Elvis Presley, if he were alive today, would celebrate his 79th birthday on Wednesday. The King of Rock of Roll died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. U.S. President Jimmy Carter said at the time of his death “he permanently changed the face of American popular culture” and many fans, even to this day, refuse to believe that he is dead and think Elvis is very much ‘still in the building’
As with all big names, Elvis spawned many impersonators and, around this time last year, we interviewed Tralee man Mark Leen on the show. And he paid tribute to Ireland’s FIRST-EVER Elvis Impersonator. A name perhaps more synonymous with the showband era…
And today, we are thrilled to be joined in studio by that gentleman: Brendan Bowyer!
The 'Reeling in the Showbands Years' tour has been touring the country and continues this week...
Thurs, Jan 9th: Tullamore Court Hotel
Fri, Jan 10th: Arklow Bay Hotel
Sat, Jan 11th: Trim Castle Hotel (SOLD OUT)
Sun, Jan 12th: National Concert Hall – features Paddy Cole, Ronan Collins, The Conquerors, Tommy Swarbrigg etc...
For more information about Brendan Bowyer, visit www.brendanbowyer.com, and for more info on his upcoming tour dates, click here.