Memories and music of John Denver will be conjured up when the UK’s premier tribute show to the singer takes to the stage at the Epsom Playhouse.

On October 12 1997, the world of country music was rocked by the death of one its greatest writers and performers. John Denver was just 53 years old when his twin-engine plane plunged into the sea off the Californian coast.

This tribute show traces the early and late music of Denver including the legendary hits Country Roads, Annie’s Song, Grandma’s Feather Bed and Leaving on a Jet Plane to name a few.

Wayne Denton plays Denver, aiming to transport the audience back to a time of innocence and fun when country music filled the airwaves of every radio station around the globe.

Mr Denton says: "Despite being an entertainer and winning New Faces as a vocalist in my own right, it was always the music of Denver which was my first passion and I think it's fair to say he was a hugely influencing factor on my career".

While most know some of his music, fewer know the full extent of his humanitarian activities that encompassed ending hunger, supporting human rights and creating a healthy, sustainable environment.

Country Roads: A Celebration of John Denver, Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, May 4, 8pm, £17.50, call 01372 742555, visit