Having made their mark on Australian audiences during the last two years, the Gold Coast band has built a huge following!
Incorporating some of the finest talent in the Australian entertainment industry, the band is led by singer, Vince Gelonese, Italian born, who had a #1 hit on the USA Billboard charts in 2013, head-lined in Las Vegas in 2006 and in 2019 received a Lifetime in Music Award in LA!
The band oozes cheeky charisma, as they entertain the crowd with world-class show appeal and energy, their repertoire inspired by the iconic southern sounds of Nashville & Memphis, with a showy, Vegas edge!
Renowned for it’s diverse repertoire, the Memphis Cowboys are most famous for it’s rock, rockabilly, swing and rock n roll genres, playing covers from all the greats including; Stray Cats, Shakin’ Stevens, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and many more!
Having joined his first band at 16 as a guitarist, Vince pursued 6 years of classical and opera vocal tuition. He then made the transition into a career as a solo-pop/rock artist and a covers tribute artist, before transitioning as an original artist in country and country rock.
Italian born, Vince spent time in Las Vegas but grew up in Canberra, before moving to the Gold Coast in 2016.
Whilst in the USA, he was asked to tour with many headline acts including Tom Petty. He was also offered his own Las Vegas show room at the Flamingo and the Monte Carlo Casino.
In 2013, Vince’s original song, “Every Dream” actually hit number 1 on the USA Billboard charts!
In 2019 he received an award for outstanding song writing in the Hollywood music and fashion awards.
Vince is more recently known for his charismatic performances, and exceptional vocals with his country/rock band “The Memphis Cowboys.”
Vince and the Memphis Cowboys are certainly a favourite feature of the Parkes Elvis festival, where they entertain the crowd during 2-3 performances per day at the Cambridge hotel.
Vince will follow on after Parkes with a number of gigs with the band at Tamworth country music festival.
Vince is releasing 2 new original songs with a debut at Parkes, and also a CD 1 of many to follow each year, called Parkes anthems, choosing to highlight some of the songs that the crowd loved the most at Parkes
Answers by Vince:
Q. When was your first visit and/or performance at the Parkes Elvis Festival
Q. How many Festivals have you been to/performed at and what brings you back?
I’ve been at the Parkes festival every year since 2008. Each year our following grows substantially. Many book the band throughout the year for their events after seeing us perform at Parkes.
Q. What was your first memory of Elvis and what makes him so memorable?
A. My mother enjoyed listening to Elvis, she still has the original copy of the album”Flaming Star” I was drawn to Elvis because he sang songs of the heart land and he was a kind and giving human being.
The excitement of the festival becomes more inspirational more me year after year. The staff at the Cambridge hotel are an amazing team! And we are so appreciative of our regular followers who continue to support us!