Elvis Aaron Presley is a multi awarded musician and actor who was often dubbed as the king of rock and roll. He was only thirteen when his career started picking up and he began recording his own songs, which received a lot of radio play. As the years went on, he began to create more albums and focused on his acting career later on, once his reputation and image as established. While highly regarded and celebrated, he sadly passed away on the sixteenth of August in 1977 due to a heart attack.
Even though he has passed a long time now, a lot of fans still look up to him as their source of inspiration, especially in making a name for themselves in the music and show business industry. Due to his large amount of fans, it comes as no surprise that some resort to impersonating him as a profession, since imitation is the highest form of flattery. In line with that, this article will be relaying the top seven best Elvis tribute Bay Area impersonators today.
When it comes to impersonating celebrities, most notably Elvis, one of the most popular and well known actors is Rick Torres. He is hailed as the number one impersonator within the Bay Area because of his level of expertise and extreme likeness to the king of rock and roll. Due to this popularity, he was the most booked professionals from the years of two thousand eight to present day.
The next addition to this list of Shawn Hughes, who is also a highly qualified artist in his own regard. Shawn has been around in the entertaining industry for years now and is often a part of finalists when there are contests being held. However, Shawn is also known for his charity work, since he has been seeing offering his services to various charitable organizations and events over the past few years.
Johnny Reno is often regarded as the Sacramento King because of his numerous awards and talents. While primarily based in Citrus Heights in California, he is known to be willing to travel even five hundred miles just for clients to avail of his services and performance. Johnny has been awarded the gig master best award for four years in a row now and can also be booked for other events, such as weddings, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, and many more.
Mike Ely is another addition to this list. Even though Mike is most known for his work as Presley, he also does quite a large variety of other tribute performances as well. This includes Dean Martin, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, and even Danny Zuko, which is the character of John Travolta in the film Grease, released in nineteen seventy eight. Apart from his already growing expertise, he can also do other work that has to deal with the oldies, classic rock, and even modern pop nowadays.
Danny Memphis was born and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee which is why he decided to adopt the name of his hometown into his stage name. Danny has been in this particular industry for many years now and first gained recognition back in the early fifties. He is not only a crooner, he is also versatile when it comes to his style, voice, his performances, and even his appearance.
Travis Allen is primarily based in Las Vegas and due to this, enjoys a large number of gigs every day and night. Nevertheless, Travis is willing to travel a total of three thousand miles, provided that his travel expenses and the amount paid for his services are well worth the long travel. Travis is known to take it one step further by bringing his live band along with him when touring or performing in live shows.
George Thomas is another professional that tops off this list of best professionals around. George prides himself as one of the only impersonators around who has performed for numerous celebrities and prominent personalities. This includes Mikael Gorbachev, who is the former president of Russia. At present day, he has also toured with other international artists, most notably opening for Good Charlotte during touring.