Mid Wales based Marco Whishaw has been performing as Elton John for 18 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”. Media/TV appearances in Italy, Germany, Serbia, China, Dubai and Channel 4’s “The IT Crowd”. He also had a small feature on The Jonathan Ross Show.
He is represented extensively throughout the UK and International having performed over 30 shows in 13 countries. Marco has played many prestigious venues including the Paragon Hotel London (Official Fireman’s Ball), The Savoy London, Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland (support act to Jimmy Tarbuck), the Radisson Edwardian Hotel London (alongside comedian Jimmy Carr), Gordon Ramsay’s premier restaurant “Claridge’s” 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 he performed at the exclusive “Chang An Club” in central Beijing.
His look, vocals and mannerisms are second to none! 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”. International shows include Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Corfu, China, Belgrade, Dubai (5 times), Jersey, Norway, Cyprus, France, and Germany.
Marco has a completely self-contained show with a quality PA and lighting. He performs 18 of Elton’s greatest hit songs in the 2x45 minute show emulating the costume, charisma and unique-style showmanship of the legendary performer himself.