One of the leading Elvis tribute shows is coming to Bournemouth this February.
After debuting at London’s West End Palladium, ‘Elvis the Ultimate Performance’ will be performed in Bournemouth Pavilion for one night only on February 27.
Brian Hill, producer of ‘Elvis the Ultimate Performance’, said that the show had never been brought to Bournemouth before and instead mainly toured in London and the North of England.
The show itself will see Chris Connor, one of the leading Elvis tribute acts in the UK, perform Elvis’ most memorable performances from his ‘1968 Comeback Special’ concert and also his 1973 ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ show, the first ever pop concert to be broadcast live on television.
According to Brian, combining the two concerts has set the show apart from others. He said: “There are quite a lot of Elvis shows out there on tour but before ‘Elvis the Ultimate Performance’ none really sang the whole of the ‘1968 Comeback Special’ or the ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert, instead most of them would focus on the Las Vegas years because they were the easier years to perform as a singer.”
Brian credits the show because of its emphasis on musical authenticity. He said: “We use professional West End musicians and the music has been written exactly how Elvis’ original musicians would have performed it many years ago.” He added: “It’s like listening to Elvis’ music through Chris Connor.”
With a personal love of Elvis and his music, Brian is particularly passionate about the show. He said: “I’m very proud to put my name towards this show; Chris is a great performer and the whole team behind the show is fantastic. We didn’t want to diminish Elvis’ name whatsoever, we just wanted to have the best show out there to show how great Elvis was as a performer all those years ago.”
‘Elvis the Ultimate Performance’ is currently touring the UK but is also being performed a variety of locations across the globe, such as Lebanon, Canada and Memphis. The show features classic Elvis anthems like Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and Jailhouse Rock as well as slower ballads such Memories and Something.