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There are two types of Elvis fans ,Those who love Elvis and those who don't know they love Elvis yet. James Kruk and his band The "Big boss Men" make everyone who sees them an Elvis Fan and a King Kruk fan for life!
James Kruk recorded two songs in the newly released movie "Pawn Shop Chronicles" starring Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood and Ashlee Simpson. Kruk's songs are "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and during the final 7 minutes of the film Kruk's heartfelt "Amazing Grace" is featured, both as the voice of "Elvis". His band has headlined many major Casino's and Summer concert series throughout the Southwest. They are the only Elvis Tribute to have played the House of Blues Hollywood. Linda Thompson Elvis live-in Girlfriend from 1973-1976 was quoted after James performance of "My Way" that "It doesn't get more authentic than that" and that Kruk possessed the same vibrato as Elvis (you can see the video with Linda's comments in the Video's section here)
Kruk delivers so much more than just a imitation of Elvis he combines his own charisma with the persona of Elvis for a more heartfelt theatrical tribute rather than being a straight up mimic. Kruk approaches his show as an actor as he was originally hired to play Elvis for comedian/writer Steve Martin. Kruks years of experience as a professional actor/singer make his show more fun professional and audience interactive. It simply is the most exciting and high quality Elvis themed show in the Southwest.
Kruk was recently chosen out of all the Elvis Tribute Artists in California to open for International Superstars Eels and The Submarines, and Super Diamond!
This show will crack the crusty heart of the most hardened cynic and inject Everyones soul with sweet Rock and Roll...and fill them with Rythmn and Blues.
James Kruk started playing "Elvis" in the National tour of comedian Steve Martins' smash hit Broadway play, his performance defies and destroys the often bad stereotype of "Elvis Impersonator" its real, not a caricature. When celebrities or The Hard Rock Hotel or television networks need an Elvis entertainer they call James,for his high octane Heart Pounding Elvis Show. Voted one of the top 12 San Diego Celebrities to watch for in 2010 by the San Diego Reader.Featured On FOX,CW,NBC Morning News shows. Kruk is an amazing and charismatic crowd pleasing "Elvis" entertainer.
Music producer and writer Ed Decker wrote of their show..."Their singer (James Kruk) was the most animated and most entertaining performer of the evening. His moves, his posture, his rooster-like attitude, powerful vocals, and boyish sense of humor.....James Kruk and The Big Boss Men blew up that room from the minute they arrived on stage and kept blowing it up, with one stick of dynamite after another, until it was over."
James Kruk and his band capture the look feel and fun of Elvis from the Black Leather '68 Comeback Special through the early high octane Vegas showroom years to the Country tinged mid seventies. The scarves the glimmer and karate kicks. The gyrations,the palpitations and pure Rock and Roll will bring you back to those beautiful days when The King himself Ruled! Kruks' audience inter-action is awesome and very moving to behold. His sense of humor is very natural much like Elvis' own and many have said an added jewel to an already very impressive tribute