Friday, March 22, 2013

Ben Portsmouth UK Ultimate Elvis Tribute 2013

Ben Portsmouth Wins Collingwood 2012

Just close your eyes and listen:

An Elvis tribute artiste Ben Portsmouth from the UK singing,  An American Trilogy shown live on The David Letterman Show at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City on 8th February, 2013. You Tube Video is by Musicfantasy2. According to David Letterman, Portsmouth was, "The first European to be named the ultimate Elvis."

King Ben Portsmouth - 2012 to 2013:

On August 18th, 2012 ten of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world competed at a sold-out Cannon Center in downtown Memphis where the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist was announced. Ben Portsmouth from England, winner of the Collingwood Elvis Festival won the title.

Elvis Presley or Ben Portsmouth?
Ben lives in a small village in England called Walthan St. Lawrence. He enjoys spending time with friends and writing songs. He first heard Elvis as a young boy while riding in his father’s car.  Ben  learned some chords on his dad's guitar and started to play and sing along to Elvis’ music.  He sings most of them but the favourite is American Trilogy.

Video 1: by Musicfantasy2. Video 2 by kiko9918 from You Tube.
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Thanks to good friend SnookHawk for sending me the video.


ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

The above Comments are from the You tube video about Ben's singing. Do you have a comment of your own?

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

How great to have patriotic American song writers to write about their country. I wish we have such people in Singapore to do likewise. Or do we?

JOANNE T. said...

Very good.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes great post Andy dude....'course if reminds me that Elvis idolized only our most beloved was he that tagged our great man, "The King Of Cool"...sayin'..."I may be the King of Rock and Roll, but Dino is the "King of Cool!" Keeps lovin' our Dino!

FL said...

Wow ! It's a fantastic job by Ben. Look-a-like and sound-a-like Elvis Presley. As an Elvis fan since my teens, it really makes my day ! When I was very young, I heard people ( esp. the Chinese) called Elvis "the cat king", till today I still do not know why they called him that. Anyway, thanks to Ben for a wonderful performance.

ARTHUR said...

Thank you Andy for this sharing. Yes he is amazing!

Kind regards.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks for visit. Yes, these two superstars certainly stole the limelight when they were around, certainly Kings.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Why was Elvis known as 'Mao Wang' or 'Cat King'?

One website stated that one clue was early in his career, he was called 'The Hillbilly Cat'. On some of his performance tours, he was also called 'King of the Western Bop'.

Some ingenious reporter could have linked these two nicknames and gave him the name 猫王 (mao wang) in Chinese.

Thank you FL for refreshing our memory and visiting the blog again. You have been a constant supporter.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks Arthur. I am glad you like the video. Ben is truly great to be able to imitate the King so faithfully.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

David Letterman saved my boring nights when I was studying in Canada in the 80s. He had just started his own 'Late Night Show' in 1982 and I arrived in 1984, so on cold Autumn and Winter evenings I shunned the Canadian nightlife and watched him instead. He was a joy to behold with his 'Stupid Pet Tricks' segment and dumping- watermelons-on-the-side-streets-of New-York-City stunts. And his political jokes and 'Top Ten List' are legendary. Today if a personality is able to appear on Dave's show, thank the Lord above because the publicity is incomparable!

I wouldn't have survived Canada without Mr. Letterman.


Thank You Andy, Ben Portsmouth is great. Sounds as good as Elvis, maybe even better!

Once again, Thanks & Best Regards.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks Ron for being so supportive. Yes I think he's very talented.

MUNCS said...

Dear Andy,
Thank you very much for the above.
I have been monitoring all your latest postings. I must say you a doing a great service to all of us in Singapore.


ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks CS. I guess it's my National Service contribution.