Sunday, September 22, 2013

Elvis Presley tribute

 Steve Davis performing Tribute to Elvis Presley at Affton Days
 
 
Steve Davis (50) grew up in Florissant, Mo. He studied theater at Northeast Missouri State University, served six years in the Army and earned a master's degree in media arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He lives across the river from St. Louis in Illinois. Steve has twenty years experience doing this; he has made a name for himself in these two border states. This year he also made a movie for an independent religious filmaker. You should hear him sing gospel! "Let the spirit move you," he proclaims at his concerts in parks, reception halls, churches and mortuaries.

Every January, he commmemorates Elvis's birthday, singing to a packed house of Elvis enthusiasts at The Pageant, a music venue in the Delmar Loop area of St. Louis.

Steve has been described as an Elvis impersonator and also an Elvis illusionist. Serioulsy, this guy has the voice, mannerisms and moves of Elvis incarnate. He has the stamina of ten people. Years ago I saw him do a two hour show with no break, singing one song after another. These days he sometimes has two other "greats" with him, a Buddy Holly impersonator, and a Patsy Cline impersonator who are also superb.

Can you imagine his performance statistics? Last year he did 350 solo appearances, 100 concerts, weddings and gigs, including nursing homes and funerals where he sings everything from "How Great Thou Art" to "Burning Love."

Yesterday at the Affton Days community festival he praised a WWll vet, and allowed a little old lady to come wipe his brow with her handkerchief. That's mild compared to some of his female admirers :)

 Elvis and I have left the building.
To see where we (okay, HE) will be next: http://www.memoriesofelvis.com/?page_id=27

13 comments:

Sioux said...

Did your "hound dog" tag along? Me, I live "In the Ghetto" so I wasn't close enough to hear him, but I'm sure it was a great concert.

Tammy said...

What a nice tribute, Linda! Wish I had his energy, though I think I'd let him keep the sweaty hanky.

Shelly said...

In many ways, Elvis never left the building!

Bookie said...

This must have been fun. And Patsy Cline too!!!!!

thisisme said...

Wish I could have had my photo taken with Elvis! Hi Linda. I absolutely love Elvis, even after all these years. His voice was very special, and I would have loved to have seen this show. Hope all is well my friend.

Val said...

I was never a big Elvis fan. But maybe this guy could hook up with a Mary Tyler Moore impersonator, and a Barbara McNair impersonator, and re-enact scenes from one Elvis movie I liked, which was "Change of Habit." Oh, and he'd need an impersonator for that third girl, too, but nobody ever remembers her name.

Merlesworld said...

We have a lot of Elvis singers over here he did have a lot of impact on music and he is still well remembered.
Merle...............

River said...

I'm stunned at the performance statistics! When does he sleep?

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh I adored Elvis. He was my number one heart throb.

I have only met one Elvis who was the right on singer. This guy is good looking like Elvis . As Elvis was near the end. We had one in our town he sang like Elvis but he was not a looker like your Elvis here.

So good for you Linda.

How nice was this.

Daisy said...

Sounds like he is a busy guy. He must be very talented. I loved when Elvis sang hymns.

K9friend said...

You and Elvis make a dynamic duo!

Pat
Critter Alley

Susan said...

Hi Linda...I always loved Elvis Presley. That looked like a blast! And there you are, too, looking quite dashing. susan

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

You know, I heard Elvis was spotted at a fall festival somewhere in Missouri over the weekend.