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Will Smith Tribute Acts: Shad Ellis

Shad Ellis began his career as a Will Smith lookalike and tribute act back in 1998 when someone spotted him on the tube in London and suggested that he look into it. He was entered into a nationwide lookalike contest and reached the finals, it was shown on London Tonight, Nickelodeon and a few other channels.

He received massive press and radio interest after his hugely successful television appearance and is constantly in demand around the world. He has performed in Spain, America, Switzerland, Ireland and Dubai, to name a few.

Career Highlights:

BBC Dragons Den
Appeared on the show to support his friend Andy Harmer (David Beckham lookalike) with his daunting sales presentation to the so called ‘Dragons’

OK! Magazine Photo Shoot

Took part in a live show in Germany called Lebe Deinen Star!. It was a show for the 12 best national and international celebrity doubles and tribute acts. Channel viewers got to decide who would win the grand prize of 50,000 Euro’s

Sky Festival in Manchester
Spent the weekend performing for E! Entertainment Channel in Manchester at the Sky festival. They gave Shad and a Johnny Depp lookalike the red carpet treament for 3 days and had over 700 pictures taken and signed autographs with members of the public.

Live on Stage in Soho (London)
An event held by Music28 and BVE at Club Attica in Soho, Shad co-hosted a live unsigned talent showcase alongside Choice FM’s DJ Lucy Ambash. There were some great artistes there including Chevone Knight, Jhenaya Rheal, Alphonso and the Cauze 2kand Iman representing the UK unsigned music scene.

Fame anniversary in Amsterdam
5000 people turned out for the FAME music megastore 15th year anniversary festival at DAM Square in Amsterdam. Shad did a special guest appearance alongside many of Netherlands top celebrities.

On Set in South Korea
Filmed a TV commercial for the company LG which was a parody of Men in Black.

Will Smith Tribute Acts: Shad Ellis

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