ELVIS mania is due to descend on Bacup on October 20 when one of the world's greatest tribute artists comes to town.

Aloha From Bacup at Bacup Leisure Hall is billed as "a serious show for serious fans" and stars Blackburn man Jason Ashton as The King.

And as if that wasn't enough, he is joined by Paul Hopkins who will be belting out the classics of "The Big O" Roy Orbison.

The show attempts to recreate Elvis's most famous concert, Aloha from Hawaii, from 1973.

And Nottingham-based Dj Vu Productions says it went to great lengths to find someone who was worthy of the prestigious role.

"We received over 200 applications for the position," said Jayne Connor, show producer.

"We then selected a choice few for auditions. From the start we knew that Jason was a remarkable find. His outstanding vocal talent and striking good looks meant that he really was the only man for the job.

"I had always hoped we would find someone who would do Elvis justice, but I really didn't expect to find a man who, for a brief moment in time, could make you feel as though Elvis was still here," she added.

The touring show has been well received across the UK and is apparently now attracting interest from Europe and America.

Aloha from Bacup is at Bacup Leisure Hall on Thursday, October 20, 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Visit www.returnofthekings. co.uk or call Bacup Leisure Hall on 01706 875550.