When Clayton was ten his family moved to Las Vegas, and he continued to study the trumpet under the tuition of a former trumpet player with the Glenn Miller Band. He began with his first band at the age of six and from the age of fifteen performed at night in hotels on the famous Las Vegas Strip. It was during this period that he discovered his talent for impersonating singers such as Elvis, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond and many others.
Clayton moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and continued to work on improving his own voice and increasing his list of impressions whilst working in recording studios. He became particularly interested in Elvis and began working on the voice and mannerisms. In 1986 began performing his “Memories of Elvis” show. He also appeared in two movies in Los Angeles as Elvis and received good reviews for appearance and acting abilities.
During this time Clayton was also making many appearances on television. February 1991 saw him in a leading role in the BBC 2 cult comedy classic Red Dwarf. Followed by roles in comedy sketches on the Les Dennis Laughter Show, and the Jasper Carrot Show later that year. In June 1991 he appeared on BBC’s Take Two in a live broadcast to China. He also appeared in a film for the London and Newport Film Institute. Clayton even found the time to tour Europe for four weeks entertaining the troops returning from the Gulf War.
In 1992 Clayton became the first male singer to shatter a glass for Memorex and subsequently performed in an advertisement for them. The same year an audition for the award winning West End Musical “Elvis- The Musical” resulted in a starring role as the mature Elvis and a highly successful tour of the UK and Australia. Clayton was singled out by the critics who marvelled at the power and range of his voice. One stating “He sounds as if he can sing anything”. Over the next 5 years Clayton performed in tours of his show and the highly successful “Concert They Never Gave” in England and Europe.
July 1994 his own show “From Blues & Soul to Rock & Roll” showcased Clayton’s diverse talents in a 2-week run at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. Reviews and audiences alike confirmed Clayton’s talent in his own right. Summer 1996 saw him starring in “Sunday Night with the Stars” at the Babbacombe Theater in Torquay, again displaying his varied talents. He also tried his hand at pantomime, appearing in leading roles in 1994 and 1997, quite an experience for a New Yorker unaccustomed to that British tradition!
Clayton has starred as Elvis in the Legends show in summer season in Blackpool from 1999 through 2007 whilst still performing his own show in theatres Clubs and at private venues. He continues to be asked to perform on television and his fan club has grown worldwide.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to you for Saturday, you helped make our night amazing, especially Andrew’s! He is still on a high from it all. Everyone so helpful making things flow smoothly. Thanks for recommending Clayton Mark, he was brilliant. A big thank you from Andrew as well.
40th Birthday, Village Hotel Blackpool
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.