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Career Highlights

Jack Smink as Elvis
  • Elvis Tribute Artist for over 30 years, performing his first ETA show in October of 1977, soon after the world lost Elvis

  • Produces and directs his “Unfinished Business” shows with his 14 piece Lightning Strikes Twice (LST) band and vocalists

  • 12 tours in England including a Breast Cancer benefit show in Basingstoke which raised enough money to purchase diagnostic equipment for a local hospital in Basingstoke.

  • 2007 Co-wrote, produced, and performed a very special Elvis Tribute song, “Just One More Time”. The song tells of a dream, that somehow God would allow Elvis to return to sing to his fans Just One More Time.

  • 2006 Brevard Live Magazine Awards Brevard's Music Ambassador for his work in England and Ecuador.

  • 2001 The King Center Show. Dick Grob, head of security for Elvis from 1967 - 1977, then continued to work security for Vernon Presley, was Jack's special guest for this show. During the show Dick came to the stage and talked to the audience about meeting Elvis, their working relationship, and subsequent friendship. He goes on to tell how Elvis was not only great, but he was the greatest, that none had come before him and none would go after. He then tells the audience how Elvis's shows were electric, and that Jack's show that night had the exact feel of an Elvis show - the electricity, the lightning.

  • August 17, 2002, Jack and the LST Band were invited to the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine to perform for the 25th Anniversary of Elvis’s death. The Cumberland County Civic Center was to be the first stop in Elvis’s fall 1977 tour but never happened due to his untimely death. Invited guests included Jim Mydlach, lead security guard for Colonel Tom Parker and who was with the Colonel when they received the call that Elvis had died, Dick Grob, security guard for Elvis, and Donna Presley Early, cousin to Elvis.
    Here are some video highlights from the Cumberland County Civic Center show: Suspicious Minds and The American Trilogy.

  • Performed in his own Las Vegas style showroom for over 7 years in Kissimmee, Florida, about a mile from Walt Disney World

  • Pre-show and Half-Time show for the world champion arena football team, the Orlando Predators.

  • Feature artist and band at the Silver Springs Elvis Weekend, with special guests DJ Fontana, Elvis’s first drummer, and Dick Grob, lead security guard for Elvis

  • Feature artist and emcee for Weekie Wachee Elvis Weekend

  • Opening act for country superstars Janie Fricke and TG Sheppard

  • Finalist in 2001 Images of the King Contest

  • Finalist in 2002 Elvis Extravaganza contest

  • People’s Choice Award at Elvis FANtasy Festival in Portage, Indiana, an EPE sponsored event.

  • International Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Elvis Extravaganza for his work with A.F.I.R.E (a program for mentally challenged young adults).

  • Highlighted in the film “The Men Who Would Be King” singing You Gave Me A Mountain during the closing credits.

  • Performed at the Crystal Palace in Guayaquil, Ecuador for the 2004 Feria Internacional del Turismo en Ecuador (International Tourism Council convention).

  • Radio Interviews on BBC – Leeds, England, Kestrel FM – Basingstoke, England, Magic 828 Radio, Leeds, England

  • TV interviews – BBC TV Morning show, Telemundo – Guayaquil, Ecuador, CBS – The Early Show, New York City, NBC and FOX News affiliates, Portland, Maine

  • Played lead role as Elvis in 2005 movie, “Buried Dreams”

  • Yorkshire Evening Post article Sir Jim: He's a roc-King smash - Yorkshire Evening Post
    ... Savile has given the thumbs-up to Elvis tribute singer Jack Smink's latest CD. ... Now Jack is back in the UK to launch his own updated version of Elvis's Little Sister...

  • During his Summer 2006 UK Tour, Jack appeared with Chart topping 60’s British Pop group Vanity Fare

Jack Smink as Elvis