Three kings on stage – Elvis, Buddy and Fury
From the leather jumpsuits to the slicked-back hairdos of the 1950s, Michael King, one of the UK’s best Elvis impersonator returns to Blackpool with three brand new hit shows.
A break from the mould, Michael now covers rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly, ‘Britain’s Elvis’ Billy Fury, as well as performing his award-winning Elvis routine.
He said: “It’s great to be back on tour, me and the lads are loving the nights back in Blackpool.
“The north west is a great place to play our shows and we found the further north you go, the better the audience gets.
“Performing as Buddy Holly has been a fresh and welcome challenge, and I have found it quite difficult adjusting my singing to match his unique voice. I’m getting a real buzz by performing as Billy Fury at the moment who is proving my favourite, but ask me next week and it could be Elvis again!”
It was the 36-year anniversary of Elvis’ death on Friday, August 16 prompting Michael to host a tribute event.
“We held a special concert on August 15 to commemorate Elvis and had a really big show of support by hundreds of Elvis fans.
“I’ve been performing as Elvis for the past 20 years, probably around 14 years on the stage, and I’ve noticed that Elvis is more popular now than ever.
“50 years down the line and here we are, with more Elvis fans that he had whilst he was alive.”
Michael, who organises the European Elvis Championships every year in Birmingham, is the only UK Elvis to have won the Elvis Icon Award (2003) when he travelled to perform in Las Vegas among several other Elvis acts.
He said: “I was very honoured to receive the award, particularly being the first and only British Elvis to win in America.
“Come down to the Winter Gardens and rock with the King, Buddy or Billy and celebrate the best of the 1950s and 1960s!”
The Billy Fury Years show will be performed every Tuesday evening, whilst the Sound of Roy Orbison (with special guest Billy Holly)is shown every Wednesday night.
Michael’s hit show On Tour With Elvis will also be performed on Thursday nights.
All shows start at 7.30pm and are at The Winter Gardens Arena venue until October 31.
Tickets are £16 per person with show and dine options available from £25 per person.
To book your ticket visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call The Winter Gardens booking line on 0844 8561111.