Please note: unfortunately Chris is unable to perform at birthday parties
or weddings due to his schedule, however if you require an Elvis Tribute for such parties,
feel free to email and we will be happy to help you with your request.
"If you are an Elvis fan and appreciate authenticity and respect
for Elvis, then this show is for you! Every cast member is dressed
authentically, performing live with no sheet music in sight, and
Elvis in their hearts."
- Chris Connor
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the story so far
“Wow that boy is good.
Damn, he looks just like ELVIS”.
- Joe Esposito
Elvis best Friend & road manager
Chris Connor (Producer - Performer)
Chris Connor Burst onto the UK Elvis scene in early 2009, and within 12 months he was performing at venues such as the Manchester Apollo and the Harrogate International Centre backed by the Sweet Inspirations (Elvis Presley’s original back-up singers).
Chris was chosen above all other Elvis performers to headline ‘Legends’ U.K during the summer season, performing 6 nights per week.Steve Preston - Elite productions publically quotes" watching Chris Connor in rehearsals he is simply
world class! With a show more American than any American show! NEVER in a million years did I think after the worlds greatest that anyone would come as close, until now!"
In only a few years Chris has become recognized as one of the world’s leading Elvis Performers. With his natural look and voice, he astounds his audience at every concert.
Chris was invited to bring his tribute to Australia. The response from his Australian fans was electric. Martin Fontaine (performer in the Elvis Story quotes publicly "Chris Connor is to me the closest to the King I've ever heard and ever seen in my life. I'm in shock, it's simply Amazing "
later that year Chris Connor is chosen to star and co produce an Elvis theatre production
Chris performed at the famous LONDON PALLADIUM to a packed house, becoming the only Elvis Tribute to have performed there in a full Elvis show.
Towards the end of 2013 Chris alongside his now manager and tour booker Lisa Matthews, creates and produces his very own show "The World Famous Elvis Show" with live 9 piece band and orchestra.
In November of the same year, Chris received two awards; one for the best “That’s The Way It Is” 70′s Elvis, and also received a Special Achievement Award for the recognition of being the fastest rising successful Elvis performer. Chris was also invited to be the headliner of the Penticton Elvis Festival in Canada, and made a huge impression creating many Canadian fans.
The start of 2014 saw Chris tour Canada for 12 consecutive shows with the 'Elvis Elvis Elvis' theatre show.
Later that year Chris performed shows in addition to his UK theatre tour, in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Ireland, Holland, Australia, and New York. He was also invited to headline the first ever Memphis Festival in Holland, and also headlined at the Surfers Paradise Festival on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Unfortunately, due to his own extensive theatre tour Chris decides he has to leave Legends U.K. to fulfil his own theatre tour commitments. He wishes all the cast well, and leaves in good spirits.
The debut DVD of The World Famous Elvis Show is launched, filmed at Sheffield City Hall to over 2300 Fans.
The show gains rave reviews within the Elvis and theatre world and continuous to do so to date
August 2014 Chris Connor is awarded in Memphis the very first worldwide fan poll award of Best Elvis Tribute voted by a world wide poll.
Chris meets and Performs in front of Joe Esposito (Elvis best friend and tour manager) who states. "Wow that boy is good ! he looks like Elvis" Meeting Chris backstage Jo continues to praise Chris performance and energy, with words Chris will always keep to his heart. This really was a surreal moment and proud moment that Chris will never forget and cherish.
Chris proposes to his manager Lisa in front of his audience at Sheffield city hall - she says yes !
The start of 2015, saw Chris perform a 50 night consecutive tour to packed theatres around Holland.
Onto the Philippines with The World Famous Elvis Show for a 4 night show at the prestige Newport Art theatre World resort.
The World Famous Elvis Show went on to perform an open air concert to over 10 thousand people In Enschede.
In addition to his UK theatre tour of The World Famous Elvis show - 2015 saw Chris headline at The Lake George Elvis festival u.s,a, following this a 7night Ontario Canada theatre tour.
Chris returns to Australia as the headliner for the 2nd year running, of the Surfers Gold Coast Elvis Festival.
Returning to Australia a few months later to star In the huge production of Elvis Meets The Beatles theatre tour.
The World Famous Elvis Show embarks on a debut Scotland theatre tour creating thousands of Scottish fans.
Jerry Schilling (member of the Memphis mafia and close friend to Elvis) quotes on Australian tv - “ I have been following Chris Connor’s career for a while, he is the best there is”
Chris is invited back to Australia to headline surfers paradise for a 3rd year running, however has to decline due to personal reasons, and wishes the festival well and artists all the best.
Chris marries his fiancé Lisa .
The Show is Endorsed by THE TELEGRAPH as ‘The Best Elvis tribute show in the World’
The Steels band for the World Famous Elvis show increases from 9 to 12 musicians.
Rehearsals start as the show format is changed to 69 and Vegas years.
New sound technicians hired and welcomed to the crew and tours dates
Chris returns to Canada for a 8 night tour with 'a tribute to Elvis' and again in Canada B.C in the fall - then on to Vegas to rest. !
The World Famous Elvis Show Embarks on its second tour of Scotland, starting with The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.
Breaks box office records with 1200 tickets selling within 5 hours in his home town.
Plays to a full house at Manchester B.E.C arena.
Returns to Sheffield City hall for the 3rd year running to a full house of over 2300. Sheffield city hall advise us that Saturday's show was the largest attendance they have had all year. Including A Ronan keaten concert !!
Debuts at Rhyl with the theatre manager and staff complimenting the show, and how amazed they are, and boast that it is the largest audience that they have ever had for a tribute show in their theatre.
ATG ( the global leader in live theatre ) enlist the show for a debut appearance at The Southport theatre in 2017.
Mostly all theatre dates of THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW are complete sell outs.
Lisa and Chris announce they are expecting a baby.
Feb, the UK tour starts at The Albany Theatre Coventry, both are sold out, next year 3 consecutive nights are booked, to meet the high demand of tickets required.
The Tour continues into 2020, again mostly all shows are complete sell outs.
Chris returns to Canada for 2 tours during May and October, performing for 20 nights.
Chris and his Wife/Manager Lisa, announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Lilly-May Pearl. Chris is overwhelmed with the love he has for his first born. He luckily was able to attend the birth after arriving home from his tour in Canada, just in time!
The debut at Southport theatre is a sell out! with the house manager saying, quote ‘we have had many Elvis Tribute artists over the years, however never seen as much frenzy and excitement with such fast ticket sales as we have with The World Famous Elvis Show!
The Show returns to Sheffield City Hall for the 4th year running, again to a full house.
Chris ends the year performing within his home town of MCR at The Queen Elizabeth Hall to a complete sell out audience.
40 UK theatre tour dates and 16 Canadian dates added to the 2018 tour.
Rehearsals go ahead for the new show format.
The Show debuts at Blackpool Opera House! gaining rave reviews by journalists, a date is secured instantly for the following year.
Returns to Sheffield City hall for the 5th year running, to a complete sell out audience.
Ends the tour yet again, to a sold out show, in his home town of Oldham.
Professional photographers Alan Andrew and Jacqueline Bell are added to The World Famous Elvis Show team. Both capturing amazing shots during the show. Welcome on board.
The show returns to Blackpool Opera house ! With Amazing news from the management, that the show broke all box office records!! The Show is filmed, for a later release of 2 DVDs.
Returns to Sheffield City Hall for the 6th year running to a full house.
Ends the tour as always in his home town of Oldham, to, yet again a sell out audience.
The years starts very well! 2 shows at Coventry sold out. Onto Weston Super Mare where upon a fan footage video is captured, shared on social media, within 2 months gained 25 thousand likes and 10 thousand shares!
Onto Portsmouth Theatre Royal, the show is a complete sell out!
Then HALT. Covid 19 strikes. All 55 dates within the diary are rescheduled for the following year. Lisa works extremely hard behind the scenes rescheduling all dates, and enabling tickets to be transferred to the new dates, updating fans regular.
Chris and Lisa kindly donate 350 tickets to NHS workers for their hard work and dedication.
The show is unable to perform until theatres open to full capacity. Chris is missing the stage dearly.
2 brand new DVDs filmed at Blackpool Opera House are due for release in October.
Chris agrees to perform 10 dates all within the 1 venue in October, due to the restrictions this is an up close and personal show, with Chris Connor alone. The announcement is made and creates a buzz with his fans all over. We are expecting the 10 shows to sell out very quickly.
Rehearsals begin for the brand new show format.
To Be Cont...
'THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW STARRING CHRIS CONNOR AND THE STEELS' with his 12 piece band is guaranteed to thrill all Elvis fans. A show with the highest respect and quality created and produced by Elvis fans for Elvis fans.