With "Elvis E" or "Richard as Neil" (Diamond)--and now, "Richard as Roy" (Orbison)--it is possible to recreate a classic performance from one of these three musical icons at your event without breaking your budget. Since 2004, I have appeared at over 1,100 private parties and events, including wedding receptions (where I've performed fake Vegas-style ceremonies), birthday celebrations, retirement parties, bachelorette parties, assisted-living facilities and corporate functions.
My rates are consumer-friendly. You can have Elvis E (or "Richard as Neil" or "Richard as Roy") at your function for as little as $150 for 30 minutes or $220 for a full-hour appearance. And I pay the $20 finders fee for you! (And ask me about even lower-price singing telegrams.)
I have competed in Elvis contests in Pigeon Forge, TN (5th place), Branson, Baltimore, Buffalo, Dewey Beach, DE (4th place) and Spotsylvania, VA; performed at the Night of 100 Elvises charity event in Baltimore (2004-2008), the 9:30 Club in DC, Hometown Holidays and Out to Lunch Wednesdays in Rockville, MD, Live! On the Wilson Plaza in Washington, DC and performed in and hosted Elvis's Birthday Bash at Dr. Dremo's Tap House in Arlington, VA.
With Elvis E, you get a high-energy, clean, light-hearted, good-natured tribute to The King--I am appropriately serious during the serious songs like Elvis was when he performed them; but provide a touch of humor during lighter songs and moments in the performance--all without making fun of The King or doing anything obscene. I do a lot of roaming in the audience during my performances. Like Elvis did during his 70s concerts, I like to make every lady in the room feel like Elvis is singing to her. I give out scarves during all of my performances, teddy bears (if I sing Teddy Bear) and a lei to the guest(s) of honor (when applicable). For wedding receptions, I can perform a fake Vegas Elvis wedding ceremony for the bride and groom (on request), complete with wedding certificate, for no extra charge. I now have six jumpsuits from which to choose: the classic white Aloha American Eagle, the white Fringe, the black Nail suit, the royal blue Swirl, the red Burning Love suit and my newest suit, the Chinese Dragon. I also have the 68 Comeback Leather outfit for 68 Comeback Special sets.
As Neil, I wear one of his classic sequined shirts and can sing up to 50 of Neil's classic songs (from Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry and Sweet Caroline to America, Cracklin' Rosie and Forever in Blue Jeans), playing guitar on a number of songs.
[And now, I am also paying tribute to the late, great Roy Orbison (as "Richard as Roy"). I can sing 19 of Roy's classic hits (including Oh, Pretty Woman) while wearing his classic black outfit and Wayfarer sunglasses.]
After the shows, I am available to pose for photos with any of the guests who'd like one taken, for no extra charge.
I can also bring my full sound system and run a complete karaoke operation for your event or DJ your oldies record hop (with or without "Elvis E," "Richard as Neil" or "Richard as Roy"). My resume includes much of the last 30 years in radio as a disc jockey, including major market stations in the Washington, DC area. For record hops, I specialize in classic danceable oldies from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Sorry, I don't play hip-hop, rap, ska, indy, alternative or big band.
For karaoke, I have a complete system with a 10,000 song library--featuring almost any song you can imagine, from standards to pop, country, r&b, oldies, recent hits--everything!
My rates start at $160 for a 30-minute appearance. For no extra charge, I bring along a personal p.a. system good for a group of 150 or less in a small- to medium-size area. If your event requires my full sound system, I charge a reduced hourly rate for a minimum of three hours. This will get you any combination of Elvis E/Neil/Roy/karaoke/record hop for up to three hours. Note: There is an additional $40 travel fee if your gig is between 50 and 99 miles away, $70 if you are between 100 and 149 miles away, $110 if between 150 and 199 miles from me or $150 if over 200 miles from me. Again, if you just need a quick 15-minute pop-in singing telegram, I will take $20 off the 30-minute rate.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
When ya gotta have Elvis (or Neil or Roy) at your event for a reasonable rate, I'm your guy.
"Thank you, thank you very much."