"Basically we love Elvis," enthuses Danny Cobain, vocalist in Elvana, "and we utterly love Nirvana and we hit upon the idea of combining the two"
Elvana are a local Elvis fronted tribute to Nirvana, they've been playing their trade in Newcastle for 2 years and in that time they've done many awesome shows including headlining the Academy.
"Some people don’t quite know what to expect at first," explains Danny, when asked about what the crowd thought, "after one song people get it and then they really enjoy it!"
Elvana's next gig is a bit of an interesting one. They are playing the Cluny on Saturday 5th of March with Tragedy : A Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees.
Originally set up as a Metal tribute to Bee Gees for a joke for a charity concert, Tragedy have toured the world, including headline shows on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock and are regulars to Newcastle - "Old friends can expect even bigger bulges than they remembered."
They've expanded beyond Bee Gees covers now and their set includes many disco classics including 'It's Raining Men' (which they mash up with Slayer track 'Raining Blood') whilst making Neil Diamond sound like King Diamond on their take of 'Sweet Caroline' and as for their version of 'You're the One that I want'... well... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxD_CAatY-8
There's a third band on the bill also - an aptly titled The Bill - a tribute to the Police. Another great local collection as they take on classics from the band of local hero, Sting.
All in all, it's a show that must be seen to be believed.
Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com priced at £10 plus booking fee. Entry is £13 on the door on the night.
Event and ticket link : https://www.facebook.com/events/1062541517109568/
For more info or press requests contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RFTK Promotions - www.rftkpromotions.co.uk
The Cluny - www.thecluny.com
Tragedy - www.letsmaketragedyhappen.com
Elvana - www.facebook.com/elvanatribute
The Bill - https://www.facebook.com/thebillglasgow