Elvis Presley Tribute with Ben Klein with His Award-Winning Performance
Saturday, June 6th (no cover)
Ben grew up as the only child of musical parents and he has been singing, dancing and acting all his life. Through the years, he has learned to play drums, bass guitar, piano and acoustic guitar. In 2002, he bought a ’50s Elvis CD for his dad, who was a tribute artist before he was born. Then, realizing his own resemblance to the young Elvis, he borrowed the CD, found movies and videos and decided to listen, watch, study and practice. Ben sincerely feels that if Elvis could say one thing to him, it would be to perform his music, especially gospel, with as much passion as he can.
2005 Ben performed in the exclusive tribute show “ ‘Good Rockin’ Elvis Day Festival” in Memphis, the first ever, presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Elvis international Magazine. In 2006, Ben’s Father Randy won 3rd place in the Elvis Festival at Penticton B.C.. 2007 and 2008, Ben placed in the top 5 at the Ultimate Elvis Contest in Memphis. The first ever E.P.E sponsored Elvis Tribute Contest.
1st place: Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Casino, Penticton Elvis Festival, B.C., Kelowna Elvis Festival, B.C., Collingwood Elvis Festival, Ontario. 2nd place: “Images of the King” Contests in Marquette, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, “Tribute to the King” Competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3rd place: “Elvis Explosion” Lacrosse, Wisconsin 2005 4th place: “Elvis Explosion” Lacrosse, Wisconsin 2004.