the music of
Elvis & The British Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Gordon Hendricks, the world’s best Elvis tribute!
In association with NEWBURY NEW HOMES
In association with NEWBURY NEW HOMES
Sunday 9th July 2017 (Sunday concerts start at 6.15pm – park gates are open from 5pm)
Elvis Presley always dreamed of singing with a full symphony orchestra. Two years ago Elvis Presley Enterprises embarked on a new project, which ‘re-imagined’ his extensive back catalogue. Elvis’ most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new orchestral arrangements. The double albums, produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, have become hugely successful.
Hear all the magic of Elvis Presley in the rolling Mid-Suffolk countryside. You’ll be part of a truly unique occasion and be one of the very first to see this show performed in the open air! Take a journey through the upbeat, poignant and sometimes tear-jerking sounds of The King. His encapsulating and enthralling music is only made better when set with the splendour of a classical concert orchestra.
A fantastic early evening picnic concert!
Early Bird Special –
Promotional Ticket: £29.99
Standard Ticket: £38
(Ages 6 and over)
Gazebo Pitch: £38
Gordon Hendricks breaks his international schedule to appear with the British Symphony Orchestra this summer. Put simply he’s the world’s best Elvis tribute! In 2005 Gordon shot to fame by winning the Grand Final of “Stars In Their Eyes” on ITV watched by an audience of over 12 million.
Gordon’s performance so impressed award winning Song Writer Geoff Morrow that he signed Gordon to his Yellow Records label. Geoff penned five songs for Elvis, four of which Presley recorded. The fifth song, “Where Would I Be” was written in 1977 but unfortunately Elvis died before he could record it. The song was rerecorded by Hendricks and released in Autumn 2006. Gordon has gone on to achieve a career ambition of working with many musicians who performed with The King throughout his career.
Gordon is a regular on international television, performing in concerts all over the world. In January 2011 Gordon won the ‘European Elvis Champion 2011’ in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, then had the honor of appearing in Memphis. Following his continental triumph Gordon’s appeared at The O2 in London.
The Collingwood Elvis Festival, Canada is the largest festival in the World and celebrated its 20th Anniversary with the first ever attendance at an Elvis Festival by Priscilla Presley. Gordon was crowned champion in 2014 and rightfully gained the title ‘The World’s Greatest Elvis Presley Tribute’.
Following the festival Gordon then went to Nashville to sign a recording contract with Jerry Foster who along with Bill Rice wrote many international hit numbers for Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Hank Williams Jnr and many more country stars. Over 7 days Gordon recorded a selection Jerry’s songs for a CD entitled “Stirring Up Feelings” which has been released worldwide. The title track “Stirring Up Feelings” was written for Elvis. In fact he flew to Nashville to record the track but was taken ill and never had chance to return to Nashville due to his ill health and untimely death. Jerry is yet another producer who has worked with Elvis and believes Gordon’s voice, looks and moves are the closest you will ever see and hear to the real thing!
In 2016 Gordon continues to entertain people all over the World keeping the memory of Elvis very much alive.
“He has the looks of ELVIS, He moves like ELVIS and he sounds like ELVIS.” – John Wilkinson – Elvis’ guitarist between 1968 to 1977
“What ever Elvis had you have it to.” – SHERRILL NIELSON – Elvis’ Backing Vocalist 1971 to 1977
“Gordon keeps getting better and better. His show is a devotion to keeping Elvis memory alive and well.” – CHARLES STONE – Tour Manager for Elvis Presley
“Hendricks is indeed very good,” – Jerry Scheff – Elvis’ Bass Guitarist
At our concerts we like to keep a few surprises up our sleeve! Be prepared for more exciting surprise guest singers to be announced.
We’re delighted to be joined by The British Symphony Orchestra for our series of summer concerts at Haughley Park.
The BSO comprises of the UK’s most revered and talented musicians. Appearing also as The Mozart Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus Orchestra, they play at many iconic music venues across the UK. The BSO push boundaries, playing new composition as well as the nations favourite classical music.