Elvis, Elvis, Elvis is the brainchild of producer Les Vogt, who was the manager for legendary recording star Roy Orbison when his famous client had to have triple by-pass heart surgery in 1978 and a last minute replacement was required for a booking at the Boom Boom Club in Waikiki, Hawaii.
Dick Clark had just featured the latest new phenomenon on his TV show… 8 different Elvis impersonators. Vogt contacted Clark and booked the best Elvis from the show and Bobby Greer from Portland, OR replaced Orbison for a month long engagement in Hawaii. The entire month was sold-out at the 700 seat venue which came as a complete surprise to everyone. It was there that Vogt realized the potential of Elvis tributes and envisioned a touring show with 3 different Elvis performers each performing a different era of the King’s career. In thinking of a name for his new show, Vogt got the idea from a popular movie playing in Hawaii at the time - “Tora! Tora! Tora!”
has been touring world-wide ever since. Obviously, the Elvis
performers have changed many times since 1979, but the cast has
always featured only the best of the best Elvis tribute artists on
the planet performing with the legendary Memphis Beats… Uptown Hornz
& TCB Singers.
By the time the King and his jumpsuit arrive on
stage, the Uptown Hornz (3 pce horn section) are added to the stage.
The signature jump-suit costume and big-voice often carry the
illusion to the point where the girls literally smother him with hugs and kisses when he
leaves the stage to sing to individuals in the audience. Many of them will receive a souvenir
a-la Elvis’ token of appreciation for his throng of adoring fans.