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.

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 10 JANUARY

10.30amNigel Stanley
11.00amSean Spetiri
12.00pmRick Charles
1.00pmAmitie
1.30pmTerry Leonard
2.00pmKiwi Elvis
3.00pmGeoff Suede
3.30pmPeter Paki
4.00pmShelley Minson
4.30pmPaul Fenech & Anthony Fenech
5.30pmBig Music Bandits
7pmThe John Field Band
7.40pmAnthony Petrucci
8pmThe John Field Band
8.40pmPaul Fenech
8.55pmThe John Field Band
9.35pmBrody Finlay
9.50pmThe John Field Band with special guest Brendan Chase

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Friday, 10th Jan 11:00am (12 Hours)
FREE EVENT

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.

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.

Big Music Bandits

The BIG MUSIC BANDITS are super excited to be back for the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival after debuting on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage last year.

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!

Nigel Stanley

Rick Charles

Rick is from Melbourne and needs no introduction. A very popular act who has over thirty years’ experience entertaining audiences throughout Australia. He is a wonderful showman with a warmth and charm that endears him to every crowd. Blessed with charisma and a versatile voice, Rick is also a very talented guitarist and musician. He’s had multiple television appearances and has had the honour of being asked to perform for people such as Kerry Packer and Anne Peacock with his corporate entertainment. If it’s some fun and experienced entertainment you’re after, Ricks your man.

Terry Leonard

Terry Leonard, “MR PERSONALITY”, has been performing as a tribute artist for the past 35 years. A native of Wellington, NSW, Terry is a regular at the Parkes Elvis Festival and has been a finalist at the “Ultimate Elvis Competition” many times, always making the top ten. Terry portrays Roy Orbison with humour and understanding, and covers many great songs – this act is a must see for all Orbison fans.

Kiwi Elvis

Geoff Suede

Winner of Australia's 2016 Elvis Sing a Like Contest at the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival. Professional vocal training and dedication allows him to perform a wide variety of Elvis' most popular hits from the soft romantic ballads, Elvis movies and Elvis energetic 70's concerts with great authenticity.

Anthony Petrucci

Anthony has been inspired by Elvis since childhood and made his national television debut as his idol on the Nine Network's Star Struck in 2005. Winning that competition saw him go on to perform a the Legends in Concert Show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. 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.

Brody Finlay

Brody grew up loving the sounds of Elvis Presley and singing on stage since the age of five. He was scouted to perform as Elvis in Sydney and since then has developed his likeness to 'The King’s' movements, voice and mannerisms. Brody was placed 2nd in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest at the Festival in 2018. He has also previously performed alongside two-time winner contest, Paul Fenech, and alongside the worlds best Roy Orbison Tribute Artist Aaron W Mansfield performing Blues Brothers Rebooted.

Venue

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

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

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: [email protected]