Here Are My Elvis Tribute Performers Links
Here Are My Elvis Tribute Performers Links
Booking the perfect Elvis Tribute Impersonator can be a worry. Here are some important tips that may help you make the right choice when looking to engage a Special Elvis Show or Complimenting act for your event.
When booking an Elvis Performer, Impersonator or Tribute Artist, it is a good idea to ask a few basic questions. Sometimes because I am booked up it means you have to search hard and leave a lot to pot luck, to whether you find a good performer or not. Here I have laid out a few basic questions I would advise you to ask your ETA before making your final decision.
1. Do they sing or mime?
Sounds silly but believe me some do mime.
I am pleased to say I sing using my own voice in the Elvis style and add the moves.
2. Is it possible to hear them first?
They should have samples readily available via web site or CD.
You can hear me at this website. Click Here
3. Do they have any film footage of them?
It's useful if you can see before booking even if only for character or moves. Look for them being relaxed and having fun.
BBC Television Company have kindly allowed me to show you recent footage from one of their most popular programmes that I featured in at this website (Click Here).
4. Do they have authentic looking clothes?
The most popular are 70's Jumpsuits, 68 Comeback Leathers, 50's G.I. Uniform and the Gold Lame Outfit. Be sure to tell them which you require before the event.
I have 7 outfits including all of the above and more.
5. Do they sing entertaining songs?
Always check this as there are a lot of Gospel Elvi Singers on the circuit and although excellent singers, they may not be what you want for your event.
My list was made from requests that I have gathered from my shows around the World.
6. Do they have there own equipment?
Is it of sufficient quality and power. Check if they use a Radio Mike. This will mean they are more mobile. Also check that the equipment is not too cumbersome and take up more space than is available.
I use top quality Yamaha professional amplification. Shure radio microphones (which allows for more fun, as I can mingle with the audience and JBL speakers for superb sound reproduction.
7. Are they happy to work with your existing DJ (if required)?
This is often an excellent alternative when there is limited space or, you would rather not have a performer removing all their equipment halfway through your event. If it's a surprise party working with a DJ is often a great way to amaze your special guest when Elvis bursts in larger than life to what they thought was a normal disco.
I often work with various DJs and would be happy to supply you with some names and numbers should you still require a DJ.
8. How long will they perform for?
Usual requirements are a 1 hour show or 2 x 45min shows.
I perform all of the above and any other bespoke variations that you may require.
9. If there is no DJ are they happy to put complimenting music on either before, in between or after the performance.
No problem, just notify me before the event.
10. Do they charge more for distance?
Always check that there are no hidden fees not discussed prior to booking such as travel expenses etc.
All my fees given are total and no other payments are expected unless abroad where other expenses would be discussed prior to booking.
11. Are they Agent controlled?
Often you will find one Elvis charging more than another which sometimes seems unexplainable. Be careful here as this could be because they have to pay an Agent. Beware sometimes when you pay a large fee you are simply having a percentage paid to an Agent.
I have departed from my two Agents so as to give you, the customer, the best possible price. I won't argue if you want to pay me more!
12. What is their overall experience in the Business?
Check to see how long they have been performing and whether they have performed to all sorts of audiences.
I have been performing for 15 years to audiences as small as 2 (an engagement party) to 5,000 at an International Elvis Convention in Canada. I have performed in Great Britain, Luxembourg, Ireland, USA, India, Italy and Turkey among other places. Plus I have been on TV a number of times and been seen by millions on BBC TV.
13. Do they have any recommendations from people that have seen the show?
It should be easy to access recommendations on your performing artist.
See my web site for the answer here.
14. Do they require a deposit to secure your booking, and do they confirm that you are actually booked?
I do require a deposit and always confirm bookings either by email, snail mail or phone.
15. Book early to avoid disappointment.
You can sometimes find although you have booked provisionally by the time you get organised enough to send your deposit, the booking date has been taken.
If you are worried about this happening, see if they will secure your booking with Credit Card straight away. I am happy to accept credit or debit cards. As I am a registered secured Credit Card authorised trader. It's often better to be safe than sorry and secure your booking fast. They may offer online deposit or full payments. Then wait for confirmation from the singer or agent in person, to let you know that your chosen date is definitely available. If it's not you should get a full refund and be told quickly allowing you to make alternative arrangements.
16. Always check with them a few days before your event that everything is on schedule.
Any respectable Elvi would be pleased to make you at ease with the knowledge that all is fine.
You're welcome to call me anytime for all National and International Bookings. Email: email@example.com or call my direct mobile phone number: UK Mobile 07952 117258
OK That's about it, other than
to ask your Elvis if there is any other requirements. My act is
called a self contained act. This means I am able to supply
everything that is needed to make the evening perfect right
down to backing tracks. Some performers require a band. Of course
this can be popular but it will require a much higher fee and you
are reliant on more performers turning up at your event and not
letting you down. I have a 100% attendance record. If you need any
other advice or help I'll gladly advise you free even if you don't
Dave Elvis Quinn is the best performer
you could possibly hope for. A great singer, he really got the party
going with songs that appealed to all ages. We had expected him just
to walk round the tables, but within minutes everyone was dancing
and Dave had to stand on chairs to be seen! He was also extremely
friendly, and made many friends with his easy-going manner.
Hannah and Paul's Wedding