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Fury’s Tornadoes to storm into town

Posted onPosted on 26th Apr

Returning to Mansfield Palace Theatre on Friday, 24th May, The Billy Fury Story is an electric and emotional nostalgic journey through the life of a unique rock star.

As part of the show, Fury comes alive – via giant screen – reunited with his own band of original Tornados!

Now in its 21st year, Fury’s Tornados – including Nottinghamshire members – remain Billy’s longest ever serving band and continue to tour in this hit show with all original members.

Featuring the uncanny voice of Colin Gold as Billy Fury, the band remember their old friend and boss by performing live magical hits such as I Will, Last Night Was Made For Love, Wondrous Place, Jealousy, Halfway To Paradise and many more.

Fury’s Tornados came into Billy’s life in 1970 and he was still a big star. Nottinghamshire band member and guitarist Chris Raynor remembers: ”He was 6ft tall, handsome and a big star with a terrific voice. But he was also very shy and quite a nervous performer. All the girls fancied him!”

Fury’s Tornados continued to back Billy until his retirement through ill health in 1976. In 1982 a new recording contract with Polydor Records brought Billy out of retirement. Tragically on 28th January 1983, Billy lost his final battle with heart illness, aged just 42.

However Billy’s music and memory lives on in the show Halfway To Paradise where Fury’s Tornados live the dream.

Fury’s Tornados are Chris Raynor (lead guitar/vocals), Charlie Elston (keyboards/vocals), John Raynor (drums/vocals)
Graham Wyvill (bass/double bass/vocals) and as Billy Fury – Colin Gold (vocals)

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