Johnny has received many awards and accolades for his very accurate and sincere performances. In 2019 he was inducted into the ‘International Elvis Presley Tribute Artist hall of fame’ (a very prestigious award indeed). Prior to this Johnny took first place at the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Preliminaries in Penticton BC Canada. This Qualification saw Johnny go on to become the only Scotsman to have made the top ten final at the Ultimate Elvis Contest in Memphis. All this on the same stage Elvis performed on all those years ago. Before that in 2014 Johnny won the European Elvis Presley Tribute Artist championships in Birmingham England.
He says that although he has had great success in contests and events all around the world, his greatest honour as an Elvis Tribute Artist, was when he was invited to perform as part of the queens jubilee celebrations held in front of thousands of people on George Square Glasgow Scotland. This event was held in in the summer of 2012. The only Elvis Tribute Artist ever to do this with a live 10 piece band.
In 2010 Johnny represented Scotland at the Elvis World Cup Championships where the final was held at the St David’s hall in Cardiff Wales. One of the judges involved with this event was none other than close friend of Elvis, Joe Esposito. Very much to Johnnys surprise he became World Cup Champion that day coming out on top through a very talented international competition. The media attention brought about from becoming a World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist seen him appear and perform on TV talk shows such as STV’s ‘The Hour’ show and BBC’s ‘The One’ show. As well as getting a mention that day on BBC and Sky news. From this success and TV exposure Johnny was invited to take his show on various prestigious Cruise ship liners in the Mediterranean and Baltic cruises.
The content of many of our web listings is provided by third party operators and not VisitScotland. VisitScotland accepts no responsibility for (1) any error or misrepresentation contained in third party listings, and (2) the contents of any external links within web listings ((1) and (2) together hereinafter referred to as the "Content"). VisitScotland excludes all liability for loss or damage caused by any reliance placed on the Content. The Content is provided for your information only and is not endorsed by VisitScotland.