Donny Edwards brings “the King” to the Gibraltar Room

Donny Edwards amazes audiences with his uncanny resemblance to Elvis, the King of rock n’ roll.

Photo submitted Internationally known Elvis tribute artist Donny Edwards brings his show “the King” to the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake on May 20.

When audiences see Donny Edwards sing an Elvis song, they are amazed at the uncanny resemblance to the legendary King of Rock n’ Roll.

That is probably why Edwards is the only Elvis Presley tribute artist to have ever performed on the estate grounds of Graceland, Elvis’ home town in Memphis, Tennessee.

During that show, Edwards was also made an honorary Tennessean by the governor of Tennessee.

From regular performances in Las Vegas to tour dates from Australia to Japan and Dubai, Edwards brings his popular show “the King” to the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake May 20 with Western Canada’s premiere Elvis tribute band The Cadillac Kings, featuring the Uptown Hornz and special guest artist Diamond Jones.

When he isn’t on the road this award-winning entertainer is a headliner at Las Vegas casinos.

“I love coming to Canada and paying my tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll,” Edwards says.

Ironically, Edwards’ explains that his singing career actually began on a dare.

He had just finished his degree in engineering and was living in Las Vegas when friends dared him to enter a singing contest.

He didn’t consider himself an entertainer but had always enjoyed singing in the shower and karaoke so he took the dare.

He won the contest and the rest is history.

With his uncanny resemblance to Elvis, his voice and moves in a show backed by the Cadillac Kings Edwards’ performance is so authentic audiences feel as if they are watching the King himself.

Edwards has performed for celebrities such as Marie Osmond, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart to name a few. He has also portrayed The King in commercials world wide and TV shows such as The Young and the Restless and several documentaries about Elvis Presley.

“The King” takes the audiences back to the beginning of Elvis’ career in the 1950s and the spark of the rock n’ roll revolution.

Audiences relive the moments of the Memphis Flash with hits such as Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Love Me Tender and All Shook Up.

Then they travel into the 60s with the hits It’s Now or Never and Viva Las Vegas to Elvis’ concerts of the 1970s with hit songs and performances of Burning Love, My Way, American Trilogy and Suspicious Minds.

Edwards has performed for celebrities such as Marie Osmond, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart to name a few. He has also portrayed The King in commercials world wide and TV shows such as The Young and the Restless and several documentaries about Elvis Presley.

He has also performed with many of Elvis’ legendary band members such as The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Millie Kirkham, DJ Fontana and bassist Bob Moore.

Mike Schell, music director and horn player with Cadillac Kings says his band tours with Edwards in Canada and twice a year they join him on stage in Las Vegas. In addition to Edward’s tour dates in B.C.’s interior this spring, he says they will be at the Elvis Festival in Penticton at the end of June and will play the River Cree Casino and Resort in Edmonton in September.

Tickets for the Williams Lake show are $45 and available online at etixnow.com or by calling 888-790-1477.

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