Elvis: New Beginnings | Friday 10 July
During most of the 1960's Elvis stayed busy making movies while many stars like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles were charting new music but following the "68 Comeback Special" Elvis was making his way back on top. Then came the American Sound sessions where Elvis made his first non-soundtrack recordings in three years. These sessions made in Memphis, produced an astonishing number of outstanding songs that showed a different side of Elvis. He had a new perspective and wanted the best songs that would illustrate life's hard struggles and it's joys. In those months Elvis laid the groundwork for much of what he would sing in the 70's - songs like "Suspicious Minds", "Kentucky Rain", "In the Ghetto" and "Don't Cry Daddy"! Ultimate Champion David Lee brings those amazing songs and more to you in a show you won't want to miss!
Elvis in Concert 1974-1977 | Saturday 11 July
In the final years leading up to Elvis' death he not only performed in Las Vegas but toured the USA from coast to coast. In addition to selling out venues everywhere, he was constantly recording and earned his 3rd Grammy Award. Three of his shows in June 1977 were recorded by RCA for an upcoming live album and were videotaped for a CBS TV special called "Elvis in Concert" that aired posthumously. The video illustrated to the world that Elvis's voice was still strong. Just one month before Elvis died the album "Moody Blue" was released. Taking us back to the closing years of old glory is award winning tribute artist David Lee from Birmingham, Alabama, USA. David's tribute promises to be an emotional and riveting show!
Forever Orbison | Thursday 16 July
Award winning tribute artist Jesse Aron from Green Bay, Wisconsin presents an extraordinary performance as Roy Orbison. Orbison was known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures and emotional ballads. His music is often described as operatic an it earned his the nickname "The Caruso of Rock" and the "Big O". Orbison wrote or co-wrote most of his big hits like "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Pretty Woman". Jesse will take you back to the 60's when he reenacts these and other iconic songs.
Elvis: From Hollywood to Hawaii | Friday 17 July
Elvis Presley spent eleven years in Hollywood starring in 31 films beginning in 1956 with "Love Me Tender" - it was one hit after another. The movies were making money and so were the sound tracks as people couldn't get enough of Elvis. But Elvis wanted to perform in front of a live audience again so then came the television special "68 Comeback" showing the music world that Elvis wasn't just a star for the big screen. The big stage is where Elvis went, performing in Las Vegas and throughout the US to sell out shows. Then in 1973, Elvis headlined a concert " Aloha from Hawaii" that was broadcast live via satellite in over 40 countries. Cote Deonath will take you through all 3 eras in this amazing show! The world champion tribute artist from Ocala, FL, USA has what it takes to perform the upbeat songs from the movies all the way up to the iconic ones making 2 television specials something the world will never forget!
Elvis: That's the Way It Is | Saturday 18 July
Fabulous concert and studio performances make "That's the Way It Is" one of the greatest albums and one of the best films of Elvis' career. Recorded during his prime years upon returning from making movies, Elvis's voice was never better. This year, marks the 50th Anniversary of this great documentary that captured Elvis's first concert tour in over a decade. The 70's epic program recorded many of your Elvis favorites. If you're an Elvis fan or simply enjoy a well crafted set of songs to listen to, you won't want to miss award winning Cote Deonath bringing them to you - "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "You've Lost that Loving Feeling", "Suspicious Minds" and "Can't Help Falling in Love" are just a few not to be missed!