Elberace (Gay Elvis): A Hunk of Mincing Love was the first worldwide awarded LGBTQIA+ Elvis Act at The Internationally renowned Porthcawl Elvis Festival. Known for his vibrant and energetic performances James Haslam’s queer cabaret subverts and disrupts the hetero world of Elvis Tribute Acts (ETAs).
Elberace is a unique blend of Elvis flair and the politically charged flamboyance and individuality that James brings to the stage in his set of songs and stand up; Elberace turns the traditional Elvis on his head while staying true to the glamour, rhinestones and iconic quiff of the man himself.
Boz Magazine : ‘Rising Star on the cabaret circuit…It’s all there: the gyrating hips, the lip curl, the arm movements, the shaking of the torso. This is an act of pure robust energy performed in a unique style. Upbeat, joyful and immense fun. Elberace works because Haslam has studied the man, the legend, and what Elvis stood for as an exceptional showman and the ‘King of Vegas’. Stand out numbers include Walk A Mile In My Shoes and Suspicious Minds. A fabulous show – and I’m sure James’s star will rise to great heights on the current cabaret circuit.’
Remote Goat : ‘His Stage Presence and timing are perfect, he knows who he is and what his comedy is about and you can almost taste his future success. Catch him now before he’s really famous!’