Gordon was born in 1971 in Stoke on Trent, the heart of the china industry In the UK – the birthplace of Robbie Williams, Josiah Wedgwood, Reginald Mitchell and Arnold Bennett to name a few. At a very early age he had a leaning to and love of music, some say brainwashed by his family’s choices and in particular “Elvis”. Gordon became a fan of Elvis and his music for as long as he can remember and as he got to know more about the man and his music, he came to understand why Elvis was called The King. After listening to his sisters recordings of Elvis, Gordon became interested in the late 60’s and early 70’s songs. He played the CDs constantly and began to sing along. As he matured, people often remarked on how similar his voice sounded to Elvis’.
Gordon has had no formal training, and his early experience came from karaoke with his friends. He was asked to sing two Elvis songs at a local night club for a ladies birthday; the owner of the club was so impressed he sent him away to get an act together and then come back for a booking, which he did. His first full performance was a tribute to Elvis in 2003 which he found the audience response to be overwhelming and he continued to work in local pubs and clubs.
In 2005 Gordon shot to fame by winning the 2005 Grand Final of “Stars In Their Eyes” on terrestrial TV by a record number of votes and a viewing audience of over 12 million.Gordon’s performance so impressed award winning Song Writer Geoff Morrow that he signed Gordon to his Yellow Records label. Geoff Morrow has written hit songs for Elvis, Barry Manilow, The Carpenters, Billy Fury and many many more but when he saw Gordon’s performance he was moved to state:
Over the years I have heard many Presley impersonators but when Gordon started to sing I shivered
|Start Date||Name Details||Location||Price|
|September 3, 2021||Durrant House Hotel, Heywood Rd, Northam, Bideford EX39 3QB||From £245 per person (half board)|
We are hopeful that the March events will go ahead at Unity resort. However we do expect the next few weeks to be very difficult until the vaccine rollout gets going, with the country in lockdown. Therefore anyone not comfortable paying balance due in early January can defer until 23rd February, without incurring any late payment fees.
We are also hopeful that this event will take place and are in contact with the Guesthouse.
It also depends on the speed of the vaccine rollout. A final decision will be made by early March.
Events at Durrant Hotel and Unity resort for 2021 will go ahead as planned with a different schedule of entertainment (number of acts will not change).
Unity will feature a festival all-dayer style with bands at 2.30pm, 4.00 pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm and 8.30pm.
Durrant Hotel will begin with evening meal at 6pm.
We have proved with our Elvis week at Hemsby that events CAN operate in the current climate very successfully.
If you do not wish to attend for ANY reason we have no legal obligation to transfer or refund deposits as the events WILL be going ahead.
We have spent six months transferring deposits and cancelling events and are not in a position to be as flexible as we would normally be, therefore transfers and refunds are NOT possible. Unless you can prove you were part of the original group advised to shield by the government in March, are infected with coronavirus at the time of the event, or are in a local lockdown area at the time of the event that doesn’t allow travel on holidays (most do). In these exceptional circumstances we will look at bookings on an individual basis.
As the 10pm curfew looks a mid-to-long term policy we will all have to learn to adapt and we are certain that our events will be a great success
Hopefully most sensible people will recognise this situation is not of our making and understand our decisions designed to protect the long term viability of our business and livelihoods of the professional musicians we employ.
The above is subject to change based on any government change in its policy.