Dean Vegas – The Aussie ELVIS Dean Vegas is a Legend when it comes to ReCreating Himself.. Dean stated as a Paver., as in tiling and ReCreated himself to his deam. Dean is Australia’s only Official Elvis Marriage Celebrant! 1997: Towards the end of 97 Dean joined the show and entertainment department at Warner Bros Movie World on the Gold Coast. 1998: Dean tours Indonesia as part of the American Legends Show. This 30 day tour was performed in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali. With over 100,000 people watched this spectacular SHOW! 2000: Dean compete in the world’s largest Elvis Festival. With a field of almost 100 competitors Dean took out 1st place and the title “World No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist”. Dean’s win provided media frenzy and a tour of Canada. Dean was honorary guests with Elvis’ original drummer DJ Fontana and tour manager and long-time friend, Jo Esposito. Dean was also given the prestigious “E Award”. Because of Dean’s likeness to the King of Rock. This honour is only presented to artists who most accurately depict The King and is awarded and voted on by the other competitors! 2001: With Dean now a highly recognised performer, invitations came flooding in for live shows, guest appearances and TV offers. Among these Dean was invited to Memphis as an honorary guest at the Elvis Memorial Dinner that was held at the famous Peabody Hotel. 2002-2003: The next couple of years provided Dean with a hectic schedule which included winning the title of Best Australian Tribute Artist at the Wintersun Rock and Roll Awards. Touring has become a way of life with regular trips interstate as well as overseas. Places include Las Vegas, Bali, Indonesia, Canada and Memphis. Dean has appeared in numerous TV commercials and radio shows and continues to WOW audiences with his Vegas style show. 2004 and 2013: With a strong and dedicated fan base Dean ReCreated Himeslf again when he ran for Mayor of the Gold Coast City ( The Entertainment Capital of Australia). The campaign was a strong and honest one and had overwhelming support from a diverse section of the community. Dean’s passion, warmth and the ability to listen to the people strengthened not only his fans but introduced many people to a talented artist who understands the difficulties facing communities. 2005 – 2006: Dean has been privileged to be the Headline act at: Northwest Elvis Festival Canada. having Mr DJ Fontana on drums, (Elvis’ original drummer). While performing at the Collingwood Elvis festival where he was honoured to perform with the Jordaniars (Elvis’ Original Backing Vocalist). 2007: Dean toured around the world including the USA, China, Bali, Sweden, Middle East, Memphis, Canada and continued performing across Australia. The highlight of 2007 was when Dean was invited to perform in Tupelo (the birth place of Elvis Presley). After another amazing performance, Dean was handed the key to the city by the mayor of Tupelo. Dean was also gifted a guitar from the Tupelo Hardware Store where Elvis’ first guitar was purchased. Another WOW for Dean was when he performed with the IMPERIALS at a Gospel service in Tupelo. This ICONIC GOSPEL GROUP backed Elvis in the 70’s. 2008-2010: In this period, Dean has also performed with the World renowned Sweet Inspirations, Elvis’ Female backing singers in the 70’s. On one of Deans many tours to Canada, he had the opportunity to perform with the famous and talented JORDANAIRES (Elvis original backing singers in the 50’s & 60’s).http://www.jordanaires.net/ Dean also appeared in the movie George of the Jungle 2. Dean still continues to tour internationally and locally in Australia delivering show stopping performances every time! Dean also continues to entertain the corporate world such as the FBI International Ball, Nissan Australia, Toyota, McDonalds, Retravision , Battery World and Haappiness just to name a few! Dean’s shows offer a dynamic and powerful performance that will leave you breathless and wanting more. We will keep you posted on the latest Dean Vegas news – and to all the fans… DEAN SAYS A BIG THANK YOU!