The Rave-Ons

Act Information


Todd Meredith  & The Rave-Ons are a high energy rock and roll band originally formed to revitalize the music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets.  They produce and star in two different Buddy Holly tribute shows as well as a 50’s rock and roll tribute and a classic rock show.  They have over a hundred  rock and roll tunes in their repertoire. The Rave-Ons are led by Todd Meredith, who has performed in 19 separate productions of the BUDDY HOLLY STORY musical as Buddy Holly and in tribute concerts for the past twelve years. He met fellow founding member and guitarist extraordinaire, Jeremy Renner, while performing the musical at The El Dorado Casino in Reno.  They were later joined by Jacob Callis on the bass and Matthew Watson on the drums.  They have played together all over the world, dazzling audiences at such venues as:


​Norwegian Cruise Lines​

Holland America Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruise Lines

BB Kings Blues Club, NYC

The Iridium, NYC

and numerous other clubs, theaters, restaurants, and civic centers from coast to coast–including Buddy Holly’s hometown of Lubbock, Texas! Audiences agree, the Rave-Ons give their shows an energy and exuberance that cannot be matched!

Show Description

3 x 45-90 Minute Shows, 4 hours of repertoire material total.

Buddy Holly Tribute Show, 50’s Rock And Roll Tribute Show, and Classic Rock Tribute Show.


Our high energy tribute show takes the audience through the brief but hugely influential career of Buddy Holly and The Crickets starting with their early days in Lubbock to their recordings in Clovis, New Mexico and ending with Buddy’s final Winter Dance Party concert. In between all of Buddy Holly’s most famous songs, the band tells humorous stories about the Crickets and involves the audience in their banter.

Set List:
Not Fade Away

Rock Around With Ollie Vee

Ready Teddy
Baby Won’t You Come Out Tonight
That’ll Be The Day
Peggy Sue
Maybe Baby
It’s So Easy
Raining In My Heart
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Brown Eyed Handsome Man

American Pie
Rave On
Oh Boy

The Rave-Ons return to transport you back in time to the golden age of rock and roll. The boys delve into their extensive catalogue of 50’s hits to pay tribute to Chuck Berry, Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, and many others in a performance guaranteed to electrify!  Put on your blue suede shoes and poodle skirts and come dance the night away!
Set List:

Rock and Roll Music

That’s Alright Mama

Heartbreak Hotel

Summertime Blues

Teenager In Love

Run Around Sue

Folsom Prison Blues

Have You Ever Loved A Woman

Bye Bye Love

Pretty Woman

Oh Donna/You Don’t Know Me/Stand By Me/Georgia On My Mind

I Saw Her Standing There


Johnny B Goode

Show 3: The Rave-Ons Rock and Roll Review Show

The Rave-Ons play everyone’s favorite rock and roll hits from the 50’s all the way up until the early 80’s with different classic rock songs constantly being swapped in and out of the repertoire.  This show can be easily tailored to the age group of the cruise ship’s audience.

Set List:

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Johnny B Goode

Please Please Me

All My Loving

I Saw Her Standing There

Pretty Woman

Honky Tonk Woman

Signed Sealed Delivered


Bad Moon Rising

Take It Easy

Knock On Wood

Soul Man

Pride And Joy

Some Kind Of Wonderful

You May Be Right

Careless Whisper

American Girl


Basic Information

Act Name

The Rave-Ons

Minutes of Material

90 Minutes

Languages Spoken


Act Type

Rockabilly Band

Home Airports

Newark, New Jersey, USA (EWR)