Marco Whishaw Elton John Tribute Artist
Mid Wales based Marco Whishaw (Equity member) has been performing as Elton John for 17 years.
In 2002 Marco auditioned for ITV1’s “Stars In Their Eyes” reaching the final selection stage (last 100 out of the 30,000 applicants). TV appearances as Elton include “Stars in their Doubles”, Italian media / tv and Channel 4’s “The IT Crowd”. Appearances as himself include “Doctor Who”, “Casualty”, “Mayo”, Nike advert for the World Cup 2006 and finally has had a small feature on The Jonathan Ross
He is represented extensively throughout the UK and Internationally. Marco has played many prestigious venues including the Paragon Hotel London (Official Fireman’s Ball), Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland (working with Jimmy Tarbuck), the Radisson Edwardian Hotel London (working with comedian Jimmy Carr), Gordon Ramsay’s premier restaurant “Claridges” in Mayfair London. The largest audience to date was a 6,000 strong crowd at an open air concert (MBNA International
Bank Limited) with the “Legends Live in Concert” show direct from Blackpool. The most recent prestigious assignments were A:Spearheading a promotion for Telecom Italia’s latest concert in Rome for Elton John and his band. B:Christmas Eve performed at the exclusive “Chang An Club” in central Beijing.
His look, vocals and mannerisms are second to none to the man himself. He works consistently throughout all areas of the UK working with many of the top fellow look-a-likes and tribute artists including Garry Pease (Rod Stewart) who teams up with Marco to perform “The Rod & Elton Show.” Previous summer seasons have included entertaining audiences at over 20 shows in various holiday parks. Performances abroad include Germany, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Corfu, China, Belgrade, Norway, Jersey and Dubai.
Marco has a complete self-contained show with the highest quality PA during the performance. He can perform over 20 of Elton’s greatest hit songs emulating the costume, charisma and unique-style showmanship of the legendary performer himself.