FIRST LADIES OF ROCK AND SOUL BIO:
Opening for Doug Church: The FIRST LADIES OF ROCK AND SOUL is an assembly of seasoned singers and musicians in tribute to the songs of the “Girl Group” era and More. This genre created one of pop music’s most enduring and enjoyable trends. These timeless songs have captivated audiences for generations through radio, TV, movies, and theater.
The highest detail has been made to re-create a “Note-for-Note” presentation of these treasured recordings. There is no prerecorded or taped music – all music and vocals are performed live. The FIRST LADIES OF ROCK AND SOUL will take you back to an era of simple fun and musical joy.
Come dance, reminisce, and have some good old-fashioned fun while you experience the re-creation of these timeless “gems” as performed by The Supremes, Ronettes, Shirelles, Chiffons, Crystals, Vandellas, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, and more!!!
DOUG CHURCH BIO:
Doug began his career in the US Air Force, brandishing a guitar and homemade costume, where he began winning talent contests held annually by the Air Force with his amazing rendition of the King of Rock n Roll. He won 11 First Place trophies in just 4 years of competitions in multiple categories such as Male Vocalist, Comedian, and even master of Ceremonies.
Shortly after leaving the service, he entered the Worldwide Elvis Impersonators contest at Bad Bob’s Vapor’s in Memphis Tennessee, walking away with the First Place Crown as, “The World’s Best Elvis Tribute Artist”.
Subsequently, after a successful audition, he joined the famous Las Vegas tribute show “Legends in Concert” and worked with them for 7 years “The King”, performing in such sundry locations as The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, The Virgin Islands, Aruba, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow, and many U.S. and Canadian locations! Afterward, he began touring the US and the world, with his own shows.
He has awed his audiences for years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken, by one of those voices in particular- that of Elvis Presley… Doug’s voice has been acknowledged by fellow ETA’s as being the closest to “The Kings”.
Doug travels extensively throughout the world as well as the US and Canada, performing with his band, “Kentucky Reign”. He also performs with backing tracks or with full symphony/pops orchestras. He is known worldwide as “The TRUE Voice of Elvis” by not only his fans and other ETA’s, but by those who knew Elvis personally, and is regarded as an Icon in the industry.