a catalog for fans to purchase CDs and videos of the live performances. Also, reading the authentic fan mail on the site, one can see there are a lot of people anxiously awaiting news of each new Rockabilly.US show. It is likely that most people seeing the shows will also become part of that fast-growing group of fans!

The showband certainly has plenty of work to keep them busy, as they strive to ride the 'wave' to the top! They recently purchased a new "BIG TOP" (circus type) tent, measuring 179 feet long, and nearly 8000 square feet total under roof, in order to add outdoor shows to their performance capabilities. They also purchased 700 new "ultra-comfort chairs", in order to make the audience as comfortable as possible in the shows. They are equipped to handle outdoor audiences up to about 5000 people, but the remainder would have to use folding chairs or bring their own portable chairs.

Most of the Rockabilly.US concert shows are held in auditoriums in various areas of the region, as the group rents the facilities, and promotes their own shows. If you live in central Florida, you will be seeing a lot of cars with magnetic signs portraying full-color photos of the group during performances. You will also likely see a lot of promotional posters all over the area as well. If you are interested in more information, and do not have internet access, the group has a computerized telephone system with recorded messages, answering all the normal questions and giving show schedules. It will go online at least by July 4, 2005. The number is 1-352-344-0381.

We have word from the Rockabilly.US manager that quite a few new shows are being scheduled right now, and will be posted on the web site very soon. These include performances at both the Citrus and Sumter county fairgrounds, as well as some special shows at the Austin Horse Park located near The Villages, Florida (web site is www.austinhorsepark.org). He strongly assures us that in the very near future, the music of this large performing group will be circulated around the world via the internet, CDs, and video media. He says there are also more surprises coming soon. For more information, you may contact him at rockabilly.us@gmail.com.
- Quite a few publications


Florida Young People Get the Chance Most Kids can only Dream about

American children today are especially attracted by the image of 'fame and fortune' conjured up by the popular television show, American Idol. Most kids would love to be on that show, or have the chance of performing before large audiences in a big musical production. A new Florida music group, ROCKABILLY.US, is giving a few young people that very opportunity, as they sing and dance and perform in various variety shows produced by that group. The resulting response from audiences has been extremely positive, and it is becoming evident with each show that people of all ages LOVE to be entertained by Oldies, Elvis, and Country music, even when some of the performers are KIDS!

(PRWEB) June 16, 2005 -- In this generation, growing up with the influences of the television show, American Idol, millions of kids all over America daydream about becoming a 'star' in today's music realm. Of course, the very nature of stardom prevents this from becoming a reality for most kids. Yet, in the small Florida town of Inverness, about 80 miles north of Tampa, a few young people are getting a taste of what most kids only dream about. They are part of a new, but very large showband, RockAbilly.US Music Shows, which has recently begun to perform for the public. For the past couple of years, they have been doing only private performances, and working hard to perfect all of their different shows for this 'debut'. Now the group, consisting of more than 40 performers, and another 40 plus trainers, choreographers, technicians, and audio-video people, has quickly begun to gain popularity, greatly impressing those who attend the shows. The audience response has been tremendous right from the start, and the accolades are literally pouring in!

One lady attending stated, "We have traveled all over, and have seen a lot of music shows, but this one is as good or better than any out there, from Broadway and Atlantic City, to Las Vegas and L.A.".

Is she alone in her estimation, or is this music show really something special? To get an answer to that question, we took notes of some of the comments being made after the recent show at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. The statements were emphatic from a great many in the audience, and were more than the typical remarks such as "fantastic show", etc., that one so often hears at big music shows. That statement WAS also made a number of times, but generally was only an introductory comment, followed by more emphasis upon various specific aspects of the show that were particularly appealing to that individual speaker.

"I loved every part of the show", one man attending remarked. "I loved the singing, the dancing, the costumes, the energy, the instrumentation, the kids, and little 'TINY' too".

"Tiny" is the stage name that the show has given to 11 year old Lauren, a young girl who sings the lead part on a few of the group's songs. She sings with a lot of power for such a little lady, but her style is distinctly influenced by listening to Divas of the past. Rockabilly.US Music Shows performs a wide variety of TOP HITS from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and a few from each decade following those. They range in genre from pop to rock to country, but tend to be a large percentage of songs performed by such people as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Rick Nelson, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Ronnie Milsap, Vince Gill, Buddy Holly, Tina Turner, Patsy Cline, Whitney Houston, Connie Francis, Beach Boys, Beatles, Everly Brothers, Bee Gees, George Strait, Buck Owens, Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, and many of the Doo Wop groups. Since the group does many different shows, they have to constantly keep learning new songs to keep the shows 'fresh' for those fans who attend every one (and there are a LOT of fans who do just that).

The shows are filled with a lot of variety, in styling, singing, dancing, skits, and a seemingly endless array of various styles of specialty show costumes. Just about the time you think you've seen all of the Rockabilly girl's costumes, they come out with new ones. That is because they have their own team of costume designers and seamstresses, that work nearly every day of the week, producing new 'eye-candy' for the upcoming shows. From what I have noticed, the photographs on the web site (www.rockabilly.us) simply do not give a true depiction of the very high quality of the custom costumes used by this showband.

Costumes are not by any means the only highlight of the shows! The harmonies of the many young ladies singing are truly special, and reminiscent of some of the better girl groups of the 50s and 60s era of music. The truly amazing feat however, is seeing those girls sing such beautiful harmonies, while doing high-impact, aerobic style choreographed dancing as they sing! To quote one man who was in attendance at the recent show, "It is unbelievable how those girls can dance like that, while they sing so beautifully".

I overheard many people make similar comments at the show, such as, "How did they get this group to perform in a little place like this?" Others were saying things like, "Why have I never heard of these people before... they are great!".

The key to all of this is that the producers of the shows purposely kept the group a secret, until it was ready to genuinely astonish audiences at the shows. The idea was to NOT become known to the public, until the show was perfected enough to greatly entertain and please those in attendance.

You might be wondering, "But what about those kids you mentioned earlier... what do they do in the shows?"

Almost half of the performers are kids... mostly in mid to late teens. They sing, dance, and help in the skits, and they all work very hard to put forth the very best show quality possible. Even the younger ones practice hard each week to keep their dancing skills polished, and to learn new parts for upcoming shows.

RockAbilly.US Music Shows is determined to put forth the very best possible performances, whether the audience is many thousands, or only a few hundred people. They will be continuing to work at that goal steadily, as they perform shows in coming weeks at the Austin Horse Park (www.austinhorsepark.org), the Citrus County Fair Auditorium, and the Sumter County Fair Auditorium (www.sumterfair.net). If you are vacationing in Florida, and want to add something very special to your plans, be sure and write for information at rockabilly.us@gmail.com.
- MANY publications


New Florida Music Show Generates Excitement for All Ages with Golden Oldies, Elvis, and Country Music with a 'Twist'

RockAbilly.US Music Shows, a very large musical production group is taking Florida by storm. The group has been working full time to produce and prepare their shows for several years, and in the last few months since their debut in March at the Sumter County Fair, their name and fame are spreading rapidly across the country. They are not just an oldies, Elvis, and country music show. They have added so much more, and their fans keep literally begging for more shows, more often. Their web site has a lot of info; www.rockabilly.us

(PRWEB) June 9, 2005 -- Their posters and ads all read, "Elvis, Oldies, Top Hits, and Country Music", but this new phenomenon in music shows is much more than that. Breaking into the business with a name that is also their website address (www.rockabilly.us), RockAbilly.US Music Shows has already begun this year to gather a lot of fans among the residents of Citrus and surrounding counties in west-central Florida. Their theme is "Feel The Music", and while a lot of music groups attempt to convey that thought using extremely high sound levels, Rockabilly.US showband is attempting it from a different angle. They use professionally choreographed singing, dancing, and skits, combined with constant changes to various styles of lavish costumes. They top it all off with a surprising degree of extra entertainment 'bits', mixed in throughout the show. Thus, the shows are all more than just music to listen to, and performers to watch. There are always spontaneous skits and surprises along the way.

Many of today's musical artists seem to be leaning more and more towards rap, hip-hop, gothic, gore, etc. So why would such a large number of people (including over 40 performers, as well as an even larger group of technical people and support staff), decide to ride the musical 'time-machine' backwards in today's entertainment world? The answer seems to lie in the effects of nostalgia... and what a powerful effect that can be. Their web site, www.rockabilly.us, makes sure that visitors are strongly reminded of many singers and songs from the decades of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, for that very purpose. Group members admit that a few of their own musical compositions are somewhat more modern sounding, and some even include beats very much like Latin American music, but they claim that even those songs are performed in a manner that still gives them appeal with older, as well as younger audiences.

Recent polls taken among Americans of all ages, show a distinct tendency to now listen to 'Golden Oldies' forms of music. This is true with country music, as well as pop and rock-n-roll. Songs from the 1960s in particular, are being revived by newer artists. Also, more and more shows are being performed each year by the original artists, who are now returning to perform, bringing their own hits from the past with them. Rockabilly.US Music Shows are also doing just that, and have attempted to combine the most popular songs and dances of each era into high-power, energized shows. They claim to have more than a dozen different shows, featuring different songs, dances, and skits. All of their shows include a variety of musical genres going back into various decades, but the "Oldies But Goodies" influence upon their music is always very prominent.

The 'Elvis' portion of each show usually follows closely the typical style of Elvis Presley's concerts from the 1970s. Various expensive replica jumpsuits are used in different shows, and instead of having 3 or 4 girls singing back-up harmonies as Elvis did, Rockabilly.US always packs on more power with at least six girls doing that job. They claim to not actually "impersonate" Elvis, and try very hard to back up that claim, but the style and music of the King of Rock and Roll can still be easily recognized in their performances.

If you happen to live in Florida, or are passing through, you might find a RockAbilly.US Music Show to be the highlight of your vacation. The web site is generally updated every couple of weeks with new information, new pictures, and according to a posting on the site, some music video clips are coming very soon. Also, based on comments made by their fans writing in, there is an increasingly large audience awaiting word for each upcoming Rockabilly.US show.

We have word from the Rockabilly.US manager that quite a few new shows are being scheduled right now, and will be posted on the web site very soon. These include performances at both the Citrus and Sumter county fairgrounds, as well as some special shows at the Austin Horse Park located near The Villages, Florida (web site is austinhorsepark.org). He strongly assures us that in the very near future, the music of this large performing group will become well known to a large segment of North America, as well as many other parts of the world. He says there are many more surprises coming soon. For more information, you may contact him at rockabilly.us@gmail.com. - Many web sites and publications


Discography

We are currently working on release of our first CD. Our past releases have all been on video... LIVE CONCERT SHOWS. This release will feature some of our latest original songs written by our own Doyle Armstrong.

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Bio

We have been told by music professionals that we have the finest group of young ladies singing and dancing found anywhere. See our web site at www.rockabilly.us to see if you agree. They have developed certain styles that identify our own original music, but they also do well at copying the original artists when performing songs by other groups. Not many groups this size have a professional choreographer on staff full fime, but we do have, and Debby does a great job! We have people in the group who have been around for years, and performed with people such as BJ Thomas, Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs (as well as other 'name' groups), and we have a lot of fresh young talent as well. Our Elvis show is patterned after Elvis' concerts in the 1970s, while we also do many close 'copy' arrangements of oldies songs from the previous two decades before Elvis' final years. Add in some very close 'copy' versions of many modern megahits (such as Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", etc) and you begin to get a well rounded musical variety show. Then... we like to turn a few songs into parodies and skits.... and get our audiences involved in having fun with us on those! Our shows appeal to the entire family... from the little children... to the teens, to Mom and Dad, to Grandman and Grandpa as well. In fact, we often have 3 generations of families attending the shows!