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Jon Fleming as Elvis Presley
Jon Fleming as Elvis Presley
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Jon Fleming, winner of 2014’s European Elvis Championships, performs his Absolute Elvis Show to Airdrie Town Hall on Saturday, June 21.

Scottish singer Jon (39), aka Johnny Lee Memphis, has been mimicking his idol since the tender age of 3, and took up paying tribute to Presley in 2004.

He said of his big win: “I’ve entered this contest for a few years now and I’m really glad to see my hard work starting to pay off.

“I’ve made it to the finals four times and to come top in such a class field of tribute artists is an amazing feeling.”

Back in 2010 Johnny won the Elvis World Cup, and since then has been touring the UK with the JLM Band, Graceland Horns and the Memphis Belles.

An Elvis fan since he was a boy, his favourite period is from 1969 to 1974.

He walked away with the title at the Birmingham Hilton after judges loved his versions of ‘Love Coming Down’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Never Been to Spain’ and ‘Polk Salad Annie’.

Jon added: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard my name being called out to say I had won, it was fantastic.”

For a further trip into musical nostalgia Carnaby Street - The Concert brings the sounds of the sixties to Motherwell Concert Hall on Friday, July 4.

Carnaby Street features the incredible hits of a decade that brought you the best rock ‘n’ roll from the likes of The Beatles, The Who, The Stones, The Kinks and The Searchers.

Featuring an amazing six-piece band, led by an array of fantastic singers, the Carnaby Street perform the great songs from the 60s in full costume as they pay tribute to legendary club The Marquee.

Both shows start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £19 (£12.50 concession for the Absolute Elvis Show and £20 (£19 concession) for Carnaby Street - The Concert.

To book call the box office on 01698 403120 or visit NLC entertainment