Ben Portsmouth –
Elvis Tribute Artist
The Best Elvis Tribute Artist in the World, Ben Portsmouth returns to Celebrate the Career and Music of The King of Rock’n’Roll
Ben Portsmouth achieved a historic milestone in August 2012 by winning the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest” organized by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tennessee. This victory crowned Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist,” making him the first non-American artist to claim this esteemed title. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on-stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself.
Ben Portsmouth, widely recognized as the best in the business, is consistently mesmerizing audiences worldwide with his impeccable tribute to The King. Finally, his Australian fans will have the opportunity to witness his talent once more.
About Ben Portsmouth
Ben is a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the “Taking Care of Elvis” band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on-stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself.
Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country after sellout national theatre tours.
In the world of tribute acts, there are few performers who can captivate audiences and transport them back in time like Ben Portsmouth, the acclaimed Elvis Presley tribute artist. Ben Portsmouth‘s performances are more than mere impersonations; they are immersive experiences that transport audiences to the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll. His vocal prowess has been widely praised for its authenticity and power, capturing the nuances of Elvis’s voice with astonishing precision. His four-octave vocal range and perfect pitch allow him to hit the most challenging high notes, while his guitar virtuosity enables him to authentically recreate Elvis classics such as his 1968 comeback concert. Whether Ben is belting out the energetic tunes of the 1950s or delivering the soulful ballads that defined the 1970s, Ben’s voice embodies the essence of Elvis Presley, earning him the admiration of fans and critics alike.
One of the standout features of Ben Portsmouth‘s tribute act is his meticulous attention to detail when it comes to replicating Elvis’s iconic stage presence. From the swiveling hips and trademark sneer to the dazzling jumpsuits adorned with elaborate embellishments, Ben goes to great lengths to recreate the visual spectacle that made Elvis’s live performances legendary. This commitment to authenticity has earned him the nickname “The Voice of Elvis,” and his dedication to preserving the King’s legacy is evident in every aspect of his stage show.
Born in 1979 in Reading, England, Ben Portsmouth‘s journey into the world of Elvis began in his childhood, as he grew up listening to his parents’ extensive collection of Elvis records. Ben’s father was an enthusiastic Elvis fan and raised Ben on a diet of Elvis’ music. His early exposure to the music, charisma, and stage presence of the legendary performer left an indelible mark on young Ben. Inspired by the magic of Elvis, he began to immerse himself in the world of impersonation, spending countless hours perfecting his vocal techniques, studying Presley’s iconic moves, and meticulously recreating the signature costumes that defined the King’s era.This early fascination with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll that would ultimately lead him to become one of the most celebrated Elvis impersonators in the world.
Ben Portsmouth started his journey as an Elvis Tribute artist in 2005 when he formed the “taking Care of Elvis” band. Portsmouth’s dedication and talent did not go unnoticed, and he quickly gained recognition for his uncanny ability to channel the spirit of Elvis Presley. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on-stage charisma and star power that had audiences believing they were watching the King himself. In 2006 Ben was voted best Elvis at the prestigious Elvis festival in Porthcawl Wales, the largest Elvis festival in Europe. Not only was Ben the youngest competitor in the show, he was also the the opposite of what most people think about when they think of a stereotypical Elvis impersonator. He was young, attractive, didn’t need a wig and was wearing authentic outfits flown in from America.This victory marked the beginning of an extraordinary career that would see him rise to international acclaim.
Ben’s win in the UK was followed by similar awards in Europe and Ben eventually qualified to represent Europe in the final of the “Images of the King” contest in Memphis in 2010 to find the World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist. It was an intimidating competition, competing against the best of the best in Elvis’ homeland. Inspired by a visit to Graceland, Ben gave an earnest performance that saw him voted World Champion y both the judges and the public vote! Ben returned to the US later that year and won again at another major Elvis festival near New York, this made the global Elvis community take notice. Never before had an Elvis tribute artist perform at two consecutive festivals and walk away as the winner of both.
In 2012, Ben’s talent and passion for preserving Elvis’s legacy reached new heights when he was crowned the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis. Ben was the only artist from outside the USA to win this title between 2007-2017. This win established Ben as “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, This prestigious title solidified Ben Portsmouth‘s status as the preeminent Elvis impersonator, and he became a global ambassador for the King’s enduring legacy.
These awards have led to Ben touring all over the world headlining shows to thousands of people. In 2013, Ben was chosen to headline a special Elvis week on the David Letterman show. Portsmouth’s performances have became a testament to the universality of Elvis’s appeal. His ability to connect with diverse audiences and recreate the electric atmosphere of an Elvis concert has made him a sought-after performer on the international tribute scene.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the stage, Ben Portsmouth is known for his humility and genuine appreciation for the opportunity to pay homage to his musical idol. He acknowledges the responsibility that comes with being recognised as the World’s Greatest Elvis Tribute Artist and strives to honour Elvis’s legacy with every performance. Whether he’s performing for a small, intimate gathering or a massive arena filled with adoring fans, Ben’s passion for preserving the spirit of Elvis shines through.
Ben Portsmouth‘s impact on the world of tribute acts extends beyond his remarkable performances. He has inspired a new generation of Elvis fans and tribute artists, proving that the King’s influence is timeless. Through his dedication to authenticity, unwavering passion, and unparalleled talent, Ben Portsmouth has become a living testament to the enduring legacy of Elvis Presley.
In a world where nostalgia and the love for classic rock ‘n’ roll continue to thrive, Ben Portsmouth stands as a torchbearer, ensuring that the flame of Elvis’s memory burns brightly for generations to come. As audiences around the world continue to be enthralled by his performances, Ben remains committed to celebrating the music, charisma, and legacy of the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.