Mark Andrew’s Grease Show & Elvis Tribute

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and imagine you are in Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Watch Mark Andrew perform his Grease Show on the ARTC Main Stage with special guest Shelly Minson as Sandy. Sing along with the unforgettable songs from the movie topping the evening off with a tribute to The King.

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

  • Saturday, 11th Jan 08:15pm (3 Hours)
FREE EVENT

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.

Venue

ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage

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

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: [email protected]