Elvis has sat on my shoulder throughout my life and career and I am always happy to help out at these kind of events. I have hosted a BBC TV documentary about him, done a BBC Radio 2 documentary about him, numerous magazine articles, covered at least one Elvis track on every album and turned down an invitation to go to Graceland in 1974 after Elvis heard my version of ‘All Shook Up’. There are a series of Elvis epiphanies in my autobiography ‘UNZIPPED…’ so read the book! I thoroughly enjoyed judging this Elvis competition. Wonderful to see his legacy carried on. It was my pleasure to perform live my tribute to him, ‘SINGING WITH ANGELS’. And, that says it all. Long may he reign. A professional, entertaining evening for all.

Suzi Quatro

Rock Legend

I have attended many Elvis tribute events around the world, both as a special guest and as a judge. The Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Event was at the top of that list. Tees Events did a magnificent job of putting this world class tribute contest and show together. Ben Portsmouth, Cody Ray Slaughter and Shawn Klush gave amazing performances. The Bootleg Beatles took us all back to the 1960’s and what can one say about the incredibly talented Suzi Quatro… she rocked the house in Blackpool! If you missed Blackpool 2014 you missed a great event, but you can still experience it in 2015 and judging from the quality of the production team behind the event, I believe for many more years to come. Elvis was surely smiling down on us in Blackpool as we celebrated his musical legacy!

Sam Thompson

Elvis' Friend and Bodyguard

I just returned, as a guest, from ‘Europe”s Tribute to Elvis’ festival in Blackpool. I have to say that the festival was a ‘first class’ event. I really enjoyed meeting the fans and sharing my stories and love for Elvis. I predict that next year will be even bigger and better, if that’s possible. Thank you Steve and Sue Horn and all the staff for working so hard to make this Elvis weekend a huge sucess. A great time was had by all!

Cynthia Pepper


I want to say that I have worked many Elvis events over the years and Europe’s Tribute to Elvis I attended recently was at the top of the list as well organized and produced events. Steve and Sue did an amazing job and the entire weekend went so smooth and well. I want to thank everyone for making it the best and hope next year is even bigger and better. Viva Blackpool.

Charles Stone

Elvis Presley Concert Tour Manager

I’ve been to a lot of Elvis events over the years. I can honestly say that my Saturday night in Blackpool, with a 3 hour show featuring Cody Ray Slaughter and Ben Portsmouth, was one of the best events I’ve seen in years. Great band, great audience, and two fabulous performers.

Bruce Allen

Manager to Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and more

A wonderful event! I was very impressed by all the talent these young men possessed, it was very entertaining. The venue was perfect, the talent was great and Steve and Sue and Tees Events are very nice people to work with.

Dan Haggerty


The 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Preliminary in Blackpool was a smash!! If bribing was legal I’d pay someone to give me a return ticket! Kudos to Steve and Sue for putting on the best show ever.

Marlyn Mason


Blackpool gets many Elvis Tribute acts but Europe’s Tribute to Elvis was clearly at a superior level. I was thrilled and magnificently entertained at the only European convention officially approved by the Presley organisation. The 2014 Tribute at Blackpool Winter Gardens looks set to be an even more spectacular event, a must for Elvis fans everywhere.

Councillor Eddie Collett

The Worshipful The Mayor of Blackpool

I was amazed at the performers! They showed so much talent and worked so hard, I am sure Elvis would be proud! I know the enormous amount of work that’s required to put on an event like this, and Steve and Sue can be proud that it was so successful. Everyone is still talking about the wonderful time they had, and we’re looking forward to next year’s TeesEvent.

Terry Bomar

Minister and Author