ELVIS PRESLEY served in the US army from 1958 to 1960, earning the rank of sergeant in a tank battalion of the 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. Now another soldier is stepping into the King's shoes for a tribute show to the boy from Tupelo.
Rob Kingsley, a former soldier with the Royal Scots regiment of the British army, who served in the Gulf War, and was in Kosovo and Northern Ireland, has re-invented himself as an acclaimed Elvis tribute act, who has earned the praise of Elvis’s tour manager, Ed Bonja: "He sings like Elvis, looks like Elvis, hell he even walks like Elvis, he even has the on-stage charisma that Elvis had".
Rob is bringing his award winning show, A Vision of Elvis, to the Town Hall Theatre on Friday October 13 at 8pm. It will cover all aspects of Elvis's career from his Sun Studios and rock'n'roll era to the 'movie years', The '68 Comeback Special, and the Vegas years. Speaking about his success, Rob says: "Every morning I get up, have a wee laugh and think, ‘how did that happen?’ It’s totally crazy.”
Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie