Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Heats

Experience some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the industry as they compete for their place in history at the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.

This contest is a search for the Elvis tribute artist who best represents Elvis in the area of vocals, style, stage presence and overall performance.

The top 8 performers will then battle it out in the Finals on Saturday 23 April at 1.30pm.

The winner will represent Parkes Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest in Memphis during Elvis Week in August 2022.

The successful contestants for the 2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (in alphabetical order) are

Andy B

Anthony Fenech

Anthony Petrucci

Che Orton

Darren Armstrong

Emilio Prince

Frank Pesely

Gabe Phoenix

Gavin Chatelier

Geir Borholm

George Brooking

George Nadile

John Coates

Kingsley Rock

Mark Caligiuri

Matt Birse

Paul Fenech

Sean Leedham

Stuey V

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The winner of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will be heading to memphis dressed like The King with a US$2000 voucher for B&K Enterprises Costume Co Inc.

Check out their range of Elvis costume replicas, stagewear and Jumpsuits at https://b-k-enterprises.com/

Parkes Leagues Club

  • Friday, 22nd Apr 10:00am (2 Hours)
COST $48 + BF
“Andrew Bithell” better known as “Andy B” (Elvis Tribute Artist) has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Andy has played pub rock covers in duo’s, up to 6-piece live bands as high energy front man keen to engage the audience.

Andy B

“Andrew Bithell” better known as “Andy B” (Elvis Tribute Artist) has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Andy has played pub rock covers in duo’s, up to 6-piece live bands as high energy front man keen to engage the audience.

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Anthony Fenech

Anthony Paul Fenech is 23-year-old Elvis Tribute Artist who pays tribute to Elvis Presley in the 1950’s and Movies era. Having been hailed as a “Rising Star” in the Industry, Anthony sets his sights on becoming one of Australia’s top 50s Elvis Tribute Acts. Anthony is a 2nd generation Elvis Tribute Artist, following in the […]

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Anthony Petrucci

Anthony is a multi-award-winning performer from Melbourne, Australia who developed a passion for music very early in life with Elvis Presley being his main influence. Since then, Petrucci has been cast as Elvis in the Class of ‘59 stage show, Happy Days theatre production and also performed on Sony Music’s “Elvis by Request” album and tour. Late this year, Anthony decided to put on his own show backed by a full band. Showcasing all Elvis’s hits from the awesome Sun Sessions in 1955 through to his well-known songs, including Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Hound Dog and Follow that Dream.

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Elvis Tribute Artist, Che-Orton, performs at the Parkes Elvis Festival

Che Orton

New Zealand born musician and singer Che Orton, has been entertaining professionally for the past 17 years and has travelled throughout New Zealand and overseas as a solo artist and in professional tribute shows. After 14 years of being in tribute shows, Che has also formed one of the top bands around the Waikato, and has quickly gained a great reputation for polished performances throughout the country. In 2016, he travelled to Nashville to record his first single, “You’re the Reason” written for his wife. The song enjoyed success on one of NZ’s top radio station play lists. An accomplished singer/songwriter and recording artist Che represented NZ at the Texas Country Music Awards in 2017 having been recognised for his own songs. He is an incredibly versatile performer, sings a broad repertoire of music including with his own band and is well known throughout the clubs in New Zealand as both a soloist, a Bee Gee, a band lead and of course one of NZ’s top Elvis Tribute Artists.

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Emilio is a 21 year old professional Elvis Tribute Artist that has been performing a tribute to Elvis for the last two years. In 2021 he entered his first Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.at Cooly Rocks On and placed 2nd. 2022 will be Emilio's first time at Parkes Elvis Festival.  

Emilio Prince

Emilio is a 21-year-old professional ETA that has been performing tribute to Elvis for two years. He started his journey becoming an Elvis fan when he was 5 years old. . Emilio was runner up in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Cooly Rocks On. This will be his first in the competition at Parkes.

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Frank Pesely

Frank Pesely first performed as Elvis at professional shows around Perth at the age of 14. Now 30 years old, Frank has been performing professionally for 2 years where he performs to sold out ticketed shows.

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Gabe Phoenix

Gabe Phoenix is an Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, whose gold star performances have earned him both local and international acclaim. More recently he was awarded Runner Up at Parkes Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest 2019, going on to Win First Place in the Elvis Pro Gospel Division at Lake George, New York - then the second largest Elvis festival in the World!

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Gavin Chatelier

Before Gavin Chatelier, his wife, Trudi and their seven children, took up God’s call to full time family ministry, Gavin had been a singer/entertainer in restaurants and piano bars for nearly 10 years. After one of his television performances he received a phone call from well known American country singer, Don Gibson who invited Gavin to tour with him around the world. He was willing to introduce him to other country greats such as, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, along with other big names in the industry. With Gavin as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter & his wife Trudi, as executive producer, their ministry has produced 16 CDs. Today he is living the dream, writing and recording songs and performing cover songs from various genres of music. He states he is "a blessed man", married to Trudi and they have seven children who also perform and sing from time to time on some of the CDs. He has toured Australia and the world - USA, Europe, NZ & Asia - sharing music & testimony. His shows are an experience not to be missed!

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Geir Borholm has been an Elvis Tribute artist for the past 4 years. He has performed in many local, interstate, and overseas venues as an Elvis tribute artist, including placing in the top 5 at Cooly Rocks in 2021. Geir has a great love for Elvis' music.

Geir Borholm

Geir Borholm has been an Elvis Tribute artist for the past 4 years. He has performed in many local, interstate, and overseas venues as an Elvis tribute artist, including placing in the top 5 at Cooly Rocks in 2021. Geir has a great love for Elvis' music.

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The “Blues Brothers Rebooted” show is an exciting hyperactive production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 soul brothers who donned the Black hats, dark shades and created what is now a musical institution “The Blues Brothers” Rebooted. This High energy, fun and polished presentation features the finest soul, rhythm and blues classics by such artists as Solomon Burke, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett. Blues Brothers Rebooted have played sold out shows in some of Sydney’s finest venues including The Basement, The Vanguard, Lizottes, Auditoriums across NSW and multiple cruise liners around the world.

George Nadile

George Nadile is a professional and accomplished entertainer with over 30 years of experience who provides a world-class tribute to Elvis Presley, the music of The Beatles and the iconic songs of the early Rock 'n' Roll era.

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John Coates

John Coates has performed as an Elvis Tribute Artist for many years. He is a member of the ETA Hall of Fame in the USA, and has performed in the Graceland Pavillion, and Sun Studios Memphis.

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Kingsley Rock

Elvis may have "left the building" but the King can still Rock your world and Kingsley Rock is the man to do it! Kingsley Rock has the look, the moves and the voice that will transport you back through time, to a time when Elvis Presley became....."The King of Rock 'n' Roll"

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Mark Caligiuri has been performed in various bands in the 80's and has many years experience on stage including tours around America and Japan and has performed at many prestige venues. Mark has performed successfully as Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly and has over 5000 shows under his belt!

Mark Caligiuri

Mark Caligiuri has been performed in various bands in the 80's and has many years experience on stage including tours around America and Japan and has performed at many prestige venues. Mark has performed successfully as Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly and has over 5000 shows under his belt!

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Matt Birse

Matt Birse has been performing his tribute to Elvis for over 15 years including performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival for 6 years, onboard the Elvis Meets Legends Cruise. Matt has a 4-piece tribute band called All The Kings Men that have been performing together for the past 4 years. Each performance is a tribute to the legend that inspired the world of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Paul Fenech

Paul Fenech is one of Australia’s most experienced Elvis Tribute performers and one of the world’s most successful, with over 19 years of international and domestic experience including regular performances in Memphis, New Zealand and Asia.

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Stuey V

Stuey V brings a very vibrant and energetic performance to the stage and also recently had the honour of performing in the 'The Graceland Tent' in Memphis in 2017, and the 2018 Nashville Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest reaching Top 10 Status . He portrays Elvis from the 50s, 68 Comeback Special and 1970 Vegas years, and he sure knows how to excite an audience.

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Darren Armstrong

Darren Armstrong is well known in the Elvis World in Australia and New Zealand.  Darren has won numerous Elvis look-a-like competitions and placed in singing competition in Australia and New Zealand over the past six years.

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George Brooking

George Brooking in an Elvis Tribute Artist from NZ. He has been coming to Parkes for the last 6 years and says Parkes Elvis Festival is his favourite. George has been performing for 20 years and is about to embark on a tour of New Zealand in 2022.

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Venue

Parkes Leagues Club

192 Clarinda Street
P: 0268638895
W: https://www.parkesleaguesclub.com.au/

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: elvis@parkes.nsw.gov.au

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