Memphis to Memphis ... via Blackpool

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The long road to Memphis passes through Stenhousemuir and Blackpool for one of the UK’s top Elvis tribute acts.

Jon Fleming, aka Johnny Lee Memphis, came second in last year’s Ultimate Elvis Championships and was just one hip swivel away from flying to the USA for the grand final.

The former local health and fitness officer, now working full-time in the entertainment business, wants to go one better in 2015 and is warming up for this year’s Blackpool bash with two all-action shows in Stenhousemuir’s Plough Hotel on June 5 and 6, featuring two Vegas showgirls.

Jon said: “The competition is the only one endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises and has judges who knew Elvis personally. I’m confident I can be one of the finalists heading for Memphis this year and I’m keeping that week clear.”

Armed with his favourite Presley numbers, including ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Polk Salad Annie’, Jon is set to impress in the English seaside town.

More important to diehard Elvis fan Jon is keeping the Presley legacy alive and he will be doing just that in Stenhousemuir next month, down south in July and, hopefully, the deep south of America in August.

See Johnny Lee be good at the Plough from 7.30 p.m.

Call (01324) 570010 for tickets.