Darren Lee: #1 Elvis Tribute in the WORLD! Currently Starring in American Superstar's Show at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV USA. ON THE STRIP!
Darren Lee was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His first musical inspiration came from his Mother who sang on the radio in her youth. Darren describes his Mother as the 3rd Everly Brother - This is where Darren's voice was "Born".
During his youth, Darren discovered the music of Elvis Presley. "Hound Dog" was the first song that turned his ear.
Darren showed such an interest in music that his Mom Linda bought him his first guitar at the age of 3. Darren began entertaining for Family & Friends dancing around and banging his guitar.
Darren's first Musical experience happened in the 6th grade when his teacher - a Catholic Nun - put together a School Choir. Darren reluctantly learned to play the guitar, he now says "It's the best thing that ever happened to me". Later the Choir recorded an album and performed in church and Retirement homes. With the "Musical Ability" Darren received he began learning to sing and play the music of "Elvis Presley" and other "Rock N' Roll" Pioneers.
During his teen years, Darren began entering talent contests and performing in Lounges. At the age of 15, Lee stood out amongst other Entertainer's twice his age.
In 1988, Darren entered an "Elvis Contest" in Edmonton, AB Canada and won 2nd place. A chance meeting with another Elvis Impersonator, led to an audition with the Elvis-Elvis-Elvis show. Darren toured with the show around Canada as the young 50's "Energetic" Elvis.
A year later, Darren formed "Rock N' Roll Heaven". A Fantastic tribute show that featured the talented "Lee" in the roles of: Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, John Lennon & Ritchie Valens. The show toured for 7 years.
In 1994 Darren won an Elvis Impersonator contest sponsored by the "Elvis Presley Museum". This led to an 8 month tour in Australia with the museum.
In 1995, Lee was" Rated # 3 in the World" by the "Images of Elvis" in Memphis, Tennessee. It was at this time that eight "Friends of Darren Lee" fan clubs began and continues to this day.
In 1997, Darren returned to Memphis on the 20th Anniversary of Elvis' death. On August 16th 1997 - 20 years to the day, Darren Lee became the first Canadian to Rate as the " # 1 Elvis Tribute Artist in the World".
In 1998 - In honor of Elvis' Birthday, and again in 1999, Darren was the first and only Elvis Tribute Artist to totally re-create the "Elvis '68 Comeback special".
The "Bright Lights of Las Vegas" opened up for Darren in the year 2000, Management knew it was only a matter of time for this talented Tribute Artist.
Darren is currently starring in the "American Superstar's Show" at the "Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV USA.