See king before he leaves the building

Elvis (Mike Shelby) will be visiting Blackfriars Theatre with the Divine Inspirations and Rhythm Express on Sunday.
Elvis (Mike Shelby) will be visiting Blackfriars Theatre with the Divine Inspirations and Rhythm Express on Sunday.

A SHOW featuring two hours of hits and three decades of The King’s music and hits is coming to Boston’s Blackfriars Theatre on Sunday.

Memories of Elvis, stars Mike Shelby as the rock icon with the backing of the Rhythm Express band and The Divine Inspirations.

It promises to feature some of the major hits as well as concert material which is not often performed along with a variety of costume changes.

Organisers boast a journey through music of the ‘50s and ‘60s up to a full 1970s Vegas concert.

These include songs from albums such as Mary in the Morning, Kentucky Rain, Moody Blue, In the Ghetto and Suspicious Minds.

Mike said after Elvis died, he began to see tribute shows to the King but was disappointed by the various acts he saw and decided to correct the negative image.

He said: “Some of the performers were way out of tune, some badly mannered, some dressed in cheap fancy dress and accessories that didn’t fit or even look accurate.

“Some were slurring the vocals as if to sound like Elvis, but he didn’t sound like that!”

He aims to provide a sincere tribute to his idol and classes himself as a ‘tribute artiste’.

He has all his outfits made in the USA, Canada and the UK to the original specs, including the 1950’s gold lame and the 1960’s black leathers and said the hair is all real - no stick on sideburns or wigs!

The show, at the Spain Lane venue, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 (£12.50 conc).

To book call 01205 363108.