I actually started to sing in my father’s band, Graffiti, when I was just four years old. The first song I sang was “Blue Suede Shoes”. I was so nervous, at first, but when I started to sing, everything just fell into place. I knew at that early of an age that I wanted to be an Elvis Tribute Artist. At one time I was known as the youngest Elvis Tribute Artist in the state of Wisconsin.
I continued to sing and play Bass guitar in various bands until I joined the Marine Corps in 1989. Upon discharge from the Marines, I started playing and singing in a couple of show-bands in the 1990s. In the year 2000, I started to add my Elvis tribute back into the shows. In 2005, Julie Deinlein and I started the Elvis, Patsy Cline & Friends Tribute Show.
I stride to perform a Tribute to Elvis with all the respect and appreciation that Elvis deserves in our memories. At the shows, I have been repeatedly
asked if I am lip-syncing. Those are the greatest complements I've ever received. What do you say when people compare your voice to, in my opinion, the greatest singer of all time? I feel privileged to be an Elvis Tribute Artist.
For more information about me and the Elvis, Patsy Cline & Friends Tribute Show, please visit our website at: www.blackvelvettcb.com.