That'll be the Day at Plymouth Theatre Royal on Sunday, November 11
IT'S only rock'n'roll but... he's made a living out of other people liking it for 26 years.
Trevor Payne is the man behind – in front and in the wings of – That'll Be The Day, a mix of hits from the 1950s to the 1970s, blended with comedy and impersonations.
"It's a variety show couched in rock'n'roll," is how the director, producer and performer sums it up for those who haven't caught the affectionate look at the way we were and the tunes we moved to.
"It keeps going because we are always freshening it up, always adding new things. The changes this time include a singer to die for performing Whitney Houston's One Moment In Time with a screen showing some of the amazing sporting success that have happened this year: Andy Murray's wins, the Olympics and Paralympics and all that."
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Under-stated, it ain't. Audiences keep coming back for more, including to the Theatre Royal Plymouth, this Sunday. "It's sold out. Not bad for a Sunday night."
The attraction is also due to the high production values and the quality of the acts. The 11 performers – six vocalists and five musicians – really know their stuff.
"The musicians can all sing too," he says. "The support singers can be lead vocalists in their own right and the musicians are multi-instrumentalists.
"We have one guy Clive Fishlock, who's a teacher, who can play 30 instruments. We've only go through 20 of them so far!"
And there is something about the whole feel of the show that feeds on Trevor's own passion. This is more than a blast from the past, these are his memories he is playing.
He was in bands and played in London in the Sixties at a pub called The Scotch in Carnaby Street.
"It was the most extraordinary time for pop music because London felt like the centre of the universe! The Beatles were in their prime as were many bands.
"I played with 'Little' Stevie Wonder. He dropped the 'Little' obviously but at the time he was just a little kid starting out, playing in London for the first time, he was so cool!
"I hung out with everyone, Mick Jagger on the King's Road, McCartney in The Scotch, Marianne Faithfull."
That'll Be The Day concentrates on the period from the formative years of rock'n'roll to the mid-1970s. After that, his affection for the genre tails off.
"We do delve into punk," he says, though. "The secret is to understand what audiences like. It's not only about my taste. There are things that I like that I haven't put in and some that are in that aren't favourites."
And as for his taste, the title nods to one of his three great influences from the Fifties, Buddy Holly. The others are Elvis Presley and Little Richard.
From the Sixties his choices are no great surprise: the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
"At the time you had to be one or the other but I was both," he says.
"The Stones were the better live act, much more exciting. But if I had to choose between them I would always choose the Beatles.
"They moved themselves along at such a pace. We were forever hanging on to their shirt tails."
And if he could choose one song if would the Scouse combo's Strawberry Fields Forever – Trevor's house in a village near Bristol is named after the 1967 hit.