Here is one of our favourites songs live from our show in Stratford Ontario.
Since a very young age Manny fell in love with music of the 50's and 60's, listening to artists like Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry including many others. Of course his favourite singer and performer is Elvis Presley! Manny never had enough of watching his movies and every show that he could. He has also written many songs and has travelled and performed all over Ontario. Manny Lives and breathes Elvis Presley and bringing his passion to the stage was always a dream. He is very proud of the Blue suede Band and always excited to perform to Elvis fans everywhere.
"Jordan P. Smith got an early start to the music industry, taking on local Kitchener-Waterloo blues bar gigs starting at the age of 17. Jordan had the privilege of sharing the stage with some local legends such as Mel Brown, Shawn Kellerman, and Douglas Watson just to name a few. He then moved on to becoming a national touring drummer by the age of 21. Two international blues festivals in Memphis Tennesse, Televised Nashville show "15 minutes of fame" main stage supporting act for Tom Cochrane, Jim Cuddy, Classified, Ill Scarlett and many more. Jordan has played it all under the sun and has gain a true appreciation for all things music! He is a powerhouse drummer bringing a lively stage presence to the show every time! and we are proud to have him as the drummer for The Blue Suede Band.
Andrew’s love and passion for music began at an early age influenced by various musical family members; however, it wasn’t until the age of 13 that he received his very own guitar.
Committed to practicing and bettering his skills, he progressed quickly as he entered high school where he was presented with a music award. During high school, he played in two bands and began writing and performing hard rock music.He continued performing with various bands and solo artists into his 20's and had an opportunity to play overseas. Andrew eventually partnered with a singer/songwriter to form a band which saw some success in the mid-2000’s. The songwriting duo won the grand prize in the International John Lennon Songwriting Contest(Rock Category), offered an EMI Publishing contract, received two honourable mentions in Billboard Songwriting Contest and were awarded a Jager meister Sponsorship at Canadian Indie Music Week.Andrew’s recent musical endeavours have included playing in various cover bands, writing and recording music and most recently joining Blue Suede (a tribute to the music of Elvis Presley) where he brings the amazing guitar sounds of Elvis in the early days and the later sounds of James Burton to the stage.
Janna started performing at the age of 7 in small town Milverton Ontario, where she was born and raised. With the support of a wonderfully caring community and family, Janna’s career has blossomed from her annual appearances at the Milverton Fair to include fairs and festivals of all sizes, both in Canada and throughout Europe over three tours with various acts and artists. Janna spent an exciting 6 years with the vocal trio Thorn and Roses. Together, they had a number of successes including performances at Lucknow's Music in the Fields, the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, Hamilton's Festival
Of Friends, and the Boothill Country Jamboree, to name a few. They were also finalists in the CBC SearchlightCompetition in 2018.Janna is currently focussed on songwriting and the release of her first solo record which features soulful, country music
songs, with collaborations from some of the amazing artist's she's been fortunate to work with over the years. She prides herself on her ability to tell stories through music, and to connect meaningfully with her audience in live performances.
Janna brings her vast experience and talent to the Blue Suede stage. elvis presley tribute band
Since the young age of eight when he first picked up a guitar, Chris has spent a lifetime redefining his styles and skills.
He has graced the stage with the likes of Lawnie Wallace, (Thought I Was Dreaming), Alfie Zappacosta and with many cover/tribute bands throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Through his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music, he developed a true love and passion for creating and playing music across all genres and recently released his first solo album, "The Reason", an adventure in finger styling. Today Chris is a proud member of "Blue Suede"
Marc is an accomplished keyboard player, musician and singer and has played in tribute bands for decades. He shares his amazing musical talent as a music teacher and we are so glad to have such talent in the Blue Suede Band, he is a key singer in our band as his harmonies truly make our songs come to life.
Elvis picked up this song originally written by Tony Joe White and it became a staple in his live performances throughout the 70s and there is no studio recording for this one but was recorded live in 1970.
Welcome to my world is a beautiful song Elvis loved to perform and so do we.