Friday, Jan. 08, 2010

Pete (Big Elvis) Vallee

Although Elvis is best known for his lithe, gyrating "Hound Dog" days, it is his later, weightier, gold lamé–draped self that remains the most emulated among most of his impersonators. On the Vegas circuit, Pete (Big Elvis) Vallee is king of the king-size Kings, having won the 2006 Best of Vegas award for his dead-on renditions of Elvis's most popular songs. Vallee, who plays five nights a week for flocks of tourists, boasts that his singing voice has been compared to Elvis' since the age of 13.