The Change of Habit Tribute Band
Chicago's newest Elvis Tribute Sensation
Change of Habit Tribute Band (Chicago, IL) www.cohtribute.com This very versatile group of musicians are so talented and passionate about the Tribute and Legends industry. They take great pride in tailoring each song to best represent the real concert experience. It is their challenge and goal to play the music behind each artist as close to the real arrangement as possible, bringing back the magic and memories of everyone’s favorite music. We have been extremely honored to have the COH band as our backup for the many tribute artists we have had over the past years, and look forward to seeing & hearing them play again.
ARTIST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES|
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Ronny Craig is an incredible performer & emcee. Ideal for the Elvis Tribute Shows. His stage presence, along with his mesmerizing voice, and knowledge of the world of the Elvis Tribute Artists makes him the perfect addition to the festival. Ronny spends part of his time as a variety entertainer, and divides up the rest of the year into his many venues all over the country. All this and he also produces the “Elvis Explosion”, a highly popular contest in LaCrosse, WI in September.
As one of the top finalists in the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Leo Days is one of the few Elvis tribute artists who performs all three eras of Elvis, including the rock ‘n’ roll ’50s , the ’60s and the Vegas years of the ’70s. Days grew up listening to Elvis and won his first tribute artist contest when he was 15 years old. Over the past 12 years, Days has performed in casinos, theaters, corporate events and festivals, and on cruise ships throughout the U.S.
An international artist, he tours often in France as well as Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Days is a versatile performer. In addition to his singing, he plays guitar and piano.
Matt King is the co-founder of the largest Elvis Festival in the US.- The Michigan ElvisFest.
He has been featured in books, and headlined in many public & private events since the age of 14.
He is one of the world’s top-ranked Elvis Tribute Artist with his dedication & loyalty to authenticity.
Matt’s incredibly strong voice and his resemblance to the King are as close as it gets. He recently
won 1st place, at the 2011 Hometown Idol Adult Division Contest.
International award winning tribute artist Stephen Kabakos executes a dynamic portrayal of authenticity making him one of the most highly praised and sought after Elvis stylists in the country. With amazing accuracy, Stephen delivers an astonishing high-energy stage performance mastering the look, sound, vocal dexterity, and mannerisms of the King of Rock & Roll. His exquisite styling, superb musicianship and ability to successfully capture an authentic portrayal of Elvis Presley has endeared him to audiences everywhere. Covering Elvis’ entire career Stephen successfully recreates the early Sun Studio recordings, through to the army, movie, ‘68 Comeback, and explosive concert years.
Kavan is a nationally recognized Elvis Tribute Artist. He has won many contests and awards including the “World’s #1 Rock n Roll Elvis”. He performs all eras of Elvis’ career, the 50’s (Rockabilly) 60’s Movie years, 68 Comeback special and the early years 1954-1957. He makes you feel that you have gone back in time to the beginning of Elvis’ career, bringing the moves, the talent, and the energy to the stage. In 2007 he was chosen from among all the American ETA’s for a BBC television special that was filmed in London, England. We are looking forward to having Kavan back at the Michigan ElvisFest.
Elvis by Matt Joyce brings you a full show of energy, fun & emotion. His illusion of "the King" will transpire as well as inspire when he travels with you through time retracing the songs & memories of "the King". Sit back and let your emotions swirl and soar with the music, and leave your heart open to remember the King of Rock n Roll.
An International award winning Elvis Tribute Artist and Celebrity Impressionist. He has performed
across the country with his distinct voice and fun loving style of comedy. Especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create the three decades of Elvis – 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s. Chris was a finalist in the 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as taking 1st place at the Crowning of the King Contest in Collingwood Canada, Professional Early Years. He has always admired Elvis for his voice and his God-given ability to inspire others through his music. We welcome Chris back to Ypsilanti, and the Michigan Elvisfest 2012.
QUENTIN FLAGG a/k/a The Hoosier Hurricane|
Q (as his friends & fans like to call him), is high energy like no other. His unique talents will get you rocking and ready to dance. Quentin is always showing the audience his love of music whether it be thru the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, or jumping & jiving as the Blues Brothers. So take a seat and hold on – as this exciting young man takes you on a roller coaster ride of great music and a high energy show. His performance is one you will never forget whether you are 9 or 99.
New to the Michigan Elvisfest this year, the 20 year-old with the resounding voice will be here to entertain you.
His stop in Memphis TN when he was just a young boy is how it all started. He became an instant Elvis Fan. He began watching Elvis’ movies and listening to all his songs. Now nearly 4 years later he is performing in contests and wowing his audiences. We are all looking forward to having him at our festival.
Jesse has performed all over the country, and throughout Canada. This year he will compete in the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Contest in Memphis, T N. His tribute to Elvis is indeed a special one, with his majestic voice, he is respected and enjoyed not only by his fans, but by the other Elvis Tribute Artists as well. Jesse wants all his Elvis fans to know that he is just an Elvis Fan expressing his respect the only way he knows how, and that’s through entertaining you. His goal is to create new Elvis fans, and educate them on the world’s greatest entertainer to ever live – Elvis Presley.
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Quentin Flagg, and Bill Downey
Quentin & Bill will bring you the “Blues Brothers”
You won’t want to miss this fantastic duo!
"A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE"|
Farmington Hills, MI
Jerry performs around the Detroit Area and
has opened for such stars as Chris Montez, The Reflections, The Marcels, Jack
Scott and Ronnie McDowell. Jerry keeps the sound of Buddy & Gene alive.
ROY ORBISON and PAUL McCARTNEY|
Matt King has been performing his tribute to the late great, Roy Orbison, since 2000. With his dynamic voice, authentic look, beautiful love songs like Crying and In Dreams, and rock classics like Pretty Woman and Mean Woman Blues, Matt brings the career of Roy to life, creating a spectacular tribute. Matt has performed his tribute to Roy for crowds of 20 to crowds of 10,000. This year Matt will also pay tribute to Paul McCartney.
A relative newcomer to the Michigan Elvisfest, TJ has already become a favorite. His abundant talent and endless energy make him a real crowd pleaser. He loves & performs all kinds of music, pop, country, gospel & of course Elvis.
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Acts and performance schedules are subject to change.
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