Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Heats

Experience some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the industry as they compete for their place in history at the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. This contest is a search for the Elvis tribute artist who best represents

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Experience some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the industry as they compete for their place in history at the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.

This contest is a search for the Elvis tribute artist who best represents Elvis in the area of vocals, style, stage presence and overall performance.

2024 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contestants for the Heats are:
  • Aaron Mansfield
  • Andy B
  • Anthony Fenech
  • Bill Pat
  • Che Orton
  • Darren Armstrong
  • Deon Symo
  • Gavin Chatelier
  • Gerard Mascarenhas
  • James Christel
  • Johnny Angel
  • Matthew Birse
  • Rick Hudson
  • Ricky Ford
  • Stuey V

The top 8 performers will then battle it out in the Finals on Saturday, 13 January at 1.30pm.

The winner will represent Parkes Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest in Memphis during Elvis Week in August 2024.

Heats – 10am Friday, 12th January 2024
Finals – 1.30pm Saturday, 13th January 2024


Tribute in Concert Band

Tributes in Concert Band

Established in 2014, The TIC band has taken the tribute world by storm in leaps and bounds over the last 6 years. As the lead band for Australia and New Zealand's most iconic Elvis festivals they have quickly become the pioneers of the tribute industry, especially the Elvis world.

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Aaron Mansfield

Aaron is considered one of the best vocal replicas of Roy Orbison in the world today. His shows feature costumes and musical instruments identical to those used by Roy Orbison, Aarons' attention to detail makes for a world class tribute act.

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Andy B

“Andrew Bithell” better known as “Andy B” (Elvis Tribute Artist) has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Andy has played pub rock covers in duo’s, up to 6-piece live bands as high energy front man keen to engage the audience.

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Anthony Fenech

Anthony is originally from Sydney NSW and pays an exciting tribute to Elvis Presley that captures the essence of the early Sun and Memphis (1950s) era. Considered to be one of the Top 50’s era Elvis Tribute acts in the country, Anthony has earnt himself multiple accolades and awards recently and is a much sought-after...

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Bill Pat

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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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Darren Armstrong

Darren Armstrong is well known in the Elvis World in Australia and New Zealand.  Darren has won numerous Elvis look-a-like competitions and placed in singing competition in Australia and New Zealand over the past six years.

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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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Gavin Chatelier

Gavin Chatelier has been a full time singer, guitarist, entertainer for 25 yrs, with 20 CDs &150 variety shows each year. With Elvis Gospel music being his favourite genre, he has always said at his shows, ” You cannot separate Elvis & Gospel Music.” His sound is timeless and evergreen with this popular Tribute to Elvis’ Gospel and inspirational Songs show drawing full house audiences. It will leave you with unforgettable memories and is sure to have you returning again and again.

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Gerard Mascarenhas

Gerard Mascarenhas

Gerard has been an Elvis tribute artist for the past four years.  He won the undiscovered virtual competition in 2021, has performed on national television and is a contestant in the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the 2023 Parkes Elvis Festival.

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Johnny Angel

Johnny Angel has been performing around and about and has entered the Down Under ETA competitions for the last few years. Launching his career in Auckland at the Elvis in the Gardens event in 2013, Johnny’s career has continued to grow in momentum. He has also performed at the Elvis Memorial Club’s Elvis in the Park event in recent years. He has a fabulous voice and brings a popular Pacifica feel to Elvis’s music.

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Matt Birse

Matt Birse has been performing his tribute to Elvis for over 15 years including performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival for 6 years, onboard the Elvis Meets Legends Cruise. Matt has a 4-piece tribute band called All The Kings Men that have been performing together for the past 4 years. Each performance is a tribute to the legend that inspired the world of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Rick Hudson

Named after a rock’n’roll star, it was little wonder that Rick formed a love of music right from the start, making his stage debut at just age 4. He visited Graceland in 1976 and attended concerts by Rick Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison in the 80s. After winning...

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Ricky Ford ETA

Ricky Ford

Ricky Ford has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for around 18 months. All come about when he changed the graphics and name of his mobile coffee van to The King about 2 years ago. A 2nd hand jumpsuit, sideburns and a wig saw him serving coffee to customers as " the king". His love of Elvis and his music and singing karaoke, quickly turned interest away from serving coffee to paying tribute to his idol, Elvis Presley. He was fortunate enough to be accepted to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition at the Parkes Elvis Festival and Viva in 2019.

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Stuey V

Stuey V brings a very vibrant and energetic performance to the stage and also recently had the honour of performing in the 'The Graceland Tent' in Memphis in 2017, and the 2018 Nashville Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest reaching Top 10 Status . He portrays Elvis from the 50s, 68 Comeback Special and 1970 Vegas years, and he sure knows how to excite an audience.

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Date and time

  • Friday, 12th Jan 10:00am (2 Hours)


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