THE JEANS GENERATION - TRIBUTE
ARTISTS / BANDS 14
Memphis King - the Voice of Elvis
(USA - Elvis Presley Tribute Artist)
Toxic Twins (UK - Aerosmith Tribute Band)
SteelWheels (CAN - Rolling Stones Tribute Band)
87 - The Jeans Generation (radio show)
Memphis King - the Voice of Elvis (Elvis
Presley Tribute Artist)
the Voice of Elvis
A warm hello to all of you Elvis fans and tribute artists
alike. I am often asked how and why I got into being an Elvis Presley
tribute artist and I can tell you that it was a very strong desire from
childhood to be one. I saw a film of Elvis called Roustabout when I
was only a few years old and I loved the man from that day on. I loved
Elvis's music from that early age and there hasn't been a day since
then that I haven't sang an Elvis song and tried to perfect my tribute
to his great voice. I pay meticulous attention to the way Elvis sings,
from the way he breaths to adopting the attitude that he expresses when
recording the song. To me Elvis was the greatest performer and vocalist
of the last century and I constantly strive for perfection when I sing
and perform. For me the desire to perform is like a burn inside and
that feeling was certainly greater than the fear of performing. It took
until 2001 to finally have the nerve go on stage, I have never felt
fear like it before and I have never lost the desire to perform since
that time. For the last year or so I have been performing in a UK tour
called "Elvis Back In The Building" which culminated in a
one night show in October 2004 at the legendary London Palladium, a
very proud moment for me and the band I can tell you. I am planning
future tours in the UK and Europe and I would love to meet anyone who
has the same respect and love for the King as I do, it's always a kick
to meet the true Elvis fans and respected Elvis tribute artists around
I have genuine respect and admiration for all Elvis
tribute artists who strive to perfect their art and equally it embarrasses
and frustrates me when I see and hear the ones who don't or can't. I
find it painful and to watch and listen to. One thing for sure is that
we all share love and respect for Elvis, and this alone makes meeting
everyone such a happy experience.
I intend to keep recording albums especially songs which Elvis didn't
record. I have found this to be surprisingly difficult to do because
it's hard to imagine what Elvis may have been feeling when singing the
song. Also I have to imagine how he may have sung it which is probably
the most difficult part. Maybe if you drop me a line on the songs you
would have liked Elvis to have performed then I will do my utmost to
record it with respect and justice it deserves to the song and to Elvis.
Roy Evans - Memphis King - the Voice of Elvis
Toxic Twins (Aerosmith Tribute Band)
Toxic Twins is formed in London during summer 2000 and
start gigging in Dec 2001, playing over 100 shows in their first two years
of activity throughout the country and in Northern Ireland.
The wide repertoire performed by the Toxic Twins is likely
to satisfy even the most demanding Aerosmith fans. You'll hear, among
the others, classics like 'Walk this way', 'Sweet emotion', 'Dream on',
'Mama kin' as well as hits like "Dude looks like a lady', 'Rag Doll',
'Angel', ' I don't want to miss a thing', 'Pink', and so on.
The Toxic Twins gigs history includes many of the major
UK venues such as Nottingham Rock City, JB's, the Norwich Waterfront,
Fleece & Firkin, Butlins Resorts, Rock Café 2000, Bradford Rio, Glasgow
Strawberry Fields, Belfast Empire and Ulster Hall, etc., as well as gigs
in Ireland, Italy, the Channel Islands, Holland, Belgium, Austria and
Germany. New venues are constantly added to the TT schedule, who are proving
themselves as one of the most successful tribute acts on the scene.
SteelWheels (The Rolling Stones Tribute Band)
SteelWheels was formed in 2002 with a core group of musicians
going back to 1996. Their dedication and musical abilities have allowed
them to reproduce faithfully the sounds of the Rolling Stones recordings.
Guy Turnbull’s vocals are so close to the real thing, one would swear
it was Mick actually singing. Open guitar tunings, stage theatrics and
a passion for the Stones makes this band a must see in 2006.
Ted Croft - vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica. Ted
started his west coast roots in 1985 with Vancouver cover band, “The Teds”.
Ted performs as Ronnie Wood in SteelWheels and just luv’s it! Slide on!
His other musical achievements include being selected after an international
competition to provide the lead vocals for a CD project in praise of the
late John Lennon called “Songs for John”. SFJ, was written by “Beaten
Path”, the brainchild of two Toronto musicians, David Goyette and Tom
Heyfron (original member of 60’s group, The Troggs).
Guy Turnbull - lead vocals, has performed as Mick Jagger
for over two decades. His uncanny recreation of Mick’s distinct vocal
style helped him win a contest at a local radio station, reworking a Stones
hit for concert tickets. The song was a listener favorite and found it’s
way onto regular rotation. He went on to form Stikky Fingerz, in the 80’s
- Vancouver’s first Rolling Stones tribute band. Guy’s endless energy
and vocal chops carry over to his performances with SteelWheels.
Dean Way - vocals, drums and brother Gary Way, bass,
vocals, hail from London, England. Playing together for more than 25 years,
they have performed in countless cover bands and traveled western Canada
extensively throughout the 80’s and 90’s. The Bro’s lay down the bang
on groove of Watts / Wyman and supply the musical fabric for “Keith and
Ronnie” to weave.
Al Sirett - lead guitar, vocals, is another native of
England. His love of British music, past and present. Al’s keen ear and
attention to detail is evident in every song, but it his presentation
of Keith Richards that showcases Al’s musical and performing ability.
2-30455 Progressive Way, Abbotsford BC, Canada V2T 6W3
Reklamno mjesto 5
Reklamno mjesto 6
Reklamno mjesto 7
Reklamno mjesto 8
Reklamno mjesto 9