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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.

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY

 

9amElvis Gospel Service
10.30amMitch Capone
11.30amRenewal of Vows Ceremony
12.30pmFrancine Bell and Terence Koo
1.15pmUnplugged Competition
2pmMajor Festival Raffle Draw
2.05pmTop Buskers Perform
2.30pmPrevious Parkes UETA Winners: Anthony Petrucci, Brendon Chase & Jack Gatto

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Sunday, 13th Jan 09:00am (7 Hours)
FREE EVENT

Mitch Capone

Australian vocalist Mitch Capone has a remarkable ability to capture the tonal characteristics and unique phrasing of some of the world’s most iconic singers. Mitch has performed his own shows ‘The Michael Bublé Experience’ & ‘Mitch Capone Swings Frank Sinatra’, throughout NSW. Following the success of these shows, Mitch has created an exciting new tribute show - ‘Elvis in New Orleans’ - fusing the funky street rhythms and howling brass sounds of the Crescent City with Elvis Presley classics. Mitch has also recorded an album of songs from the show with The Rehab Brass Band.

Francine Bell

Renowned gospel singer and award-winning artist. A star of stage, film and television, Francine's powerful voice will touch your heart.

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.

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.

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!

Terence Koo

Terence Koo is an Australian jazz pianist, composer, lecturer, teacher and recording artist. Born in Singapore, Terence holds a Master of Arts (Music), a Bachelor of Music, First Class Honours, the University Medal, an A.MUS.A. and a number of University scholarships and prizes. In 2017, Terence was awarded the University of Newcastle Faculty of Education and Arts Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning. Terence grew up in Tamworth, regional New South Wales, where he completed all his classical piano grades, and gained his Associate of Music (A.Mus.A.) aged fifteen. He came sixth in the state for music in his Higher School Certificate, and worked as a computer technician before moving to Newcastle to study music at the University Conservatorium. Terence studied under Carmel Lutton (OAM), and after completing his classical training, chose to specialise in jazz and contemporary music, genres about which he feels most passionate. Terence has been the musical director for numerous bands and projects, performing around the country for guests including the Prime Minister. He has released three feature albums (Pieces of Rain, Lunacity, and disCOVERies), and been a session musician on many others. In early 2014, he played on the album Amazing by Marcia Hines, and has appeared in a music video featuring Marcia Hines and Russell Crowe. Stylistically, Terence’s piano style has been described as smooth and elegant, passionate but subtle, continually striving for atmospheric colours, combining sensual harmonies with exciting swing grooves. Recently, Terence’s wicked sense of humour has seeped into his playing, making for some frivolous and highly entertaining performances.

Venue

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

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

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: [email protected]