“THE BEST YOUNG ELVIS IN THE BUSINESS”*
John Lennon once said “before Elvis there was nothing”. That may not be entirely true. There was “something”. But it wasn't rock'n'roll. Elvis had the voice, style and heart-
stopping good looks that made people take notice. And his oft repeated claim “I don't sing like no one” was a fact few could argue with. Musical genres meant nothing. His unique voice and singing style merged gospel, country and blues all into something fresh and new. And during a late night session at Sun Records, Elvis, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, found the right groove. The rest is rock'n'roll history. Much has been written about “The King Of Rock'n'Roll”. But behind the myth are some interesting facts. Elvis debut album, “Elvis Presley” was the first rock'n'roll album to top the Billboard chart, where it remained for 10 weeks. His hit single “Don't Be Cruel” held
the #1 position on the Billboard chart for 11 weeks, a feat that remained unmatched for 36 years. By1961 Elvis had sold 75 million records, including the best selling Christmas album of all time. World wide sales of his singles and albums is now in the billion range.
During his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, 82.6% of TV viewers watched, turning Elvis into an international celebrity, with a cultural impact still felt today. His image,
movies and music unified a generation of young people. And many of those same people, today in their 70s, will tell you that watching “Loving You” or attending an Elvis tribute show, still makes them feel like they felt when they first laid eyes on The King. Ontario based Matt Cage knows how valuable looking and sounding Like Elvis really is. So he is not about to squander his good fortune. When he is on stage, everything must be just right. From the Las Vegas show All Shook Up, to the touring Million Dollar Quartet, he surrounds himself with the finest actors and musicians in the business. His attention to detail from costumes to song lists has paid of with a slew of awards and trophies from some of the most prestigious Elvis competitions and festivals on the planet. But as far as
he is concerned, it's all about living up to the audience's expectations and giving them their money's worth. His accurate song performances, commanding stage presence and easy rapport with audiences make him a world class entertainer. When Matt's name is on the bill, audiences can expect a first rate show they will want to see again and again.