Hailing from Scotland, Johnny Lee Memphis is a well-known and much respected Elvis Presley tribute artist.
Johnny’s incredible vocal range, stage presence and likeness to the king has earned him numerous awards. He has been crowned Elvis World Cup champion, European Elvis Champion, Best Vegas Elvis and recognised as one of the best Elvis tribute acts in the world.
Johnny Lee Memphis – Bio
Johnny’s relationship with Elvis began when he was just a baby boy of 3 years old. With the love of his Aunt Helen from this early age he was exposed to the music and the movies of Elvis which turned out to be the catalyst in the making of one of the most respected Elvis Presley Tribute Artists in the world today.
Johnny’s Elvis career began in the fall of 2005. Since then he has entered various Elvis Tribute Artist contests for fun and the love of Elvis. He considers himself very lucky to have achieved recognition as a European finalist for 3 consecutive years starting in 2008 again in 2009 and also 2010.
From his success in reaching the finals of the European Elvis Championships in 2008 Johnny was chosen and he graciously accepted the award for “Best Vegas Elvis 2008” at one of the Worlds Largest Elvis Festivals held in Porthcawl South Wales.
During the summer of 2009 from April to October Johnny enjoyed a successful summer season performing as Elvis on the Balearic island of Menorca. Where, you could arguably say he learned his trade playing to packed hotels almost every night.
In January 2010 he won 3rd place at the European Elvis Championships, which, at that time was held in Blackpool.
In April 2010 he won 2nd place at the “Images of the King” regional qualifier.
Johnny’s incredible vocal range, stage presence and likeness to the king earned him the title of World Champion at the Elvis World Cup in Wales, UK July 4th 2010.
In 2012 he was invited to sing for the Queen as part of the Jubilee celebrations in Glasgow’s George Square.
Johnny’s show, the Absolute Elvis Show, has been performed all over the world and he regularly appears the Scottish Elvis Festival, the German Elvis Festival and the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival in Australia.
Johnny wears only the best jumpsuits which are tailor made by the same company that made Elvis’.
He continually strives to be the best he can be at paying tribute to his hero. He says “There will never be another Elvis Presley. I devote so much of my life, time and effort into paying tribute to Elvis, not just because of my passion, and love for him, but also to contribute in keeping his music and legacy alive. It is my opinion that Elvis was the greatest entertainer of all time.” Check out Elvis’ official website here. www.elvis.com