I have been a local Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) since 1998. When I was born, there were some physical issues, however, everything worked out very well and now I enjoy entertaining people. I grew up with all types of rock and roll music played by my parents, including Elvis. It was after my parents took me to see an ETA that I knew I wanted to not only sing, but try to represent Elvis on stage and keep his memory alive. I had the pleasure of going to Elvis Week in Memphis 2002 for the 25th anniversary celebration, 2003 for the 26th anniversary, and the 30th anniversary of Elvis’s death in 2007. I also competed in the Images of Elvis Contest in 2003 in Memphis, TN. While there, I performed in the tent at Graceland Crossings to pay tribute to the king himself. It was important to me as an Elvis fan and ETA to experience the environment and Southern culture that Elvis came from. I met many of Elvis's personal friends such as Joe Esposito, DJ Font ana, and Ray Walker at some of the performances. I also had the pleasure of having The Sweet Inspirations (Myrna Smith, Estelle Brown, and Portia Griffin) back me up while in the audience at a local hotel. The Sweet Inspirations were Elvis’ back up singers from 1969-1977. I released 5 cds and hope to release more in the near future. I graduated Luzerne County Community College with an Associates Degree in broadcasting communications and perform on a regular basis at many local facilities. During my performances, I hand out teddy bears and scarves.
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