Dano is a six time winner of Gigmaster's "Best Of The Year" award! This honor that began in 2012 is determined by his past client reviews and his number of recent bookings. Yes, Dan Peterson's rich, warm voice, natural moves, plus the way he often sings close up and personal to the ladies in his audience, add up to a fun and interactive tribute to the one and only ELVIS. He also offers a lively Johnny Cash opening act that pleases and warms his audience.
The Angel Of The Winds Casino in Arlington, Washington is one of the many fun places where Dano has wowed the crowd on Jan 8th for Elvis's past birthdays. Being a true Elvis Presley fan since the age of ten, Dano has loved singing along with The Great One most of his life. His first tribute to Elvis was back in 1994 at a church volunteer appreciation function, and in 1999 he sang his first full set of tunes to a very excited audience at the same hall. He was also a member of a rock and roll band around that same time period and he often performed tribute sets to Elvis. The crowd always lit up when Dano took the stage during those shows. He also sang Elvis hits many times on his own as a talented amateur at festivals, celebrations, karaoke bars, and parties. After an eight year stay, he left the band in 2004 and went solo to become one of the most rockin' professional Elvis impersonators around the Seattle Tacoma area and beyond, as well as a great ballad singer.
If requested, Dano can indeed pay tribute to another of his childhood favorites, the legendary Johnny Cash, in a spirited Opening Act (30-35 minutes). He enters the stage wearing all black (of-course), and delivers an upbeat and moving performance. Many past clients have told Dano that when he drops his pitch to that smooth, pleasant baritone, it is just perfect for honoring "The Man In Black". After his Johnny set is done he does an about face to the audience and slips on the famous gold lam'e jacket (and his Elvis sun glasses for added effect) as the dramatic music plays. The audience always cheers in delight as "The King Of Rock And Roll" turns around to face them. Clients also have the option of choosing any of his other Elvis outfits, with a changing break in between.
Dano's powerful sound equipment can easily fill a very large banquet hall with amazing music. He can pay tribute to early Elvis of the 1950's in the flashy gold lam'e jacket outfit, the "GI Blues" army uniform, the late 1960's star in the TV Comeback Special leather ensemble, or of-course, the forever popular white jumpsuit costume of the 1970's icon. Once again, as Johnny Cash, he wears all black. So, if you want your next event "All Shook Up", and maybe "Walk The Line" a little too, then ELVIS By Dano (a Li'l Johnny Cash) is the one!