Video: 'Elvis' entertains drivers in M1 jam
PUBLISHED: 16:58 17 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 May 2010
DRIVERS stuck in traffic on the M1 couldn t believe their eyes when two Elvis impersonators gave an impromptu concert on the road - on the 32nd anniversary of the King s death.. St Albans-based tribute performers Elvis Shmelvis and Elvince were driving h
DRIVERS stuck in traffic on the M1 couldn't believe their eyes when two Elvis impersonators gave an impromptu concert on the road - on the 32nd anniversary of the King's death..
St Albans-based tribute performers Elvis Shmelvis and Elvince were driving home northbound on the M1 on Sunday after a street party at an Elvis memorabilia shop in Baker Street, London.
An accident on the southbound carriageway between junctions five and four brought traffic to a standstill and so the two tribute performers were stuck in a traffic queue stretching for miles.
Realising they were going to be there for a while, Martyn Dias,46, of Ragged Hall Lane, and Vince Citrano, 48, of Lancaster Road, who were still dressed as their alter egos, got out of the car, opened the boot and set up a portable speaker, guitars, microphones and backing music.
Soon, dozens of motorists around them were all shook up, as the two tribute performers gave what is probably the first-ever Elvis concert on a motorway.
They played songs such as The Wonder Of You and GI Blues, keeping the frustrated drivers happy for around 15 minutes before the congestion eased.
Elvis Shmelvis said: "It was great fun. We were still buzzing from all the attention the street party received and looking at the stationary traffic up ahead, we couldn't resist 'one for the road'."
His wife Sue videod the whole thing and it was picked up by TV as a news item and is also on Youtube.