Local performer Adam Fitzpatrick brought his Elvis and Friends show to the Cleland Theatre on April 27.
The audience came from throughout the Okanagan. I met people from Kamloops, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Summerland as well as Penticton. For some, it was their first visit to the Cleland Theatre, how neat is that.
Adam performed two sets, beginning the show with the familiar ‘50s music and ending with the songs from the ‘60s. Andrea Anderson, a fabulous Patsy Cline, thrilled the audience before the intermission, and Joe Kelso, a good Roy Orbison, opened the second half. The Appaloosa Show Band with the Uptown Hornz were the backing band for the whole show, great musicians each and every one. Everybody left the show with huge smiles and many left the theatre dancing.
Adam began his Elvis tribute career on a dare in 2008 at the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival. He has worked hard to perfect his act and it shows, he’s fabulous.
We are so fortunate to have such home-grown talent. If you missed this show, he’s performing in Oliver on Saturday. Check his website (www.elvisbyadam.com) for details.