Elvis Presley and Tom Jones tribute: 'Kings of Rock and Soul' to take the stage in Mandurah

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They are the kings of rock 'n' roll and soul music and, for the first time, Mandurah audiences will see Elvis Presley and Tom Jones brought to life in The Kings of Rock and Soul.

Presley and Jones reached the top of their music genres and became friends, performing together for one night only in Las Vegas.

The tribute show stars multi-award winner Jack Gatto as the voice of Elvis and former The Voice contestant James Cupples as the heart and soul of Tom Jones.

Together, the pair honor the 'king' and the 'Jones boy' in what past audiences have described as a "dynamic, unmissable night".

Created by Aussie star John St Peeters and presented by Tony Minniti, the world class production recreates the magic of musical icons.

Gatto and Cupples perform some of the duo's biggest hits including Presley's 'Suspicious Minds, 'My Way' and 'How Great Thou Art' and music from Jones in the 60s all the way through to his contemporary hits.

In an interview with the Mandurah Mail, Cupples said the show would be an upbeat, entertaining show for audiences.

"It's a great show, paying homage to two legends and their music," he said.

"There's a lot of people from the 40s, 50s and 60s that want to hear that kind of material and it reminds them of their youth - they know the songs so well and they want to hear them.

"It's so different to anything I have sang before in the past which have been a little bit dark at times but with this feel good show, one after the other, you just feel so happy when you sing the songs."

Cupples said he never expected to love impersonating another performer so much.

"It's fun because you get into a different character," he said.

"I never thought I would be able to do it to be honest but once you've got the suit on and your hair is all tight and curly, you got your mascara and eyeliner on, it's a whole different world.

"When you get into the songs and start singing and under the lights, it's so much fun."

The Kings of Rock and Soul will perform for one night only at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on August 8 at 8pm.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

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