Elvis Presley impersonator Thane Dunn is bringing a new show to Truro next month. The performance will not only feature songs from Elvis’s life, but country songs as well. Jeff Chase Photography

TRURO – An international world champion Elvis Presley impersonator is bringing a new show to Truro early in the new year.

Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings are returning to Cobequid Educational Centre on Jan. 19.

Dunn’s new “Elvis Rock and Country” features not only Elvis’s iconic rock songs, from ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ to ‘Suspicious Minds’, but because Elvis brought a certain style to his country songs, Dunn will be adding several of Presley’s country hits like ‘Always on My Mind’, ‘Kentucky Rain’, and many more.

The event will feature a special opening act – ‘The Rhinestone Cowgirl’ Melly Dunn with her salute to the ‘Queens of Country Music’:  Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Patsy Cline.

“She has an amazing vocal range and the looks of a movie star with incredible replica costumes of a time long gone by,” notes a press release on the upcoming performance. “She has wowed them from Nashville to Memphis and is worth the price of admission alone.”

Dunn has been called the full Elvis package, delivering not only the look, voice, moves, and mannerisms, but he also has that magnetic personality and off the wall boyish charm exuded by Presley that makes you a believer. His show is endorsed by several people who actually worked and performed with Presley. He has become a fan favourite at the Astor, which always sells out.

“Things have been very busy since our last show in Truro. We’ve been performing with Bill Baize of Elvis’ original Stamps Quartet and he is actually my vocal coach,” said Dunn. “We just came back from Pensacola, Florida, and are now playing all across North America. This may be our last show in Truro for some time.

“We are doing this show because not only do I love Elvis but have always loved classic country that, sadly, rarely gets radio play anymore. People want to hear it. All our previous shows have been a hit, but I expect this one is going to take the roof off. I love the amazing people of Colchester Country who come out and support us. This has been called our best show yet and I can wait. I’m proud to say that tickets to our shows have become Christmas gifts in many homes in the region.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.thanedunn.ca, or at MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade.