Steve McCoy will perform as Tom Jones at the upcoming Iconic Superstars Tribute at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 11.

Legends of Las Vegas tribute coming to town

Steve McCoy has taken an interesting path to get where he is today.

Steve McCoy has taken an interesting path to get where he is today.

People always told him that he looked like Tom Jones — but he never sang.

He tried out for a play in high school, but the producer of the play, his teacher, said he just couldn’t give him the part, as it required singing, and he just couldn’t.

Fast forward to the present: with 26 years in the entertainment business, the New Jersey born McCoy gets to live out his dreams and play one of his idols on stage: Tom Jones.

“I always wanted to be in the entertainment business but I never thought it would happen,” McCoy says. “I mean, I was a landscaper, I was, I’ll call it a half-assed landscaper.”

After finally giving the entertainment industry a shot, McCoy entered a Tom Jones look-a-like contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where Jones himself was the judge.

“I used to pantomime his stuff and I went down there and they said, ‘you’ve got to sing,’ and I went ‘oh my god, I’ve never sang,’ and it was live on the radio …” said McCoy.

McCoy ended up winning the contest, with compliments from Jones to boot.

Now residing in Las Vegas, McCoy is fully involved within the entertainment world.

He’s got his own show that he tours around the States and overseas called This is Tom Jones — The Tribute. He’s also part of a show titled Legends in Concert in Las Vegas.

Looking back on his life, McCoy never thought he’d be where he is today, but it’s always been his dream.

“I’ve met an awful lot of people, I’ve been blessed …”

McCoy has even become friends with Jones himself, having gone out to eat together, smoking cigars and having a few drinks.

And it’s been one of the biggest highlights for McCoy, who has been a fan of Jones for a long time.

“I think he’s phenomenal. He’s a phenomenal performer,” he says.

McCoy will sing as part of the Iconic Superstars Tribute show hitting the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Dec. 11.

Presented by Legacy North Productions, the performers will be flown in directly from Las Vegas.

On stage will be  tribute singers Denita Asberry performing as Aretha Franklin, John Anthony as Rod Stewart, Ronnie Scott as Elvis Presley and McCoy as Jones.

There will also a free raffle draw for a chance to win a Samsung Tablet and one personalized autographed merchandise item by Vancouver Canucks hockey star Kirk McLean.

Tickets for the upcoming show can be purchased by calling 250-287-7465.

Just Posted

The conflicting ideas of economy and ecology examined in Ellingsen’s work

Artist talk for photographic exhibition The Last Stand is part of this weekend’s Art & Earth Festival

UPDATE: Alcohol and speed not ruled out as factors in fatal crash north of Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after being closed in both directions

PHOTOS: Storm split weekend effort at the Brindy

After home stand, Campbell River to head on the road Saturday

Global Climate Strike comes to Campbell River

Rally and march to be held at Spirit Square on Sept. 20

NIC Artist Talk Series to kick off with abstract artist

Vancouver-based Fiona Ackerman to speak at Comox Valley campus on Sept. 26

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Largest driving factor is the province’s complex stumpage system that results in high fees, expert says

20 day search for missing Labradoodle in Princeton, B.C. ends with tears of joy

The search brought out bloodhounds, and groups hoping to find Mordy

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

Two Nanaimo residents share $5-million Lotto 6/49 prize

Jesse Logan and Teresa Winters Day matched all six numbers in Aug. 21 Lotto 6/49 draw

Most Read