Jim has been established for over sixteen years. In this time he has become recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in Europe. Since winning his first competition in Leeds (Yorkshire Open Elvis Contest) he went on in 2004 to win the prestigious Elvis academy in York. More recently Jim qualified for the final of Europe’s top Elvis competition in 2005, 2006 and 2009 beating many top Tributes from all over the UK and Europe. In July Jim performed at the Elvis extravaganza show in Blackpool, where Elvis’s backing singers (the Sweet Inspirations) and members of Elvis’s TCB Band came to enjoy the show. The sweet inspirations even backed some of Jim’s songs!! Jim has also performed twice with Americas number one Elvis Tribute Artist Doug Church. Most recently in April 2013 after an exhaustive search of the UK’s most talented musicians Jim decided to form “The Midnight Vegas Band” as Jim felt this would bring a new dynamic to his performances. Please visit the band profile page
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With appearances singing live on SKY TV, ITV, C4, Tyne Tees,
BBC, BBC-Radio and more recently sung live on Calendar for the second time and was interviewed for the prime time broadcast. Jim has proved that he has the Star quality to rise to the top of the Elvis Tribute world. His shows have to be seen to be believed, with over 4000 hours of crowd pleasing entertainment. With over 35 stunning costumes, many imported from the USA designed by Gene Doucette; one of Elvis’s costume designers. Jim is the ultimate showman and he wows crowds time and time again with his fantastic tribute.
Jim’s show is a tasteful and professional dedication to the King. Jim and the band come self contained with their own lighting technician and sound engineer with an amazing array of coloured lights and smoke machines to give that colourful panache only associated with Elvis. The sound system comprises of state of the art equipment that can cope with any size venue. Jim and the band perform songs from the early years in the 50′s to the great Vegas years with multiple outfit changes throughout the show and as the King himself did Jim is often known to bestow genuine silk scarves to a select few.
Comments from Larry Geller (Elvis’s hair stylist, friend and spiritual guider): “You were fantastic tonight, that was a superb performance – you should feel proud of yourself”