ANTONY WOLFSON is a very special entertainer who has attracted the attention of Euro Weekly News ever since he arrived in the Costa del Sol with his wife Karen just four years ago and now his latest achievement has meant that we are delighted to have been asked to become his official media partner as this musical star continues to rise.
Antony stresses that he is not an impersonator or a tribute artist but a singer who enjoys the songs of his great hero Elvis and it seems that plenty of others, including those who ought to know, agree with him.
He was inspired to give up his position in the police force and move to Spain because of the encouragement that he had received from people who had been close to the ‘King’ and had heard Antony through his website which had more than 60,000 visitors even when he was an amateur.
One of those was Kathy Westmoreland who sang soprano with Elvis from 1970 to 1977 and was introduced by him as “the little girl with the beautiful high voice” and she contacted Antony saying “You are brilliant I love everything you do.”
This praise was followed by Joe Esposito road manager and long-time friend of Elvis simply saying “Wow” when he saw Antony perform a concert in Melbourne.
Perhaps the greatest thing that has happened for Antony is that he has been given access to a number of unrecorded songs written for Elvis by the world renowned song writing duo of Leiber and Stoller who have penned at least 70 top 10 hits including 20 recorded by Elvis.
The first song, ‘Stay Awhile’ was recorded in 2015 and with very little promotion won the Akademia Award in Los Angeles in November of last year and continues to receive 10,000 radio plays monthly around the world.
Following the success of this song, Antony asked his friend and mentor Tim Knight, a long-time resident of Marbella to produce the next song, the more upbeat ‘Touch of Heaven’ which has just been finished at the Mikki Nilsen studio in Cortija Blanca.
When Mike Stoller heard the recorded version, his response was “You’ve got it” and then went on to say “Elvis would have done it one way but Antony does it his way!” As far as Antony is concerned it is an honour to be allowed to record these tracks and he is blown away by the very positive comments.
The next step is to produce a video to support the song and until that is ready, he doesn’t want to issue it as a single but has at our request, included a short 30 second preview on his website at www.antonywolfsonmusic.com/music with the expectation that the single will be launched simultaneously in both the UK and Spain with TV support in January.
Having just returned from the UK where he had the privilege of meeting with Priscilla Presley who he describes as “a beautiful lady inside and out” at a special concert ‘Elvis and the Philharmonic Orchestra’ held at the O2 in London, he is then due to travel to the USA.
This local boy seems to be going from strength to strength and can be seen performing at some of the top venues in the Marbella area six times a week and we at Euro Weekly News will be following his activities in 2017 very closely as we think that we are the media partner of a potentially major star.