Our 2017 Contestants

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Chris Aaron    

Chris Aaron

  • Town: Sugiez, Switzerland
  • Favourite Elvis Song: My Way

Chris has been a fan of Elvis since seeing "Elvis From Hawaii 1973", the passion grew stronger and now he performs Elvis Tribute Shows. Chris has a great respect and admiration for Elvis and continues to keep his music alive for now and for future generations.

Peter Andorai Jr    

Peter Andorai Jr

  • Home Town: Budapest, Hungary
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Memories

Having been hugely influenced by Elvis as a teenager, Peter had decided to become a professional singer at an early age. A deep inner guidance led him to his current path.

Tode Babjanski    

Tode Banjanski

  • Home Town: Garbsen, Germany
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Just Pretend

Tode was born in 1975 in Hannover, Germany and has loved Elvis since he can remember. He has been paying tribute to Elvis for over 20 Years and more than 10 years as a professional Elvis Tribute Artist. Tode loves to keep the memory of Elvis alive having made his first tribute to Elvis at the age of 14 at school.

Rudy Diomedi    

Rudy Diomedi

  • Home Town: Civitanova Marche, Italy
  • Favourite Elvis Song: If I Can Dream

Rudy was born in 1986 and heard Elvis for the first time when he was 14, listening to "If I Can Dream". That song inspired him to be successful in life and since 2010 his dream to become an Elvis tribute artist came true. He now plays with The King Elvis Tribute Band all around Italy. In 2016 he was a semi-finalist at the famous Europe's Tribute to Elvis "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest" in Blackpool, UK.

Aren E    

Aren E

  • Home Town: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Favourite Elvis Song: We Can Make The Morning

Aren has really enjoyed being an ETA since he started in 2015. He's been luckily enough to have had the opportunity to perform abroad and across the UK. He continuously strives to perfect his act and always enjoys meeting new Elvis fans where ever he goes.

Elvis G    

Elvis G

  • Home Town: Hull
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Don't Think I Could Pick One

Elvis G first saw Elvis Presley at a very young age and even then he knew there was something special about Elvis that touched his soul. His likeness to Elvis has always been commented on and even been accused of miming.

Marc George    

Marc George

  • Home Town: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • Favourite Elvis Song: I have a different one every week! This week it's Steamroller Blues

Marc started his Tribute to Elvis at the age of 16, then at 17 joined Pontin's Holidays as a Bluecoat where he quickly became "Pontin's Elvis". On leaving Pontin's I toured the clubland of the UK with my tribute to Elvis and have done so ever since. Marc has also had the honour of performing in Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, a stint at the Holiday Inn in Memphis and at Circus Circus in Las Vegas.

Steve Halliday    

Steve Halliday

  • Town: Allhallows-on-Sea
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Mama Liked The Roses and Stay Away Joe

Steve very blessed to have travelled the world performing his tribute to the 'world's greatest ever entertainer' - Elvis Presley at such prestigious venues as The Edinburgh Playhouse, The O2 Indigo, The Amsterdam AIE and returns once again to the Blackpool Winter Gardens where he started his career with Cannon and Ball. In the last few years Steve has sung live on the TV shows - Graham Norton's New Years Eve Show, BBC One's World Greatest Elvis, ITV's Stars In Their Eyes Elvis Special and Spanish TV's Estrellas Des Noches. Recently Steve made his London West End debut in Christmas With Elvis and Friends.

Tommy Holland    

Tommy Holland

  • Home Town: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Favourite Elvis Song: If I Can Dream

Tommy is 20 years old and has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for approximately 12 months. he has previously a contest in the UK, winning the gospel section and finishing overall runner up. His age would suggest he would do 50's Elvis, however, this isn't the case, he faithfully recreates the dynamic performances from 'That's The Way It Is' and 'Elvis On Tour', he has now introduced '68 special' to his repertoire. He loves the attention to detail, starting with the sound and then the look in which he is trying to give a feel of what it may have felt like to be at an Elvis show.

Andy King    

Andy King

  • Home Town: Sulzfeld, Germany
  • Favourite Elvis Song: I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Born in 1974, Andy saw Elvis the first time on TV at the age of 6 and was very impressed about the person and the music. Andy started guitar lessons and music became his hobby. In 2003 He started Elvis impersonation entering contests in Europe and USA from 2010 and since 2012 he has become a full time professional Elvis Tribute Artist.

Peter King    

Peter King

  • Home Town: Solihull, West Midlands
  • Favourite Elvis Song: In The Ghetto

At the age of 14 Peter heard Elvis singing 'In the Ghetto' on the radio and was hooked. Since that day he's been an avid Elvis fan, attempting to build a collection of all of the songs he ever recorded. Peter started singing at 21 and after performing with a number of different small groups joined a 12-piece soul and Motown band performing around the southern counties. Then after a couple of years he decided that he’d built enough experience to switch to paying tribute to Elvis, and have never looked back. I couldn't imagine doing anything else now! With appearances on BBC TV, Peter's Elvis tribute show has taken him all over the UK. Peter was Europe's Tribute to Elvis Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semi-finalist in 2015 and 2016 at Blackpool.

Mario Kombou    

Mario Kombou

  • Home Town: London
  • Favourite Elvis Song: If I Can Dream

Mario trained as an actor and starred in the West End Hit Musical Production of "Jailhouse Rock". Images of the King winner Memphis Tennessee. Ultimate Finalist in Memphis on numerous Occasions. Currently touring the U.K with "The Elvis Years" Musical.

Paul larcombe    

Paul Larcombe

  • Home Town: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Good Time Charlie Got The Blues

Paul Larcombe The only Elvis Tribute in the world to have performed, live and solo, for the Queen and the Royal Family on three separate occasions Paul earned an official ranking in the world's Top Ten Elvis Tribute Artists by Elvis Presley Enterprises reaching the Final in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Has appeared on: BBC1, ITV, GMTV, Good Morning America, ABC, CNN, Sky News and many more. Like Elvis, Paul was in the armed forces and started performing and entertaining in 1988 during his time in the Royal Navy. Leaving the Navy in 1994 he carried on with his cabaret show, performing in pubs and clubs in the north west of England where he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in his trade as an entertainer. This experience carried through to his Elvis Tribute Show, and clearly shines through in the performance we see today. Not only a world class Elvis Tribute but a great, natural entertainer too.

Mike McAlpine    

Mike McAlpine

  • Home Town: Kirklevington, Teesside
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Suspicious Minds

Mike is a Teessider based in Germany. He is proud to have competed in all four Europe's Tribute to Elvis contests. To meet so many people with a common and exciting interest, namely Elvis, is something he really looks forward to. Let's Rock 'n' Roll!

Johnny Lee Memphis    

Johnny Lee memphis

  • Home Town: Coalsnaughton, Scotland
  • Favourite Elvis Song: It's Only Love

Johnny hails from bonnie Scotland and has been performing as his idol from the tender age of 3 years old. After singing in a rock band for a few years he picked up his love of performing as Elvis again and has been professional since 2004. Travelling the world he feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to share his love of Elvis with like-minded fans.

Simon Patrick    

Simon Patrick

  • Home Town: Northampton
  • Favourite Elvis Song: If I Can Dream

Simon Patrick born in Northamptonshire, England has had the honour and pleasure of performing an honest and dedicated tribute to the king for 15 years all over the world & Europe. The highlight of his career was performing at the London Hyde Park Breast Cancer Moonwalk Charity in front of over 10,000 people. He says "Elvis has been my icon and hero since I was 7 years old and still is to this present day, there is only one Elvis and I hope his legacy goes on for many years to come".

Eddy Popescu    

Eddy Popescu

  • Home Town: Constanta, Romania
  • Favourite Elvis Song: I'll Remember You

Eddy was born in Constanta Romania in 1977. As a 6 year old Eddy first saw Elvis in the film 'Fun In Acapulco' and ever since then wanted to be a singer like him. Aged 16 he started to learn guitar along with some Elvis songs. Still at a young age Eddy started to sing at shows in his local town and after a few years he was asked to join a leading band in Romania called ONIX. Eddy sang with the band at events across Romania for many years as well as appearing on National TV Shows. In 2010 Eddy moved to The UK with his family and after a while began busking outside Marks & Spencer on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. He joined a local Rock n Roll Band but after a short period decided it would be best to go solo. Around this time he was spotted by an Agent who started booking him into local Social Clubs and Pubs. Eddy would perform songs by the likes of Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Michael Buble, Dire Straits and obviously some Elvis. Quickly he established himself as a very popular entertainer on this circuit and was awarded by The Concert Secretary’s Federation as the best newcomer for 2012. It was around this time that Eddy started to put together with great success his full tribute show and Forever Elvis was born.

Andy Reno    

Andy Reno

  • Home Town: Manchester
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Jailhouse Rock

Ever since watching Jailhouse Rock as a kid, Andy has been hooked on Elvis's music. Encouraged by family and friends he decided to become an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2010. He is currently starring in his own theatre production 'Elvis The Rock and Roll Years'.

Rick E Richards    

Rick E Richards

  • Home Town: Hull
  • Favourite Elvis Song: No specific one (love them all)

Rick first started singing in charity gigs with my friend Elvis G. Rick has been an Elvis fan all my life, his mother bought him an Elvis Monthly Magazine in 1965 which he still has. Rick now performs Elvis Presley and Dean Martin tribute shows.

Fisher Stevens    

Fisher Stevens

  • Home Town: Weldon, Northants
  • Favourite Elvis Song: If I Can Dream

Fisher Stevens has been a professional Elvis tribute artist for over 10 years, during this time he has performed from Beijing to Baltimore! He has won and been placed in Elvis tribute artist contests worldwide and headlines the popular touring show Elvis In Vegas.

Christopher Tierney    

Christopher Tierney

  • Home Town: Birmingham
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Hurt

Chris has been performing elvis since he was 14 years old. He won his first professional competition at the age of 16. Since then he has been performing professionally all over the uk, including making the finals of the Europe's Tribute To Elvis Ultimate Elvis contest. His ambition is to perform his show all over the world and hopefully one day get to compete in memphis.

Brian Troy    

Brian Troy

  • Home Town: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Depending on the mood, so many to choose from.

Brian was Scandinavian Champion 2013 and two time semi-finalist in Europe's Tribute To Elvis. This will be his third entry. He has been an Elvis Tribute Artist since 2000 having became an Elvis fan at the age of 8, having heard "Hound Dog". Brian tours all over Denmark with his band "ELVIS On My Mind".

Rob Willis    

Rob Willis

  • Home Town: Seaford, East Sussex
  • Favourite Elvis Song: Way Down

Rob has been performing his Tribute to Elvis Presley for some years now along with his very own 'Memphis Mafia' Band performs up and down the country and even abroad. He and his band work tirelessly to try and recreate, as close as they can the majesty that only Elvis himself could achieve. Rob became an Elvis fan at about the age of 3 when first hearing the song, Blue Suede Shoes, he has been hooked ever since.