It’s hard enough to follow in the footsteps of the King of Rock and Roll but to do it in front of people who actually worked with Elvis Presley has to be a daunting challenge.

“I keep telling people there’s no pressure really,” laughed Paul Phoenix who will be starring in a special charity show, Elvis: A Little More Conversation at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on Friday.

The show will see Paul, one of the country’s leading Elvis tribute artists, performing live plus three special guests recounting their own personal experiences of Elvis.

Flying in from the States are actress Marlyn Mason who was Elvis’s leading lady in his penultimate movie The Trouble With Girls, Charles Stone who was Elvis’ tour manager for eight years from 1969 and actor Dan Heggarty, best known as star of the TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams who worked with Elvis on two of his films. After the Blackburn show, with all proceeds going to Blackburn with Darwen Age UK, Paul has been invited to perform in Memphis including appearing in the grounds of Elvis’ home Graceland.