Pretty good actually. Thanks for posting
Chris Connor's show last night at the London Palladium was by all accounts a total triumph! I wish I could have been there but it was not meant to be this time.
From what I understand it was a complete sellout and Chris and his team are now in negotiations with the Palladium to make this an annual event!
I'm sure all of the non-ETA haters on this forum would like to join me in congratulating Chris for such a stunning success and wish him all the very best for the future.
A few short videos have started to crop up on YouTube:
Last edited by JRtherealJR; 04-08-2013 at 02:06 PM.
Pretty good actually. Thanks for posting
If your an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary....
If your not, no explanation is possible!
hello, yes he is good quite entertaining. I enjoyed the clips, but can not see me going to see an ETA. It's a shame that folks get so upset over these guys, some are good, some are not so good and some are terrible, but live and let live and peace to all!
To be honest I quite enjoyed the Youtube clips, I prefer the 70's show to the 68 routine. As I get older I become more tolerant of tribute artists, there are some really good quality acts out there! Those who discriminate will unfortunately deprive themselves of some good entertainment...
This one for sure is not bad at all. It's done with respect for our man, and it shows.
I am not a big fan of imitators, but the so called tribute artists, there are some good ones for sure. And it keeps Elvis' wonderful music alive, when it is done with respect.
If it hasn't been done already I would like to see a psychiatrist analyse why guys like him do this. Is it Elvis envy?
The London Palladium seats over 2,200, that guy pretty much sold all seats, he's doing something right.
I simply don't understand the resentment people have for good tribute artists? I could understand if he was grossly overweight and didn't sound anything like Elvis and wore a cheap knock off Jumpsuit, but this is not the case here. Chris Connor from what I have seen puts on a good tribute act, he isn't hurting anyone and he isn't dumbing down the legend. So what gives??
I agree with you, Cliff and am glad you've said something.
I find it offensive to be on an Elvis forum, and to find these posts, which are posted and worded as they are, attempting to cause dissension, in the Main Topic area (until kindly moved). I don't know about other people, but it turns me off this site completely, while I hope they'll go to a forum with other people like they. This is an ELVIS FORUM.
In my area there are several imitators-and they make a pretty good living-but your description fits them to a T. About 10 years ago my daughter was in the HS choir and they gave a performance of Christmas songs at a local Holiday Inn and in another banquet room a ETA was giving his show I went to see a few minutes and could not believe this gentleman thought he sounded like Elvis-imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...but only if its good....only if its sincere.......many are just not good, and just not sincere....they make a living.
I have nothing against good tribute artists but in order to have the good, you must put up with the bad which is fine if the bad do not reflect upon the real thing-and lets be honest the bad do give a bad reflection upon the real Elvis Presley and his talent.
Mr Connors is talented (thank goodness)
Work in Progress!
There are many performers out there who started out immitating Elvis but went on to make their own careers. I guess the obvious one is Cliff Richard. I was surprised to see that even Scots actor Ewen McGregor, on Graham Norton, say he used to immitate Elvis.
So the question still remains; why do these guys make a living out og doing Elvis? Is it because it's the easy road and all the ground work has been done for them?
It OK to say (Jumpsuit Junkie) that they bring Elvis to the people who weren't there to witness his performances. So, Elvis just wasted his time making movies and recordings?
I guess it something that will be debated for a long time.
There could be a 100 great tribute acts and one that is rubbish and people will only remember the bad ones, just a fact of life...
As for Elvis wasting his time recording and making movies, some might say that 90% of the movies and songs within them are pretty poor and history is littered with many a poor review to back this up. Elvis was more than capable of giving poor shows and people were able to forgive him. All I ask is that if a thread appears with a tribute artist, it is worth while having a listen before giving them a kicking and generalising.