I made an impulse buy of a $30 Elvis suit 3 weeks before leaving Australia in Jan 2008 to travel for a year.
It's crap....and now it's coming with me.
I don't sound like Elvis, look like Elvis, or sing like Elvis.
I am Crap Elvis.


World trip montage - Crap Elvis in 25 countries

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

St George is cross: Crap Elvis goes to Wembley

With a ticket in hand (well you try finding a pocket in that suit) to see England play a world cup qualifying match at the new Wembley Stadium in London, I chanced my luck at using Harry Potter's platform of choice at Kings Cross station. Got stuck half way, and ended up looking like a bit of a nob. Again.
I'm beginning to think that the Potter series isn't a documentary after all.

Ooooh, can you feel the tension in the air. That's what happens when England go up against one of the powerhouses of world football - Kazakhstan. And what was the hottest topic of debate about the game. Was it "Is captain John Terry going to play?". Was it "Will Beckham be left on the bench?" Errr. No. It was "I can't believe the police are banning people from wearing Borat-style mankinis to the game on the grounds of public decency." These are the issues people. (check out the Sun newspaper's response to the ban here)

Stupidly they left a loophole open in the ban that allowed people to quite openly walk around in a bad Elvis suit.

Little chat with the BBC.

Wozz, Chaz, Kaz, Gazz...and Ez.

Wem-ber-ley! 5-1 (the result, but coincidentally the ratio of Borat to football references at the game)

Stupid kid - never seen a dodgy Elvis sitting on an oversize furniture setting by the Thames before.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Crap Elvis and a run of good news!

Couple of very nice things just happened...

Just got word from Australia that on Saturday night, I won the 2008 comedy award in the Australian Radio Awards for a very surreal phone call I made in my pre-$30-suit days working for a breakfast radio show in Western Australia.
You should be able to see the audio player below, and it's the first track on the player "the ant and the phone engineer".
Track number 3 (cake message) is also another call that I made which won the 2007 award (ooh, is that the sound of one's own trumpet being blown!).


Also, have just confirmed with organisers that I will return to the Parkes Elvis Festival , near Sydney, Australia in January 2009. Earlier this year (Jan), it was the first stop on this ridiculous round the world trip, where I reached my goals of last placing at the sound a like and lookalike competitions.
However, this is where things get strange....next January I will be performing a half hour set on the main stage during the festival, with my new updated lyrics on various Elvis tunes. I'll apologise now.
If you need reminding of what happened last time, click here.

And now an update on the Pick Me Up magazine article mentioned in the last post. In the cheesiest article yet about Crap Elvis, this one is part of their "Behind the man" series and focusses on my girlfriend. Being such a hardhitting article, it's headline on the front cover reads "My smelly Elvis made us famous," and is presented as if my girlfriend has written it (she didn't, but was interviewed for it). And as if we live in a bad 70s sitcom. Lovin' it!!!!...

And finally some more media updates:
Weekly radio chats continue with Jeff Burzacott on 5AA
A nice Crap Elvis photo gallery spotted on radio station Nova's website in Perth

Friday, October 10, 2008

Stop Press: Crap Elvis in even crappier article....

Not seen a copy yet, but have been told that Crap Elvis has just made the cover of UK magazine "Pick Me Up" (Oct 9 edition).

Have found a front cover pic, but can't read my headline yet. Back to the UK tomorrow so will let you know when I pick a copy up at the airport.
However as you can see, I have been beaten by bigger stories such as:

* Tricked into having baby at 15, by mum!
* I ate 75 Mars Bars to save twin!
* A dog ate my nose!
* My left hand is out of control!

I feel a career highlight coming on.....