There has been many Elvis Tribute Artists in the world since Elvis Presley’s death. An entire industry has grown out of it, and Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) has thrived with Graceland becoming a top world tourist destination.
Twenty-four of the best EPEs from around the world travel to Memphis each year during ‘Elvis Week’ to compete in the World Champion Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™.
Dean Zelligmen is one such World winner, and thereby endorsed by EPE. He is travelling to New Zealand in March for the very first time to perform a 50TH Anniversary concert of the Elvis 68 Comeback Special – the most watched televised show of 1968.
A talented musician and singer in his own right, Dean set out to Las Vegas, aged just 17 where he performed for 12 years. He has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean has also annually toured with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, ‘Legends in Concert,’ including headlining the show on a daily basis.
As soon as Dean takes the stage, the stakes are automatically raised. Any preconceived notions are quickly dispatched as Dean takes the form of “The Rockabilly Cat” and never lets up. He is rated by other Presley Enterprise endorsed world champion EPE’s to be the best ‘50’s Elvis Tribute Artist’ ever in the world.
In addition to being one of the most sought-after E.P.E.s in the United States, Dean was also an official host during the annual Elvis Week celebration in Memphis in 2015, 2016 & 2017, serving as an ambassador to Graceland and the Elvis Presley estate.
“Working so closely with Graceland and the Elvis Presley estate as a direct ambassador to Elvis Presley’s brand means the world to me, both as an entertainer, as well as a lifelong Elvis fan,” he said. “But to work hand-in-hand with the estate, that’s a goal I’ve had since the beginning of my professional career.”
Dean Z brings Elvis Presley’s 68 Comeback Special alive like no other Tribute Artist on earth. Supported by the world renowned Tributes in Concert Band, Dean Z will transport you back in time. Friday March 2nd.
He looks like Elvis, moves like Elvis and sings like Elvis!
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