Heartfelt congratulations to our very own Tom Gilson,who got in touch to say that he came 3rd in the Elvis World Cup in Cardiff on July 4th (won by Scotland’s Johnny Lee Memphis). Tom told IHGN: “I haven’t reached the burger years yet just trying to do my best as an E.T.A and pay respect to the King.”
As we mentioned here in May, Gilson is Ireland’s undisputed No. 1 Elvis impersonator, despite the ‘fact’ that “Ireland’s Number One Entertainer” Greg Traynor (official, apparently) is also an Elvis impersonator.
And, of course, we can’t forget everyone’s favourite taxi man, Derry Elvis Coughlan, who, judging by his middle name, is an Elvis fan too – even though he seems to model himself on Ted Bovis from Hi De Hi.
Naturally, Tom wins hands down for us. And we have to admit, we’re rather impressed – not only by his impersonation, but by his hair, his gold jacket, and his truly rousing version of That’s All Right. Take it away, Tom.