‘Til death do us ‘part

As a marriage celebrant, Andrew Appleby sees people on what is usually the happiest day of their lives. But one day each year is particularly special for him – that’s when Andrew dons his black wig and renews the vows of loved-up couples at the Parkes Elvis Festival. Andrew spoke to me back in 2012 […]

Unchained melody: interview with an Elvis tribute artist

Elvis may have left the building in 1977, but his music, legacy and likeness lives on. One massive annual celebration of the King is based, surprisingly, in Australia: the Parkes Elvis Festival, an event that draws thousands of people nationwide and internationally. During my 2012 pilgrimage, I was lucky enough to interview that year’s festival […]