Young Elvis' will top the music line-up at American SpeedFest 7 at Brands Hatch on 1-2 June this year!
Mark Summers is a successful tribute act, and was voted as the number one Elvis tribute at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards, when he was described as 'the closest to Elvis' performing worldwide for over 10 years!
Elvis will arrive in style as our guest at the opening ceremony and be on the grid for meet and greets and photos before he brings the ceremony to an end with his rendition of the American national anthem. He'll then take on the role of Grand Marshall to utter the famous line…”Gentlemen start your engines…”
You will also be able to catch Elvis during the afternoon on our live music stage.
There will be a range of other musical acts on-stage throughout the weekend too, plus the Stour Vally Strutters Dixieland band which will take part in the event’s opening ceremony.
Steve Boltz and Dead Man’s Corner
Dead Man's Corner will blow your tiny minds with their guitar twanging, desert stomping, psychedelic grooves and surfing riffs. Steve Boltz has been playing since a young age with Atomic Rooster, composing and playing with the likes of Paul Young, Rick Wright, Dave Gilmour, John Otway, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Belinda Carlisle.
This act will also headline Sunday night’s live music.
Samuel Ashton and his band
Samuel Ashton is a musician currently based in Canterbury, Kent, UK. His music draws influence from modern soul artists such as Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini, Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff. Samuel's voice blends smooth blues, soul and country tones, which add weight to his song writing.
The Accidents are a hard hitting, fast paced, high energy band guaranteed to get you in the mood for a party. Combining hairy stunts with a rock solid back beat, the band will keep everyone entertained all night long, while clearly enjoying themselves as well. With inspiration from all walks of music from Johnny Burnette and John Lee Hooker, to Soft Cell and the Rolling Stones, The Accidents play a mixture of songs that you may or may not know, all with their own twist, as well as playing a variety of songs penned by themselves.
The Candy Girls
The Candy Girls are a 1940's/50's close harmony vocal group - their beautiful blended voices will be a delight to any ear, old or young! The Candy Girls are comprised of professional performers who have been working in the industry for a number of years.
The Accidents (see Saturday)
Peter Smith will be performing a solo set full of energetic classics! He knows how to get a party started and keep it going. Pete’s huge repertoire of song choices enables him to tailor performances to the occasion and deliver a show that you are going to want to relive over and over again.
Stour Valley Strutters
This Dixieland band will perform 1920s-style American music during the opening ceremony as well as on the bandstand.