Saturday, February 19, 2005

No Hockey? How About Some Elvis.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and so Tim Hendry slipped into his Elvis suit this week and mounted one of the smallest stages he has ever worked: Mayday Malone's, a sports bar at Bathurst and Dupont that has gone through a forced reinvention thanks to the NHL lockout.

Mr. Hendry, an Elvis impersonator, is accustomed to performing in front of a large, female-dominated crowd, but at Mayday's he found himself in a room filled with middle-aged men who focused on their beer as he belted out renditions of Hound Dog, Blue Hawaii and Suspicious Minds.

"It's a different kind of gig," said Mr. Hendry, who goes by the stage name Tim E. "Look, I'm singing to a bunch of guys, man."

from The Globe and Mail online edition, Toronto, Canada


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