22 July 2019
(Elvis tribute artist Mark Anthony (pictured) will perform at the 17th Australian Masters Games)
One of the world’s most accomplished Elvis tribute artists, Mark Anthony, is set to light up the stage at the 17th Australian Masters in Adelaide this October.
Anthony and his live band, which has been noted for performing Presley’s hits with the same passion as the original recordings, will be in the building, at the Games Village at the Adelaide Convention Centre, on Friday 11 October to entertain the 8000+ masters participants.
“I am really looking forward to performing for the Masters Games event, and showing the athletes some great homegrown entertainment. Giving them the chance to let their hair down and enjoy an evening of festivities. They all work hard to perform at their peak, they deserve to be entertained in the fullest and have an amazing event,” said Anthony.
Mark Anthony is one of the world’s most credentialed Elvis tribute artists, having qualified for the finals of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Competition six times and won several accolades in Canada, the United States and Australia.
He was the first winner of the South Pacific Ultimate Elvis Competition in 2007, repeated this feat in 2008 and is officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Anthony travels regularly between the United States, Canada, UK and Australia performing to sell out crowds that are amazed by Mark’s likeness to Elvis Presley, not only in image but in vocal ability as well. With many comments such as “Mark is the only performer I have ever heard that sounds exactly as Elvis did, the right vibrato, tone and timber in his voice is spot on Elvis.”
All of Mark’s productions are noted to be created by an Elvis fan, for Elvis fans.
“As a huge Elvis fan, I wanted the show to be something that I would enjoy watching myself - not just a concert, but more like a documentary on stage,” Anthony said.
“I’ve been talking to a lot of people who knew Elvis and have become really good friends with them. It’s from their stories that these shows were born,” Anthony said.
Mark Anthony delivers a breathless performance, complete with the costume changes that chronicle the King’s career, from the 50s rock ‘n’ roller and his movie years to the ‘68 comeback and 1970’s Las Vegas performances.
As a boy, Mark Anthony had dreamed of being a rock star, but never realised he would one day impersonate the world’s first rock star.
“Whenever I was asked what I wanted to do with myself, the answer was always ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’,” Mark said.
After his brother and cousin introduced him to the music of the 50s legend, Anthony immersed himself in everything Elvis and quickly found he had a natural talent for imitating the King.
Since Mark started his tribute to this musical icon, he has gone on to win many accolades across the globe, and experienced wonderful achievements like performing on the very same stage that Elvis Presley performed on himself, at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, and in 2019 he will return to Las Vegas to receive “The Heart Of The King Award”. An award that is presented to only a few entertainers performing today.
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