Andy Stankovich is Elvis for Six NZ Shows


New Zealand's own Elvis will entertain Auckland next month.

Andy Stankovich has been fulfilling the role for 15 years now, and has performed throughout New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Fiji and America.

The Te Atatu Peninsula resident is now set to play another six shows across the country as part of the Elvis: One Night With You tour.

Stankovich says his performances are not about impersonating the legendary singer but rather earning respect from fans from doing a good job.

"I want to keep his music alive," he says.

"

I've got the goods so I may as well do it properly."

The 55­-year-­old says one of his favourite Elvis songs is American Trilogy, but he really enjoys his gospel songs.

"When I sing his gospel songs people seem to react more."

Stankovich has always liked Elvis and has never had voice lessons for his gift.

"I like singing because of the sound, so I thought I might as well share it with people."

He will perform a two-hour show in Auckland on August 14, and says the first half will consist of Elvis' earlier songs.

Stankovich is also invited to the 18th Annual Elvis Presley Memorial Charity Dinner in Memphis during Elvis Week in 2016.

Article originally appeared in the Western Leader. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/70097123/andy-stankovich-is-elvis-for-six-new-zealand-shows


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