“Elvis Experience”: The king is dead, long live the king

Exactly 45 years to the day after his death, the king returned from the dead on Tuesday night at the St-Denis Theater in Montreal.

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Bringing Elvis Presley back to life for 27 years now, the King of Rock and Roll has returned to the stage in the form of the King of Personification, Martin Fontaine, in a brand new and ultimate show. Elvis experience. This final series of shows, which sadly was due to end at the end of the year, pays homage to the North American tour Elvis on tourhis 50the Anniversary this year and that has never stopped in Quebec.


MARIO BEAUREGARD/QMI AGENCY


MARIO BEAUREGARD/QMI AGENCY


MARIO BEAUREGARD/QMI AGENCY


MARIO BEAUREGARD/QMI AGENCY

This new show from Martin Fontaine transports audiences back to the early 1970s, just after the King had found great success with his long string of Las Vegas shows and just before his first medical problems began.

A successful simulation

Fontaine’s moves and those of the king are to be confused. Impeccable in the mythical white set with sequins, red accents and plunging neckline, the interpreter, who also wore the cape and favorite on Tuesday night. From his gestures to his hip swing, from his voice to his accent, the simulacrum was spot on, to the delight of the fans, who rushed to the front of the stage to touch their idol like young women did in the era.

Martin Fontaine, who was 15 years older than the King at his death, shared the stage with fifteen musicians and eight choristers, who wore afros and bell-bottoms, and addressed the crowd in English throughout the show, as Elvis Presley did. and laughed very often with his audience, who turned out to be a good player.

The impersonator has of course revisited some of the greatest classics from Elvis’ repertoire, including (let me be yours) teddy bear, during which the singer threw some teddy bears into the crowd, who didn’t hesitate for a second to get up from their seats to grab one. He also sang love me tenderly Walk in the front rows of St-Denis, Proud Mary, Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock and Can’t help falling in lovewhich he kept until the end of the concert.

The room wasn’t quite full, but she was very engaged throughout the evening, clapping very loudly between numbers, encouraging the impersonator in his devil dance solos, singing and waddling at the end of her seat until she got up to dance on a connecting medley come back, little sister and Blue suede shoes.

Elvis experience will be presented at the St-Denis Theater in Montreal through Saturday. The show then goes to Trois-Rivières (from August 23rd to 27th), Saguenay (from August 1st toah September 4) and Quebec City (December 7-31). For information: elvisexperience.com.

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