Doug Church, “The Voice of Elvis,” kicks off 2018 at the Island
HARRIS — Elvis fans will have something to sing about on Jan. 6 when Doug Church comes to the Island Showroom.
Tickets have been going fast for the famed Elvis impersonator, who has performed in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, England, Germany, Spain, Chile, Ireland, and all over the U.S. and Canada.
Church began his career in the U.S. Air Force, brandishing a guitar and home-made costume. He won multiple talent contests held annually by the Air Force with his rendition of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — taking home 11 first place trophies in just four years of competitions in multiple categories such as Male Vocalist, Comedian and even Master of Ceremonies.
Shortly after leaving the service, he entered the Worldwide Elvis Impersonators contest at Bad Bob’s Vapor’s in Memphis, Tenn., walking away with the first place crown as, “The World’s Best Elvis Tribute Artist.”
After a successful audition, he joined the famous Las Vegas tribute show “Legends in Concert” and worked with them for seven years as “The King,” performing in such sundry locations as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Aruba, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow and many U.S. and Canadian locations. Afterward, he began touring the U.S. and the world, with his own shows.
Church travels extensively throughout the world as well as the U.S. and Canada, performing with his band, “Kentucky Reign.” He also performs with backing tracks or with full symphony/pops orchestras. He is known worldwide as “The TRUE Voice of Elvis,” by not only his fans and other Elvis tribute artists, but by those who knew Elvis personally, and is regarded as an icon in the industry, winning numerous awards such as: ETIA Vocalist of the Year, 2015; Ultimate Elvis preliminary champion, Portage, Ind. & Ocean City, M.D., 2014; Heart of the King Lifetime Achievement Award, Las Vegas, 2014; King of the World Contest Lifetime Achievement Award, Memphis, Tenn., 2014; and the Images of the King Lifetime Champion Award, 2014. He was inducted into the Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame in 2013.
For more information about Church, visit www.dougchurchusa.com.