Choosing An Elvis Tribute For Your Event

By Essie Osborn

It was John Lennon who famously said that before Elvis there was nothing. While it is true that country, blues and rock and roll existed before him the fact is that all of these genres converged when this act was created. This is why today an Elvis tribute remains one of the most in demand impersonators for events.

Like a lot of great performers there are a number of different eras. There was the early performer. This was the man who performed at Sun Records with other influential rockers like Jerry Lee Lewis. This performer was the threatening and dangerous rock and roller that got his gyrating hips censored on the Ed Sullivan show.

However a lot of people associate The King with his Vegas comeback show. This was the man who confidently strode in the white rhinestone jumpsuit. He flung himself around with incredible energy, showing to a world that was starting to forget him that he was a star and ensured pop culture immortality.

However this is not always the case. Some people want a more interactive style of entertainment. Some of the more passionate performers not only sing like Elvis but also look, sound and act like him. If your partner is a passionate fan then getting The King to do the announcements on your wedding or birthday could be very special indeed and make the event truly memorable!

Another thing to consider is the style of the event. If it is a formal event then you may not necessarily want someone who is constantly in character. You may well prefer to set up a stage, let them do their act and let the impersonator get changed and go on to another event elsewhere.

There is also the issue of the skills of the performer. You need to check their level of experience. Ideally you want someone who is a recognised tribute act as they will often have honed their performance for a number of years. Someone who has entered a wide number of competitions is also likely to have the passion necessary to get the best performance.

Once you have narrowed it down to three potential performers you should see them in person. This will give you the chance to discuss details about your own event and to gauge whether or not they are appropriate for that event. You can find out what they are prepared to do and what they will charge for their services. Remember to find out if all the costs are included such as insurance and travel costs so you can compare the various performers.

You can find numerous impersonators online. Some will be through agencies and others will represent themselves. Whether through an agency or sought independently you should see them in person so you can discuss your requirements and find out about what they charge. For example you should check to see if travel costs and insurance will be included and how long they will stay at your event. With the right approach you will find the best impersonator for your event.

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