Steve Preston was born on the outskirts of Manchester, England. As a teenager he left school and enrolled at Bolton Art College to study as a graphic designer. Soon after he joined a local band as a guitar / vocalist and they travelled around the country at weekends, playing for kicks and small change.
Eventually leaving college he pursued his dream of being a professional entertainer, although he didn’t quite know yet in what capacity. He had always loved Elvis’ music how ever and had found an amazing ability to sound like him, so it was a natural progression to develop a tribute show which eventually became popular enough to turn professional working the Northern Club circuit.
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Although it would be at least a further five years or so before his talent and ability as an Elvis Tribute would be noticed he was eventually chosen to play young Elvis in his first ever theatre role, “Elvis and the Rock & Roll years” after an appearance on Granada Television.
In 1992 he was signed up to perform as “The Vegas Elvis” in the U.K. version of Legends. The show took him around the world and was even chosen in 1995 to perform on the Royal Variety show, for Her Royal Highness her Majesty the Queen.
He later left “Legends” and signed up to tour nationally with the biggest promoters in the U K, (SJM Concerts) in a show entitled “The Best Elvis Show in the World …….Ever!” and was invited to be special guest on the Bjorn Again Nationwide tour. Various television appearances included Richard and Judy and Schofield’s Quest, when London Weekend sent a TV crew to Las Vegas to purchase and then present Steve with Elvis’s very own Cigar Lighter.)