Headliners - Niagara Elvis Festival 2018

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Dean Z
Dean Z - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

DEAN Z


2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Champion

  • Friday Night Headliner Show
  • Sunday Gospel Hour

Dean Z has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." From his early days growing up in the high desert of Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has shown time and again, he is one of the best in the business today. That was proven in August 2013 as Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during "Elvis Week" in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Justin Shandor
Justin Shandor - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

JUSTIN SHANDOR


2010 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Champion

  • Saturday Night Headliner Show

Since the passing of the King more than 40 years ago, there has never been a tribute artist that has so captured the look, moves, and especially the sound of the King more than Justin Shandor. According to the Jordinares, (Elvis's original background singers, which Justin has performed with on several occasions), Justin has the raw talent that shot Elvis to the top. His likeness to the King is so close that at one time Graceland emailed a casino where Justin was performing and told them they could not use a real picture of Elvis to advertise their event. It was a picture of Justin!

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Diogo Light
Diogo Light - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

DIOGO LIGHT


2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Champion

  • Saturday Night Headliner Show

From the time Diogo was a small child listening to his father's Elvis records, he's been a fan! He began singing to audiences ten years ago and considers it a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. With increasing performances throughout South and North America and Australasia he has put his career as a defense attorney on hold so that he can follow his passion.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Jim Yorfido
Jim Yorfido - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

JIM YORFIDO


The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

  • Elvis Gospel Hour - Johnny Cash Tribute Artist

Canadian Jim Yorfido is best known for his starring role as Johnny Cash in the The Sun Records Show. The official international touring show of the the famed Memphis-based label that launched the career of the Man in Black in 1955. It is a role Yorfido has been honing for nine years; the latest part of a music career that spans more than four decades, since his teenage years growing up in Welland, Ontario Canada.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Emcee - Victor J
Victor J - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Emcee

VICTOR J


Master of Ceremonies

Victor J Hanson, also known as Victor J, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As Victor says: "Living in a tough part of Toronto you either grew up a good fighter or as someone that could joke their way out of a fight ... I'm still a lousy fighter." He has performed from San Diego to New York and from Alaska to Las Vegas.

When not doing his One Man Corporate show for the Fortune 500 group you can find him performing as a Headline Act on Holland America Cruise Lines.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artists - The Casino Brothers Band
The Casino Brothers Band - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artists

THE CASINO BROTHERS BAND


Official Backup Band

The Casino Brothers Band will back up all the Headline performances as well as the semi-final and final of the ETA competition.

The only Canadian band to be nominated best Elvis Tribute Band at The Elvis Industry Tribute Awards in Memphis. The Casino Brothers Band have been backing Elvis Tribute Artists from around the globe since 1999. From showcases and theatre productions to competitions, the band pours their hearts and souls into every performance, capturing the authenticity of each era of the King of Rock 'n Roll. The band will be making their Niagara Falls Festival debut and are very excited to be involved.

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