Rocking Reverend on stage as Elvis

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A passionate Reverend will belt out hits from a different kind of song book when he performs at a church as Elvis Presley.

Touring reverend Andy Kelso is visiting Thornhill in Dewsbury next weekend to perform ballads and gospel songs in a rare tribute.

He is hoping to have the congregation on their feet when he takes to the stage at Thornhill Parish Church on Saturday, March 5.

Rev Kelso said: “I want everyone to have a great evening, enjoying the best of Elvis and hopefully some dancing.

“It will definitely be a night to remember.”

He also serves as the chaplain at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club as well as starring in the touring Elvis tribute.

Rev Kelso was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle crash in the past and said parts of his own life will be weaved into the performance next week.

He said: “I’m able to share some of Elvis’ journey in and between songs and how his journey and mine were the same.”

The performance will take place at the church, in Church Lane, from 7.30pm next Saturday.

It will include rock, ballads and gospel songs during the course of the evening.

Tickets cost around £6 per person for the show.

They are available at the church or from Thornhill Newsagents, in Edge Lane.

And organisers are urging people to buy tickets quickly due to high demand.

They are also available online at or contact 01924 507782.