Elvis Presley remains the undisputed king of rock n roll and in a tribute to his musical genius James Marais has produced and directed the Elvis Rock n Roll Tribute.
The show will run from Friday, 6 April to Saturday, 2 June at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar every Wednesday to Saturday.
The first half of the show will transport the audience to the beginning of the Elvis phenomenon in the 50’s and 60’s, with songs such as Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Don’t be Cruel and Heartbreak Hotel. The second half of the show covers Elvis’ Las Vegas comeback in the 70s and his rhinestone jumpsuit period when he produced hits such as Suspicious Minds, The Wonder of You and Burning Love to name a few.
For James Marais, Elvis is more than a show, it’s his passion. In 2010 he won the title of best Elvis Tribute Artist in South Africa, earning him the right to represent the country at the Elvis Festival in the UK and Wales. He was placed fourth in the competition, against contestants from 12 other countries.
Performing alongside James is drummer Ian Black, lead guitarist Louis Coetzee, Vernon Barnard on acoustic guitar, Anthony Kinsley on bass and Nick Pay on keyboards. Backing and lead vocals are provided by Monique Cassells and Dominique van Rensberg. The show includes Nicoll Pitt and Claire Schrickker as back-up dancers and Fanie Schoeman as the MC.
Venue: GrandWest’s Roxy Revue Bar
Time: Wed- Sat at 20h30
Performances: Friday 6 April to Saturday 2 June
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