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

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


CraigM said...

Matt, I just listened to the call and read the article, I have to say I was crying with laughter. What are we all going to do for entertainment in 2009 once Elvis' tour has ended?

Crap Elvis said...

I think a lot of people already have a very long list, and aren't even waiting til 2009!