Elvis is 'back' in Wirral - for one night only

Elvis is 'back' in Wirral - for one night only

Michael King as Elvis

Michael King as Elvis

Michael King as Elvis

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Wirral Globe: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A SHOW capturing the magic of Elvis Presley on stage returns to the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight later this month.

On tour with Elvis, featuring Michael King, can be seen at the venue in Greendale Road on January 31.

It recreates the songs, sounds and costumes from Elvis' rock and roll days through to his final shows Vegas.

Ground-breaking rock n roll hits, movie songs, million selling number ones, the 1968 Comeback Special including the famous 'black leather sit-down' section, and of course the very best performances from the iconic star, who died in 1977.

Looking forward to stepping back into his shoes and returning to the Gladstone, Michael told the Globe: "It's a great theatre. We first played there 10 years ago and it’s great to go back.

"Port Sunlight is a fantastic part of the world; it's like an oasis."

The entertainer, based in North Wales, is the only UK Elvis performer to have received the 'Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award' for his performances there with the late star’s very own band the Jordanaires.

David Stanley, Elvis' step-brother and bodyguard saw the show and said: "Michael King has the moves, the look and the voice. I saw Elvis in concert over 1000 times and watching Michael is nothing short of spooky".

In response Michael told the Globe: "It's a great compliment and shows, I suppose, that people enjoy what I do.

"I did a huge Elvis convention and David was only supposed to be there for one day.

"But he loved the show so much that he ended up staying three days."

On Tour With Elvis is regarded by many in the business as the premier live Elvis tribute show in the UK.

On the show's popularity, Michael said: "I've been performing as Elvis for about 17 years now.

"It's something that’s grown and grown and continues to do so. I’ve taken him all over the world.

"One of these days, I’ll take time out to count how many people have seen the show over the years. It could be thousands.

"I also do a tribute show to Billy Fury, so it’s nice to be able to play two characters. Keeps it fresh."

A spokesman for the show added "If you only get to see one Elvis show this year, then Michael King's 'On Tour With Elvis' show is the one not to be missed".

Proceeds from the show will go to the Gladstone Theatre’s Improvement Fund Appeal.

Alan Davies, marketing officer for the Gladstone Theatre said: "Michael has been to us several times before always playing to a good house.

"In my opinion he is one of the best Elvis tributes."

The Globe has two pairs of tickets to give away for the show on Friday, January 31.

For a chance to win a pair, answer the following question: In which year did Elvis Presley die?

Send your answer, along with daytime contact details, to Elvis competition, Wirral Globe, Haymarket Court, Hinson Street, Birkenhead CH41 5BX. The closing date for entries is 5pm next Wednesday, January 22.

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