Maurice as Elvis has been performing his tribute to the King throughout the U.K.
A fully self-contained show, which includes stage lighting, American flags, smoke machines, plus authentic Elvis replica jumpsuits and professional backing tracks from America, this act creates an atmosphere that makes for a great night out with that Vegas feel.
Widely recognised as having one of the most natural Elvis voices around, which when you listen to him sing I'm sure you'll agree.
Available for all functions, Maurice is the perfect performer for Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate events, Holiday parks, Hotel Tribute nights, Sociaty parties, Cabaret, Pub, Clubs etc.
How it started...
From his early years Maurice grew up listening to Elvis music, from gospel to country to rock, he listened to it all. But like most of us he would never sing a song in front of a crowd, The only time he would sing was when he was driving on his own in his car or taking a shower. This continued for many years and probably would have still continued to this day had it not been for a quirk of fate. One day he notice a slight swelling on the side of his neck, that over the next few days continued to get bigger, so he want to the doctor and was told the was nothing to worry about, but over the next few weeks the side of his neck continued to swell, so he started having blood tests. Eventually the test confirmed his worst fears and showed that he had cancer; he had a biopsy which found it to be Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Having seen the specialist at Bath Royal United Hospital who decided which form of treatment had to be taken, which was to be Chemotherapy.
There was nothing left to do now but wait for the day when he had to start treatment, The night before he was due to start Chemotherapy he went out, not knowing what was going to happen... he just wanted to go out somewhere. Where he went that evening happened to be a karaoke and it was the only time in his life he did not care about singing in front of anyone. He sang Return to Sender and could not believe how much people enjoyed it. The next day he started his chemotherapy and one of the side effects was hair loss, so he did not go out anywhere until his chemotherapy was completed and his hair had returned, which was one year later.
Now knowing how much people enjoyed hearing him sing, he started going to karaoke and it was on such a night when he had just finished singing an Elvis number that an entertainment agent approached him and as they say, the rest is history.
Today he is one of the leading Elvis Tributes in the UK.
Doug Parish, Tiverton gazette: “Listening to one of Maurice’s cds highlights his natural singing voice he does not have to put on an Elvis voice as so many king impersonators seem to do.”
Sheila Gilding, Newton Abbot: “You send a quiver through me. You sound just like Elvis. One of the best days of my life.”
Mr Davies, Plymouth: “Hi Maurice, really glad we booked you for Christmas. The quality of your performance was very impressive and highly enjoyable. You sang, moved, and with the quality and detail of your jumpsuits even look like Elvis. Thank you for paying special attention to the lady of the day. You made the day special for everyone.”
Mr & Mrs Vines, Swindon Wiltshire: “Thanks for doing our Wedding Anniversary; you were absolutely brilliant; every one said how good you were."
Joan Hollingworth, Exeter: “I’ve have seen your tribute to Elvis many times, and never tire of seeing the show. Your voice is fantastic. Shut your eyes and you can imagine the king being there. You’re as good at his earlier songs as you are at his later ones and your outfits are brilliant you really look the part. Two of my favourite have to be Love Me Tender and Teddy Bear but my best of all favourite is definitely The Wonder Of You. I have heard many artists try this, but in my mind none can sing it as well as you. Please don't leave the building...”
Sue Reed, Stroud Gloucestershire: “At first I thought you were miming, when you sing your voice is so like Elvis.”
Contact: 07979 641 838
Available for all functions, Maurice is the perfect performer for weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, hotel tribute nights and Parties.
Just some of the places where Maurice has performed:
Barnstaple, Bath, Bournemouth, Bridgwater, Bristol, Chard, Cheltenham, Chippenham Wilts, Chipping Sodbury, Christchurch, Cirencester, Clevedon, Dorchester, Exmouth, Frome, Glastonbury, Gloucester, Launceston, Newport Isle of Wight, Newport Wales, Midsomer Norton, Minehead, Okehampton, Paignton, Poole, Ryde I O W, Salisbury, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Torquay, Trowbridge, Warminster, Weston Super Mare, Westward Ho!, Weymouth & Yeovil.