Services From James Burrell as Elvis Presley
Make your function unique with a lively and audience interactive tribute to Elvis Presley! Featuring many of The King's hits the show has been taken to holiday parks, hotels, festivals and golf clubs as well as on a cruise. James has also been booked for many different types of private event from birthdays and anniversaries to weddings. To fit in with your schedule, shows can be one hour long or two sets of 45 minutes. To make it personal you can even customise your show by choosing from James' extensive Elvis repertoire because, when certain songs mean something to you, it can really add to the occasion! Of course James can also put together a suitable playlist of upbeat songs to get the guests dancing, while also including some of Elvis' ballads for slower dances. James uses the best backing tracks on the market and even appears as a backing vocalist on some alongside Elvis' actual stage musicians with whom he worked in Canada while recording the music. To give the show it's sound James uses two high-end H&K Big Base speakers, and to give it it's look James wears top of the range costumes made by B&K Enterprises in America - the best in the business.
Chyna-Benae Edwards• Feb. 8, 2023
WELL, WELL, WELL, WHAT A BIRTHDAY!
We had James come around for my Nan’s 76th - she is a HUGE Elvis fan. BEST BIRTHDAY EVER. The show, from start to end, was professional, engaging, uniquely choreographed and brilliantly personalised. James made her day special; it was probably the best birthday she has ever had. I would recommend James to anyone looking for a professional, personalised performance no matter the audience size! Thank you, James, for your incredible talent:) - Chyna & Family:)
Ann Smith• Oct. 29, 2022
James performed at my son’s wedding and he was a hit. The guests were throughly entertained thoroughly the evening. I would highly recommend James and would definitely book him again.
Alexandra Hayhoe• Sept. 20, 2022
James was fantastic right from the start of the booking process through to the event itself. Really responsive to messages and very clear on what was needed our end. At the event he went out of his way arriving early to set up with the equipment provided and then his performance was incredible. We were hosting a charity event with mixed backgrounds and age groups to entertain and he won them all over. We had so many positive comments about the night and everyone mentioned James in particular. His enthusiasm, energy and performance were all top level.
As the organiser I would recommend him as a very professional and nice chap to deal with. As a guest his performance was fantastic.
Ian Howard• July 16, 2022
Seen a lot of tribute Elvis’s and James smashed it Absolutely brilliantly. We are super fans and would recommend him highly
Sarah-Jane Morris• Nov. 26, 2021
James gave a brilliant performance and Colin had a lovely surprise. A keen Elvis fan all his life He was not disappointed. Everyone enjoyed a great night. James was easy to talk to and confirm arrangements beforehand with no worries. A true professional. Many thanks Colin & Sarah-Jane
Colin• Nov. 6, 2021
What a great night. James was brilliant. From the word go everybody was jumping he was. So good would highly recommend. Thanks again James Chris and Colin
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Elvis Presley Tribute
What are the highlights of your career?
Being asked to sing on board two cruise ships, one run by Pullmantur and one by Norwegian Cruiselines. I have been invited to sing in Memphis as part of Elvis week 2020. Securing a residency at an excellent music venue in Plymouth, having my Elvis Tribute show broadcast live on community radio, and enjoying many repeat bookings at venues around the UK.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, themed celebrations, corporate events, festivals, carnivals and public appearances at live music venues.
Who are your previous clients?
These include (but are not limited to): Blackpool Winter Gardens NCL (Cruise Line) Pullmantur (Cruise Line) The Kitley House Hotel, Devon. The Walrus in Plymouth. The Babbacombe Inn, Torquay. Bradley Stoke Carnival. The Devon and Cornwall Inn. Honicombe Manor, Callington. The Dawlish Legion. Bodmin Jail. The City Inn, Truro. The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport. The Bristol and Clifton Golf Club. Buckland Athletic FC.
How long do you play for?
One hour or two 45 minute sets.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes. I use two HK Big Base systems and a Touchmix 16 mixing desk. I also have lighting.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Minimum would be approximately 8 feet across and 6 foot deep. Two plug sockets by the performance area. Ground floor performances only, unless accessed by an elevator.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Most of the popular Elvis tracks are available on my website, as well as less often heard ones. There are some companies that produce rarer and less known Elvis songs; if the one you request is available in QUALITY backing track form, then I shall make every effort to trace it. At least a week's notice is required.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
During my hour long show, no break is taken. When I do two 45 minute sets, one break is taken. If no set break length is requested, then by default it's between 15 and 20 minutes. This can be shortened or lengthened on request, but should not exceed 45 minutes. All I request is a clean and private place in which to get changed and take my break (no gents toilets or storerooms/cupboards, muddy sports changing rooms etc).
Can we perform with you?
I'm afraid this is not possible unless I instigate it.
Do you take requests?
I bring all the Elvis songs I perform with me on an IPad. If a specific playlist has been requested by a client, then their song choices will always take priority. When there is no customised set list, I prepare a generic one which can be altered for requests. Provided there is time (and I have it), I will try and fit it in on the day.
Do you read messages or make presentations?
Indeed! If at a suitable time during the show you wish me to extend birthday wishes, make a presentation (flowers or cake etc), then that can be arranged with you upon confirmation of the booking.
One hour set or 2 x 45 min as Elvis.
Available songs as Elvis (obviously not ALL songs will be performed at any one gig):
(Marie's The Name of) His Latest Flame
(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
A Little Less Conversation
All Shook Up
Always On My Mind
An American Trilogy
And I Love You So
Anything That's Part Of You
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do?
Big Boss Man (single version)
Big Boss Man (1974 show opener)
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Blue Suede Shoes
Bossa Nova Baby
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can't Help Falling In Love (live - show ending)
Can't Help Falling In Love (slow - studio version)
Don't Cry Daddy
Faded Love (live 1973)
Fever (live 1973)
Funny How Time Slips Away
Funny How Time Slips Away (live 1972)
Girl Of My Best Friend
Good Luck Charm
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Hound Dog (live 1969)
Hound Dog (live 1972)
How The Web Was Woven
I Can Help
I Can't Stop Loving You
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Just Can't Help Believin'
If I Can Dream
If That Isn't Love
If You Love Me, Let me Know
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
In The Ghetto (studio 1969)
In The Ghetto (live 1969/70)
It Hurts Me
It's Easy For You
It's Now Or Never
I'll Be There
I'll Remember You
Jailhouse Rock (live 1977)
Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel Medley
Johnny B Goode
Kiss Me Quick
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Let It Be Me
Let Me Be There
Love Me Tender (live 1972)
Make The World Go Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man Medley
Never Been To Spain
Only Believe (live 1971)
Polk Salad Annie (fast 1972)
Return To Sender
Runaway (live 1969)
See See Rider (opener)
She Wears My Ring
She's Not You
Stranger In The Crowd
Stuck On You
Suspicious Minds (live 1973)
Teddy Bear (original single version)
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
That's Alright Mama (opener)
The Green Green Grass Of Home
The Thrill Of Your Love
The Wonder Of You
There's A Honky Tonk Angel
Thinking About You
Treat Me Nice
Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
Viva Las Vegas
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Welcome To My World
Woman Without Love
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
You're The Reason I'm Living
Your Cheatin' Heart