Ultimate Elvis here Sept. 15

Performer was last seen here at tribute festival in May

England’s Ben Portsmouth is performing as Elvis at the Port Theatre Sept. 15.

England’s Ben Portsmouth is performing as Elvis at the Port Theatre Sept. 15.

The ultimate Elvis Tribute artist is coming to Nanaimo Monday, Sept. 15.

England’s Ben Portsmouth performed at the Vancouver Island Tribute Festival in Parksville in May. His scheduled performance following that at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo was cancelled due to illness.

Portsmouth won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (UETA) in Memphis during Elvis Week in 2012,  he was voted Best Elvis at the International Elvis Festival in Porthcawl, Wales, and he was named world champion at the Images of the King contest in Memphis in 2010 (where he represented Europe) among other international wins.

Portsmouth’s show at the Port Theatre has been rescheduled to Sept. 15. Tickets cost $43, get them by visiting www.porttheatre.com or by calling 250-754-8550.

For more on Portsmouth visit www.elvistribute-band.co.uk.

 

—Lissa Alexander