Jim Devereaux’s Life-Long Passion For Elvis
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 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 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 – JD King’s Elvis tribute show will recreate it in a truly authentic and entertaining way for you and your guests.
JD Performer Profile by Castlist
As 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. As 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.
Magazine Interview Extract
Hi everyone, this week I was lucky enough to have a chat with top Elvis Impersonator; JD King’s Elvis (Jim Devereaux). Jim hails from Brighton but has performed all over the world. JD’s repertoire includes performing at Wembley Arena and Blenheim Palace festival. After watching a video of Jim’s Elvis tribute show, I had to learn more!
Q: Hi Jim, you’re well known to be Brighton’s top Elvis impersonator. We’d love to learn a bit more about you and how you came to be the living embodiment of The King.
A: Thank you very much! Well I grew up in a performers family, so singing and dancing was just a way of life in my household. Elvis had such a big impact on me from such a young age I expressed myself artistically through him I guess. If I was singing a song, 9 times out of 10 it was an Elvis song – he really taught me how to sing and perform. So in all honesty, I don’t think I could perform as anyone else if I tried – including myself!
Q: You were four years old when you first discovered Elvis’ music, do you remember what it was that initially peaked your interest?
A: It was actually the album cover funnily enough. They say don’t judge by the cover but when you’re 4 years old, going through my Mum’s record collection the cover’s the thing that grabs your attention. It was a 40 greatest hits collection with a big picture of Elvis’s face on it – I didn’t know why exactly I just liked the look of him. I asked to hear it and, I still remember to this day, that classic rock ’n’ roll music just blew me away…
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