‘Europe’s Tribute to Elvis’ at the EPE ULTIMATE ELVIS Tribute Contest

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Wow…. A dream come true!!!
I cannot hide my delight in winning the right to represent ‘Europe’s Tribute to Elvis’ at the EPE ULTIMATE ELVIS Tribute Contest which will take place in Memphis, TN, USA in August 2016 during Elvis week.
Having come 2nd twice now and 3rd in the past, this year is now my time now to go to the home of Elvis and compete in this most exclusive and prestigious contest on behalf of Europe and Tees Events.
Elvis Presley Enterprizes have been promoting 20 or so contests around the world during 2016 and all winners/representatives culminate in Memphis to compete for the worlds Ultimate Elvis tribute artist and I can’t believe that I’m going to be walking out on the hallowed stage of the Orpheum Theatre in the home town of Elvis, in the company of some of the worlds best tribute artists…. ‘Pinch me’ lol 🙂

Well this is it 🙂 Memphis bound…

Since starting my Tribute so many years ago, I can’t believe I’m actually going to Memphis again but this time competing in EPE’s World Ultimate Elvis Tribute contest!

There are only 20 guy’s competing from all around the globe & I’d like to especially wish all my fellow ETA’s in the contest, the best of luck but especially my ‘partners in crime’.. Matt King & Ben Thompson. And also, fellow European and good friend Oliver Steinhoff

So many people have sent me personal messages & comments on my website & social media etc that I’d like to say a very very big heartfelt ‘Thank You’ .. for all your support 🙂

This time last year, I was sat in the audience watching the Ultimate at The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis thinking ‘What I’d give to part of this & performing on that stage’… Well, now it’s my time 🙂 and I’m absolutely over the moon, as a lot of people saw in Blackpool if you were there 🙂

I guess we’ve all got a chance to win otherwise we wouldn’t be in the final in Memphis and although I’m totally committed and focused, whoever wins… for me, just the fact of being in Elvis’ hometown performing in the Ultimate is one hella dream come true for me 😉

As many people know…Elvis was very fascinated by numerology:

A bit of a lightheartedness if you’re still reading this….;)

I did my first Elvis show on August 16th (EP’s passing).

That was 10 years ago.

This years Ultimate final is the 10th one.

I fly out on the 8th (EP’s birthday)

I fly back on the 16th!

My performance order for the Ultimate is..16th!

The year is 2000 and … 16

The stars are lining up 🙂 🙂 … A very long post & apologies but again, thank you to all who have supported me.

Take care,

GJF x

Please keep coming back to this blog, because I intend to keep it up to date with the goings on during my time there and also hopefully show you what goes on behind the scenes being part of this contest and everything else during Elvis week inc Beale street activities and Gracelands itself.