Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Orbison and Elvis Unite for Free Show

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Orbison and Elvis Unite for Free Show

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THE Two Kings -- The Ultimate Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley Experience combines the songs and dynamic performances of two of modern music's greatest performers. Featuring Australian musician Mike Winkworth, the show is a three-hour extravaganza featuring the hit songs of the music legends.

A noted musician in his own right, Winkworth said while the show pays homage to Elvis and Roy Orbison, he is not a tribute artist. Winkworth was raised on a musical diet of gospel, boogie woogie and rock n roll, including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. As time passed he developed a passion for ballads and was drawn to the hauntingly beautiful voice and lyrics of Orbison. Winkworth then discovered that due to the particular timbre of his voice and close to a three octave vocal range, he was able to produce a sound similar to Orbison. He is also able to produce enough fullness and depth in his voice to sound similar to Elvis. Winkworth said he developed the show as an alternative for music lovers who he believes have been inundated with third-rate performers for too long. …

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