That time I hired an Elvis impersonator for my mom’s 87th birthday and he stole her away to Vegas!


photos by Julie Newton Katz

By Steve Newton

Okay, so maybe he didn’t steal her away to Vegas.

But Steve “Elvis” Elliott sure charmed the heck outta my mom during his one-hour show at the Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack today.

Elliott–a resident of the ‘Wack who travels all around B.C. performing Elvis Presley tribute shows–rolled out an impressive array of the King’s best-known tunes, including old standbys like “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, and “Your Cheatin’ Heart”.

He got staff members dancing in the halls on “All Shook Up” and “Blue Suede Shoes”.

He got my sentimental mom’s eyes watering on “Amazing Grace”.

He made fast friends with her stuffed puppy on “Hound Dog”.

He cozied up to her on “Love Me Tender”.

He made my 88-year-old dad jealous as hell.

Just kiddin’.

Dad was okay with it.

The next time your mom has her 87th birthday, I recommend you get Steve on the case. Check out his website here.


8 responses to “That time I hired an Elvis impersonator for my mom’s 87th birthday and he stole her away to Vegas!

  1. Thank you Steve for writing and sharing today’s show for your Wonderful Mother! She sure enjoyed today and thanks to your Dad and your Family for making it possible. I trust She will stay “All Shook up” for quite a while!

  2. Hey Steve, great day for mom and excellent show.Thanks to you three the whole place was rocking, and a great way to entertain any occasion with the most popular songs and amazing voice of Steve, who does the best impersonation I have yet to see! love ya bro

  3. Very cool, Steve – your Mom looks like she’s having a great time, and your Dad looks he’s having fun too! They look really good for 88 & 87! 🙂

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