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THE GRACELAND FIVE / Press

“The Graceland Five have been building a reputation around the Pacific Northwest as a band that puts on a killer live show and one that packs the house everywhere they play. You WILL rock out and probably at some point laugh your ass off! Elvis being backed by a punk rock band, perfect-right?”

“What type of band would be cool enough to open up for the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies? Why a local punk Elvis cover band, of course. The Graceland Five do what many would not think possible; they do punk covers of famous Elvis Presley songs and in full King garb. While many cover and tribute bands try too hard and never quite catch the aura of their idol, Graceland Five actually do a fantastic job of channeling Elvis as well as do fast-paced covers of “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Jailhouse Rock”. Make sure to show up early tonight and catch these guys.”

“Starting the whole show off was a quirky outfit called The Graceland Five. They had just gone on stage when I arrived and at first I thought the singer was dressed as a vampire, tying in with the common macabre motif that often accompanies psychobilly. But no, he was dressed as Elvis with sequined suit and sequined cape. Imagine if Elvis played punk rock. Yep, that’s right. Elvis playing punk This is what The Graceland Five are — an Elvis punk rock band. They play all Elvis songs all punk. Elvis serenaded audience members, performed a suggestive pole dance using one of the pillars on stage, and even hopped off the stage to mingle with the few people in attendance. An Elvis punk band is a very unique and clever idea and these guys are a ton of fun. They’re from Seattle so chances are they’ll be playing around. Check them out. They’re worth the effort.”

“Opening the show was a blazing hot set from the Graceland Five, who kicked off with Elvis’ signature show opener, “C. C. Rider.” The G5 are a punky band — imagine Elvis songs as covered by The Ramones. Lead singer Chachee Morockin performed with gusto, bringing the house down when he waved the Stars and Stripes during “American Trilogy.””

“The Graceland Five doesn't give concerts, they perform pageants that make the Macy Thanksgiving Parade seem like little more than a high school band marching through Ruston. It's the Way, the truth and the lighthearted answer to a big, fat, dead, White Trash icon”

“Nothing goes with a summer party like a little Elvis. The Graceland Five were simply amazing.”

“who do Elvis as if he had a Punk Rock backing band, were very well received by the crowd and finished things up on the main stage.”

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The New York Times