Buddy Holly died in a small plane crash along with rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, Ritchie Valens and J.P “The Big Bopper” Richardson. It was what Don McLean famously declared “The Day The Music Died.” So then, why is he walking around among the living, singing the blazes out of 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll?
The answer is Innonvative Leisure‘s Nick Waterhouse. The Holly look-a-like has managed to package the boogie-woogie piano and the purest rhythm and blues right here 60 years past his doppleganger’s passing.
The California-based musician and record producer looks as if he stepped straight out of your oldies vinyl collection. The 24 year old from Huntington Beach could fool your grandmother. Look out Mark Ronson. The Chuck Berry piano pumps underneath shoo-op backgrounds and soulful horns could make any wallflower twist and shout in his self-released single, “Some Place.” That tragic crash may have been the day music died, but Waterhouse has brought it back to full-blown, rockin’ life.