James Placed 2nd In The Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Contest 2013!
"There's only one Elvis but you come pretty darn close"
"It Doesn't Get more authentic than that" -Linda Thompson Elvis girlfriend from 1972-1976 after seeing James perform in Las Vegas.
James Kruk has two songs as the voice of Elvis in the Film "Pawn Shop Chronicles" he started playing "Elvis" in the National tour of comedian Steve Martin's smash hit play "Picasso at The Lapin Agile." His performance defies and destroys the often bad stereotype of "Elvis Impersonator" That is why; when celebrities like Jack Black, Casino's like Pala, Viejas , Pechanga, The Hard Rock Hotel, or television networks need an Elvis entertainer they call James Kruk. They know his look and sound are amazing. They also know he possesses the sincerity, charisma, professionalism and an uncanny ability to touch the audience to the soul. He has opened for national acts Eels The Submarines, Super Diamond. He Is the only Elvis Tribute to perform at major venues like the El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, The House of Blues Hollywood, The Belly Up Solana Beach, Redondo Beach Pier Lake Arrowhead Summer Concerts, Sold Out The California Theatre San Bernardino. Broke the attendance record at Pala Casino's Infinity Room. It is well known that for professional Broadway caliber entertainment ONLY Kruk delivers, as only Kruk has been there. If your loved one or event deserves the very best California has to offer then James Kruk is the only choice.
Kruk offers a classy and extremely fun high energy Elvis Tribute. His audience interaction and theatrical abilities truly help him to create an event that you and your guests will long remember, Because it is YOUR event He understands the party isn't all about him but all about YOU and your guests. Kruk has entertained at many higher profile corporate and celebrity events as well as special event nights, openings, and charity bonanza's.
Voted one of the top 12 San Diego Celebrities to watch for in 2010 by the San Diego Reader,the only Tribute Artist on the list.
Featured On "Good Morning San Diego 5 times as well as FOX,CW,NBC Morning News shows, and Telexpress Europe.
Kruk is by far the most crowd pleasing and charismatic "Elvis" performer in California!
WINNER San Diego County Elvis Contest.
"Their singer (James Kruk) was the most animated and most entertaining performer of the evening. His moves, his posture, his rooster-like attitude, powerful vocals, and boyish sense of humor all added up to a win in Choreography / Stage Presence subcategory...
James Kruk and City Limits blew up that room from the minute they arrived on stage and kept blowing it up, with one stick of dynamite after another, until it was over."
James Kruk is an Elvis Tribute Artist with a background of over 15 years as a professional singer and actor. Before becoming a full time Elvis Tribute Artist Kruk performed on stage in Shakespeare Festivals, Television, and feature films, as well as a 4 years in Poland a as an English teacher. He performs regularly at Bars, Clubs, Celebrity and Charity Events,Festivals, weddings, and private parties either solo or with his band, the fantastic "City Limits" with the guitar wizardry of Les Allen.
Veteran of over 450 performances as "Elvis" in the Broadway National Touring production of Steve Martin's(Writer/Actor/Comedian) "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." Kruk received rave reviews from critics and audience members alike.
James Kruk captures the look feel and fun of Elvis from the Black Leather '68 Comeback Special through the early high octane Vegas showroom years to the Country twinged mid seventies. The scarves the glimmer and karate kicks will bring you back to those beautiful days when The King Ruled!
He has wowed crowds as large as 2500 and as intimate as 4-for special wedding ceremonies.
His audience inter-action is second to none! His sense of humor is very natural and many have said an added jewel to an already very impressive tribute.
Kruk's show is like taking a piece of Broadway and throwing in some Vegas dazzle and building it upon a foundation of Memphis soul. Then simply bringing it to your event.
James Kruk Also has the best Elvis Tribute Band in the region breaking ground in the large Tribute business as the only Elvis Tribute worthy of major houses like House of Blues, El Rey, Belly up, Marquee 15 and many others. The only Elvis Tribute people actually will buy tickets to see Elvis fan or not.
James Kruk and The Big Boss men are a great family Entertainment, OR an amazing show for 21 and over to get the party rolling often peppering their extensive Elvis playlist with other hit tunes from the 60's 70's and 80's for a great time. See why Kruk is the best for yourself
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Les Allen (Guitar/Vocals),
Paul jones JD Pinkney (Bass),
Little Larry DeMontegre (drums),
Aaron Magers (Keyboards),
Ron E Harmon (Keyboards),
Andrew Tyler (Drums),
Ben Zinn (Guitar)