I am Matthew Spalding from Atlanta, GA. I perform all eras of Elvis, but I specialize in the Early years, the birthplace of today's Rock-n-Roll. I compete with other Elvis Tribute Artists throughout the southeast and have been fortunate to place in most every contest. I was honored when I won the first ever Southeastern Regional Tribute to the King Competition. I headlined at the Piedmont Interstate Fair in Spartanburg, SC every October for the past 6 years and placed in the top ten of the Ultimate Elvis Contest in Tupelo, MS in 2011. I'm a humble down to earth guy that's just myself off stage but onstage I do what it takes to recreate Elvis to the best of my ability to make you feel like you've gone back in time.
Achievements and Accomplishments:
2002 2nd place Isle of Capri casino Tribute to the King contest in Bettendorf, Iowa
2003 2nd place Isle of Capri casino Tribute to the King contest in Bettendorf, Iowa
2005 and 2006 in the Macy's televised Christmas parade 2yrs in a row
2006 1st place at 1st annual southeastern regional world championship
Cornelia, GA big efest
1st place I'll Remember You Live Oak, FL Elvis contest
2007 Special guest at I'll Remember You Live Oak, FL Elvis contest
2009 1st place I'll Remember You Elvis contest Live Oak, FL
2010 Special guest at I'll Remember You Live Oak, FL Elvis contest
2011 placed in the top 10 of the Ultimate Elvis Contest in Tupelo, MS in June
2015 the Spirit of Elvis award and peoples choice in Live Oak, FL Elvis competition in January
Life time member of:
Friends of Elvis Fan Club Albemarle, NC; Elvis Presley Fan Club of the Carolinas Charlotte, NC and Elvis Fan Club of Matthew-Mint Hill, NC
Performed at the Comedy Barn Pigeon Forge, TN
performed at the Helen theater in Helen, GA
Headlined Piedmont Interstate fair for 6yrs.
Performed in front of Graceland for several years
I'm available for birthdays, weddings, parties, sing-a-grams - no venue is too big or small and am willing to work with all budgets.
~I wanted to thank you for coming to NorthSpring again last Saturday. The residents and everyone there had a great time...just like last time! I went by on my lunch hour yesterday and talked to Trudy and Renee. We all looked at the pictures we took and laughed and enjoyed the good time all over again. That was so cool that you put the one of me dancing with you Elvis! You are the best Elvis and so amazing with the residents! Seeing these ladies respond to him and come out of their shell is so touching, so sweet and sometimes so hilarious! Trudy and I got a little teary eyed when he sang Love Me Tender to Miss Billie and she sang with him...then we laughed out loud when Miss Flo danced at her walker and said "Who needs oxygen!" and Matt said he did! If laughter is the best medicine--we got a huge dose on Saturday! I am in awe of you!!
We are looking forward to seeing you again...soon we hope...but at least for a Christmas show.
~We certainly enjoyed having you! Matthew, you are very talented, and I was quite impressed with the costume changes....that was impressive. Your interactive performance warmed the hearts of many people, men and women.
Everyone loved your performance and keep asking ''Where did you find him? He was fabulous.''
My husband said on the way home, ''those costume changes were unbelievable, and he was definitely talented.'' The President and Newsletter editor have decided that the party was so impressive and the entertainment so phenomenal they are going to produce a SPECIAL EDITION newsletter. Thank you again for sharing your talents with us.
We LOVED YOUR SHOW.
~You did a great job this week. Thank you for being so gracious to share your stage each night. We are so pleased to have had you with us.
Nancy H. Piedmont Interstate Fair