IT'S more than 35 years since Shakin' Stevens took the charts by storm with huge hits such as This Ole House, Green Door and Oh Julie.

Three decades, 20 albums sand countless singles later, the Welsh answer to Elvis has his own tribute show, starring Rebel Dean.

His Whole Lotta Shakin' show charts Shaky's rise to fame and ends in a concert straight out of the late Eighties era.

The early days with backing band The Sunsets is narrated on screen by original manager Paul Barratt and delves into the recording sessions, foreign tours, Elvis! the musical and Shaky's Oh Boy TV series.

The second half sees Rebel don the famous denims and pink jacket as he performs hits such as Oh Julie and You Drive Me Crazy.

Rebel said: " I first wrote the show back in 1998 when I was starring in the West End for the legendary producer Bill Kenwright in a very successful musical called 4 Steps to Heaven.

"I was about to star as Elvis in Elvis the Musical for Bill Kenwright straight after that on a UK tour and thought there have been musicals about Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis and others, but none for our homegrown Welsh rocker.

"I have been too busy touring 200 shows a year with other shows, making albums, videos and featuring in films to actually get around to making the dream a reality, until now.

"But I was lucky enough to meet Shakin' Stevens in 2000 and was always a big fan. He seemed like a very nice man when I met him which fuelled my idea even more.

"As he had more hits in the Eighties decade than any other artist in the UK, approaching 40 top 40 hits, there is a wonderful collection of songs to draw on that will have the memories flooding back for those of us who lived through that era."

Whole Lotta Shakin' is at Clacton's West Cliff Theatre on Saturday***NOV11*** at 7.30pm. Tickets are £21 (£20 over-60s) on 01255 433344.