BIO


Dave Carlson BIO

Career highlights include appearing in concert live with Elvis's original "Jordanaires";  winning first place Best Male Vocalist, Country Talent Shindig, sponsored by Country Style Magazine, 1977;  performing in both Hugh Hefner's Chicago mansion and the Chicago Playboy Club.  He also starred in "Elvis Mania", at the well-known Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, Indiana yearly in January. A live performance at " A Happy Birthday to Elvis" party at Chicago's trendy Limelight Club, as well as his highly acclaimed show at the Flamingo Hilton in Reno, Nevada.
 
Dave's impressive resume also includes appearances on the Oprah Winfrey ShowABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings on Monday, June 11, 1990 Wild Chicago, and Murphy in the Morning Q101. He's also appeared on the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and the Arthritis Foundation Telethon.
 
And he`s been the voice of Elvis for national television commercials for McDonald`s and Betty Crocker.
 
In 1975, after seeing this incredible impersonator in concert, Elvis himself proclaimed...
"I saw it but I couldn't believe it !"
 
FIRST INDUCTEE - Elvis Presley International Impersonators Association HALL OF FAME
 
First and only entertainer to ever perform live at home plate during an actual game at Chicago's Wrigley Field.
 
We could go on and on.... because this ultimate tribute artist has been performing 'Elvis' longer than 'Elvis' himself.

Dave's journey began way back in 1971, out of a Chicago area garage, and continues to draw even bigger crowds today... all because of Dave's devotion to 'The Image of Elvis'.
 
Since 1974, Dave traveled extensively doing his "Image of Elvis" shows in live performances across the United States and Canada. 

He continues to awe crowds with his tribute shows and has played recently at venues such as Arlington Park Race Track, 115Boubon Street, and Krapl's along with assorted corporate events, private parties, and a long list of night club appearances and numerous benefits and fests. He is not only comfortable, but accustomed to playing at full houses because of his ability to sell out sponsored events.  So be sure to consider him for your next function!
 
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows, maybe we can even get a few photos together !!!
 
 
 
We Hope You Enjoy the Show!


 

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