Author Archives: Garry Foley

Touring France and Spain and Jammin’ with the best!

As part of my recent tour to France and Spain I had the good fortune to meet and jam with some of the musical greats: Ben Waters (Piano) – Ben is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, The Teenagers, Nine Below Zero….and the list keeps growing! Sam Kelly (Drummer) – Sam is currently drumming with Cymande, Ben Waters, Geoff Achison and the UK Souldiggers, Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe, Papa George Band, Giles Hedley and the Aviators and Connie Lush. Early in 2008, Sam went into the studio to record the rhythm tracks for … Continue reading

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BBC Podcast

Internationally acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artist Garry J Foley spills the beans on what it’s like to earn your living and travelling the world, portraying the music worlds biggest icon…. Elvis Presley, The King of Rock n Roll. Listen to my Podcast

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Top honours at European Championships

January 2019 saw the European Elvis Championships and Convention at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. The official home to Europe’s largest and most coveted annual Elvis Contest Convention. Held annually around Elvis’ birthday weekend, it is recognised worldwide as the number one European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Convention. Every year over 80 of Europe’s top Elvis tributes battle it out to become crowned the ‘European Champion’. In this event I gained 1st place in the Gospel section and 3rd overall placing me amongst the top 2 rated Elvis’s in the UK. “That’s all right”. Press Article1 

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Top British finalist in Collingwood

Now 2018 and back in Collingwood. The only British finalist in one of the biggest Elvis festivals must surely put me up there as one of the top UK & European Elvis Tribute Artists? “If I can dream”. Bournemouth Elvis Press Article

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3rd place in biggest Elvis festival in the world

WOW! 2017 already, with new award success, coming 3rd at the biggest ‘Elvis’ festival in the world, hosted in Collingwood, Canada. I’m “All shook up”. Dorset Elvis

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New Website Launches….

Garry is delighted to be launching his new Website after many months of hard work between himself and Freestyle Web Design of Lyndhurst, New Forest.   Garry say’s…”This has been a delight in working with Jack and his team at Freestyle and their ideas and the creativity of Isaac has been fantastic. It’s difficult when you have an idea in your head to portray it to someone else but they got it straight away and I hope everyone will love the professional new website which has the ‘feel’ that I wanted to promote my Tribute to Elvis, throughout”   Please feel free to browse through the pages and let Garry know what you think 🙂

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Best Elvies Award for ‘Best Vegas Elvis 2015′

Garry is delighted to announce that he will be awarded the Elvies Porthcawl Festival ‘Best Vegas Elvis’ for 2015 which will be presented to him at the annual festival and see him perform his Vegas showcase at the Grand Pavilion on the Saturday night. ‘I’m absolutely delighted…It’s an honour to have won this award and especially as I’m following in the steps of some fantastic ETA’s who have won it it the past. I won the ‘Best 68 Elvis’ award in 2013, so to add this award is really special for me’ Garry will be performing at the Porthcawl Festival during the weekend of 25th/26th September 2015. Don’t forget to go & say hello to him 🙂

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First Show…

First show: Wenzhou    Well, we’ve done it…..the first show under our belt and all under the watchful eye of company manager Abbie whose done a fantastic job of making sure everything runs like clockwork as well as controlling the show here in China. The first thing I’ve got to say is WOW, what a theatre. Incredible. State of the art 2000 seater. And boy, did we get treated like royalty. My dressing room was huge 🙂  So, when I arrived, there was all my costumes hanging up, wig box and everything else I needed. Private on-suite as well! Dress rehearsal on stage went well and I have to say that the lighting technicians did a fantastic job. The best sound and lighting I’ve experienced. So then the count down to show time. Audience in, lights down, open tabs (stage … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Heathrow airport

Well, after meeting the cast and spending a week in London rehearsing, the time has finally come to leave for Heathrow airport.  The China tour is upon us and the adventure starts! Really difficult saying goodbye to Tracy & the family, but it’s only 3 months….(as I keep telling myself). Anyway, bags checked in, ages getting through security and a welcomed beer in hand with my partner in crime, Mr Fisher Stevens. So, the mammoth task of travelling to the other side of the world begins. It all starts with the first plane ride to Denmark.  …..Off the plane, collect bags, through the airport & straight on the next plane to Beijing….thank god my bags are here (my worse nightmare would be if one went missing!!) But I have to say, the flight to Beijing wasn’t too pleasant. Anyway, finally … Continue reading

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