[dropcap]G[/dropcap]et ready to Shake, Rattle n’ Roll! Ol’ Skool Bistro will once again be paying tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll – Elvis Presley this 18th August from 3pm onwards at its outlet at 125, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. The annually held event will see for the first time, more than 20 Elvis tribute artists from throughout the country, donning the famous Jumpsuit, doing their best Elvis and performing tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s made popular by the King of Rock n’ Roll.\
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You can expect a non-stop evening of Rock n’ roll with top Elvis impersonators – Eddie Francis (Malaysia’s King of Rock n’ Roll), Sunny Tai (Kuala Lumpur), Frankie Fong (Petaling Jaya), Alex Wong (Petaing Jaya), Eskandar Eyaw (Sarawak), Paul Lee (Penang), Aziz (Kuala Lumpur), Joe Rosario (Petaling Jaya), John Sia (Sibu), Kamal (Kuala Lumpur), Ezanee Sultan (Penang), Peter Lee (Kuala Lumpur), HT Long (Kuala Lumpur), D’Costa (Port Dickson), Ronnie Elvis Babu (Johore) and Anthony (Kuala Lumpur) with special performances by Malaysia’s top Country and Western band- Os Pombos, The Small Stones, The Strangers and more.
Ol’s Skool’s founder, Calvin Adelrick Guneratne says the event is the biggest gathering of Elvis tribute artists in Malaysia. “Next year, we may be looking at hosting some of the foreign Elvis tribute artists as well” says the 43 year old pub owner.
Calvin admits, it was because of Elvis that he went into the Entertainment industry, first as a musician then as a Deejay in the early 90s.
“I can still remember my Mum in tears reading about Elvis’ death in the newspapers on 17th August, 1977. I was 7 years old. I can still remember the report showing an aerial view picture of Elvis’ funeral procession. It was news that shocked the world.”
Calvin’s love for the King of Rock n’ Roll began at an early age listening to his late father’s records and listening to RTM’s Blue Network radio station.
“Ol’ Skool gives you what the local radio stations today aren’t giving you enough of – the Golden oldies from the 50s and 60s and hits from the 70s and 80s. Music has a way of bringing back some fond memories and that’s what we try to do here.”
The Elvis tribute event on 18th August will also see special appearances by TRAXX.FM’s DJ datguy and former Radio 4 DJ’s – Joey and Neubert Ambrose plus many other guest DJs. There will also be Trivia prizes to be won, games, Elvis MTVs, a display of Classic cars and photo opportunities with the Elvis tribute artists. And if you feel like a snack fit for the king of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis’ favourite snack – Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches will be also be available as a special on the menu.
For advance table bookings for the Elvis tribute, call 016 206 6444 / 012 206 6444. Walk-in cover charge for the event is at RM30 nett (inclusive of first drink).
Founded by Calvin Adelrick Guneratne and Brian Tomas in 2005, Ol’ Skool Bistro has Live bands performing nightly and music from top local Retro deejays.