Raymond Michael-Elvis Tribute
Saturday, July 14 |
7:00 PM: Opening Act - Ryder Green
8:00 PM: Headliner
When Raymond Michael was a freshman operatic voice major and football player at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA , he was asked to represent the football team on a panel when a hypnotist show came on campus. The hypnotist asked Michael to perform as Elvis; he did, received a standing ovation, and has been performing as Elvis ever since. In fact, 15 years ago he completed a successful tour commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. A highlight for any Elvis fan, this mid-western tour found Michael performing in the same venues Presley did during his last concert tour.
Long recognized as one of the best Elvis tribute acts around, Michael continues to perform in a variety of venues – from local, city concerts to national television. Raymond Michael plans to continue to keep the memory of Elvis alive by doing his upbeat, classy and entertaining Tribute to the King of Rock & Roll for years to come.
NoHo Opening Act
From blistering renditions of blues-infused rock and funk to sublime vintage blues, edgy ballads, rockabilly, slide, and everything in between, Ryder Green brings a dynamic mix of firepower and grit, effortlessly intertwined with melodic engaging songs, and straight-from-the-soul improvisation.
When Green takes the stage for live shows, there’s no such thing as a “grace period.” A signature jump-start leaves no doubt the music is going to bring the crowd to life, generally with a rousing take on one of his many original songs. Originally known as a young guitar virtuoso, with the skills and soul of someone many years his senior, Green has now evolved into an accomplished singer/songwriter as well. In November of 2016, Ryder Green & his band won the Golden Gate Blues Society’s blues challenge. They then went on to represent them in Memphis in February 2017 at the International Blues Challenge (IBC).
In January of 2017, Green released a 5-song EP of all original songs. With increasingly frequent radio plays, and lots of dynamic live shows with rave reviews, he’s becoming a triple threat talent to be reckoned with!