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

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Photos and photos (and photos)

As mentioned previously, I shot thru the Parkes Elvis Festival without taking a single photo or video (should have installed wig-cam) , but fortunately there are some great ones out there (still looking for video footage if anyone's got some though).
Someone who I feel managed to capture all the flavours of the fest is Jen Li who has done a stunning job making her photos available for all to see. So just quickly I'll pop up some slideshows of them here, but to see them in all their full glory, just click thru to her flickr pages.

Crap Elvis at Parkes 2010 slideshow:

Elvis Express on the way to Parkes Elvis Festival slideshow

Parkes Elvis Festival Street Parade

Parkes main park (Cooke Park) including main stage slideshow:

Around Parkes Town slideshow

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crap Elvis CD surprise (unintentional!)

Just a quicky here to everyone who bought the CD during the festival. Depending on your viewpoint you may be beeping lucky enough or beeping unlucky enough to have one of a few rogue copies that slipped out which didn't have the final edit of The Telemarketer Song on.
You'll know from when I perform this live that I make like I'm about to swear in a couple of places but actually don't. However to keep the song flowing during the recording I was asked to just go for it in the places which would then be beeped over for the final edit.

So...now you know where I'm going with this and I'm sure if you've got one, you will have beeping realised by now! If you have one of the dodgy copies and just in case you're offended by a word you're likely to hear most nights on the tv or down the pub...or you're a Crap Elvis purist and simply want the finished product, email me at crapelvis@gmail.com with the details of where and when you bought it and I'll sort you out a new copy.

Thankyou. Thankyou sweary much.
Crap Elvis

'A Piece Of Crap' CD cover

For those who wanted it in glorious colour rather than the cheap and nasty (who could expect more!) version supplied, simply click on it and print or download. Stunning...kinda!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All Crapped Out!

Back in Sydney (then Perth tmrw) after another insane Parkes Elvis Festival. Think I managed 13 Crap Elvis shows in 3 days ranging from audiences of 10 to 400 on the street, various stage venues, and the Elvis Express train. That's one wig u don't want to get near to at the mo! Also sold out the new CD (A Piece Of Crap). Thanks to all the locals and visitors who voted for me and put me back on the main stage as a top 3 finalist. Incredibly surreal to have the worst up there with the best!
If you were there and have any photos or video of any shows, I'd love to post some up so feel free to email me them at crapelvis@gmail.com
Thanks crazy people!
Crap Elvis

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Crap Elvis - Stalkin' You (Stuck On You parody)

Stalkin' You (Stuck On You Parody) by Crap Elvis (Www. Crapelvis. Com)  
Download now or listen on posterous
Stalkin' You (Stuck On You parody).mp3 (3327 KB)

Finished final rehearsal and packing for Parkes Elvis Festival. Here's a little taster for ya

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Crap Elvis CD. It's "A Piece Of Crap".

I could tell you it was a year in the making, but of course I'd be lying. It was probably about 3 days in the making preceded by about 11 1/2 months of procrastinating. Finally it's a reality though and will first be available this weekend at the Parkes Elvis Festival (see post below where I'll be performing). More a half decent drinks coaster than a half decent CD, so twice the reason to buy it.

So here we go with a tracklist...

Crap Elvis presents A Piece Of Crap

1 Intro/Crap Elvis Suit (Blue Suede Shoes parody)
2 Stalkin' You (Stuck On You parody)
3 Send Your Account Number (Return to Sender parody)
4 She's Inflatable (She's Not You parody)
5 Let Me Be Your Terrorist (Teddy Bear parody)
6 The Telemarketer Song (If I Can Dream parody)
7 Burnin' Toast (Burnin' Love parody)
8 Treat Your Lice (Treat Me Nice parody)
9 If You're Looking For Trevor (Trouble parody)
10 Suspicious Bags (Suspicious Minds parody)

Parkes Elvis Festival 2010 - I'm back baby!

Hello bloggy readers. Yes, I've neglected you. I've treated you like crap. But I get treated like Crap every day. I quite like it!
Lots of exciting stuff coming up in 2010 which I'll let you know about here if you've forgotten that whole neglecting you thing already.

First off. Parkes Elvis Festival 2010. I'll be there. In just a few days time. Righty ho then, best start rehearsing.
At this stage I'll be performing on the Elvis Express train from Sydney to Parkes (not sure yet if I'm performing on the way out on Friday or the way back on Monday). I love a captive audience. No where to run people. Not even the dining carriage is safe. I'll find you.

Plus I've been given a permanent pitch to perform at each day throughout the day on Clarinda Street outside the Coachman Hotel Motel. Come say hi, clap your hands (or put them over your ears...whatever), join in the singalong with the inappropriate lyrics, and most importantly plop your vote in for me for best street performance. If I get enough votes there's a chance that I may pick up some cash to afford my flight back to Perth. And let's face it, who wants me stuck anywhere near you over there in NSW.

I'll also have my new CD for sale for the first time EVER! It's "A Piece Of Crap" and features all the Crap Elvis crowd favourites. More on that in the next post. I'm getting all emotional already.