This all started with a gig at the James Cook Hotel on the Terrace. I managed to locate some excellent backing tracks, for me to sing along with. Since then I have been polishing the show while busking to a street Audience in Kilbirnie.
I do not look at all like Elvis so this is not another Elvis Impersonator Show, it is a tribute show to the King of Rock’n’Roll and features his musical arrangements and vocal styles. Through all my decades of Busking, I have studied how to imitate different Artists and the vocal techniques they employ. I might not look anything like Elvis, but I sure can sing just like him, and then add something unique of myself into the performance.
While most of these Songs are Elvis Original Chart Hits, Elvis performed a number of cover versions of the hits of the day and made them uniquely his own. I have done my best to nail it in the same way.
- My Way by Frank Sanatra
- Burning Love
- It’s Now or Never
- Teddy Bear
- Suspicious Minds
- Return to Sender
- Delighla by Tom Jones
- You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling by the Righteous Bros.
- Are You Lonesome Tonight
- All Shook Up
- Blue Suede Shoes
- Heartbreak Hotel
- Jailhouse Rock
- Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
- You’re the Devil in Disguise
- Don’t Be Cruel
- Wooden Heart
I was intending to make some music videos to promote the show this year before the end of year work parties, etc but I had to postpone that idea until sometime next year. The thing is that I am getting a set of dentures at the moment, so they have been pulling most of my remaining teeth out. I went in there singing “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, but it takes so long for the swelling to go down before they can make a casting for the mold, that it ain’t gonna happen this year.
So as soon as I get my new choppers, I have a big back-log of videos to front, that I have been putting off, until my mouth is back into it’s normal shape. I will edit between 2 video cameras and I use my proper 250watt PA system to capture the best sound quality. The video and sound editing is done on a computer. After rendering videos are then uploaded to my YouTube account.
Type Bus Tunnel Studios into the YouTube search engine, for a list of videos of my performances or other videos that I have been making, including a documentary or two.