World's Greatest Elvis is coming to Derby Arena
Mon 21 Nov 2016
Exciting news! Direct from the USA - the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time, Shawn Klush, is bringing his incredible show to the Derby Arena on Thursday 11 May.
The lavish production also features Elvis Presley’s original band members The Sweet Inspirations who toured with Elvis as his backing vocalists and support artists from 1969-1977 and featured in concert movies That’s The way It Is, Elvis On Tour and TV special Aloha From Hawaii. They also scored chart hits in their own name throughout the 60’s.
Shawn Klush first exploded onto the scene when 6 million UK viewers tuned in to see him win the BBC One search for “The World’s Greatest Elvis”, hosted by Vernon Kaye.
Soon after picking up the BBC title, Shawn was then crowned the first ever ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion' in Memphis, Tennessee in the first ever tribute contest to be held by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
On the back of his success, Shawn embarked on an unprecedented world tour, performing to thousands of fans in theatres and arenas across the USA, South America, Europe and Australia.
Now, Shawn is back on tour in the UK with an incredible production featuring his live band, orchestra and original Elvis band members The Sweet Inspirations.
From Elvis’s very first Las Vegas season in 1969 up until his death in 1977, The Sweet Inspirations performed every show with Elvis. Original member Estelle Brown, 71, speaks about Elvis and working with Shawn:
“Working with Elvis was indescribable. It was absolutely fantastic and he was the perfect gentleman. He was just a humble guy, a really wonderful person. We used to say ‘hey boss, hey boss’ but he’d say ‘I’m not your boss, I’m your brother’. That’s how he was; we became a family. Just as people loved Elvis, Elvis loved people. He was a real people person. That was his life. Shawn is the closest that anyone will ever get to him. I’m not saying he’s exactly Elvis, but he’s as close as anyone will ever get. We have a wonderful time working together. Shawn’s a good singer, a good person and has a great attitude. He puts on a great show.”
Don’t miss the incredible Shawn Klush on the UK Leg of his 2016 World Tour. For Elvis fans worldwide, it simply doesn't get any closer than this!
Catch Elvis World Tour live at Derby Arena on Thursday 11 May at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from our website, over the phone by calling 01332 255800 or in person from the Sales and Information Centre.