World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist, Thane Dunn, landed in Halifax last night performing to a sold out crowd at Casino, NS. Dunn performed many of Elvis’ greatest hits over his 2 hour show. He adds a comedian aspect to the show that often has the crowd in laughter between songs. If that were not enough Dunn has the classic moves and mannerisms of “The King”. Halifax was treated to have Bill Baize perform with Dunn on this night. Baize actually performed with Presley himself from the early to mid 1970s.
It was scary to see how much Dunn looked like the King. World Famous Rock and Roll photographer John Rowlands who was hired by RCA records to photograph Presley has been quoted as saying Dunn Is the next best thing as Elvis being in the building.
Some other interesting facts and quotes about Dunn are from Bill Morgan of North Beach Leather of California who dressed Iconic rockstars from Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janice Joplin and Presley. Morgan made several of the outlandish outfits Presley sported during the seventies. Bill was so impressed with Thane that he recently named a jacket he made for Elvis in 1972 after Thane.
Other interesting facts Legendary Hank Snow from Nova Scotia had actually managed “The King” for 6 months.
Here are a few photographs from this night captured by our own James Bennett.