Mark Andrew Legends Show
Mark Andrew will wow audiences with his renowned Legends show. Wonder at the versatility of our Festival friend as he skilfully portrays Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jim Morrison and Dean Martin. Backed by a phenomenal band, this show is not to be missed.Learn more
About this event
Experience the talent of Festival favourite Mark Andrew as he skilfully portrays Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jim Morrison & Dean Martin.
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.Full Bio
Jonny 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 2022 and excited to be back again.Full Bio