Cooke Park Main Stage – Sunday 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 free entertainment on offer from 9am to 4pm.

SUNDAY 24 APRIL

9.00amGospel Service
10.30amChe Orton
11.00amGeorge Nadile
11.30amRenewal of Vows Ceremony
12.30pmLexine Solomon
12.45pmSenior Tribute to Elvis & NSW Pinup Pageant Announced
1.00pmBusking Finals
1.30pmUnplugged Competition
2.05pmSnr Tribute to Elvis Winner
2.10pmUETA Winner
2.15pmPrevious Parkes UETA Winners: Jack Gatto, Brendon Chase, Anthony Petrucci & Toki Toyokazu

Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Sunday, 24th Apr 09:00am (7 Hours)
FREE EVENT
Elvis Tribute Artist, Che-Orton, performs at the Parkes Elvis Festival

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.

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The “Blues Brothers Rebooted” show is an exciting hyperactive production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 soul brothers who donned the Black hats, dark shades and created what is now a musical institution “The Blues Brothers” Rebooted. This High energy, fun and polished presentation features the finest soul, rhythm and blues classics by such artists as Solomon Burke, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett. Blues Brothers Rebooted have played sold out shows in some of Sydney’s finest venues including The Basement, The Vanguard, Lizottes, Auditoriums across NSW and multiple cruise liners around the world.

George Nadile

George Nadile is a professional and accomplished entertainer with over 30 years of experience who provides a world-class tribute to Elvis Presley, the music of The Beatles and the iconic songs of the early Rock 'n' Roll era.

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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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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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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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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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Toki Toyokazu

Toki Toyokazu is one of Japan's leading Elvis tribute artists from Aomori.

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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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