Cooke Park Main Stage – Thursday 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:

THURSDAY 21 APRIL

11.00amBig Music Bandits
12.05pmVince Gelonese
12.45pmAmitie
1.15pmJoe Piastrino
1.30pmGavin Chatelier
2.05pmShElvis
2.20pmVito Grillo
3.05pmDeon Symo
3.35pmBroderick Lloyd Jones & Mike Tsama
4.35pmJohn Coates
5.00pmAnthony Fenech and Paul Fenech
6pmBlues Brothers
6.30pmJake & The Cadillacs
8pmSydney Swing Katz
8.30pm – 10pmLock n Load

Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Thursday, 21st Apr 11:00am (11 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.

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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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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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Vince Gelonese

Having joined his first band at 16 as a guitarist, Vince persued 6 years of classical and opera vocal tuition. He then made the transition into a career as both a solo/Pop/Rock artist and a covers tribute artist. Italian born Vince is from Las Vegas but now calls Australia home. Whilst in the USA, he […]

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Gavin Chatelier

Before Gavin Chatelier, his wife, Trudi and their seven children, took up God’s call to full time family ministry, Gavin had been a singer/entertainer in restaurants and piano bars for nearly 10 years. After one of his television performances he received a phone call from well known American country singer, Don Gibson who invited Gavin to tour with him around the world. He was willing to introduce him to other country greats such as, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, along with other big names in the industry. With Gavin as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter & his wife Trudi, as executive producer, their ministry has produced 16 CDs. Today he is living the dream, writing and recording songs and performing cover songs from various genres of music. He states he is "a blessed man", married to Trudi and they have seven children who also perform and sing from time to time on some of the CDs. He has toured Australia and the world - USA, Europe, NZ & Asia - sharing music & testimony. His shows are an experience not to be missed!

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Broderick Lloyd Jones

Arguably Australia’s best Tom Jones Tribute Artist, Broderick Lloyd Jones has the powerful vocals, the striking resemblance and the unmistakable stage charisma to match only the man himself. Broderick Lloyd Jones’ Tom Jones impersonation will have the ladies swooning, and the guys crooning from start to finish.

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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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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.

Blues Brothers

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.

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Jake and the Cadillacs

Let Jake and the Cadillacs make you feel as if you have been transported back to a time of hot-rods, bobby socks and pompadours! Based on the East Coast of Australia, Jake and the Cadillacs are guaranteed to get you revved up with their high octane, high class Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll and swing style tunes!

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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.

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Lock n Load

Lock n Load are an energetic Rockabilly, Swing and early Rock n Roll band who love to get people’s feet tapping and dancing to the infectious beat of classic songs from the pioneers of these styles.

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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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Deon Symo

Deon Symo is first and foremost a massive Elvis Presley fan who enjoys paying tribute to his idol. Deon is from South Australia and at the age of 21 has mastered a wonderful catalogue of Elvis' hit songs and loves nothing more than getting his audiences up and dancing. Deon's tribute is a detailed performance with fantastic moves and thorough re enactment scenes to compliment his act. Deon's favourite era is the 70s jumpsuit concert years.

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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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