Tim E and the Yes Men, an 11-piece ensemble from London, Ontario, have been performing their Elvis Show for just over one year. Recently, I took in one of their shows in the Carousel Room at the Western Fair Raceway Slots. This was a combined dinner/show performed for a sold out audience of 560 people, and it featured a 90-minute “casino set” of ‘70's era songs. Tim E and the Yes Men also perform other Elvis eras at many of their shows.
You can see the “fanview” I submitted after the show, along with other favourable comments which appear on Tim’s brand new website at: www.tim-e-show.com
Tim E (Tim Hendry) is 37 years old and has been a professional musician for about l7 years -- mainly as a drummer, but he also plays guitar. He first performed as an Elvis tribute artist in May 2003, after being encouraged by his friends and family. Tim reports that, so far, things have been going very well and he’s having a blast portraying his life-long hero and performing with the Yes Men. Elvis has been a big part of Tim’s life, right from the time he was a baby..mostly because of his father, Diamond Jim Hendry, who, Tim says, is the biggest Elvis Fan out there! Tim also says he has never seen a bigger smile on his Dad’s face than when he’s watching Tim perform his Elvis songs.
Tim has been with several bands over the years in London, and, along with other band members, has written and recorded his own music. Currently, he also has a little side “fun” band (The Malachi Brothers). He plays drums and sings backups and they play a lot of fun party tunes on the weekends that they are not doing Elvis shows. Three of the Yes Men are also in the Malachi Brothers: Shaun Sanders (acoustic guitar and backups), Dan Fawcett (lead guitar) and Jeff ‘Stan’ Fountain (bass guitar and backups).