Mark Goddard performing as M.G. a Tribute to Elvis is officially "Great
Britain's Best Elvis" having won the title following a competition,
being finally voted by the great British public as Great Britain's Best.
From an original advert placed in "The Stage", the trade newspaper
of the entertainment business, over 150 applications were received. For
logistical reasons these were whittled down to a top 40 who were invited
to audition for the organisers performing two Elvis songs each. From these
40 a final 12 were chosen to each perform two songs in front of an audience
of over 600 at an evening show to decide the title winner.
Mark has been an huge Elvis fan since 1977 when the publicity surrounding
his sad passing brought to a then twelve year olds attention the amazing
voice and charisma of undoubtedly the world's greatest ever performer.
first ever paid performance was the royal wedding in July 1981 when he
sung Elvis songs among others in his band. Mark went to Pontin's in 1984
as a Bluecoat and sang Elvis songs in his weekly cabaret slot and the
act, costumes etc. gradually evolved from there. He has sung twice on
the T.V. show 'Trisha' as Elvis as well as appearing on 'This Morning',
'The Other Half', Can't Cook, Won't Cook', 'The Really Usefull Show',
'Loose Women', and many more, also presenting 'Hello Campers!' and 'ArtyFacts'
for Anglia T.V. You may also have heard him sing on many local radio shows
including Radio Norfolk, Radio Cambridge and Radio Broadland.