Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders play a rescheduled show at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday.

Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders play a rescheduled show at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday.

Rann Berry brings Vegas-style show to Nelson

Even people who don't know the music from those days usually find something to sing along with:

Three months after a head-on collision forced him to cancel his Kootenay tour dates, Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders will finally bring their Las Vegas-style show to the Capitol Theatre this Saturday.

“Things that were cracked or sprained or dislocated are all back in place, so I’m good to go,” Berry told {vurb}, on the phone from his Kelowna home Tuesday.

The accident happened near Christina Lake in early January. He was driving back to the Okanagan from the Kootenays, where he’d come to see the theatres he’d be performing in. A driver from the oncoming lane crossed over the centre line and struck his vehicle, “then it was lights out,” he says.

Berry’s been back on stage a couple times since then.

“We’ve had a couple local casino shows. We’re warmed up and ready to head out on the road,” he said.

Berry travels with an eight-piece show band, complete with a full horn section. Together they bring to life the hit songs from the late-60s and early-70s — the music Berry grew up listening to.

“I think most music lovers will agree it was the best era in terms of big hits. Bands like The Beatles were in full swing. There was so much great music being made,” Berry said.

As part of the show, he provides a little history of the music.

“The story of why a hit was so popular can be kind of funny at times, people really enjoy the story behind the song,” he said.

Even people who think they don’t know the music from those days usually find something to sing along with: “everyone knows these songs,” Berry said.

Opening the show is Diamond Jones — an impressive Tom Johns/Neil Diamond impersonator.

“Having him as an opening act I almost feel like it’s going hard act for me to follow. He’s really good,” Berry said.

Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders play the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, March 23. Tickets are $30, available through the Capital box office and online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca.