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 2020 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.

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

9.30amThe Fourcasters
9.45amSean Spiteri backed by the Fourcasters
11.15amPaul Fenech backed by the Fourcasters
11.30amOfficial Opening Ceremony
12.00pmBrodie Finlay
12.30pmJunior Elvis and Priscilla look-a likes
1.05pmJunior Tribute to Elvis Competition
2.00pmSenior Tribute to Elvis Competition
3.05pmSenior Elvis and Priscilla look-a-like Competition
3.05pmSenior Elvis and Priscilla look-a-like Competition
3.45pmSydney Swing Katz
4.00pmMcDonalds Rock ‘n’ Roll Competition
6.00pmBig Music Bandits
7.00pmStuey V
7.30pmGreg Page
8.15pmMark Andrew Grease Tribute
9.00pmDi Solomon
9.30pmMark Andrew Elvis Tribute

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Saturday, 11th Jan 09:30am (12 Hours and 45 minutes)
FREE EVENT

The Fourcasters

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

Stuey V

Stuey V is from the sunny Gold Coast and has been an Elvis fan since the tender age of 6. Because of this, he decided to follow his dream and become an Elvis Tribute Artist. He brings a very vibrant and energetic performance to the stage and also recently had the honour of performing in […]

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.

Mark Andrew

Mark Andrew Tabone was born in Melbourne in 1966 and spent most of his childhood in Europe. It was there his interest in performing arts developed from an early age, acting, singing and playing character roles to large audiences. On his return to Australia in 1983, he appeared on the nine networks talent show “New Faces” which opened a lot of doors. In 1992 he formed a Rock n’ Roll band “Blue Suede Dudes”, playing many Melbourne venues and also supporting Chubby Checker on his Australian Tour. In 1995 he featured as Buddy Holly in a Legends Revival Concert at Dallas Brooks Hall. He then created his own corporate “Dead- Set Legends” show performing as Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Jim Morrison and Elvis. “Elvis Leaves His Mark” was launched in 1998 and is now one of the best Tribute shows worldwide with Mark finishing in the top 5 in the world in Memphis in 2002. In Recent times Mark was invited to perform his Elvis Tribute for Joe Esposito, Elvis’ own Road manager and best Man at his wedding, Joe’s comments were “Mark You did an absolute fantastic tribute to Elvis and it brought back so many memories, You sang from the heart just like Elvis did” Mark, a trained actor has an incredible versatile talent to capture each character and later added Austin Powers, Dean Martin & Tom Jones to his Legend show and also makes a true to life Danny Zuco, performing in his own Grease Tribute show. In recent years, Mark has been invited 4 years in a row to headline “The Parkes Elvis Festival” performing various versions of his “Elvis Leaves His Mark” show, with this year having sold out 4 consecutive shows with standing ovations.

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.

Greg Page

Greg, who is well known as the original lead singer and a founding member of the children's band the Wiggles, and also well known in the Elvis community, proudly keeps the memories of Elvis alive with his music and memoribilia. His 2005 solo album, Taking Care of Country, reflects his interest in Elvis Presley's music and it was recorded with the famous TCB Band (Elvis' back-up band). He released his second album with the TCB Band, Let It Be Me, in 2012. Greg has also performed in Las Vegas with the TCB Band and sang back-up with Australian Elvis impersonator Mick Gerace. His personal collection of Elvis memorabilia is proudly exhibited all year round at the King's Castle located at Parkes Visitor Information Centre.

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.

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 […]

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.

Sydney Swing Katz

The Sydney Swing Katz are one of Australia's premiere swing dancing performance troupes. Their spectacular and extravagant floorshows replicate the dance styles done in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s - Charleston, Swing, Lindy Hop, and Rock n Roll.

Venue

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

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

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: [email protected]