(WBNG Binghamton) You will not have a “Blue Christmas” this year when Blue Suede Christmas – the Ultimate Elvis Holiday Bash, starring Scot Bruce – comes to the Martin W. Kappel Theater on Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
According to a news release:
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, where he was a radio personality and a drummer, Scot has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. While pursuing music and acting as a career (and having been a musician and big Elvis fan all of his life), he started doing a 1950's era Elvis show as a way to survive the lean times. The result was a surprise to Scot…what was meant as a part-time "gig" to supplement his income, blossomed into a full time career! Because of his uncanny resemblance to the young "King" (and his ability to sing, strum a guitar, and swivel his hips), his live show has taken him across the U.S. and all over the world.
Portraying a young Elvis, Scot Bruce has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, and has been heard as the "Resident Elvis" with his pals "Mark and Brian" on their highly rated Los Angeles morning radio show. Scot has also appeared in recurring roles on the hit soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful, a Pizza Hut commercial, the California Lottery "Elvis" ad campaign, and in several successful productions of Idols of the King, including the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.
Scot has not only had the honor of performing with the legendary Jordanaires (Elvis' original backup singers), but in January 2011, Scot appeared as "Elvis at 21" as part of the prestigious Elvis exhibit at the Smithsonian. Martin Guitars has been so impressed with his performances that they presented him with an exact replica of Elvis' original Martin guitar. If you saw the True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood on E! Entertainment Network, that was Scot playing Elvis in the recreation scenes. He performs at Disneyland on a regular basis, and tours with the 'Legends of Rock & Roll - Buddy, Roy & Elvis.'
This performance is presented with support from NBT Bank and Blue Ox. Tickets for Blue Suede Christmas range in price from $24 to $30 with discounts for members of the Arts Council and seniors. Youth 18 and under are always $10. To purchase tickets, visit the Council’s website at chenangoarts.org or call 607.336.2787.
Upcoming performances at the Council include Vishten on February 9, 2013; Quartetto Gelato on March 9; Koresh Dance on April 13; and Forbidden Broadway on May 11. The Chenango Arts Council is located at 27 West Main Street, Norwich.