Ultimate Elton, performed by Paul Bacon, stands out as one of the premier tribute acts to Sir Elton John, capturing the essence and flamboyance of the iconic musician with an uncanny accuracy that transcends mere imitation. Paul's journey into the world of Elton John began at the tender age of 12 when he first encountered the album ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. This discovery sparked a deep connection that would set the course for his future. After honing his skills and stage presence with a degree in performing arts, Paul identified a striking resemblance to Elton John, both in appearance and musical prowess, which led him down the path of becoming a tribute act. His commitment and talent eventually caught the eye of Stuart Epps, a former manager of Elton John, who, after experiencing Paul’s performance, felt compelled to represent him, solidifying Paul’s status as a leading tribute act.
Paul's portrayal of Elton John in Ultimate Elton is nothing short of meticulous. His dedication to authenticity extends beyond mere vocal and pianistic mimicry; Paul immerses himself in the role by acquiring Elton’s previously worn outfits and mastering his distinct facial expressions and mannerisms. This dedication to detail, attributed to his dramatic training, allows Paul to transform into Elton John, offering audiences not just a musical performance but an encompassing theatrical experience. The Daily Mail notes Stuart Epps’s reaction to Paul's performance as a testament to his unparalleled ability to resurrect the spirit of Elton John on stage, leaving audiences in awe of his authenticity and dedication.
The versatility of Ultimate Elton ensures that Paul Bacon's performances are perfectly tailored to a variety of events, from intimate weddings to grand corporate functions. Whether accompanied by backing tracks or the dynamic sounds of his resident live band, The Rocket Band, Ultimate Elton promises a performance that adapts to the specific needs and budgets of any event. Paul’s repertoire spans the full spectrum of Elton John’s hits, from soul-stirring ballads to exhilarating dance numbers, showcasing his exceptional talents as a vocalist and pianist. This flexibility makes Ultimate Elton a sought-after act, capable of captivating audiences with performances that resonate on a deeply personal level, whether through the intimacy of a solo performance or the full-bodied sound of the live band.
Ultimate Elton’s acclaim extends beyond mere performance; the act has received significant recognition, including being a three-time winner of the National Tribute Awards. A testament to Paul Bacon's dedication and talent was the invitation to perform at the 90th birthday of Elton John’s mother, Sheila Fairbrother, an event that also featured performances with celebrities like Kiki Dee. This accolade underscores the quality and authenticity of Ultimate Elton, cementing Paul Bacon’s status as the foremost Elton John tribute act. His ability to draw from Elton John’s extensive catalogue of hits to create a dynamic celebration of his music ensures that every performance is not just a show, but a memorable experience, echoing the indelible impact of Elton John’s live performances.