Frequently Asked Questions
1) How much does it cost to hire JD King?
We do not advertise a standard price list. This is due to numerous factors such as travel arrangements, timings, availability, the type of show and the nature of the event itself. However all performances are uniquely tailored to the needs of the client – we always strive to accommodate your requirements as best we can!
You can send an enquiry via the contact page and JD’s management will put together a quote for you.
2) Is the ELVIS THE LEGEND show a professional high quality act?
Jim has over 15 years professional experience as an Elvis impersonator, as well as an extensive background in theatre and cabaret over the last 20 years – so rest assured JD has been there and done that when it comes to performing on stage.
JD delivers his performances in a slick, consistent and entertaining manner. Jim’s approach is to to try and recreate Elvis at his best (not, as some like to do as a joke, his worst) all the while taking the material seriously – but never himself too seriously!
3) What is JD King’s tribute band like? Are they proper musicians?
JD only works with full time professional musicians who have the technical skills, specific knowledge and personal passion to do justice to Elvis’ music. The group ranges from a 4-piece all the way up to 12-piece band with up to 6 backing singers to suit larger events.
4) Is JD King’s equipment up to date? Up close do those outfits look any good?
JD consistently invests deeply to ensure that he is only using the highest quality materials and equipment when presenting his tribute to the King. From the costumes to the sound/lighting to backing tracks and musicians; Jim only uses the best.
Unlike a lot of other acts who will still try to work with old, outdated and poor quality equipment, with badly produced electronic backing tracks and poorly tailored costumes – JD, by contrast, presents a truly professional and high quality show.
5) How old is JD King?
Jim Devereaux is currently 34 years old, and therefore the perfect age to realistically present Elvis in all eras of his career. Elvis Presley performed from the age of 18 to his death at 42 – putting JD right in the middle of that path.
Unlike so many Elvis tributes, who are significantly older than the King was when he died, with JD you’re getting the best of all worlds with his excellent mix of youth and experience.
6) He doesn’t look fat enough to be Elvis…
There is a persistent perception that the King was overweight for a significant portion of his life – this is simply not true. Elvis only started to suffer with health issues that led to significant weight change in the last 18 months of his life.
Jim by contrast has almost exactly the same dimensions as Elvis when he looked his best. JD is six feet tall, has a UK 11 shoe size and a waist measuring 33 inches – the same as Elvis!
7) Can I request special songs and outfits if I book JD King for a personal event?
Jim prides himself on providing the best quality experience and value for money every single time he performs as an Elvis tribute artist. That’s why he is always keen to make sure clients get exactly what they want out of their booking.
By providing a song list with over 230 standard Elvis songs to choose from, as well as many different show types and all the famous looks/costumes of Elvis throughout his career, JD King will perform for your event exactly as you want it and can perform any song Elvis ever recorded, no matter the obscurity (upon request).
8) Is JD actually a fan of Elvis Presley?
The very first music Jim Devereaux fell in love with as a young child was Elvis Presley’s and many many years on, that has not changed. It is the reason Jim began performing as JD King and that passion and commitment to Elvis is plain for all to see in his performances.
Rest assured, Jim’s passion for the music of the 20th century’s greatest music icon has never wavered and because of that, JD is always striving to be the best tribute he can be – never settling for an ‘it’ll do’ or ‘close enough’ approach.
9) Is JD King really one of the best Elvis tributes? Surely they all say they’re the best…
You’re only as good as your last performance and, as you will see in the reviews section, JD’s performances are consistently rated as first class.
It’s not just professional reviews that matter though, it’s the feedback that the audience gives and leaving each and every one of them happy at the end of the night is Jim’s biggest priority. Check out our certified customer reviews and feel confident that you’re getting the best quality around.
If you have any questions about the show that are not answered here, please send us a message.