award-winning Elvis performer Marcus Wells specializes in recreating
what is often referred to as Elvis’ most moving performances: his final
tour in 1977. Blessed with a voice uncannily similar to Elvis’, Marcus
presents a concert (Spirit of ’77) that is identical in content to
Elvis’ last performances: modernized renditions of his hits from the
fifties, a sprinkle of power songs such as “Hurt” and the haunting
“Unchained Melody”, Elvis’ last rocking numbers such as “Way Down” and a
variety of Gospel songs which Elvis adored, namely “How Great Thou Art”.
On stage, Marcus endeavors to evoke the same touching persona that
displayed on his last tour: an imposing physical presence, a sense of
fun and comfort with the audience and a certain sense of the
inevitability of fate, echoed through a humbled countenance. Since
Marcus performs an often-overlooked and very emotional period of Elvis’
career, Elvis fans are usually delighted to be able to relive, in a
small way, Elvis’ last public moments and the fun and laughter are often
mingled with tears.
Married to Victoria and the father of little Tommy, Marcus
feels blessed to have been gifted with a passion for singing and
performing and with a great opportunity to come together with Elvis fans
in an homage to a man he admires and loves deeply.