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Thane Dunn and the Elvis Rock and Country to rock Liverpool’s Astor Theatre


Famed Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn (pictured) will be in Liverpool on Dec. 8 to share some classic Elvis tunes along with a few country twists. - Contributed
Famed Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn (pictured) will be in Liverpool on Dec. 8 to share some classic Elvis tunes along with a few country twists. - Contributed

Famed Elvis tribute band to perform Dec. 8

For at least an evening, fans of the King will be transported back in time and able to see Elvis Presley close to home.

Thane Dunn, a famed Elvis tribute artist, and his show are coming to Liverpool on Dec. 8.

And for those who don’t know Dunn, the Elvis Rock and Country show will be peak Elvis, all the way down to the sideburns.

“On stage, I think there’s something very special that happens,” said Dunn, who resides in Moncton.

“I can’t fix your car or cook you dinner but I give you the feeling and the ambiance that you could be watching Elvis. I think we’re doing something right.”

The show will be taking place at the Astor Theatre, a venue Dunn has played before.

But he said he is especially looking forward to this performance as his wife, Melanie Dunn, will be the opening act.

“I’m really excited. This will be the doozie of all the shows I’ve done there, for sure,” said Dunn.

Melanie Dunn will be performing as the Rhinestone Cowgirl, a musical act tributing country singers like Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette.

“She’s just amazing,” said Dunn, adding that his wife’s portion of the show was worth the price of admission alone.

Following his wife, Dunn said he will sing the Elvis classics along with some country twists.

“We’re delivering everything from country music to rock and roll,” he said.

Dunn said some songs, such as Blue Suede Shoes, are simply expected by the audience but that many people forget the King of Rock and Roll’s scope.

“Elvis has such a huge body of work. He had so many great country-influenced songs like Always On My Mind and Kentucky Rain,” said Dunn.

Given the season, Dunn hinted that there may even be a few Christmas songs on the setlist.

The show, which recently sold out Casino New Brunswick, will also be stopping in Truro on Jan. 19.

And in performing these shows, said Dunn, he hopes to portray Elvis to his fullest ability, right down to the hair, swagger and sound.

“I want to present Elvis Presley in as positive of a light as I can,” he said.

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