Formed in 2009 while performing together in the hit musical, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, The Rave-ons offer a wide range of 50’s rockabilly classics including songs by Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bill Haley & The Comets, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and others.
They have delighted audiences in New York City, Reno, Memphis, Jacksonville, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, and Illinois. Unlike other tribute bands of the same nature, all members of the Rave-Ons are in their twenties and give their shows a youthful energy and exuberance that cannot be matched.
“The sold out audience, made up of all age groups, loved the show. No one’s attention strayed and many sang along with some of the most famous songs in rock and roll history.” -Ken Yodowitz review of The Night The Music Lived
“The show was one of the best we have seen. You rocked the house at the Alhambra in Jacksonville.” -GigSalad Review from Jim D.
“Todd played the title role of Buddy for us for about 55 performances during a 10 week run in 2008. He was a joy to work with. The critics adored him. The audience LOVED him and he received a standing ovation for every performance. He has no attitude whatsoever and I would hire him again in a heartbeat.” —Denny Hitchcock, Circa 21 Theater, Rock Island, IL
“I saw Mr. Meredith play Buddy Holly at the El Dorado Casino in Reno, NV last month, and it was hands down the best show I have ever seen! My girlfriends and I felt like we were back in high school listening to him play Buddy’s music! Not only was he a great performer, but we got a chance to meet him after the show, and he is a truly kind and gracious person as well!” –GigSalad Review from Dorothy T.
They offer a second show featuring the music of Buddy, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper entitled “The Night the Music Lived” which they are currently performing at the iconic BB King Blues Club in New York City. The show commemorates their final concert on February 2nd, 1959, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa .
Using information gathered from documentaries, books, and the memories of musicians at the show, Buddy’s last concert is recreated with utmost attention to detail and accuracy. Featuring classic songs like That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, It’s So Easy, La Bamba, Oh Donna, and Chantilly Lace, The Night The Music Lived is a sure fire hit at theatrical venues.