Jim Devereaux’s Life-Long Elvis tribute

Jim Devereaux as Elvis Presley in GI Blues Army outfit. JD King' Elvis tribute.

Elvis Presley was and is one of the most famous entertainers to ever grace the world. In fact, his popularity has not waned in over 50 years. As a result of Elvis’s large fanbase, many people who are looking for London corporate entertainment ideas opt to hire Elvis tribute artists. The highest-rated best Elvis impersonator in the world is Jim Devereaux – aka JD King; he performs an Elvis tribute show that even the King himself would be proud of.

JD King (formerly known as ‘This Is Elvis’) offers his clients several different Elvis tribute shows to choose from. He can, for instance, perform as Elvis from the 50s, 60s, of 70s. Of all of the UK Elvis impersonators working now, Mr. Devereaux is the most respected and renowned. You will not be disappointed with any of his performance packages!

Hailing from Brighton (UK) Jim Devereaux has over the past 15 years built an international reputation for his incredible recreation of the King covering his greatest hits including Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and The Wonder of You. A lifelong actor/singer and Elvis fan, Jim has created the most authentic and enjoyable Elvis tribute artist you will find anywhere. Featuring all of Elvis’ classic songs from the 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll to the 1970s Las Vegas jumpsuits.

No matter what your favourite Elvis song or performance era – Elvis tribute artist JD King will recreate it in a truly authentic and entertaining way for you and your guests.

Jim Devereaux – a performer profile (by Castlist)

A comic and musical character actor with such a wealth of personal skills including his exceptional singing voice, writer’s flair and talent for mimicry, Jim is an outstanding example of the Variety ‘all rounder’.

As the son of West End musical star and grandson of famous Australian TV star Ed (Best known as Matt Hammond, the ranger from Skippy the Bush Kangaroo), Jim was always destined to be a star. He’s handsome, dedicated and charming as he is talented, Jim performs internationally and is re-booked time and time again by clients who just can’t get enough of his assorted personas.

As he morphs in to character, disappearing behind a handlebar moustache or dissolving in to a spectacular rhinestone encrusted jumpsuit, Jim deftly creates such ‘illusions of personality’ that it takes a long time for anyone to suspect that these eclectic characters are in fact, portrayed by this one singularly talented man.

Not only a frighteningly talented individual, but Jim is also passionate about entertainment and delivers his acts with professionalism and enthusiasm every time. With his intense charisma, audience rapport and good looks, it’s no surprise that Jim is in so much demand – by audiences and producers alike. As a promoter’s dream in a bespangled jumpsuit, Jim is irrefutably the ‘King of Encore’.
– Castlist Ltd.

My life as Elvis article from The Metro newspaper

JD King metro newspaper article

It’s 41 years since Elvis Presley’s untimely death and 15 years since I started performing a tribute to him, but both his legendary status and my passion for his music are stronger than ever.

August 16th 1977 is one of those ‘remember where you were and what you were doing’ days. 41 years ago at the relatively young age of 42 the king of rock ‘n’ roll died suddenly. Music lovers of all ages mourned and reflected.

I wasn’t born until 1984, so I’m a second-generation fan – nevertheless Elvis would still become the defining musical influence in my life. My first memory of music came 30 years ago as a kid curiously thumbing through my mother’s record collection. I happened across an Elvis 40 Greatest Hits collection that caught my eye.

Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede Shoes – whichever the rock classic, I found myself dancing around the room singing along; replaying the record over and over.

Growing up, I was never told I looked or had Elvis’ mannerisms, but as soon as the music started I was possessed; I became him. Discovering Elvis at such a young age defined my taste in music. Elvis was music, everything else was imitation…

To read the rest of Jim Devereaux’s The Metro newspaper article please visit their website.

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