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Hey Ben! A fabulous evening at Arena Birmingham (not Alabama!) last night and your performance and attention to detail was the best we have ever seen. Being huge Elvis fans anyway, we have seen other acts that have been very good but you, the band, the girls, everyone surpassed all expectations.... have to rope in some other great fans and friends and hope to re-book for Nottingham later in the year - An excellent night, truly brilliant !

Dan & Jacqui - Birmingham April 2018

 WOW!!!!! Saw Ben and the band in Birmingham last night (Sunday 29th April) and I was completely in awe. He looks like Elvis, moves like Elvis and at one point I closed my eyes and I swear it was The King on that stage. I had shivers down my spine throughout the show and quite frankly I now have a bit of a crush. To everyone involved thank you so very much, this was a birthday treat from my mum and you made it a wonderful memory for us both. Now to book flights to Malaga......... xx

Jo Smith - Birmingham April 2018

Hi Ben & all the team,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your performance last night at the Grimsby Auditorium , I have grown up with the music of Elvis seen many tribute shows and even been lucky enough to spend time in the Green room with Ronnie Tutt , who wrote a message on my chest which is now tattooed on so I guess you could say i'm a big fan !! Anyway I guess what I am writing this message for is just to say what an amazing show you guys have put together and what an amazing talent you have along with i'm sure a lot of hard work and dedication. I'm confident this is the closest thing we will ever seen to watching The king perform .
Thanks again for giving my wife and myself a night to talk about and remember for a long time to come ,Keep up the good work !! hope to see you again soon ,
Regards,
Craig & Marianne

Craig & Marianne - Grimsby April 2018.

I thank you as I always throughly enjoy watching and listening to Ben Portsmouth! so much! yes Ben! what a new discovery for me,as an Elvis Presley! fan for a long time. Been waiting for an English Elvis ever since Elvis Presley may infact left us. And at last, here he is! Ben! is very multi talented.verysweet, and down to earth. Thank you,thank you, very much for bringing Elvis! back to life!!! I realize that Ben! is in a whole different league than that of any other ETA's are doing,but to mei can't and won't even compare them,for ben! there is no comparison! he wins each time, just listen and watch him play the Guitar and sing. And also he plays the piano and sings "Unchained Melody" just like Elvis! did,if you listen and watch him and pay close attention you will agree that he is the best! my two male favorite music singing artist today is Ben! & Elvis! & always will be.I am real gone on Ben! & Elvis! ,pitch perfect! total voice control and command...of high register vocals and incredible vibrato,baritone,alto,and tenor... Ben i would think he has 3 and a half octaves beautifully unique! pure perfection Ben has a special gift that he is sharing with us,and he creates an illusion giving his fans what they want...these two men are fabulous kings of rock "n" roll...and they will never fade away...thank you for keeping Elvis's legacy going strong Ben Portsmouth! may you have many years of success in your career as Elvis and as yourself ahead of you God Bless You!!!

Jeff Wilson - April 2018

Saw Ben in "Sarfend" last night and he was on fire.  What a show!  Absolutely amazing performance from Ben and the band.  Fantastic atmosphere from an audience who clearly loved Ben and the music.  This is now the fourth time I have seen Ben and I think this was my favourite show to date.  Perhaps because it was in my home town.... but the personal touch that Ben gave to the show with his sense of humour, good nature, not forgetting the Essex jokes actually all added to the overall experience.  Perfect!  Until next time......

Caroline - Southend - March 2018

Hi Ben /TCE band. Saw the show for the first time in Newcastle last night. To be honest I didn't know what to expect however let me say the show was absolutely brilliant. All the musicians were fantastic and the show was well put together. If I didn't know any better I would say someone has been telling me lies since 1977 because last night Elvis was in the building. Ben absolutely nailed it and I look forward to seeing the show again.

Stephen Green - Newcastle - March 2018

Good morning I would just like to say thank you for an amazing night my dad is a massive elvis fan has been since he was younger he's now 56 he came to see Ben last night and he got in the car and started crying as Ben had given him goosebumps and was shocked at how much he resembled and sang like elvis he said he had waited 41 years for this and because of Ben my dad was the happiest I ever saw him last night please thank him so much for making my dad happy Samantha 

Samantha - Bridlington - March 2018

Last nights performance was phenomenal, by far the best Tribute I have ever seen. The musicians, backing singers, sound and lighting were all amazing and Ben gave it his all on that stage and gave the audience more than their money's worth! He is the King! What an experience and thank you so much for a great night, I will definitely be booking tickets again and telling all friends!

Morgan David Rees - Newport - Feb 18

Just got back from seeing Ben at Tunbridge Wells. Ben, you just get better and better, you were absolutely brilliant tonight. I look at all the Elvis acts on You Tube, and none of them, even the supposed best, are a patch on you,.
I've done the closing the eyes test, listening to comparisons of you ,Elvis and another impersonator, and i can pick them off straight away!, but i can only just tell the difference between you and Elvis, you are that good. When I met you at a meet and greet ,I said that it was like Elvis was channelling through you, he certainly picked the right person in you. Thank you so much for what you do for all of us Elvis fans , we love you!

Joy Braybrook - Tunbridge Wells - Feb 18

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