Dig Out Your Blue Suede Shoes! Ultimate Elvis Bash Commemorates Historic Florida Theatre Performance
Scot Bruce and Mike Albert make triumphant return to Jacksonville this summer to perform Elvis Presley’s biggest hits.
JACKSONVILLE, FL, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 – World-class Elvis impersonators Mike Albert and Scot Bruce are set to make their triumphant return to the Florida Theatre this summer to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the original King of Rock n’ Roll’s 1956 engagement at the Florida Theatre.
Jacksonville will get all ‘shook up’ when two of the world’s most acclaimed Elvis Presley impressionists take the Florida Theatre stage at 8:00pm on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
From his sexy sneer to his gyrating guitar playing, Scot Bruce is one of the world’s finest “Young Elvis” impersonators, while Mike Albert presents a stunningly accurate and respectful portrayal of the latter-day “Vegas” Elvis. Backed by the Big E Band, the two performers will trace one of the 20th century’s most beloved entertainers from his rockabilly days to some of his final recordings at the Florida Theatre this August.
“Scot delivers the rockabilly Sun Music sessions that really started rock and roll, and the early movie years,” Albert said recently. In the second half of the show, “I cover Elvis’ gospel, where he won his three Grammys, and the Vegas years with the great ballads and orchestrated songs.”
Albert said he and Scot “don’t do Elvis in first person. It’s a tribute.”
Scot opens the show with his rockabilly band—including a real stand up bass (as Elvis had in his Sun Record years) and even an upright piano (with that rockabilly twang!). Lighting is 1950’s simple, but the energy is rocking! Scot is not only on point for his renditions of the early hits, but he adds an additional layer by sharing some of the history of Elvis’ rise to fame. It is sixty minutes of charismatic shake, rattle and roll that spans the early years of Elvis’ career all the way through the Hollywood years. He is SO authentically captivating as the young Elvis that Martin Guitars actually gave him a replica of the guitar that they made for Elvis as a token of their admiration. Aside from his numerous credentials that establish him as one of the most sought after “Elvises” in the industry.
Following intermission, Mike Albert takes over the second half of the show with the Big E Band and back-up singer. The look is of course reminiscent of the later years: 70’s style suits for the band, gown for the singer and of course, those “dazzling” jump suits for “the King”. Mike is truly untouchable as the older Elvis. Not only is he vocally stunning, but the reverent passion that he infuses into the songs has reduced many a hard core Elvis fan to tears. It is no wonder that he wowed audiences on both the Oprah Winfrey Show and on Maury Povich’s “All Things Considered”.
Tickets for the show range from $29.50 to $39.50 and will be available from Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Florida Theatre box office, by calling 904-355-ARTS, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or online at floridatheatre.com. Special group rates may be available to parties of 10 or more. The Florida Theatre is handicapped accessible and has secure and convenient parking. For further information please visit http://www.floridatheatre.com.