Steve McCoy

Vegas-style Tom Jones tribute show at The Sid

People always told tribute singer Steve McCoy that he looked like Tom Jones — but he never sang.

He even 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 he couldn’t sing.

Fast forward to now, 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. I mean, I was a landscaper, I was, I’ll call it a ‘half-assed landscaper,’ ” he said.

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

“I used to (lip-sync) 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 said.

McCoy will sing as part of the Iconic Superstars Tribute show hitting the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay on Dec. 9.

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 alumnus Kirk McLean.

Tickets for the upcoming show can be purchased by calling 250-338-2430.

 

Just Posted

Police continue to investigate machete attack

Police have canvassed nearly 200 businesses for video surveillance of the recent… Continue reading

Cricket players get interrupted by racist remark in Courtenay

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Courtenay woman desperately searches for missing dog

Anyone who owns a dog will understand the anguish of a Courtenay… Continue reading

Valley chef Ronald St. Pierre to be inducted into BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

A Comox Valley chef will soon join other culinary legions in the… Continue reading

YANA Ride in Comox raises thousands for families with medical needs

In its seventh year, the event attracted the maximum 600 riders on Sunday

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Vancouver Island RCMP hunt for man after pair of indecent exposure incidents

Elderly Qualicum Beach woman grabbed by man who had been masturbating in the woods

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Pile of wood mulch ‘spontaneously combusts’ at Vancouver Island industrial site

Business owner thanks fire department for quick response

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

Vancouver Island senior found safe with help from six search and rescue teams

Wayne Strilesky found safe in thick brush in north Nanaimo

Most Read