Elvis fans all over the world celebrate the King of Rock n Roll's birthday, January 8th on a yearly basis, though he has been gone for over 40 years. For 2018, KWICK Productions will be celebrating the King with a tribute show at The Grove Theatre Upland - ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS (ETTWiW).
Fifteen (15) year old sensation, Riley Jenkins of Clarksville, TN, winner of 2017 Images of the King-Non Pro Division will be coming to Southern California to WOW fans of all ages with his classic 50's tributeto EP. He will serenade the audience with staple hits, such as "Shake, Rattle and Roll" " Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock." He will also cover songs like "Don't" and "Peace in the Valley" where his outstanding vocals will surely amaze his audience.
2014 Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion (UETAC), Jay Dupuis will be headlining ETTWiW. Jay was born on the evening of October 18, 1974 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he lived most of his childhood life. Elvis has always been one of the biggestinfluences in his life and entertaining career, he can’t remember a time where he wasn’t an Elvis fan. Jay has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. Jay’s performances aren't so much as an impersonation, but a 'complete tribute to Elvis'. He will take you back to 1970, Elvis: That's The Way It Is, performing the live versions of the songs. Jay is resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but he loves any opportunity to travel and meet new Elvis fans. With a determination to be the best he can be, Jay is always looking for new ways in which to provide fans the excitement and the thrill of the music of the artist he pays tribute to. His southern form and captive charm coupled with his uncanny sound and presence will make you feel as if you are watching the King himself, he brings all the electrifying magic of Elvis to the stage. His vocal ability, incredible likeness, and natural charisma have made him one of the foremost, greatest Elvis Tribute Artists of all time.
Special Guest: Cynthia Pepper - Elvis' co-star in Kissin' Cousins will be open the show with informative stories on her experiences with E. She will also be available for pictures at the post show Meet & Greet.
For additional information please contact KWICK Productions at (213) 328-4600.