Tumut’s own Elvis Tribute Artist Lenny Connolly performed a sold-out show at the Golf Club on Saturday night, getting the crowd up and dancing in their blue suede shoes.
Len sung all the hits as well as a few lesser known classics and an acapella number, responding to the crowd’s enthusiasm by going well over the scheduled set time.
However, he said that even though he sung solo, there were a lot of people involved in the night.
“I want to thank the Golf Club and the staff, and Richard Breward doing sound and light, and also my nephews for helping me out with spotlights and being roadies – it takes a long time to set up!” he said.
“You wouldn’t think so for a one man show.”
There were punters from Queensland and Sydney in the crowd, with others travelling from Wagga, Cootamundra, and Young to see Len’s show.
“I was very pleased with the people who travelled near and far, and pleased with the loyal followers who always come,” he said.
There was also a promoter who live-streamed the show to a group in New Zealand, who want Len to perform at their own Elvis festival, Elvis n Gardens, in Auckland.
Along with future Elvis gigs, Len is also thinking about branching out into some other greats.
“I’m going to keep doing the Elvis stuff, but I might try and branch out to some Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble sort of stuff, a bit of Dean Martin – those smooth guys. I’ll get a tuxedo of some sort,” he said.
Ever in a character, he finished up his chat with the Times with the immortal line: “The last thing I’d like to say is…thank you very much.”