Elvis Tribute Artists
Coming Soon! Once again for The Country Music Cruise 2018, some of the world’s best Elvis Tribute Artists will be sailing with us and performing their unforgettable tributes to the King!
Anthony Shore never fails to impress and entertain as he performs the songs of Elvis with exceptional quality and utmost respect. His incomparable vocal ability, charismatic stage presence, and approachable demeanor make him an instant favorite with audiences. Originally from the UK, and a lifelong fan of Elvis, Anthony now resides in Minneapolis and works year-round performing in a variety of venues.
Dwight Icenhower is not only known for his great personality on and off stage, but also for his amazing voice that has sometimes even been mistaken for Elvis Presley himself! He has performed with many of the original musicians who have worked with Elvis including: The Jordanaires, The Stamps Quartet, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Gerchio, DJ Fontana and Duke Bardwell (just to name a few). He has taken home over 75 “First Place” awards in contests from all over the world; and in 2015, Dwight Icenhower became the only Elvis Tribute Artist in history to ever win four World Championship “First Place” titles consecutively during Elvis Week, in Memphis TN . This amazing journey has been a dream come true to Dwight, and he wishes to continue using his incredible talents to keep the memory of Elvis Presley alive for many more generations to come.
The EAS Band is the official band of Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland since 2006. They are respected throughout the industry as the number one touring tribute band. Not only does EAS perform note for note duplication of Elvis' music and concerts of over 600 songs, they also provide music of other tribute artists including: The Blues Brothers, Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, The Judds, Reba McEntire, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, just to name a few. This high energy band is lead by drummer John Crenshaw and is based out of the greater Chicagoland area. EAS consists of a lead guitarist, drummer, bass guitarist, keyboard player, and two female vocalists. A horn section (The Jungle Room Horns) is also available consisting of trumpet, tenor sax/flute, and trombone. Along with the talented musicians and female singers, all band members sing which gives the feeling and excitement of being at an actual Elvis concert. EAS is a professional touring band that performs all over the world backing tribute artists. They are also well versed in entertaining audiences as an opening act or to fill a night of entertainment. The band members have had many years of experience performing music from various genres including country, classic to modern rock, Motown, R& B, easy listening and jazz standards.
James Gibb recreates the magic of Elvis Presley's early years. Since starting out in 2006, James has won 1st place in many competitions, the most recent being named overall "King of Saginaw." James was also the 2011 50s Grand Champion at the Collingwood Elvis Festival.
Jay Zanier is a successful entertainer, and world class Elvis Tribute Artist who has been performing as Elvis for 25 years. Jay has dedicated many hours to studying Elvis’ music and taped concert performances. He has won numerous contests in Canada and the USA, marking him as one of the top Elvis performers in North America.
Pete Storm is a multi-award winning Elvis Tribute Artist from the United Kingdom. He specializes in the 70s era and he writes songs and performs as a country singer when he is not performing as Elvis. Pete was awarded 'European Masters Champion,' 'Collingwood Grand Champion' and 'Images of the King' World Champion and is considered to be one of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in the world
Stephen Freeman is originally from NC. He served as a police officer and private investigator for 8 years before becoming a full time Elvis Tribute Artist. He began performing in1998 and has performed in theaters all over the country. Stephen has written, produced, and starred in 2 plays about the life of Elvis Presley. He has opened for Charlie Daniels and Lee Brice and performed on the last official Elvis Cruise.