Elvis Tribute Night
Ladies and gentlemen...... Elvis was in the building!! And Sir Tom Jones! And Neil Diamond!
Wow, what a night! On Friday 10th March the U3A Vall del Pop Goodwill team hosted a fabulous evening of entertainment generously provided by the great singer and entertainer, Steve Marks.
Guests were invited to bring a picnic and there was a lot of delicious food on display, but first prize has to go to Sonia Higginson for an amazing homemade trifle, Sonia's speciality!
Steve was on holiday in Spain and very kindly agreed to perform for us "for one night only" at the Black Apple, Xalo, having been invited by his good friend and U3A member and very talented singer, Paul J. Now that's what we call dedication and generosity.
Huge thanks to Steve and his lovely wife for giving up their time on their holiday to raise funds for the Goodwill charity and to Paul J who arranged some 100 backing tracks for the event, no mean feat.
Because Steve wasn't expecting to have to work on his holiday he hadn't brought his stage costumes with him, but still managed to look the part.
His first set consisted of Sir Tom covers and had the audience singing along enthusiastically. There were some interesting moves being provided by the bar staff and rumour has it one of whom was an accomplished disco dancer in his youth!
Steve also provided some Tom style gyrations and was rewarded with a couple of lacey thongs and a red satin bra being thrown in appreciation!
Act 2 then saw Steve perform Elvis and Neil Diamond songs and now the dance floor was packed, helped perhaps by very reasonably priced drinks from the bar!
Everyone had a ball and seemed to really enjoy not only the music, but the warmth of Steve's personality and humour which had the audience laughing all evening.
We are very grateful to everyone who attended, who arranged the event, ran the bar, helped set up etc but mostly, of course, to Steve AKA Elvis/Tom/Neil. We raised over 700 euros for the Goodwill charity funds which is amazing.
If we are lucky enough to have Steve perform for us again in the future don't miss it!
Article by Paula Heffron