PERFORMANCE ARTISTS



The Change of Habit Tribute Band
Chicago's newest Elvis Tribute Sensation

Change of Habit Tribute Band (Chicago, IL) www.cohtribute.com This very versatile group of musicians are so talented and passionate about the Tribute and Legends industry. They take great pride in tailoring each song to best represent the real concert experience. It is their challenge and goal to play the music behind each artist as close to the real arrangement as possible, bringing back the magic and memories of everyone’s favorite music. We have been extremely honored to have the COH band as our backup for the many tribute artists we have had over the past years, and look forward to seeing & hearing them play again.

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RONNY CRAIG
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Ronny Craig is an incredible performer & emcee. Ideal for the Elvis Tribute Shows. His stage presence, along with his mesmerizing voice, and knowledge of the world of the Elvis Tribute Artists makes him the perfect addition to the festival. Ronny spends part of his time as a variety entertainer, and divides up the rest of the year into his many venues all over the country. All this and he also produces the “Elvis Explosion”, a highly popular contest in LaCrosse, WI in September.



LEO DAYS
Honolulu, Hawaii
As one of the top finalists in the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Leo Days is one of the few Elvis tribute artists who performs all three eras of Elvis, including the rock ‘n’ roll ’50s , the ’60s and the Vegas years of the ’70s. Days grew up listening to Elvis and won his first tribute artist contest when he was 15 years old. Over the past 12 years, Days has performed in casinos, theaters, corporate events and festivals, and on cruise ships throughout the U.S.

An international artist, he tours often in France as well as Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Days is a versatile performer. In addition to his singing, he plays guitar and piano.



MATT KING
Leslie, MI
Matt King is the co-founder of the largest Elvis Festival in the US.- The Michigan ElvisFest. He has been featured in books, and headlined in many public & private events since the age of 14. He is one of the world’s top-ranked Elvis Tribute Artist with his dedication & loyalty to authenticity. Matt’s incredibly strong voice and his resemblance to the King are as close as it gets. He recently won 1st place, at the 2011 Hometown Idol Adult Division Contest.


KAVAN
Hilliard, Ohio
KAVAN has been performing his tribute to Elvis since the age of three. Now 26, KAVAN has performed all over the United States, Canada and Europe. He has won first place in many Elvis Tribute Artist competitions and has also performed for Legends In Concert. In 2007 he was named "The World's #1 Rock-N-Roll Elvis" by the BBC in London, England. His tribute is authentic and his love for Elvis shows in each performance.

DAVID LEE
Birmingham, Alabama
On January 4, 2014, as part of an Elvis Birthday pre-celebration, David Lee was honored with his name forever embossed in a brick at the base of the famous Elvis Statue in Fair Park in Tupelo, MS. The inscription reads, “DAVID LEE 2012 TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL CHAMPION PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE TUPELO TRADITION”. Also, the proprietor of the Silver Moon Club, Charlie Watson, placed David Lee’s name on the gigantic metal guitar outside of the establishment. David Lee’s name is alongside other famous people such as Lisa Marie Presley, Sam Phillips, Ace Cannon, Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold, Sonny Burgess and of course, Mr. Elvis Presley, just to mention a few. Other accomplishments include: Winner of The Windy City Elvis Contest, Winner of the Brunswick, GA Elvis Festival and Gospel Competition, Winner two years in a row of the Branson Elvis Fest. He is a pre-qualified finalists for The Ultimate Elvis Contest and EEN World Championship.

CHRIS AYOTTE
Canton, MI
An International award winning Elvis Tribute Artist and Celebrity Impressionist. He has performed across the country with his distinct voice and fun loving style of comedy. Especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create the three decades of Elvis – 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s. Chris was a finalist in the 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as taking 1st place at the Crowning of the King Contest in Collingwood Canada, Professional Early Years. He has always admired Elvis for his voice and his God-given ability to inspire others through his music. We welcome Chris back to Ypsilanti, and the Michigan Elvisfest 2012.

QUENTIN FLAGG a/k/a The Hoosier Hurricane
Argos, Indiana
Q (as his friends & fans like to call him), is high energy like no other. His unique talents will get you rocking and ready to dance. Quentin is always showing the audience his love of music whether it be thru the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, or jumping & jiving as the Blues Brothers. So take a seat and hold on – as this exciting young man takes you on a roller coaster ride of great music and a high energy show. His performance is one you will never forget whether you are 9 or 99.

MATT CAGE
Cambridge, ON
This is one Elvis Tribute Artist you don't want to miss! Matt Cage is a multi-award winner, holding Professional championship titles across Canada and the United States. He was a top 15 finalist in the Ultimate ETA Contest in Memphis, solidifying his position as one of the top ETAs in the world. Michigan Elvis fans may know Matt from his appearances at Saginaw King Fest where he was the overall champion and named King of Saginaw in 2013. Matt has portrayed the King in sold-out theaters, festival headlining shows, musical plays, television and more. From the hip-swiveling 50s to the stunning vocals of the 70s, Cage does it all. Offering a great crowd pleasing style, Matt engages his audience with the same vivacious appeal that Elvis himself was famous for. New, fresh, and alive with energy, Matt Cage is the whole package in one talented Tribute Artist.

TIM "E"
London Ontario, Canada
Relive the glory, the passion and the sheer joy of Elvis® Presley and his music thru Tim “E”. We are very excited and eager to have Tim “E” at our show this year. Among his many awards, Tim “E” recently was Crowned 2013 King of the World Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion, in Memphis TN on August 16, 2013, as well as in 2014 Shake Rattle and Soul Festival Grand Champion. He has also stared in several productions in North America. His ability to capture the essence of Elvis® Presley is uncanny and his love, admiration and respect for the King of Rock & Roll and his music is clearly evident in every spectacular performance.”

ROBERT WASHINGTON
Maine
On August 16th, 1977 Elvis® left the Building. Also on that date Robert Washington turned 19. Since then he has become what many consider one of the best Elvis® Tribute Artists in the world. He has won the World Champion title at the infamous “Images of the King” contest, as well as many other awards. Robert has performed all over the world, recently returning from his third multi country tour of Europe, as the lead singer in “The Original Elvis® Tribute”. His fans, worldwide, adore him. He is a gentleman, and a true class act”

COLIN DEXTER
Colin Dexter is 15 years old. He has been an Elvis fan since age 5 and started teaching himself to sing Elvis songs at age 7. He has been involved in many plays and musicals through community theatre and he has volunteered at area nursing homes by putting on mini concerts for the residents that live there. Colin really enjoys singing Elvis gospel songs in church. Recently Colin won 3rd place at the Saginaw Kingfest – his very first competition. He hopes one day to perform at Graceland.



FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

TJ CRAVEN
A relative newcomer to the Michigan Elvisfest, TJ has already become a favorite. His abundant talent and endless energy make him a real crowd pleaser. He loves & performs all kinds of music, pop, country, gospel & of course Elvis.
BRIAN HARRIS
SIMPLY ELTON is a magical recreation of the incredible spectacle that is an Elton John concert. Brian Harris does fitting justice to Sir Elton, one of the most iconic performers ever to grace the stage. Simply Elton has charmed audiences, combining brilliant musicianship, crazy stage antics, endless energy, dynamic vocals and dazzling piano virtuosity into a show that leave his audiences breathless. Simply Elton is returning to the Michigan ElvisFest 2014 to bring his rocking set for this fabulous audience.
DEMI DOWNING
Demi Downing has been performing professionally since she was 7 years old, she traveled the country as a small child paying tribute to the greatest performer history will ever know, Elvis Presley . She was a regular guest of the Michigan ElvisFest when she was young but since then has been pursuing a career in country music, working with an artist development company PCG of Nashville and now has four songs she has written on iTunes and a video made at Graceland last summer titled " She looks a lot like me" she soon will be completing high school and plans on a career in Nashville. Currently she has numerous events soon to be announced.
AUTUMN LANE
Autumn Lane is 21 years old and has been performing tributes to Patsy Cline since she was a 6th grader. This is her second time performing at the Michigan Elvisfest. Since then, she has performed around her hometown of Jackson, Michigan, singing at a local winery once a month and various other venues, while attending Spring Arbor University. Along with singing tributes to Patsy Cline, Autumn enjoys singing gospel, country, soft rock, and of course Elvis. She is very excited and looking forward to being a part of the 2014 Elvisfest.


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