Ex-soldier crowned Europes King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

January 13th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by admin  


London, Jan 13 (ANI): A former soldier has earned the title of Europe’s King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Rob Kingsley, who served in The Royal Scots, won the title of the continent’s top Elvis impressionist triumphing over thousands of challengers at the prestigious Walk a Golden Mile in My Shoes contest in Blackpool.

“It’s a dream come true. My life has been a whirlwind since I won, the Daily Record quoted him, as saying.

“They judge you on vocals, how you look and your mannerisms. I’ve been told I have the whole package,” he added.

Kingsley walked away with a trophy, along with 1200 pounds in cash and a cruise.

He has also been signed by music giant Sony BMG for promoting Elvis.

Sony BMG want me to help them promote Elvis if they are re-releasing any of his music, he said.

“I work very hard at getting the act right and spend hours studying footage of him and doing vocal training, he added.

Kingsley even changed his surname from Ainslie in honour of the King and has a jumpsuit from one of Elvis’s costume designers.

I’ve also invested a lot in getting the right outfits and I’m friends with Gene Ducette, who was Elvis’s designer. He made a jumpsuit for me he was going to make for Elvis. It’s very valuable,” he said. (ANI)

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