Cooke Park Main Stage – Saturday Program

Known as the heart of Parkes Elvis Festival, 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 2022 has to offer.

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 23 APRIL

9.30amEmilio Prince
10.00amNorthparkes Mines Street Parade
11.15amAnthony Fenech
11.30amOfficial Opening
12.00pmToki Toyokazu
12.30pmLook-a-like competitions
12.50pmVito Grillo
1.00pmPrizes awarded
1.05pmJunior Tribute to Elvis
1.35pmJoe Piastrino
1.55pmJunior prizes awarded
2.00pmSenior Tribute to Elvis Competition
2.45pmShElvis
3.05pmMcDonalds Rock ‘n’ Roll Competition
5.00pmStuey V
5.15pmBig Music Bandits
6.30pmAnthony Petrucci
7.00pmSpecial Guest from US – Jeff Lewis
7.15pmBrendon Chase
8.00pmAmitie
8.45pm – 10.15pmJack Gatto

Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Saturday, 23rd Apr 09:30am (12 Hours and 45 minutes)
FREE EVENT
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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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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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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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!

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ShElvis

Sheryl has been singing professionally for 13 years. She has challenged to develop ShElvis® in 2013 Sheryl has an unusual depth to her voice which helps with her ShElvis® alter ego.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Jack Gatto

Jack Gatto became an Elvis Presley fan at an early age after hearing his father's records. He taught himself how to sing and play guitar and at 16, started playing Elvis's early hit Love Me Tender. Listening to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Freddie Mercury sparked Jack's love of rock, blues and country music. Jack first began performing as an Elvis Tribute Artist in November 2014 and he prides himself on entertaining fans with a respectful tribute to the King. His main focus in being an Elvis Tribute Artist is to ensure that the next generation do not miss out on the music or the legend that is Elvis Presley. Jack has won the Australia Ultimate Elvis competition on two occasions. He has a voice that is eerily similar to that of Elvis' and accompanied with his jumpsuits, hair and make-up, he puts on a show that you are sure not to forget.

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Vito Grillo

Blessed with a unique and very wide vocal range extending from a rich deep baritone to a far reaching falsetto, Vito’s versatility has taken him on many musical journey’s. From channeling the voice of J.D. Sumner for many world-renowned Elvis Tribute Artist’s to the sweet, dulcet tones of Neil Diamond and the high pitched falsetto of the Bee Gees and fronting his own band ‘Jungle Jooce’ as Ziggy with his fun and charismatic showmanship, Vito is truly engaging and at one with his audience.

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Johnny Gardiner Band

The Jonny Gardiner band have toured constantly since 2014 as the house band for the Abstract Entertainment touring company playing on numerous tours including Songs in the Key of Motown, The Sun Records All Stars, Kings of Country and many more. The band became the “Elvis to the Max band “playing with Max Pelicano on his Australian tours between 2011 & 2017. The Jonny Gardiner band performed at the Parkes Elvis Festival in 2018 & 2019 and excited to be back in 2022.

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Joe Piastrino

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

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The CC Band

The CC Band are a group of very experienced musicians appearing on the Cooke Park Main Stage as the backing band for Parkes 2022.

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Venue

Cooke Park Main Stage

Welcome Street, Parkes
P: 0268626000
W: https://www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

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

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