Elvis Tribute had fans Swooning over Outfits

Saturday 4th May, 2013 – Palace Theatre, Newark
By Dawn Bond for the Newark Advertiser

A packed audience at the Palace Theatre, Newark, clapped, sang and danced the night away when Rob Kingsley took to the stage.

Rob starred in A Vision Of Elvis on Saturday night, in a tribute to the real king of rock ‘n’ roll.

He started with a hip-shaking version of That’s All Right Mama, wearing black trousers and a gold sparkling jacket, before launching into Blue Suede Shoes.

Backed by a talented band and two girl singers called The Sweet Sensations, it was almost like being in the audience at the king’s spectacular Las Vegas concerts.

Rob, a former winner of Europe’s largest Elvis Presley competition, had a natural rapport with the audience, getting them to sing along with him.

Some women screamed when he bent down to shake their hands, kiss them and give them a scarf. Some even swooned when he promised then One Night With You.

Rob then donned an Army uniform to perform the upbeat GI Blues, Return To Sender and the powerful ballad, Are You Lonesome Tonight?

He changed again into a black skintight leather suit for the rock ‘n’ roll number, Jailhouse Rock, A Little Less Conversation and Viva Las Vegas, before slipping into a white suit for Tell Me Why, to bring the first half to a close. A highlight was The Sweet Sensations singing Amazing Grace.

In the second half, Rob performed in Elvis’s trademark white catsuit, complete with red gemstones and white decorated cape, and really turned the show into a party.

There were great renditions of Proud Mary, Runaway — a tribute to Del Shannon — The Wonder Of You, Moody Blues, Way Down and Johnny Be Good.

You could almost hear a pin drop when he performed a moving version of American Trilogy.

After receiving a standing ovation he sang Suspicious Minds and Falling In Love With You. He has promised to return with a brass section and I cannot wait — DAB.

 

By Dawn Bond for the Newark Advertiser