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ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

Known as the heart of Parkes Elvis Festival, ARTC Cooke Park will present more than fifty top-quality entertainers over the four days. There will be a little less conversation, a little more action with all the non-stop entertainment that 2019 has to offer.

Hosted by radio personality, Dave Sutherland, the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage will host many talented performers backed by the dynamic Fourcasters. Many a famous tribute artist has launched their career on this stage – you could witness the next big thing!

Check out the entertainment on offer.

FRIDAY 11 JANUARY

 

9amThe Fourcasters
10amAmitie
10.30amSean Luke Spiteri
11amPaul Fenech
11.30amELVision – George K
12pmShelley Minson
12.30pmMarcus Jackson
1pmAdam Page
1.30pmJoe Piastrino
2pmJohnny Lee Memphis
2.30pmChe Orton
3pmJohn Collins
3.30pmPaul Fenech
4pmJoe Piastrino
5.15pmBig Music Bandits
6.20pmAaron Mansfield
7pmThe John Field Band featuring special guest Brendon Chase

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Friday, 11th Jan 09:00am (12 Hours)
FREE EVENT

Aaron Mansfield

Aaron is considered one of the best vocal replicas of Roy Orbison in the world today. His shows feature costumes and musical instuments identical to those used by Roy Orbison, Aarons' attention to detail makes for a world class tribute act.

Adam Page

Adam Page is regarded as Tasmania’s premier Elvis Presley Tribute artist and has been entertaining crowds all over Australia for over 25 years. In 2018, Adam made his debut at the Festival where he performed two fabulous shows, including an electrifying version of “If I Can Dream” unplugged on the main stage at Cooke Park. Adam has been performing his very popular Rock & Roll Show solo since 2014 and covers all the hits from 1956 through to now. From artists as diverse as Joe Cocker, The Hollies, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Alan Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Queen, Creedence, Elvis Presley, The Blues Bros, The Beatles, Bob Seger, Kenny Rogers and of course, the cream of classic Aussie rock!

Amitie

Based in Parkes, Shevaun Brown, Christie Green and Christa Radley make up this talented trio. With amazing vocals and vibrant costumes, you will be swept back in time listening to hits of the 50's, 60's and 70's.

The Fourcasters

Dynamic local band The Fourcasters will once again be ruling the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage accompanying all your favourite artists live.

Sean Luke Spiteri

Sean found his passion for music at the age of 3 and this passion turned into a career at the age of 11. He was also influenced by Elvis Presley in his early childhood and has been paying tribute to 'The King' for over 10 years. Sean has now been electrifying audiences for over 16 years, with his high energy presence, charisma and passion on stage. Sean's Elvis moves are some of the sharpest in the country and his strong Elvis vocals along with his authentic Elvis wardrobe is a dynamic combination to witness live. In 2000, his show 'Elvis Rock in Sean' was recognized as one of the best Elvis tribute shows in this country. Sean pays tribute to Elvis with so much passion, always keeping it very authentic and respectful to his idol. Sean’s Elvis tribute show has taken him all over the country and his act portrays Elvis Presley at the peak of his career. His show focuses on the early concert years of Presley when he returned to Las Vegas in 1969/1970 and re-claimed his status as the ‘greatest entertainer of all time’.

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.

Joe Piastrino

Joe is a tribute artist from Melbourne who impersonates many of the great musical artists of our time.

John Collins

After being entered into a singing competition by friends on a golf trip, (much to his surprise), John came away a winner at the age of 27. He then pursued singing lessons and followed his dream, back then it wasn't necessarily to portray Elvis, but to sing anywhere, any place any time! His family influence then kicked in - as long as he can remember they were playing Elvis. When it came to performing Elvis songs, well that seemed to come easily to John as it was a natural way of being! John had his start singing at the Blue Gum theatre restaurant, then was fortunate enough to pick up the role as Elvis in the multi "Mo" Award nominated showband "Heroes From Heaven". John is grateful to "Heroes" which taught him so much, and he had many amazing, crazy, fun and enjoyable experiences over the years Working the "Heroes from Heaven", creating his own show "Walking in Memphis" and singing with other bands and performing solo work, has evolved him personally and professionally leading him to this point in my life where entertaining audiences, large - small and everywhere in between is a wonderful and very special part of his life. John could go on about all the fabulous experiences he has had over the years, however each performance of John's is still as exciting as the first. He loves performing and interacting with the audience, which comes across in every show.

Elvision - George K

George K is from Sydney has performed in Australian UETA contests since 2013. His influences include artists such as Roy Orbison, the Beatles and of course Elvis Presley. In school, while Elvis was alive he performed his first tribute to classmates singing Return to Sender and I Got Stung. The more he listened to Elvis music and watched Elvis movies and concerts, the greater the appreciation he had for the legacy of Elvis. George's favourite songs are Are you Lonesome Tonight and Burning Love.

Shelley Minson

Tamworth based singer Shelley Minson sings her own style of Rockabilly and together with her guitar playing husband Lawrie they’ve made quite an impact in Australia and internationally. Shelley celebrated the release of her debut album ROCKABILITY with a launch at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend in Las Vegas and she has followed up with performances at the Gympie Music Muster, Shepparton Shakeout and Cruisin’ Country. Shelley and Lawrie have recently played shows in New Delhi and Mumbai in India and she also recently performed 5 shows at the Gold Coast this June for the Cooly Rocks On festival. Her first single Rockability was a number 2 hit on Tamworth’s 88.9 Chart, took 3rd position on Australian Country Radio and made 4th spot on Australian Country Tracks. ROCKABILITY was produced by Shelley’s multi award winning husband and features the talents of some of the top session musicians in Australia including Scott Hills, James Gillard and Hugh Curtis. Australian Music legend Ross Wilson has been a big supporter and lent his songwriting talents to the song Rockabilly Man. Her music and look is inspired by the great Rockabilly artists from the fifties and her shows are upbeat with songs made for dancing.

Marcus Jackson

Marcus has been dancing, singing and entertaining crowds since the tender age of 5. He also has vast experience of performing in all areas of the entertainment industry and has also performed for huge crowd's in the USA.

Johnny Lee Memphis

Known as the heart of Parkes Elvis Festival, ARTC Cooke Park will present more than fifty top-quality entertainers over the four days. There will be a little less conversation, a little more action with all the non-stop entertainment that 2019 has to offer. Hosted by radio personality, Dave Sutherland, the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage […]

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.

Big Music Bandits

The Big Music BANDITS are the best of the best among Big Music's students. The Bandits' main role is to play live at local community events, inspiring other young people to get involved in music. Several times a year the Bandits are also given opportunities to play on some of the biggest stages in the country working alongside industry legends. In the past year the Bandits have performed live on national television and supported Aussie legends such as: Baby Animals, Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Jets, You Am I, Choirboys and Ian Moss.

The John Field Band

This eight-piece high energy, engaging, party-style, Rock'n'Roll band includes the vocal talents of John Field and Bronwyn Mulcahy plus a dynamic three piece horn section and the “engine room” of rock rhythm sections. An original member of the rock group “The Cockroaches”,John Field has performed at over 5,000 functions since 1980 and has composed many of the Cockroaches APRA Award Winning hits for their Platinum selling albums. One of the main musical contributors to the world famous children’s group “The Wiggles”, John has written over 100 songs for their television shows, albums and videos. When it’s time to dance, John Field and his team knows how to get them up and keep them dancing. From classic rock and roll, to contemporary pop hits, to swinging jazz of years past, this band can play it all.

Brendon Chase

Brendan has been singing Elvis's tunes for over 20 years. In 2017, he won the pristine title as "Australasia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" which took him to Memphis to compete for the world title. Brendon looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis, and has an extraordinary stage presence that makes you temporarily believe you might be watching the King himself! Over the years, Brendon has won titles and played in all major venues throughout Australasia and featured many times on national TV. Originally from New Zealand, he is now based on the Gold Coast and regularly performs all over the globe. Seeing Brendon’s commanding and exciting performance as Elvis will leave you all shook up whether you’re a die-hard Elvis fan or not!

Venue

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

Welcome Street, Parkes
W: https://www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: [email protected]