Col Thompson grew up in the UK and his performance influences come from the 1950's, when Rock 'n' Roll was king and the new musical genre was just emerging. Moving to Australia in the 1960's, Col engaged his diverse musical talents performing in local clubs and pubs in Sydney.
It wasn't until the 1990's that he started impersonating the greats including Elvis, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. Having toured from Brisbane to Sydney and out west, The King & His Buddy's has become a regular show on the East Coast of Australia.


With authentic costumes and a repertoire of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, The King & His Buddy's show is sure to entertain. Col brings his personal blend of passion and charisma to every show. This multi-talented singer has a vocal range that honours and showcases the legendary stars.
Tribute performances include the greats such as:
  • Elvis Presley
  • Buddy Holly
  • Roy Orbison
  • John Lennon
  • Paul McCartney
  • Johnny O'Keefe
  • Neil Diamond
  • Johnny Cash
  • Bill Haley