One Night With Elvis: Lee Memphis King

Lee Memphis King, after only five years as a full time professional Elvis Presley tribute artist, has risen to be one of the elite of the tribute world with a concert schedule that many could only dream about. After winning the renowned Elvis Festival at Collingwood in Canada in 2005 he embarked on building his career in theatre concerts with a live band performing a two hour one-man show. Promoted by John Hessenthaler of Original Entertainment Programming Ltd, his productions One Night with Elvis and Elvis On Tour have gone from strength to strength and now appear, often to sell-out audiences, in major concert venues across the UK. These include Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, The Birmingham NIA, Aberdeen AECC, Edinburgh EICC, The Hammersmith Apollo, and London’s Indigo2 as well as large provincial theatres.

In 2007, which was the 30th anniversary year of Presley’s death, Lee Memphis King appeared in the BBC One series World’s Greatest Elvis in which he was the UK’s most successful participant. His performances drew nothing but praise from the programme’s panel of experts which included Joe Esposito, a lifelong friend, companion and employee of Elvis Presley, who said, “When I closed my eyes I could feel Elvis — he did a great job — it was awesome.”

Apart from his superb vocal impressions, he completes the illusion that Elvis is on stage with genuine outfits made in the USA, by costume makers using the original Elvis designs, and with painstakingly studied movements capturing the complete Presley performance. He has a warm and humorous on-stage persona and although he narrates the show in his natural speaking voice rather than aping that of Presley he still manages to capture the man as well as the performer. Don't miss this remarkable Elvis tribute show. It’s like no other Elvis Presley show with the remarkable tribute artist Lee Memphis King - awarded the ultimate accolade of World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival held annually in Canada - the largest and most respected Elvis tribute contest and Elvis festival in the world today Tickets are available from €30 on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from The Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information check The Royal Theatre & Event Centre website on: www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie

 

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