Live at Federico's...
The Legendary Darren Lee
World Elvis Grand Champion
as ELVIS PRESLEY
Friday, August 31 2018
$59 - includes 3 course dinner, show fee & dancing
*price does not include applicable tax and gratuity.
Darren Lee was born in Edmonton (later becoming a resident in Vancouver) and is the first Canadian to win the WORLD ELVIS CHAMPIONSHIP in Memphis, earning him the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 in recognition of excellence in his field, which includes longest running Elvis tribute artist in Las Vegas history (11 years at the Stratisphere Casino).
His Elvis World Grand Champion title came in 1997 in Memphis on the very same day that Elvis died 20 years prior (August 16). After a record breaking 11 year performance run as an Elvis tribute artist in Vegas (until 2011), Darren moved to Maui in 2013 to star in 'Burn'n Love', wowing audiences with his homage to 'The King', becoming the #1 tribute act in Maui for 4 years. And now direct from Hawaii - Darren Lee is back in Canada with an exclusive performance at Federico's Supper Club!
History and Credits
It all started when he was knee high to a grasshopper and his mom would play her Elvis records around the house. Darren heard "Hound Dog” at age 3, and something inside started to stir. From play-singing with a tennis racket in his hand as a kid, to learning guitar, singing in a church choir, and in his teens, immersing himself into a string of successful contests and shows - he sculpted and molded his moves and his voice to create the incredible tribute performance today, where he holds many credits and accomplishments to his name.
1988 (age 21)
Darren entered an "Elvis Contest" in Edmonton, AB and won 2nd place. A chance meeting with another Elvis Impersonator led to an audition with the Elvis-Elvis-Elvis show. Darren toured with the show around Canada as the young 50's "Energetic" Elvis.
Darren formed "Rock N' Roll Heaven" - a fantastic tribute show that featured the talented "Lee" in the roles of Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, John Lennon & Ritchie Valens. The show toured for 7 years.
In 1994 Darren won an Elvis Impersonator contest sponsored by the "Elvis Presley Museum". This led to an 8 month tour in Australia with the museum.
In 1997, Darren returned to Memphis on the 20th Anniversary of Elvis' death. On August 16th 1997 - 20 years to the day, Darren Lee became the first Canadian to Rate as the " # 1 Elvis Tribute Artist in the World".2000
The bright lights of Las Vegas opened up for Darren in the year 2000 with the 'American Superstars' show, where Darren Lee broke the Las Vegas record for being the first and only Elvis Impersonator Tribute Artist to perform in Las Vegas history for 11 straight years.
2013New opportunities opened up in Maui, Hawaii where Darren starred in Burn'n Love, wowing audiences with his homage to 'The King', becoming the #1 tribute act in Maui for 4 years.
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