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Dear Ben & T.C.E

 

We attended the concert at Margate Winter Gardens on Saturday February 10, what a truly fantastic night Ben, you are an amazing tribute to Elvis King of Rock & Roll it really felt as though Elvis was in the building it put shivers up and down the spine. At one point my daughter had her hands in the air and could feel your energy through her palms. We also want to thank you for inviting one of our party on stage Rebecca’s Godmother Lynn Crow who sat on the chair as you looked in her eyes and sang to her, Lynn is still sitting on cloud nine this morning. We have read the official souvenir guide from cover to cover several times and just love the  part of you being humble and keeping your feet on the ground, you prove this to be true with the audience interaction that you do during your show, not only you Ben have been blessed with your ability to provide such a wonderful tribute but all of us in the UK who have had a chance to feel the spirit of the King at your concerts are truly blessed as well.

 

You further showed your commitment to your fans as you and Dougie were leaving the Winter Gardens when we were still waiting for our taxi; after a full on performance you let us tell you how much we had enjoyed the show, signed our programs and kissed us good bye.

 

We all wish you the very best for the rest of your tour, if we win the lottery we will come and see you in the USA!!!! God bless you Ben and all T.C.E, please visit the Winter Gardens Margate again soon.

 

Your most Sincerely

 

Lynn Crow, Rebecca Drewett and Rebecca mum Lynne

Lynn - Margate - Feb 18

Wow wow wow. Saw Ben as Elvis on 10th Feb at Margate. Definitely Elvis reincarnated and what a wonderful sense of humour. Can’t wait to see him again. Love to Ben and all the TCE team. X

Mandy - Margate - Feb 18

My wife and I saw Ben at Margate Winter Gardens last night. Ben and his band brought a fantastic show to Margate. Absolute sunshine on a cold, wet February evening. In a word - superb. 

Timothy Ingleton - Margate - Feb 2018.

I just wanted to say that Ben was absolutely fantastic at the Frankston Arts Centre. My friends and I all had a wonderful time and we all couldn't believe how close he was to Elvis and we think he somehow channels him. One of my friends is an Elvis impersonator and he was really impressed with Ben's talent and professionalism! Keep up the great work and we are wondering whether or when Ben will be returning to Victoria and Frankston in the future???? Thank you again for the brilliant show and I have spread the word around to friends and people who haven't heard of Ben. Some of them have been on YouTube  and they really want to see him perform. Anyway, Cheers to you and  kind regards from Brendan Dearsley in Frankston.

Brendan - Australia - Jan 2018

Hi Alison,
Just saw Ben's show in Melbourne, Australia and I wanted to share some thoughts with him....
Ben,
What you have achieved surpasses every other Elvis impersonator by far. I have seen a few of them and I reckon I can spot a false note or move from a long way. What you did in particular with Cmon Everybody and C C Rider was amazing. Clearly you have studied Elvis' moves down to the finest detail. ​I could swear that for C C Rider it was Elvis.
 
I wanted to say than you for the effort you have put in to meticulously copy Elvis' actual moves. That's what differentiates you from many other impersonators.
 
Then there's the voice - you have got the growly 68 comeback voice down pat. I could close my eyes on most songs and not distinguish you from Elvis.
 
You also nailed his sense of humour and his ability to laugh at himself. And you included just enough comments to indicate that you knew you aren't actually Elvis !! Plus the final 'god bless Elvis' tribute was also very touching as it reflected the entire audience's thoughts.
Anyway, well done and thanks again. I now feel just a little bit like I've seen Elvis in person. My wife is also glad that we wont be going to any more Elvis impersonator concerts. The others will all be disappointing after your show.
 
Regards
Colin

Colin - Melbourne, Australia - Jan 18

 I saw your show this evening in Penrith NSW.
I want to sincerely congratulate and thank you for bringing your show Australia and Sydney,  and also for giving me a scarf. I really appreciate it. I’d love to get it autographed by you again one day.   Your show was by far, one of the best I have seen. 
 
Best wishes and appreciation, Katrina Thomas

Katrina - Australia - Jan 2018

I was at your performance on Friday night at Chatswood, Sydney, and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your show. Amazing voice, awesome outfits and incredible moves - fantastic tribute to Elvis! Felt like Elvis was back with us again - absolutely amazing! Thank you!!

Jenny - Sydney, Australia - Jan 2018

HI we saw Ben in Brisbane recently - what an awesome show - thankyou - what is the best way to track Ben to see when he is next visiting Australia? Also I took my 2 teenage sons to see Ben - what an awesome experience for them - they rated his show 10 out of 10 so please pass on the compliment that Ben is having a beautiful influence on young people too by keeping the spirit of Elvis alive x
thank you
Maree

Maree - Brisbane,Australia - Jan 2018

Mum and I saw the show last night in steamy Brisbane, Queensland Australia (sorry Ben it's very hot in OZ after Xmas just ask the English Cricket Captain) . The show was to say the least brilliant! Not only does Ben look like the great man but when I closed my eyes and just soaked in the voice I had goosebumps! Clearly Elvis has sent some of his 'magic' from heaven directly to Ben. A must see entertainer, musician and performance. Thank you from Sunny Queensland xx 

Karen - Brisbane, Australia - Jan 2018

The Ben Portsmouth Elvis Tribute Show is definitely the best Elvis Tribute Show you will see,we have travelled 2hours 30minutes from the Gold Coast to Toowoomba Empire Theatre and Thank Goodness we Have it's Brilliant his talent is Next to none need to get him to the Gold Coast to the Star Theatre Alan & Annette Bainbridge

Alan & Annette Bainbridge - Jan 2018 - Toowoomba, Australia.

Dear Ben. I saw you first time in April this year in Dunfermline and I loved your show so much that I had to see you again:) Thank you for an amazing show in Edinburgh in Usher Hall last Thursday! I don't have words to describe how great you are on stage! It was a pleasure for me to dance with you on stage to the song ''What'd I Say'', I really enjoyed it:) You are amazing in every single way, your stage presence is so strong and your voice is so beautiful! Hope you will come to Edinburgh again next year (or Dunfermline). I am looking forward to see you again a lot! Please never stop doing what you do because you make so many people happy and you are an extremely talented musican!

Ewa Mackinlay - Edinburgh November 2017.

 The first time I saw Ben Portsmouth in person was in 2016 in aberdeen . I was very excited before he came on stage. When he came out, everyone was screaming before he even started singing. I thought I was really seeing the real Elvis. Ben is truly the whole package with all of Elvis's assets.

Kim - Aberdeen November 2017

Dear Ben

 

I met you on Sunday 12th November at the AECC Aberdeen. 

I wanted to thank you for making a dream come true for me and giving me such a perfect memory. I have had a very bad time these past years but in one evening you blotted out the negative and made me shine with happiness. I do believe I am still glowing. I must have looked like a child that had met Santa for the first time as I left the arena. 

I have loved Elvis for as long as I can remember and like so many - and I am sure yourself - regret that I would never see him live. However, you have given me the next best thing, your spectacular performance and even better the meet and greet after the show. If there is such a thing as reincarnation then Elvis' spirit must have entered your body when you were born. You have his looks, charisma, talent and showmanship and you have coupled that with his kindness and devotion to the fans. Thank-you so much for taking the time to meet with me on Sunday, for being so very sweet and accommodating and making me feel so comfortable and at ease. I will never forget that evening and hope that you can return to Aberdeen next year. 

 

Ever grateful

Bethany

Aka Welsh Eskimo

Bethany - Aberdeen November 2017

We saw Ben last night in Aberdeen for the second time , brilliant , will come again keep us up to date for next show . I was not a fan of Elvis impersonators ........till I saw Ben 

Alan Gray - Aberdeen November 2017

Just been to the Aberdeen show. All i can say is that like many I have been an Elvis fan for years and see many a tribute act. That was no tribute act. That was Elvis reincarnated ! I have never seen a show like it and will be back every year from now on. Lovely meet and greet tonight too. Spectacular and many thanks xxxx

Linda Smith - Aberdeen November 2017

OMG...........what a Fantastic night of Ben playing tribute to Elvis. He has the sound , moves and sense of humour of Elvis. The Backing singers and the band of musicians really work as a team to compliment Ben.......... I have been an Elvis Fan since I was in my early teens, I'm well in to my 50's. I would just like to Thank You All for an Amazing night at the Glasgow Concert Hall. You have given me the nearest experience to seeing Elvis live and I can't Thank you enough for this. I hope you do come back next year. I am over the moon that Ben is so grounded and obviously Loves what he does, but in a lovely caring way to Elvis. Thanks for signing my ticket and great photo of my sister and myself taken by the Colonel. Ben must have been shattered,your fans appreciate your hard work and efforts. Long may you continue to spread such happiness and joy in such a crazy world. Take Care to you All and cotinued success. Many Thanks again Wendy X

Wendy - Glasgow November 2017

Hi i took my parents to see your show in Aberdeen tonight and have to say it was amazing 

My dad was i singer in the pubs and clubs in Aberdeen and done a lot of elvis numbers and 

was singing till he was 74 when he had to give up due to cancer but at 76 he still get,s up and 

sings a couple of numbers when asked to he just can,t help himself haha.Anyway i would just 

like to thank you so much for making there night so special as it is there 58th wedding anniversary

this week and they told me they could not have wished for a better present than me taking them 

to see yourself and as they said nobody will ever see a better tribute to elvis than yourself so thanks 

again for making there night and hope to see you back in Aberdeen soon.

Charlie Howie - Aberdeen Nov 2017

as a big Elvis fan and after seeing numerous Elvis tribute acts here and in America a friend told us about Ben. We first saw him in St Albans this year, then we booked straight away to see him in Brighton eand then again in Reading. Each time he has been brilliant. The band and backing singers are fantastic.
Not only the way Ben sings the Elvis songs and the way in which he mimics Elvis's hand and facial movements are perfect but his personality and interaction and sense of
humour with the audiences make it all the more entertaining.
The two hours he's on stage go far too quickly and we've already booked to see him in St. Albans next February and can't wait for the show.
Everyone we know who loves Elvis we tell them to go and see Ben (if they can get tickets!!!) because he's the best, by far!!!!

Pete Hillsmith - October 17

Sixth time we have seen Ben. This latest show was at the Manchester Apollo on Friday 15th September. As usual it was exceptional. If you have not seen Ben...what are you waiting for? I keep waiting for the spell to break. It never does. Magic from start to finish. Elvis lives. Thanks again Ben. See you in Birmingham 29th April next year. We can't wait!

David Pearson - Manchester, Sept 17

Just wanted to say I thought the show in Manchester 15th Sept 2017 was absolutely Brilliant, Ben was unbelievable as Elvis. I have been a huge Elvis fan all my life and seen many Elvis impersonators over the years, none were as Exceptional as Ben. 

Please tell us he will return to Manchester in the not too distant future.

 

 

Ron Budgen - Manchester, September 2017

Seen some good/bad Elvis tributes but never seen anyone come near to Ben as Elvis he was fantastic no words but brilliant x

Vanessa Hazlett - Manchester Sept 17

Having been an avid Elvis fan from the beginning, I have seen many tribute artists, but Ben's tribute tonight at the Cresset in Peterborough surpassed all of them. The entire show was superb. The musicians and backing singers, lighting and sound, in fact everyone involved in the production were amazing. My benchmark song for any ETA I have seen is It's Now or Never. When Ben let the audience take over I began to wonder if he had the voice range.........I was wrong.......as he proved at the end of the song, and continued to prove me wrong from then on with Unchained Melody and many others.
I am sorry Ben.
Thank you for a wonderful evening, and if you are in the area again I will be among the first to book. Hopefully, that will be soon, and not too far away as I am a disabled pensioner and distance could be a problem.
Good luck with everything you do.

Gillian Klenk - September 17

Just been watching Ben in Peterborough tonight, first time I have seen Ben and if I close my eyes I honestly thought it was Elvis on the stage. Thank you, Ben, for making my dream come true a wonderful night with memories to remember.

Sue Harrison - September 17

I have recently returned from Memphis Tennessee to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death, and to visit Graceland for the first time. Part of the reason for visiting at this time was to coincide with Ben's schedule in Memphis so that I could see him perform for the second time. I have been a life long Elvis fan but as I was only 10 years old when he died, sadly I never got the opportunity to see him perform live.....until now!  

Prior to seeing Ben perform I had always been quite skeptical of Elvis impersonators. The majority of them are a joke, with neither the looks nor the voice.  Ben is different.  He is not a parody, he is not a joke.  Ben bears an uncanny resemblance to Elvis so you don't need to close your eyes to imagine you are at an Elvis concert.  He has the facial similarity and physical build of Elvis at his peak.  However, appearance is only half the story.  The voice is crucial.  Without the right sound, you may as well forget it as soon as an inferior ETA opens his mouth.  I have never heard anyone sound as close to Elvis as Ben which is why I am totally hooked!  For two magical hours, I can really believe I am seeing Elvis perform.

Ben is by far the best ETA I have ever seen and probably likely to see.  I wouldn't bother to see any others ever again because I genuinely do not believe they could come anywhere close.  Ben totally encapsulates the Elvis stage show perfectly to give his audience the experience of being at an Elvis concert.  He has clearly spent many hours studying Elvis and honing his performance.  He feels the rhythm and his love of music shows as his actions are natural rather than a "forced" imitation.

I travelled 17,000 miles to see Ben in Memphis as I live in New Zealand but currently in London.  Although I will be returning to NZ shortly I will continue to look forward to seeing Ben again, and have already booked tickets to see him in Southend in March 2018.  

Keep up the music Ben......your performances really do make a lot of people happy and help to keep Elvis alive for a new generation.

Caroline Edwards August 2017

Ben, I met you at the tent for Elvis week several years ago and my wife and I had the great pleasure of seeing your show in Tupelo, MS.  We have several friends in Elvis' inner circle.  His first girlfriend, Dixie Locke (Emmons) whom he took to his Junior and Senior prom, and whose character is used in several Elvis movies, is a dear friend of ours and we all still go to the same church.  Sonny West, who just passed away, was a friend of ours and the list goes on, so it is very, very important to us that anyone replicating Elvis be very sincere about it.  Almost every ETA we've ever seen comes across to us as a self centered joke, but you, Sir, are the finest, and most down to earth young man we've seen doing an Elvis show.  You have an incredible voice and you never overdo the movements, or the overall actions.  I saw Elvis every year for 5 straight years in concert and he was actually very slight and cool in his precise movements, a point that most ETAs don't see.  Watching you actually took me back to his Concert venues, and you gave my wife the opportunity to get the REAL feel.  Thank you so very much for doing what you do in such a complimentary way to the King.  Blessings, our Friend!!!

 
 

Gary & Joanna Abbott - May 2017

I would just like to say that I attended the show last night and I am still lost for words. I am a huge Elvis fan and not really impressed by so called Elvis impersonation acts, however, Ben has blown my mind. Sadly I was too young to see Elvis but I religiously watch his concerts, and I felt like I was at an Elvis concert last night. Truly amazing! 
Thank you for coming to Grimsby and please come back!!! 
Simon Lidgard

Simon - March 2017

I saw Ben and the band last night at The Civic Theatre in Halifax. WHAT A PERFORMER, absolutely amazing. I closed my eyes and I heard Elvis singing (I know it sounds corny but Ben sounds just like him). The Band and lighting crew also made a massive contribution to the success of the night. First time seeing Ben but will definitely see him again. Worth every single penny!

Sue Laycock - Halifax March

I would like to thank Ben for his Coventry performance. This thank you also goes out to everybody involved in the creation of the most amazing Elvis experience out there. To recreate vocally and musically what this would have been like if you were too young to see the man himself is a big mountain to climb. Ben you reached the top and you can and will only keep climbing. Talent like you and your musical family needs to continue. Utmost respect to you all xx

Julie Adams - Coventry March 2017

I have to write and let you know that we went to see Ben last night at Rhyl Pavilion with my husband. What a brilliant night we had and what a brilliant performer he is.The biggest compliment that I can pay him is that after Elvis himself, Ben is the next best thing that we have ever seen or heard.
I hope that if Ben does another tour he comes back again somewhere close to where we live near Wrexham in North Wales
Please pass on our thanks to Ben and everyone else involved including the band/ backing singers etc for a brilliant night
Kind regards
Diane and Andy Johnson

Diane & Andy - Rhyl Feb 2017

Saw Ben last night in Rhyl, travelled all the way from Coventry to see him, never really been an Elvis fan, came with my mum as she is a big Elvis and Ben fan. Well what can I say, I am a total convert, Ben you was fantastic, I was front row and even got a scarf. I will definitely be seeing you again and again. Thank you for a wonderful night. Xx

Tracey Day - Rhyl Feb 17