“My job as an Elvis tribute is basically a labour of love. It’s the best job in the world, meeting new people and trying to spread the gospel of Elvis at the same time.”
Matt King has been performing his Elvis show and tribute for over 23 years and is well-known as one of the leading Elvis impersonators in the UK.
The idea to perform an Elvis tribute began in Tenerife in 1991, when Matt won an Elvis soundalike contest and he immediately got the bug to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time
An Award-Winning Elvis Tribute Artist
As well as playing to audiences all over the UK and Europe, Matt has won many awards for his Elvis performance, including:
1ST PLACE Winner – Europes largest Elvis contest Walk a Golden Mile in my Shoes, Blackpool. Beating over 50 Elvis tributes over a three-day competition.
1ST PLACE Winner – The International Elvis Masters, Bridlington 2015
2ND PLACE Winner – Images of the King contest in Porthcawl, Wales
3RD PLACE Winner – Ultimate Elvis Contest, Elvis Masters, Bridlington
3RD PLACE Winner – The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Blackpool 2015
1ST PLACE Winner – European Championships Gospel Contest, Hilton Birmingham 2016
2ND PLACE Winner – European Championships Contest (main contest), Hilton Birmingham 2016
1st PLACE Winner – Grand champion 2016, King of Britain, British ETA championships
1st PLACE Winner – Grand champion 2016, Penticton, Canada, Ultimate Elvis contest qualifier
1st PLACE Winner – Grand champion 2016, Europes tribute to Elvis, Ultimate Elvis contest qualifier, Blackpool, winter gardens
Television The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Blackpool
Matt has appeared on several TV shows including:
The Richard and Judy Show – Channel 4
The Time the Place with John Stapleton – ITV1
Naked City with Lily Savage and Caitlin Moran – Channel 4
Matt was also a finalist on GMTVs search for Elvis contest with Eamon Holmes and featured on the After 5 news programme on ITV. He has also made a guest appearance on the Paul Ross show on Virgin Radio.
Matt King’s Elvis Show
Matt King performs his show as an Elvis Entertainer/ Tribute show all around his locality of Surrey, Kent, Essex and London and is no stranger to towns further afield such as Birmingham, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester and Blackpool amongst others. Matt’s show is perfect for wedding receptions, special birthdays parties or restaurants social clubs. You can choose any type of show you want, from the ‘68 Comeback in sleek black leather or the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, with the classic ‘70s jumpsuits and stage costumes. All of Matt’s costumes and outfits are made in America by B&K enterprises who use the original patterns created for Elvis himself.
Matt’s show is performed using high-quality sound and a fully self-contained pa system. If you want a larger show then Matt is also available with a full live band.
Each show can be tailored to your requirements i.e.
- A one-hour show (good for weddings and birthdays) or
- Two 45-minute shows, ideal for restaurants
Matt has a very easy-going style and has a very good way of interacting with the crowd and audience, especially with the Mother-in-Law at wedding receptions!
Matt has the ability to sing in all styles of Elvis performing songs from the ‘50s ‘60s and the ‘70s Las Vegas and concert era. All the major songs and hits are in his repertoire, including classics such as Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock, Cant Help Falling in Love, A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds, The Wonder of You and of course An American Trilogy, as the end of show finale.
Have a listen to the audio clips, as well as the video clips in the gallery to see Matt in action as the King – Elvis
If you are planning on having The King come visit then Matt’s show is 2nd to none.