Elvis Presley is alive and kicking and running as an independent candidate in the Yukon‘s upcoming Territorial Election.
Gilbert Nelles has claimed to possess the soul of the King of Rock n’ Roll since an encounter with a UFO in 1986. He has legally changed his name, released 2 albums, performed with Chubby Checker and won a Pink Cadillac in Las Vegas, and has been the subject of a documentary film called The Elvis Project. Elvis’ website lives here.
Elvis’ campaign poster as seen in Ross River:
A letter to the Yukon News from Elvis Presley that I liberated from the bulletin board at Ross River’s general store. Click on it to get a closer look at Elvis’ plans to build a tourist attraction in the town in hopes that people will start calling Ross River Graceland II instead of Lost Liver.
A video I dug up on YouTube of Yukon’s Elvis Presley:
It’s been so long since I’ve taken any live music photos that I forgot how much it makes my camera buzz. Especially when the band is a rip roarin’ & costumed dance-your-sweaty-pants-off rockabilly band.
Sasquatch Prom Date is from the Yukon, one of the least likely places in the galaxy you’d expect to find a rockabilly band thriving, and you should start stashing extra cash in your piggy bank now so you can fly them in from the Great White North for your next party.
Check out the band’s website here and if you happen to be in Whitehorse October 20-23 for the WCMAs/BreakOut West Festival I happen to know they’re playing. The fest schedule lives here. Photos below are from Foxy’s Cabaret in Whitehorse, Yukon.