Melanie Dunn says every time her husband Thane comes on stage as an Elvis Presley impersonator, it nonetheless “brings her out”.

Melanie stated she grew up on Elvis, and would sing his songs as a toddler. Now, she sings backup with Cadillac Kings, an Elvis eight-piece tribute band from Thane.

This weekend, they’re going to recreate Presley’s Aloha from the 1973 air present. They are going to be at St. John’s Imperial Theater on Saturday nights and on the Fredericton Playhouse on Sundays.

In 1973, Elvis Presley raised $75,000 for most cancers analysis from Hawaii throughout Aloha. (Getty Photos)

“It is unreal, it is like being on stage with Elvis Presley,” she stated. “When he goes out, Thane, it scares me. To do it as a residing is completely superb to me.”

It is much more stunning, Melanie stated, given that almost 5 years in the past – shortly after Thane’s father died of most cancers – she was recognized with ovarian most cancers.

Medical doctors advised her that she may by no means have the ability to have youngsters. Immediately, she is 5 years cancer-free, and has a son – named after Thane’s father Charlie – who will likely be 17 months outdated on January 9.

“The truth that I am right here as we speak, singing on stage, and with the ability to please folks and assist folks is all the pieces to me,” Melanie stated.

Aloha from Hawaii was the world’s first satellite tv for pc broadcast. It featured a track referred to as I Will Keep in mind You, written by Cui Lee. Cui Lee died of most cancers, and Elvis raised $75,000 for most cancers analysis throughout Aloha from Hawaii.

I do not assume there will likely be a must act an excessive amount of on stage after we do that present.– Thane Dunno

Thane stated $2 from every ticket offered this weekend will go to the Canadian Most cancers Society.

“I do not declare to be Elvis and I haven’t got his pocketbook, however one of many cool issues we have tried to do over time is to provide again to the communities which have been good to us,” he stated.

When he sings Elvis songs, Thane stated, he tries to attach them with issues which have occurred in his personal life.

“There’s going to be a tear or two. However on the identical time, whenever you’re on stage you need to act considerably, and I do not assume that is going to occur a lot on stage after we do that present. All people acts.”



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