One night with Mike and other fans at Elvis birthday party

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Elvis night, Railway Hotel

Elvis Presley fan Mike Lawton has never been one to miss out on celebrating his idol’s birthday and he’s holding another special event to mark what would have been Elvis’s 80th birthday this year.

Mike said: “It’s hard to imagine at first thought, but Elvis Presley, the king of rock ’n’ roll, would 
have been 80 years old on Thursday.

“Although having ‘’left the building’’ in August 1977, his music lives on, and there are many Elvis devotees around, who weren’t even born when he died.

“Fans don’t have to be in the jailhouse to rock, just be at the Railway Hotel, Penistone Road, Wadsley Bridge, and you can rip it up in the company of local Elvis tribute band Steve Del Rio & the Dixie Mafia, along with Elvis requests and quiz, hosted by me as DJ.

“The music starts around 7.30pm, admission being £2 on the night, with all proceeds going to charity.

“So dig out those blue suede shoes, plus any other Elvis gear , and let’s have a party, because we’ve got a lot of living to do.”

Mike’s previous Elvis celebration evenings have raised money for The Star-backed appeal to raise money for the Sheffield Women of Steel statue.

His mum Rose was a Woman of Steel herself, working for Needham Veall and Tyzack near The Moor during the Second World War.

This time he’s raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, another cause close to his heart.

For any further information about the evening, contact Mike on 07769 652721 or email