Doors open 7pm
DJ 7.00 – 8.05
Ben Thompson as ELVIS Set 1: 8.10 – 9.00
Ben Thompson as ELVIS Set 2: 9.20 – 10.10
When Ben was just 5 years old, he discovered Mr Elvis Presley. As he grew, so did his love of The King. By the age of 15 Ben had started appearing as his idol, learning his moves, his manner and perfecting the vocals. His talent has taken him all over the world, including Australia, Europe and America to name a few. Ben is a third dan in martial arts, something he acknowledges he would never have done without Elvis, as well as learning to play the guitar and piano.
He has competed in several competitions, winning 5 titles and is the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion of Graceland. His other titles includes being the original winner of Europe’s Tribute To Elvis in 2013 and the first international winner of Tupelo’s Ultimate Elvis Contest. He was also presented with ‘the key to the city’ of Tupelo from Tupelo’s very own Mayor Mr Jason Shelton. This is just one of many accolades that have been given to Ben in recognition for his work.
One of the many highlights of Ben’s career is to have performed on stage alongside Elvis’ original backing singers ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ on various occasions. Performing in many countries it’s always hard picking a favourite but one that always sticks in Ben’s mind is performing in Elvis Week in Memphis TN, celebrating the life of Elvis.
He was also privileged to have starred as Elvis in the 2017 Sequel film Bladerunner 2049, alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.
Ben now tours the world performing in theatres, arena’s and at music festivals as Elvis Presley and demonstrating his ability to be one of the only few ETA’s that can successfully portray all era’s of The Kings Career.
Becoming officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises was a great honour and proved that all the hard work, time and dedication Ben has and continues to give his career paid off. His priority is always keeping the memory of Elvis Presley alive in the most authentic and respectful way.