The Golf Club will be transforming into the Heartbreak Hotel this September as local Elvis tribute artist Len Connolly brings a new show to town.
The show, ‘In the Shadow of the King: the King Stands Alone,’ comes off the back of Len’s successful run at the Parkes Elvis Festival this year.
“I did four shows this year in January in Parkes over four days – so a show day – and got great reviews over there, so I’m looking forward to putting on the show again in Tumut,” he said.
“I was the first Indigenous Australian ‘ETA,’ which is what they call Elvis Tribute Artists, on the Parkes program and that made national news so I was pretty impressed with that. The Golf Club are happy for me to come out and do a show out there so hopefully we’ll get a few people and put on a good show. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Len often performs with a band but due to scheduling commitments that won’t be possible for this one, so it’ll be a one-man show – like they do it in Parkes.
The date to have your blue suede shoes ready by is Saturday, September 16, from 8pm. Tickets cost $20, on sale now.
The show is also in honour of the 40th anniversary of Mr Presley’s death in 1977.
“I’m just trying to keep his music alive,” said Len.
“The King lives, he lives in the hearts and souls of everybody I think. You’d be surprised how many Elvis fans there are around.
“When I was a kid of Brungle Public School the teacher used to ask me to sing, I used to sing ‘Teddy Bear’ to all the kids in the school!
“Then we moved to Tumut and in 2009, the first show was in 2010, I decided to do the Elvis tribute show with some good friends of mine who have helped make a dream come true.”