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Spa man set to stage Elvis show

By Rob George 17/02 Updated: 17/02 14:07

Dean Mack who will take to the stage as Elvis at the Norbury Theatre on March 2. (s)

A FORMER Droitwich Spa High School pupil is hoping to leave his audience All Shook Up when he takes to the stage at the Norbury Theatre on March 2.

Award-winning Elvis Presley tribute act Dean Mack is returning to his home town after two decades away for his first gig in the town.

The 40-year-old will share the spotlight with fellow tribute act and friend Gordon Elvis who recently finished third at the Elvis European Championships.

Together the pair will be performing all the era's of Elvis Presley's musical career from the 50s and movie songs to the King's 1968 comeback and the Vegas years.

Originally from Birmingham, Dean moved to Droitwich with his family when he was six and went to the former Boycott Farm First School, now Westlands First School.

After attending St Richard De Wych CE Middle School, Dean then completed his education at the town's high school before working in Droitwich for a number of years.

He moved to Porthcawl in South Wales with a group of friends to work at a holiday camp, firstly as a barman, then as a compere.

Dean also started singing and, spurred on by his father's love for Elvis's music, began to forge a career as an Elvis tribute act.

After gigging successfully for a couple of years, he decided to start competing and has won a number of awards for his own brand of Jailhouse Rock.

Among the honours Dean has picked up are Elvis World Cup Finalist in 2010, Best Comeback Award in 2011 and European Elvis Championship finalist this year.

He told The Standard: "I still live and gig in Wales and have now decided that after living away for over 20 years I would like to perform back in my home town.

"This is the first gig I have done in Droitwich and I am really excited to be coming back to perform, especially as I have a lot of family and friends still in the area and I am hoping to see people I have not seen for many years and catch up," he added.

The show will be held at the Norbury Theatre from 8pm on March 2, tickets are £8 and available from the box office on Friar Street or by calling 01905 770154.

Visit www.deanmack.com for more information about Dean.

* The Droitwich Standard has teamed up with Dean to offer a pair of tickets to see the former Droitwich Spa High School pupil strut his stuff at the Norbury Theatre on March 2.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply complete the title of this well-known Elvis Presley 1956 hit 'Don't be.......

a) Late

b) A Stranger

c) Cruel

E-mail your entries and contact details to editor@droitwichstandard.co.uk before 11am next Friday (February 24).

Terms and conditions

One prize per household

Deadline for entries is next Friday (February 24).

Prize must be claimed from the box office at the Norbury Theatre on the night

This prize is non-transferable, cannot be exchanged and no cash alternative will be offered

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