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 65 “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 . In august 2016 Dwight’s dreams came true when he won the ELVIS Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. 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.
Garry, a military brat, who “traveled all over the place,” has always been interested in music and was strongly Influenced by the Beatles, Elvis, Tom Jones, Motown and the Jackson 5. This professional “shower and car singer”, as he calls himself, first started performing as Little Richard on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. “I didn’t really want to do it, but with a little coercion and support from Tony Roi, an Elvis Tribute artist, I did it. Next thing I knew, I was performing in Aruba, in the Caribbean, for six months.”
Flash forward two decades and Garry is still performing and enjoying every minute. The highlight of his career came in 2007, when he performed with Little Richard on the ABC TV show, “The Next Best Thing.” Singing “Old Time Rock n Roll” with Tina Turner tribute artist Cookie Watkins, Garry was surprised by Little Richard, who came out and sang the last verse with them.
“Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would be on the same stage with the one I was impersonating, and to actually perform with him! We talked and took pictures with him.”
After watching his electrifying and super charged performance as Little Richard, Legends audiences will want to have their pictures taken with Garry as well. Gary is married and lives in Hawaii.
Steve covers all eras of Rod’s career, from the early rock’n’roll of the 60’s, the folk-rock of the early seventies, Rod’s disco period, the MTV period, on through the American Songbook series of recent years, Steve Bobbitt has the music, the moves, the costumes – the Rod Stewart Concert Experience!
Audience response has been GREAT! – Serious Rod Stewart fans find Steve thrilling, and casual observers have been impressed with the showmanship, and genuinely entertained.
See many up-close and detailed photographs of just how amazing this spot-on accurate look alike performance really is. The MTV-style video shows that Steve’s look is more than a wild haircut and a flashy suit. Steve Bobbitt does not require sunglasses to look the part. He’s got the eyes, the nose, the chin, the hair is really his own, he’s the whole package.
You can book Steve Bobbitt with confidence – then relax and have fun!
Deonath donates his time and talents to many charity events, such as the “Rock the Russell House” event. He competed many times in the Youth Division at the “I’ll Remember You” competition in Live Oak, FL, and there in 2015 won his first Professional Division competition. In June 2015 he competed in the South Carolina Elvis Festival in Myrtle Beach, in which he was chosen Fan Favorite and Champion in the Non-Pro Division. He placed second in two Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest preliminaries in 2015, including the prestigious Hard Rock Cafe Memphis Last Chance competition, where a judge said, “There is only one way to perform ‘Suspicious Minds’, and the only person who’s done it better than Cote is Elvis Presley…I’ve never seen anything like that.” Cote wrapped up Elvis Week 2015 by winning Fan Favorite and champion of the Semi-Pro Division at the Images of the King competition.
Awards include: The 2017 Tupelo Elvis Festival Grand Champion, The 2017 Mt. Dora Elvis Festival Grand Champion, The 2016 Tampa Bay Elvis Festival Grand Champion, The 2015 “I’ll Remember You” Live Oak Elvis Festival Grand Champion , 2015 Images of the King Semi-Pro World Champion, 2015 Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival Semi-Pro Champion, 2014 Brunswick Elvis Festival Semi-Pro Champion, Fan’s Choice Live Oak Elvis Festival 2009 – 2015
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.
We enjoy meeting the fans, and hope to see you at our next upcoming event.