Kentucky Rain Band presents the 6th annual "A Night with Elvi" show Friday, October 16 at 7 pm at the Historic Everett Theatre. An online fundraise will be held to benefit the Everett Gospel Mission. The show will be broadcast live online through Stellar - for tickets, visit https://www.stellartickets.com/events/historic-everett-theatre-preservation/a-night-with-elvi/.
“Each year I’m amazed with the variety and quality of the performances in this show by our local Elvis Tribute Artists. We’ve got some surprises in store for 2020 and we are excited to once again support the Everett Gospel Mission,” said Dallas Cooper of Kentucky Rain Band.
“A Night with Elvi” features performances from three local Elvis Tribute Artists: Roger Anderson of Bonney Lake, WA; Robbie Dee of Everett, WA; and Bret Wiggins, of Seattle, WA). For the first time, the show will feature 6 different performance eras of Elvis Presley’s career – from the “Early Years” in the 1950s to “Aloha from Hawaii” in the 1970s. The three performers will all be backed by Kentucky Rain Band, based in Everett, WA. A silent auction will be held to benefit the Everett Gospel Mission.
Jim Dever of KING 5’s Evening will be the host and emcee for the evening. Dever is a lifelong Elvis fan and a long-time supporter of the Seattle-area Elvis community.
Tickets may be purchased at yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org or https://www.stellartickets.com/events/historic-everett-theatre-preservation/a-night-with-elvi/.
About the performers:
Kentucky Rain Band is the Northwest’s #1 Elvis Tribute Artist & Rock-n-Roll Band. In 1993, Kentucky Rain Band was established by Elvis Tribute Artist Steve Adams and has since went on to perform with dozens of Elvis Tribute Artists in the Northwest. Led by founding members and Everett, WA residents Dallas Cooper and Steve Preszler, Kentucky Rain Band is also the house band for the Seattle Elvis Invitationals - the "search for Seattle's best Amateur Elvis Impersonator."
Roger was born with Elvis in his blood. As a child, he found Elvis to be not only a mentor and inspiration, but also a "friend." His fascination with the Elvis persona and unique singing style brought out his desire to sing and also perform. Residing in Bonney Lake, WA, Roger has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for 9 years, and still is moved by each performance. In addition to his talent for playing guitar and singing, he also shines his skill while playing drums, bass, ukulele and piano. He has also traveled around the U.S. and Canada and had the pleasure of performing with The Cadillac Kings, The Uptown Hornz, and The Blackwood Quartet among other great artists and groups.
Robbie has been an Elvis fan ever since seeing the movie “Blue Hawaii” as a teenager growing up in Edmonds, Washington. He was moved by the music and legend of Elvis Presley. Robbie has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for 7 years. He enjoys keeping the memory of Elvis alive through his performances. Robbie lives in Everett, WA with his wife, Briana, and dog, Frankie.
Bret has been performing as an Elvis Tribute Artist for the past 13 years. He has performed throughout the Northwest and Canada, and as far away as Shenzhen, China. "I truly hope my tribute to Elvis is authentic, respectful and most of all entertaining. I believe as an ETA that is our most important goal!" Bret resides in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Judy and their 3 boys.