Experience of Johnny Vallis
Johnny grew up dreaming of being Elvis, but he made a name for himself in showbiz by impersonating another rock legend – Buddy Holly. Johnny first started his musical life when he was 7. Got his first paid job when he was 11. First break came at Expo 86, then Vallis was an Elvis Presley Impersonator. One night in 1989 he was discovered by a new show “The Legends of Rock n Roll.” Johnny toured the world with that show for over 10 years. Johnny Vallis has worked with a number of his music favorites including Buddy Knox, Ronnie Spector, Glen Glenn, Eddie Bond, Billy J. Kramer among others. In 1999 Johnny was inducted into the Internet’s ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME.
While Johnny plays everything from summer festivals to office parties and conventions, he has also played some big venues such as the Grey Cup. Getting to meet and occasionally perform with big name celebrities has been a perk of his career choice, says Vallis. He’s had opportunities to meet an array of entertainers, from Mel Torme to Ronnie Hawkins, Tommy Sands, Frankie Laine to Randy Bachman.It’s not just the celebrities he meets, however, that impress Vallis.”That’s the fun part, the people you meet,” he said. “Whether they’re stars or ordinary people.”
Performance Style of Johnny Vallis
As an entertainer, Johnny Vallis is a man of many alter egos. The versatile impersonator can also sound uncannily like Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin Garth Brooks, John Lennon and Mick Jagger and many others. “I’m a singer first and a comedian second – unless you don’t like my singing, then I’m a comedian first and a singer second” — Johnny Vallis. Johnny is not just singing, but telling stories, creating characters and becoming them……
Personality of Johnny Vallis
Johnny cites a 1996 tour of Australia, which involved 66 shows in just over two months, as well as an impromptu performance for the king and queen of Malaysia, as his favorite – “If you want to stay in a career, you’ve got to be willing to try something new.”
Why hire Johnny Vallis?
Over many years of experience, Vallis has learnt it’s important to cater the show to the audience and give them what they want, putting the crowd at ease with a comedy line, some audience participation, and an overall atmosphere of fun. The more the audience is involved the better the show becomes. Johnny takes pride in that his comedy style is playful, tongue-in-cheek tone that reveals his personality and artistry, he is clean and never offends.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Comedy Clubs, Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Cruise Lines, Conventions, Trade Shows, Golf Tournaments.
How to Book Johnny Vallis
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