Musical tribute to the king of rock and roll at the Madinat Theatre
Time Out Dubai staff
The Lowdown Event: Elvis Forever When: Thursday June 6-Saturday June 8 Where: Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat
Shaky Russell is not an Elvis impersonator, he claims, but a ‘tribute performer’. His own tribute followed the imitation-equals-flattery formula, with Russell sporting all manner of garish suit jackets, gleaming jumpsuits, and the necessary belly bulge to pull off playing The King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Weighing in with more than 30 hits in a two-hour show, the mature audience were coaxed onto their feet by the tight six-piece band, while vocal duties were shared between Russell and three other (non-costumed) singers. Ironic good time fun was had by all.