Tributes / Testimonials
Press Editorial, Salford Star 11th March 2017 – by Ian Leslie
Elvis Hits Eccles for Mother’s Day
The Gilda Brook Social Club, formerly Eccles Liberal Club, came under the new management of Graham Heatley in December, and I spoke to event co-ordinator Barbara Bennett about the plans for the venue and an upcoming visit from The King of Rock n’ Roll.
Alongside booking established acts, they are keen to open The Gilda Brook doors to the community: “We’d like young acts to get involved and use us a rehearsal space and venue, too”, Barbara explained*. However, The Gilda Brook will continue to provide quality traditional entertainment. On the 26th March, one of the regions finest acts, David Presley as Elvis, will be down to perform his stellar set.
On Mother’s Day, David hits the stage in Eccles to give a unique tribute to The King, Elvis Presley, although he is eager to point out that it’s not your typical tribute act. Over his performance, he delivers many aspects of a legendary career and much more.
As you would expect all the key ingredients are there, from Jailhouse Rock to Suspicious Minds, but it is an act unlike the others. David has clearly worked hard to capture the vocals, mannerisms and charisma of The King, but he likes to add his own spin. This Elvis wants you to be involved in the show. In fact, he insists on it!
He puts on a great show with a sense of fun, shifting effortlessly from Hound Dog right through to Viva Las Vegas, and describes it as, “a celebration of everything that is the legend of Elvis Presley”. It’s the King in all his glory, from rock’n’roll rebel turned GI heart-throb, to leather-clad icon, to Las Vegas show-stopper… “I love all of his songs and like to mix it up at every show to keep it fresh” he says.
He also has a surprise in store for the day of the show, but would prefer to keep it under wraps… “Highlights are the audience participation parts” he explains “but I would not want to spoil it by letting the cat out of the bag.”
David enjoys the interaction and believes that this makes every show a unique experience. While he loves to be a showman and getting the audience involved in the performance, he acknowledges the main reason that people are there…”The show is not about me, it’s about Elvis. People come to be entertained and I duly oblige…”
David gives one hell of performance to punters, whether they are serious Elvis aficionados or newcomers in search of quality entertainment. His set features the classics and some of the big numbers like Bridge Over Troubled Water and American Trilogy. There is also a section where he sings alongside The King: “The parts I really love is when I duet with the man himself, Elvis” he says…
…And with that David bids me farewell, and Elvis has left the building.
Press Editorial – by Journalist Greg Nixon
ANTICIPATION mingles with excitement – the King is in the building and ready to rock’n’roll. Then the original GI Joe hits the stage and the journey through the many faces of Elvis is underway.
This is not a tribute act – this is a celebration of everything that is the legend of Elvis Presley. It’s the King in all his glory, from rock’n’roll rebel turned GI heart-throb, to leather-clad icon to Las Vegas show-stopper.
David Presley as Elvis isn’t just any old tribute act. Yes, all the ingredients are there, from Jailhouse Rock to Suspicious Minds, but this Elvis wants you to be involved in the show. No – he insists you get involved in the show!
And that is what sets this tribute act apart from all the others – not just anyone can be the King of Rock’n’Roll and capture his charisma at the same time.
But David Presley manages to pull it off with enough style to make you want to be a part of the show, whether that’s learning the snake hip moves to Burning Love, gyrating in a grass skirt on stage, or having the lyrics to Are you Lonesome Tonight changed to serenade your balding head!
You might think there is not enough room for another Elvis tribute act but that’s where you are wrong. David Presley as Elvis leaves the others trailing in his wake – in fact it’s hard to believe he isn’t the real thing at times as he shifts effortlessly from Hound Dog to Bridge Over Troubled Water to Viva Las Vegas.
And, after all, it’s good to know that, nearly 40 years after the King finally left the building, someone is still taking care of business in his honour!!!
The Red Lion, Northup, Mold
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday.
We have had fantastic feedback with very happy customers.
Good luck and keep doing what your doing as its fantastic.
The Red lion Northop
David Presley Brings the King to a Halloween Themed Wedding
David Presley was great, he really brought the spirit of Elvis to our wedding. David played the whole Elvis set in the church on the alter steps. It was a large venue but David filled the whole space with his excellent Vegas show. Complete with white sparkly jumpsuit. David Presley, looked like Elvis, sounded like Elvis and moved like Elvis. He had all our guests dancing in the Isle. We love you Elvis Nancy and Sam XX
David Presley Rocks Stockport – By Client Sunny Mounsey
David Presley was booked by myself and the committee of Newbridge Lane Conservative Club through a recommendation and what a great choice. Firstly, it was a very entertaining performance. The difference between this act and others we have on a Saturday is David fully engages the audience, making all feel welcome and part of the show. Getting the people up on stage was a highlight throughout the night.
The costumes are of the highest standard and the changes are excellent taking you on a journey, whilst really telling the story of Elvis with pride and passion. Financially we had the best night of the year so far putting David Presley up there with a certain artist called Russell Watson from many moons ago.
To conclude we look forward to welcoming David Presley as Elvis back to Newbridge Lane Conservative Club in the near future!
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