Nationally renowned Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce will share his take on the early years of the King’s career when he and his band play a tribute performance at Hutchins Street Square
Scot Bruce’s Elvis is old-school cool
Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce performs at Hutchins Street Square to a capacity crowd. As young Elvis, Bruce has appeared on numerous television shows and commercials and performs regularly at Disneyland.
- Facts about Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley made his first-ever public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi, Alabama Dairy Show, singing ‘Old Shep.’ Elvis was 10 years old at the time and came in second.
In his younger years, Elvis was a huge fan of Captain Marvel Jr. It’s widely believed that Presley modeled his signature look after the superhero,including his hair, his sideburns, and his late-era caped jumpsuits. Elvis even adopted Captain Marvel Jr.’s lightning bolt symbol as his unofficial logo, plastering it on his private plane, the wall of his TV room, and his TCB-encrusted jewelry.
Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker was always looking to make a buck off his client, whom he considered somewhat of a novelty act. Parker was known to stand outside of Presley’s earlier concert appearances peddling “I Love Elvis” buttons for fans and “I Hate Elvis” buttons for detractors.
Elvis kept a grocery list of items that were to be stocked at Graceland at all times. That included cigarettes, cigars, pickles, one case of Pepsi, banana pudding, Dristan, lean bacon, shredded coconut, six cans of biscuits, sauerkraut, and a gum called Feen-a-Mint with laxative properties.
Presley once used black shoe polish to dye his own hair.
Elvis Presley was a big Monty Python fan. His favourite film was “The Holy Grail.”
- If you go
Scot Bruce as Elvis opens on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi.
Tickets are $25 to $30. Call 209-333-5550 for more information.
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 6:20 am
Scot Bruce has spent nearly all of his professional musical career performing as Elvis Presley. But he can’t recall the first time he heard an Elvis song.
“I just know that his music has always had a presence in my life,” Bruce said.
Friday, February 14, 2014 6:20 am.