Headliners - Niagara Elvis Festival 2017

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

DEAN Z


2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Champion

  • The Story of Elvis - Feature Artist
  • Memphis 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 - Bill Cherry
Bill Cherry - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

BILL CHERRY


2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion

  • The Killer & The King - Feature Artist

Bill Cherry is an American professional Elvis tribute artist and the winner of the 2009 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ competition in Memphis, Tennessee. A life-long fan, Bill began his professional ETA career in 1989, eager to honor the memory and music of his idol. Bill takes great pride in each performance and specializes in the concert years. Onstage, he completely transforms himself into the King of Rock & Roll. With precise vocals, movements, and an uncanny physical resemblance, Bill's interpretive style is instantly recognizable and embraced by his audience. From the most tender love ballads, to the hard-rockin' show stoppers, Bill delivers each song with impeccable energy, spirit and heart, like that of his mentor.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Tim 'E'
Tim 'E' - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

TIM 'E'


2013 King Of The World Elvis Tribute Artist Champion

  • The Story of Elvis - Special Guest

An International Multi Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Tim 'E' was crowned the 2013 King of the World Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion in Memphis, Tennessee. He has also been the Grand Champion at more than 20 Elvis Festivals in Canada and the United States. Tim E's 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.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Matt Cage
Matt Cage - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

MATT CAGE


2016 Elvis Gospel Contest Winner (Collingwood)

  • Memphis Gospel Hour

Matt Cage is a multi-award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, holding Professional championship titles across Canada and the United States including Collingwood 2016 Elvis Gospel Champion. Recently, Matt began working in Las Vegas as a featured Elvis performer in All Shook Up: A Tribute to the King at Planet Hollywood.

The Toronto-born performer has a love of Elvis and strives to keep his memory alive. Matt has portrayed the King in sold-out theatres, festival headlining shows, musical plays, television and more.

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Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist - Joe Passion
Joe Passion - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

JOE PASSION


2009 Jerry Lee Lewis Spittin' Image Tribute Winner

  • The Killer & The King - Special Guest
  • Memphis Gospel Hour

Joe Passion performs as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Killer and the King and the Sunday Memphis Gospel Hour.

Winner of LadyLuck.com "Spittin' Image" tribute artist contest July 2009 for his portrayal of Jerry lee Lewis, Joe Passion has over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. He performs regularly in Legend In Concerts shows all over the globe. He is also a Lead Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Arranger/Producer, has toured Canada the U.S.A., the Caribbean, Europe and Australia as a featured act.

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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

  • Memphis 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 Artist - Connor Russo
Connor Russo - Featured Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Artist

CONNOR RUSSO


THE Big Hunk O'Love

  • The Killer & The King - Feature Artist

Connor Russo is the future of Elvis Tribute Artists. At only 11 years old, he is quickly becoming a fan favourite. Russo's attention to detail, work ethic and performance flair is second to none. That's why he's a three-time junior division champion tribute artist at the Collingwood Elvis Festival. Furthermore for being so young, he has traveled across Ontario winning competitions in Tweed, Ontario and Lake George, New York.

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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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