Jason Paris as... Jason Paris. ;-)
Jason Paris as Elton John!
Jason Paris is a busy man these days...
Paris's Elton Out Of The Closet® is a spectacular, Vegas-style stage show, re-creating Elton John in his mid-70s’ golden period. It faithfully reproduces the star's flamboyance, signature moves, costumes, instruments, band members and on-stage monologues.
"Elton Out Of The Closet® is the world’s finest and most exciting portrayal of mid-70s’ Elton", says Paris, who conceived and produced the show - and plays Elton. Inspired by the world's greatest tribute shows, Paris set out to re-create Elton in all his 1970s' glory. He custom-made a grand piano shell, re-produced the band’s huge 1974 drum-kit, and acquired the iconic guitars and exotic instruments that feature on the classic recordings.
"It's been a real labour of love", Paris says. "For Elton Out Of The Closet® to rank alongside the world's great tributes is a testament to having a world-class attention to detail."
Audiences across the world are quick to agree: whether it's post-show meet-and-greets, live Facebook streams or YouTube engagement, the outpouring of admiration for Paris's Elton Out Of The Closet® is humbling.
Paris has a long history in the world of music: in high school he was the lead percussionist in Australia’s internationally-touring marching band, The Marching Koalas. He's an award-winning jingle producer and film-score composer. And, after auditioning for the lead role in Queen's We Will Rock You Sydney production, Paris received the following email from Brian May:
"I listened to your audition CD on the plane back to London. I loved your originals, and especially your re-creation of Queen's Who Wants To Live Forever. Freddie would've been very impressed!"
Also, a chance musical experiment with his 3-year-old daughter inspired Paris to create Singing Portraits®, an iOS/Android app that's much loved by children across the world.