An internet sensation known as the 'Coatbridge Elvis' is set to play at a fundraiser in his hometown. 

Dean Allsopp, 51, went viral at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 after the Elvis tribute act took to his balcony to blast music in a tribute to the NHS staff.

Now, three years after that day and having toured most of the world singing the King's tunes he is back in Coatbridge performing at the Shinning Stars ASN Theatre School on Friday. 

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Having been a hit in the past at the exact venue, Dean has been invited back and he said it is one place he will always make time for. 

Dean said: "They phoned me for a gig about four months ago and I had seen nothing like it when I went in.

"The tables were all designed in a Las Vegas theme and all the lights too. 

"When I came out with the suit on and the hair, they all went crazy. They absolutely adore Elvis and it was out of this world to see them enjoy it.

"They had Elvis T-shirts on and masks, it was really an occasion to behold. 

"They wouldn't go home afterwards, I had to come back out and do an encore where I sang some Robbie Williams songs.

"So, to be asked to go back and perform is something that I am excited to do. I always have time to do charity work and to have it in my hometown is amazing."

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Dean currently works in a warehouse for Brew Dog while he performs at weekends for people who book him. 

Having sung for close to 30 years, his talents have seen him travel the world with the the singer even turning out for an audience in Australia. 

Dean's sons Jack and Ben are also helping him with his performances with his youngest son, Luke, 21, building a website for people to book him for events. 

But it is home where the heart is for the tribute act who says that he is a "massive charity believer" as he vows to always keep people at the heart of what he does. 

He said: "To see people's faces light up when you are performing means a lot to me.

"There was a little boy in the wheelchair the last time I performed here, must been about 16, and he loved the music.

"To me, that is just incredible and why I do it."

Katie Slavin, of Shinning Stars ASN Theatre School, said: "Dean was here a few months ago and he was brilliant. 

"He made everyone feel so special and he is a great supporter of the Shinning Stars.

"We are looking forward to him playing here on Friday."

If you would like to get in touch with Dean about bookings and enquiries, you can do so by contacting