Pete Paquette is back to dazzle as Elvis at the Shell Theatre after postponement

Pete Paquette takes the stage at Shell Theatre on Jan. 24. Tickets on sale at Photo supplied.

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After having to postpone a show at the Shell Theatre in September due to Covid, the celebrated Elvis Presley show starring Pete Paquette as the King of Rock and Roll will take the stage for the first time in Fort Saskatchewan to perform an eclectic set of songs from different period of the music legend’s life. The show has been rescheduled for Jan. 24 at 7:00pm at the Shell Theatre.

The authentic and high energy show is appropriate for all ages, so feel free to bring the kids along. Paquette will be backed by his own band, The Rockin’ Royals, which features a cast of hand selected, talented musicians. Also accompanying the Royals will be the Tonettes, a group of singers who have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy.

“The show will feature a live band, so audiences can expect a real and authentic performance, with nine members behind me,” explained Pete Paquette. “It’s going to be a show based on three eras of Elvis’ career, so there’s nothing left out of the mix. The 1950’s, then the 1960’s leather outfit years, which were just so iconic, then finally in the second half of the show we’re going to bring out the Vegas years, with the jumpsuits and everything.”

“I pride myself with the show having excellent vocals, authentic and energetic, and finally intimate. It’s just a lot of fun. At the end of the show people walk out, not only feeling fully rejuvenated with some rock and roll music, but they’re also going to feel like they’ve gotten to know a bit about who Pete is. I don’t fully pretend I’m Elvis, but I fully interpret how I saw all this growing up, and my love and passion for Elvis and what he did on stage.”

Paquette has been a passionate fan of Elvis’ ever since he first saw The King performing on television when he was eight years old. Years later, in his teens, Paquette began competing in festivals as an Elvis impersonator, where he has enjoyed much success, winning the prestigious Collingwood contest in Ontario in 2006 and 2008, amongst others in North America.

After retiring from the festival circuit, Paquette began doing his own shows in order to put together a live version of his personal vision of Elvis. And from there, Paquette Productions was born.

“The best thing about Elvis, and all fans can agree, is that Elvis was loyal to his fans,” Paquette told The Record. “He was such a humble man, and he never forgot where he came from. He came from not having much in terms of superficial material things, to someone who has successfully achieved his goals as an entertainer and as one of the biggest artists to ever exist. It was a real rags to riches story, which is very admirable, and I find that there are very few people who achieve what he did, but he never forgot where he came from.”

Paquette says that the best qualities that Elvis embodied in his shows were charisma, intimacy, and entertainment, and that he strives to exemplify those same traits during his own performances.

To get tickets to see Pete Paquette featuring The Rockin’ Royals and The Tonettes at the Shell Theatre on Jan. 24, visit the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s website at