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I have been a fan of Elvis Presley ever since watching Jailhouse Rock as a kid. I was amazed by Elvis's looks, charisma and fantastic voice. After singing Elvis songs for friends they encouraged me to become an Elvis Tribute Artist. I have had an amazing journey.

 

I am an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist having won a singing competition judged by one of the UK's biggest radio stations. I have been a top ten European Elvis Championships finalist three times in a row in three different Elvis eras. I am an Elvis International Masters Championshps Finalist. I have performed worldwide and showcased at many prestigous Elvis conventions. I have performed in theatres as Elvis Presley including my own Elvis tribute theatre show, Elvis - The Rock And Roll Years.

 

I have visited Elvis's first home in Tupelo and his Graceland mansion in Memphis. I have performed on Beale street and recorded at the very same studio Elvis first recorded at, Sun Studios in Memphis. I have gained critical acclaim from Elvis's personal friends, fellow Elvis Tributes and Elvis fans. I have been endorsed by Elvis's favourite Gospel group The Blackwoods. The Blackwoods manager Ron Blackwood said "You look so much like Elvis it's scary, we'd love to sing with you, we'd be honoured." I have performed in the world's first official tribute show for the late country music legend and Elvis's close friend Glen Cambell, singing with his daughter Debbie Campbell. I have met Elvis's original lead guitarist Scotty Moore and his original drummer D J Fontana. I have met the original clothier to the King Bernard Lansky and Gene Doucette who designed Elvis's costumes on and off stage clothing from 1972 to 1977. I have met two of Elvis's movie co stars Cynthia Pepper and Marlyn Mason. I am lucky enough to own Elvis's original cufflinks and tie pin which he had gifted to Mickey Deans, Judy Garland's fifth and final husband to display at his Las Vegas night club. I have also had the honour of holding Elvis's gold belt which was awarded to Elvis by the Hilton International Hotel for the record audience attendance at his shows at the hotel. I own a replica of this belt made by B&K Enterprises.

 

I have a large collection of the worlds most authentic costumes from every Elvis era including an original American Army Green uniform from 1958, the year Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army. I use master belt maker Arthur Caetano who has recreated a belt displayed on Elvis's original Aqua Blue Vine jumpsuit and the world's premier costume company B&K Enterprises who are officially endorsed by Elvis Presley's costume designers Bill Belew and Gene Doucette to make my many costumes including 13 jumpsuits. Gene Doucette still does the ebroidery for B&K Enterprises's embroidery suit orders. My props include both the '56 and '57 tooled leather guitar covers and replicas of guitars Elvis used throughout his career as well as an original cherry red Hagstrom Viking 2 semi acustic guitar, the same make of guitar Elvis used in his critically acclaimed 1968 Singer Television Special together with a guitar strap identical to the one Elvis wore in that show.

 

I use the most authentic backing tracks for smaller shows and can work with a band and backing singers for bigger shows, all including fantastic sound and lighting. With the looks, voice and charisma and attention to detail, and exquisite styling I bring the music of Elvis Presley to life with my dynamic, authentic tribute to the King Of Rock 'n' Roll.

Biography

Name:  Andy Reno

 

Based:  Manchester

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