Ritchie Valens and 50's Rock & Roll Tribute: La Bamba
The La Bamba Show Starring Sting Ray Anthony & The Stingers is a powerful tribute to the late and legendary Ritchie Valens! Featuring the only entertainer endorsed by Valens’ estate, the show pays homages to the dynamic singer who left us at the tender age of 17. Valens was on the ill-fated flight that also killed world-famous artists, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Although he was incredibly young, Valens had already made a significant impact on our country’s music industry as its first Mexican-American rock star; in 2001, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Sting Ray’s portrayal of the iconic entertainer is spot-on; he delivers Valens’ biggest hit, “La Bamba,” with sincere reverence and pure perfection! You’ll also enjoy other songs from the Valens’ catalog, including “Come On Let’s Go,” in addition to music made famous by Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and other big artists of the 50’s and early 60’s.
Sting Ray Anthony’s brilliant performance in The La Bamba Show quickly impresses everyone who sees it, And it’s not just about the music, Anthony shares the stories behind the songs, making the show an incredibly fulfilling experience.
The Ritchie Valens family has adopted Sting Ray as our brother…We are proud of the way he represents our brother. His professional appearance, his wardrobe, his demeanor, he is truly an extraordinary performer. We The Ritchie Valens Family recommend without reservation this greatly gifted performer “Sting Ray Anthony. – Connie Valens-Lemos, Ritchie’s sister and The Estate of the Ritchie Valens Family
For several seasons, I’ve had the real pleasure to work with Sing Ray Anthony. We opened our Rock & Roll Show, at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. With great enthusiasm and solid music that, by the end of the show, had the audience on their feet wanting more. If you are looking for a professional performer that can get the job done, Sing Ray Anthony is the one for you. I would hire him in a heartbeat. – Marshall Lytle, Bill Haley’s Original Comets
Rarely does a talent like his come along. I have been in radio and entertainment since 1967 and have worked with many acts, both big names and beginners, and I have never seen anyone who can capture the meaning of a song and sell it to an audience as Ray does. His skills on many instruments compliment his vocal delivery that makes each song his own. Ray makes it look easy while he also seems to be having as much fun as the crowd. – Alex Ward, Pink & Black Days Sirius FM
My friends and I enjoyed the show so much – had us dancing in our seats! – Donna Berry