PORTHCAWL GOES ELVIS CRAZY
The Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl is going Elvis Crazy on the weekend of October 1st-3rd. The whole town is supporting this fabulous Event with even the Mayor and Mayoress renewing their wedding vows in a special Elvis themed chapel, along with many other couples.
It is great to see a whole community
behind such an exciting venture and there will be tribute acts
from around the world. Fans who have read about Al Dvorin's sad
death may know that he was with one of the ETA's, Kraig Parker
in a show in Vegas shortly before he died. Kraig is a famous
tribute artist in the States and is managed by Charles Stone
who worked closely with Elvis, the Colonel and Al Dvorin putting on
Elvis Shows from 1972-77. Charles' friend, Elvis fan club
president Sandi Pichon has just released a new book
"Raised on Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!" that has had wonderful reviews in
the Elvis World and she will be in Porthcawl launching her
There will be karaoke sessions, competitions and most of the events are FREE with over 30 different events in the town. A neat idea is a Welsh Male Voice Choir singing Elvis songs. Will they include "Green, Green Grass of home" and I wonder if Tom Jones will make an appearance?
Full details about all the events and all
the participating acts and artists can be found on the
official "Porthcawl Elvis Festival"
. You will find Porthcawl just off the
M4 about half way between Cardiff and Swansea. It is the
biggest Elvis Festival in Europe this year and promises to
become an annual event that Elvis fans cannot afford to miss.