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
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
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
Third time this year we have seen Ben. Tonight at Bradford Alhambra. A superstar. When Elvis left the building Ben walked in. And that's not disrespectful. Ben isn't just a tribute act. He is something very special. Tribute acts simply don't get the audience reaction that Ben gets. Charismatic and voice perfect with god given Elvis looks. Anyone thinking about going to see Ben in concert...dont think ...just do it. Phenomenal !
David Pearson - Bradford 2017
I recently saw Ben At Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall for the very first time, I have been an Elvis fan all my life and never was interested in any Elvis tribute acts or performers but then found a link to Bens FB fan group, I felt drawn to listened to Youtube video's and within a week I had booked up for Tunbridge wells and Crawley.I was so shocked at hearing him and seeing all his mannerisms that I had to see him live. When he came on stage and the spotlight came on I was stunned. I had one of the best evenings of my life to see someone who is 99% as close to Elvis. I was lucky enough to see him close up as he came right to the edge of the stage. Now I'm one of many fans.
Mary - Feb 2017
i had heard a lot of Ben but never saw him live till the 25th of november 2016 in antwerpen belgium stadsschouwburg. i was blown away!!! he was beter then i could dream and it felt like the real Elvis was on stage. he realy got to me. Ben you are AMAZING!!! i will do my best to follow your gigs as much as i can. coming to london march 4 th specially to see you on stage again. keep on doing this great work. keep our Elvis alive and most of all keep being the beatiful , amazing, talented artist you are. can't wait to have a collection Ben cd's like i have my colletion Elvis cd's ( that are about 150 cd's ;-) )
rock 'n'roll and have a great wonderfull 2017 !
Inge - January 2017
What can I say that others haven't! I got the last seat in the house at Eden Court, Inverness to see Ben after vascillating if I could cope with seeing an Elvis tribute artist but OMG was he worth it!! I was an Elvis fanclub member in my teens, I cried and ran home form schools the day he died, I lived and breathed and sang Elvis ( now a retired singer and voice coach) and I visited Memphis and Graceland. Elvis for me was the ultimate artist, singer, performer and no-one can touch him ever - irreplaceable. So I sat at Bens concert and I was not only astounded at his vocal ability, musicianship and image, but in awe of the persona of Elvis that Ben carries on stage. If you believe in reincarnation he could be Elvis back here right now!! I recommend him to everyone I know and although I will be leaving the UK for a while, if he can gig in Norhern Greece I would love to get my Greek friends out to see him. Keep the King alive Ben! Your performances are the next best thing to the real King! I gave you a standing ovation with the rest of the audience that night and it was a pleasure to talk with you and have my photo with you. God Bless you and your talent.
Hilary - 25th Dec, 2016
I'm one of those people who doesn't do Tribute Acts for anyone. I have always been a case of the real thing or not at all.
My best friend had been to see you in 2016 and is a massive Elvis fan. It was he who said I should really go see you.
My wife and I had a look on YouTube and were absolutely staggered just how incredibly accurate your performance was and checked for dates immediately.
We were lucky enough to see you were performing at the Dunfermline Alhambra and booked tickets immediately(front row) .
A year to wait, but my God was it worth the wait.
My friend who had recommended you was in the next seat to me, and albeit I was already sold on your incredibly accurate portrayal of Elvis, I kind of had that cemented having such a huge Elvis fan next to me simply appreciate what we were all seeing.
I'm by no means a big Elvis fan, but I think what you do and more so how brilliantly you do it is just perfect for those who weren't lucky enough to see the real Elvis.
Thank-you for a magnificent tribute and especially for those who would have given so much to see the real thing and to be fortunate enough to see you do Elvis justice.
All the best 'Elvis'
Steven & Linda McCue.
Steve & Linda November 2016
Myself and my mum went to see Ben at the 02 academy in Newcastle upon Tyne for the first time. Words cannot describe how talented this man is. We actually felt as if we were watching Elvis himself. Absolutely unreal. Please please play up here again next year or even within the North East area. I have been singing and smiling all day at work. Thank you very much! !
Kellie Jo Wood - 12th November, 2016
We are going to see Ben in Leeds tonight. We just had to after being fortunate enough to see him perform in Birmingham this year. Words don't do this artist justice. He is not a tribute act....he is uniquely talented and he does take very good care of Elvis. Thank you Ben for giving us the dream.
David Pearson - 13th November, 2016
OMG, I saw Ben last night at Aldershot, my first time seeing him, and I wasn't disappointed. We have booked again for his next show in Nov 2017. He is an amazing talented young man, giving 110% to his performance and audience. Congratulations Ben you are a credit to Elvis
Paula Clinch - 17th November, 2016
I saw Ben and his fantastic team last night at Cardiff. What a great all round performance !!! .Possibly the best stage performance i have seen.( I am an oldie so i have seen Quite a few in my time.}Watching the reaction of the girls and women I get the impression that Ben Portsmouth has become more than an Elvis impersonator, he appears to have the same sort of charisma as Elvis... that transcends impersonation. And THAT is very special.. GREAT How about a show in Bristol.?
Mike of Bristol - 18th November, 2016
Just to say I have been an Elvis fan for 40 years, I've seen quite a few tribute acts in my time ,some good some really poor..... BUT by far Ben Portsmouth IS the best I've ever seen I saw him in Cardiff last night the voice is one thing but its the mannerisms that won me over , Ben had them down pat, the little things made me believe I actually could be watching Elvis, the hand gestures the sideway looks the way he held onto his belt even the way he bent down , but the magic moment for me was when he sat at the piano and sang Unchained Melody just as Elvis did in his last concert halfway through the song Elvis glances at the audience with that Elvis grin, Ben did that exact same grin ......now that attention to detail !
Ben , I salute you, may god bless you, adios
thanks for keeping the King alive
Chris - 18th November, 2016
Saw Ben at Wycombe Swan last night. I have been to Gracelands, got the records and films but the one thing I cant do is see Elvis in concert. I felt I had that last night. Ben was amazing. It felt like Elvis was there on stage. You were excellent and I hope that I will get the opportunity to see you again.
Dawn - September 2016
Hi my wife and I came to see you last night at the Swan in high Wycombe, I have to say that I have been an Elvis fan for decades and there's nothing I don't like about the man but you are something else , the closest thing to the king himself. Your voice is as exceptional as his was , I thought Elvis was back for an evening only.
Thanks again for an excellent three hours of my life, long live the king and long live Ben Portsmouth,
yours sincerely Stephan
Stephan Germain - September 2016.
I have worked at this theatre for over 10 years and I have to say that is the best show I have ever seen. From beginning till end it was just magnificent . Ben is so very talented and what a voice , and the band were just out of this world .
Ray - Usher at Wycombe Swan - 24/09/16
I saw Ben tonight at the Wycombe Swan theatre for the second time this year. He is a superb young man with a fantastic voice and whether you have your eyes open or closed you could believe it was Elvis himself on stage! I had a job reminding myself that it wasn't Elvis as Ben, as Elvis, is so very realistic and believable. Long may he continue to so magnificently honour the King of Rock, thus keeping his memory alive for future generations. Great performance Ben.
Sandra Byrne 24/09/16
We were on the front row last night at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Phenomenal performance. We have already booked Nottingham on the strength of that. This is far more than a tribute act ! - Well done. The band and singers are also great
Jim Mckinley - Sept 2016
Since I was a child, I loved Elvis songs. Like Ben, I grew up listening to music and watching Elvis’ movies on TV.
Last year, because of Elvis Week and some tributes on his thirty-fifth anniversary, I bought tickets to Ben Portsmouth’s concert in Porto Alegre. Unforgettable day!
I didn’t know Ben, and I was very anxious to watch his presentation. When I saw Ben, I shivered because his likeness and voice … they looked like the same person.
I, as an Elvis’ fan, almost had a heart attack. I immediately loved Ben.
I haven’t stopped thinking about it since that event, in October, 2012. His concert was amazing, he’s very talented and his stage performance was wonderful.
I went on his second show, in April this year, when he came back in Porto Alegre.
This time, I spoke with him to show my admiration to his work and that I loved him.
During the show, I felt like I was in front of Elvis, of so perfect the performance on stage. Very nice it.
Now, I am both’s fan. Elvis and Ben will be in my heart forever.
Leanne - Porto Alegre, Brazil
When I was younger I lived and breathed Elvis. As I grew older my music taste changed, although Elvis was still in the mix. Then in October of 2013, while visiting an oldies site, I happened to notice an ad for Elvis on You tube. I clicked on it and there with Elvis was a video of an ETA named Ben Portsmouth on the David Letterman Show. I had no idea what an ETA was so I clicked on it and the world stopped for me! I was so totally enthralled with what I was seeing and hearing that I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. I knew without a doubt that I was seeing someone very special. I started following Ben and watching his videos and I just couldn't get enough. The musical talent, his voice, his looks, his charisma and stage presence were phenomenal. I watched Ben grow as an entertainer as well as a man and it has been remarkable. I finally got to see him live September 12, 2014, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (GTA, as Ben says). The only way to explain the feeling of the audience that night is electrified! From beginning to end that building was charged with so much energy you could feel it rolling off the stage and into the audience. It must have been like that to have seen Elvis. After the show, Ben stayed and signed autographs and took pictures with his fans. My family and I were at the end of the line so we got to spend just a little more time talking with Ben. He's a down to earth, this is me, kind of person. Very respectful, kind and funny. Ben and Aysha had breakfast with me and my family the next morning and he and I talked like we had been friends forever. It was a weekend I'll never forget! Ben and his shows keep getting better and better. If you haven't seen him yet, you have to do so. You will be so grateful you did! There's just no other experience like it!!