Elton Towers is arguably the best Elton tribute act in Britain, delivering a spine tingling rendition of the Elton Johns hits, with a depth of repertoire including many unsung gems from the album tracks, creating a spellbinding and evocative performance from Elton’s early years to the more recent, and is at home behind the piano creating a fun party atmosphere in any venue, be it a pub, restaurant, theatre or any event
Alan Rolfe, his real name, grew up in Watford and was a great fan of Elton from an early age, and had the opportunity to see him play live many times, typically, at Watford football ground where Elton was chairman for many years during their success, and where he would often perform.
Originally a guitar player, Alan soon realized his true vocation lay in his piano playing prowess. His playing style is heavily influenced by Elton but crosses many borders in music and he can adapt to any musical challenge.
Having played in various good rock and soul bands in his past he also spent 8 years in Switzerland and Italy playing Neapolitan and Italian music in bars, clubs and restaurants to tourists, where he soon discovered he had a voice and this has since gone from strength to strength, and more recently recorded the voice overs for Elton’s character on ITV’s programme ‘Bigheads’
At home in the recording studio and recording in top studios such as Abbey Road, Thames TV and Air studios on many occasions, he had some mild success recording, producing and arranging an original soul album called ‘Shades’ with George Williams, lead singer of ‘The Thymes’.
Alan is still an avid songwriter and has written and recorded many tracks but has never stopped gigging since his teens and has entertained with many genres of music including Rock bands, Italian music, a comedy show band, and an Abba tribute amongst others, but always at the heart of his playing is Elton Johns music which he portrays with passion and intensity, and sounds extraordinarily like the great man himself.
Retail outlets, food hall, Beer on The Pier and Bar 19 will be open
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult