“Elvis” to sing gospel music at church concert

Steve Elliott brings Elvis Elite to the Sooke Baptist Church

Elvis Presley was first and foremost a gospel singer. He grew up in the deep south where gospel music was heard in every church. It was the soul of the south and was the precursor to rock & roll. Elvis won his Grammy awards for his gospel songs which were his roots.

Steve Elliott, known for his Elvis Elite show, is bringing Elvis to the Sooke Baptist Church,  7110 West Coast Road, on April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

“I performed at the Legion last year and it was a great sell-out,”  Elliott. “It’s a different side of Elvis we’re taking to Sooke right now, we’re bringing the other side of Elvis.”

He said the older songs, sung by “Elvis,” have stories and bring back a lot of memories for people.

“There was a lot of emotion in those songs for him,” said Elliott. Elvis Presley loved gospel music and would play far into the night at Graceland and stated his voice was a gift from God.

Elliott will perform his solo show with backup tracks rather than other musicians.

Being Elvis has been a full time career for Elliott for the past eight years, every since he won the Canadian championship contest. He has travelled all across Canada and the U.S. and most recently to Mexico with Elvis Elite. Born and raised in Nanaimo, Elliott was always artistic, he draws cartoons for community newspapers and came upon singing as an after thought when he walked into a karaoke contest at a local mall. He won a set of Elvis CDs and the rest is history.

Gaye Patterson from the Baptist Church is excited about bringing Elvis to the church. They have had bluegrass, blues and folk music at the church but this concert is a first.

“I think it will be quite wonderful, it’s the first time for Elvis,” she said.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich Police respond to petition for new police agency on Lindsay Buziak murder case

Petition asks Public Safety Minister to to help find justice for slain realtor

Third time lucky for Freedom Mobile cell tower in Sooke

Council approves tower after cell provider applies multiple times

Petition calls for suspension of Victoria councillor Ben Isitt

Isitt says petition ‘does not provide a reliable barometer of public opinion’

Grave site at Ross Bay Cemetery vandalized overnight

Graffiti found on grave of Sir James Douglas

T’Sou-ke First Nation mired in legal woes over gas station development

Claims and counterclaims leave sub-contractors unpaid

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

Canadian Premier League announces 2020 home dates for eight-team circuit

Pacific FC hosts FC Edmonton on April 11 in Langford

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

Consider your knowledge about First Nations governance structures before getting really, really mad

Meet the Wet’suwet’en who want the Coastal GasLink pipeline

Supporters of the pipeline are upset only one side is being heard nationwide

Most Read