One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King
@ Sunderland Empire
01 March 2017
£27.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee
There are Elvis tributes….. and then there’s Lee Memphis King.
Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.
Lee Memphis King is the producer and director of the most authentic tribute production to the greatest entertainer of the last century, Elvis Presley.
Over the last 10 years Lee has toured his ‘One Night of Elvis’. He has picked up numerous accolades, has headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. In August 2016 he completed a sell-out concert tour of Israel, performing to over 8000 fans.
In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 – 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was.
This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada – the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films ‘Elvis- That’s the Way It Is’, ‘Elvis On Tour’ and the ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert.
The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music.
Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity – the voice, and equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment and pure Presley.
‘Judging by this quality performance at a full Hammersmith Apollo, Lee Memphis King is certainly among the premier league of tributes’
The Stage Newspaper
‘When I closed my eyes I could feel Elvis’
Joe Esposito – lifelong friend of Elvis Presley
‘As close to seeing the King himself perform as we could ever hope to see’
Manchester Palace Theatre audience reaction
‘Whilst this is undoubtedly a respectful and fitting tribute show, its audience flocking to it as die-hard fans of Presley, they will leave the performance as firm fans of Lee Memphis King. “The Real Thing” indeed’
TV Bomb, Edinburgh Playhouse review 2016
‘This is as close as you will ever get to see Elvis live! Take the opportunity to see a star in his own right, and one who performs Elvis like no other.. ‘
North West End review of Manchester Palace Theatre show, 2016
‘Hands down best tribute I’ve ever seen… Lee is a natural born entertainer’
This is Gloucestershire, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Jan 2013
Guide to Brighton
‘Lee Memphis King is a star in his own right, with his professionalism and desire to leave us all walking away believing that we had been touched by Elvis himself’
The Daily Info, Oxford
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