What: Donny Edwards 'A True Tribute To Elvis'
When: Feb 8th 7:00 pm
Where: Gilmer Civic Center
Wayne King has been chosen as the special guest performer for this show. Tickets are going fast. Call 281-713-8140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accomplished singer and dancer, Wayne King was born in Chester, England. His father was a big fan of Elvis Presley and his mother was a fan of Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Early Rock and Roll music was practically all Wayne ever heard growing up. "That type of music really made a big impression early in my life" said Wayne. It didn't take long before his love for early Rock and Roll music and the style of clothes they wore led him to his decision to do his own tribute to the artists of that era.
Wayne’s career has spanned more than twenty years in the business entertaining people in all sorts of venues internationally. Wayne has played in theatrical plays such as West Side Story and Guys and Dolls. He has toured with the prestigious Hammond Dance Company of England. He has performed in theatres and clubs, at corporate functions, private parties and has even been asked to perform on cruise ships. Wayne has performed in Ireland, Spain and France and now finds himself in the Unites States living in Katy, Texas.
In 2001 renowned Vegas performer Dean Scott asked Wayne to be a regular performer with his show at a local venue the Sands in Houston, Texas and to go on tour. When Wayne first auditioned for me at the Sands, hearing him sing reminded me of myself thirty years ago. With his natural ability, he brought such energy and charisma to his performance that I offered him a spot with my show, said Dean Scott and he is a true entertainer. He has had the privilege of working with Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, 60's legendary singer Roy Head, Mike Duffy, Peter Noone and Herman Hermits and the local band The Grateful Geezers.
Wayne's appearance, vocal abilities and performance to Roy Orbison are uncanny on stage. His performance as Jerry Lee Lewis is electrifying and his Doo-Wop songs will make you want to put on your rolled up blue jeans with white crew neck t-shirt or slip into your rhinestone eyed poodle skirt. His tributes to Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin will bring you back to the golden days of smoke filled clubs when dinner jackets were required and cocktails flowed abundantly.
"People are always coming up to me after a show thanking me for taking them back to a special place in time. You just can't beat the feeling something like that gives you!"