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Gordon Hendricks

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

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