"Six of us went to Warners Cricket St. Thomas for a R & R weekend on 15th February. What a fantastic three nights, the highlight of which was the two-plus hour C'mon Everybody show on the 16th.
Over two hours of raw 1950's recalling R&R greats Eddie Cochran, Buddy, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, Chuck Berry, jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy and others.
Last, but by no means least, cane Chris Fender Black; the state of his battered guitar, the state of his battered hat, but -oh boy - the state of his mesmerising talent. Everyone involved rocked their, and our, socks off. Very warmly recommended".
CB Fan, Somerset
"I attended the C'mon Everybody Show in January at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea and it was the first time I had seen this Rock 'n' Roll tribute show so was really looking forward to it. And I was not disappointed.
The show, which takes the form of a fast moving revue, was fantastic. It rocked from the very first minute to the last, there were people jiving in the aisles and clapping to the great sounds of Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and the Rest. Holding it all together was Chris Fender Black with his great guitar style, second to none. For anyone who hasn't seen the show yet I will say it's a ust for every Rock 'n' Roller out there. You will not be let down, it's just like stepping back in time to the good old days of Rock 'n' Roll.
There was a full house at the Palace, not a ticket to be had, so the word must be spreading that the tributes like Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly and Ray Charles and more are so accurate that if you closed your eyes you'd think it was the real thing! As you might expect from an eight piece band led by a guitarist there are also stacks of instrumentals, and with such a full band with brass and keyboards, and backing vocalists, they sound exactly like the records.
The show features some natural humour, and is light hearted, but anyone who has ears would recognise that the peole on stage are very serious about their - and our - music".
"What an amazing breath of fresh air it is to see this BRILLIANT Rock 'n' Roll show, put togetherby CHRIS BLACK! C'MON EVERYBODY features ALL the classics from brenda Lee, Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran and Jerry Lee Lewis, plus some great Duane Eddy instrumentals and much, much more, all crammed in to over a two hour extravaganza of non stop entertainment and fun!
Chris Black and his band of excellent musicians should be applauded for going our and giving audiences what they really want - a true and honest reflection of some of the greatest music ever recorded.
This is a proper Rock 'n' Roll show, put together and taken on the road, by real Rock 'n' Roll fans for Rovk 'n' Roll fans! The family show is for anyone and everyone who has the slightest interest in R & R music, the way it should be played.
Over the years, Chris Black has worked with many top stars and the list is very impressive. He has been playing since the 50's, the dawn of the Rock 'n' Roll era, and is still doing it!!
If anyone knows what old rockers want, it's all in Black's top class show. Support the shows at a theatre near you. You will get saxophone, keyboards, a great pumping bass, backing singers and a magical drum solo, reminiscent of how it used to be - and how it should be!
So - C'mon Everybody - help save Rock 'n' Roll and the planet!! KEEP ROCK 'N' ROLL ALIVE !!"
Melvis T Brooks
"This was our first time at the show, but it certainly won;t be the last. With so many Rock 'n' Roll favourites packin in, it creates a real good time feel that's infectious from the first number to the encores no matter what your age or musical preference. Believe me, it'll be impossible not to find yourself singing along and tapping your feet. Couple that with the fact that the band are obviously having a great time themselves and have a genuine affection for the music and it's a winning formula.
Give yourselves a treat and get along to the next show that's in your area - you won;t be disappointed."
Steve Bender, Essex
"Chris Black, who has been on the Rock 'n' Roll circuit since about the time the Fender Strat was invented and went on to form Blackcat, has put together a Rock 'n' Roll tribute type of stage show, called C'mon Everybody. The show features Lee Mason performing the songs of Eddie Cochran, and with a change of clothes, he reappears later as Buddy Holly, complete with the specs!. A further change towards the end of the show has him back again as Bill Haley. Jerry Marshall does a tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, he may look nothing like Ray Charles with his long blonde hair, but he can certainly play the electric piano in the style of, and it works.
I fell for Brenda Lee in the shape of Mel Vincent who really does look and sound like the original, she is a knockout! Julie Paris then takes to the stage with her tribute to Connie Francis. Both girls dressed in a series of fifties type clothes and were excellent as backing for the other performers as well.
Chris Black did his well known Duane Eddy numbers as anyone who has heard him knows well, he was brilliant. With backing provided by Chris's daughter Claire on bass guitar, a very proficient drummer and knockout sax player the show was well worth watching.
The applause was at first very polite, then it became ecstatic until the audience were seen to be singing along with the stage performers. Yes this was Eddie and Buddy and Jerry Lee and Brenda Lee, it was duane Eddy and Connie Francis and yes, when Bill Haley came on they were jiving in the aisles. But what was more important was that many had brought their kids and grandkids with them and they loved it; without these youngsters the music has no future.
Si I say congratulations to Chris and his team for coming up with something different to promote our music - go along and see it"!!
Brian Shuttleworth, Isle of Wight
"Thanks for the really great evening on Saturday 1st September at Trowbridge's Civic Centre Hall and for the guided tour backstage after the show to meet all the band and artists. It was the best Rock 'n' Roll night I've been to in a very long time, and I've been to a few hundred in my time as a Rock 'n' Roller since my early teens.
I sincerely hope you'll come this way again in the not too distant future, I'll certainly be keeping a look out for you. It's a great shame as far as we are concerned that you are not local to us. Keep o Rockin'."
Wendy Johannesson, Trowbridge
"Rugeley Progressive WMC was honoured enough to host Chris Fender Black & Black’s Rock-n-Roll show “C’mon Everybody”
There wasn’t an empty seat in the house for this wonderful show which features so many classic songs and a true tribute to the artistes with the likes of Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly and many more.
The entire night was a massive success with everyone who came having a fantastic night and wanting more, so much so that they will be returning this year to do another show.
I’d like to thank everyone from the show and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
This is a must see show and I would recommend it to anyone".
"My Name is Ron Carlill and I am the Entertainment Secretary for Walmley Social Club in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
We have been lucky enough to have the C'mon Everybody show at our club for the past few years and they are again booked for Feb 20th 2010.
What a nights entertainment, you are transported back to an genre of music that never dies.
If you have never seen this act then find out where they are next and get there, it may even be at our club, book early because its ticket only and they sell quick."
Ron Carlill 07971261875