Shawn Klush
Actor, Entertainer, Recording Artist and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

The Closest Thing to the King in Concert

In just a short time Shawn Klush has emerged as the world’s top professional Elvis Tribute Artist. Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. He performed in the famous Poconos region followed by a tour of Canada where he entered and won the $5,000.00 prize in the “Worldwide Elvis Competition” in Montreal. This caught the attention of the award winning Las Vegas show, “Legends in Concert” where in 2004 he starred as ‘Elvis’ in their Branson MO. production. He also alternated in their Las Vegas and Atlantic City show rooms. Each January he stars in the “Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour”, an Elvis extravaganza with Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and friends, in major venues in multiple cities.
 
Shawn has released 3 CDs and a CD Single. He has performed with Elvis’ closest friends, musicians and singers such as JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Guercio, Jerry Schilling and Joe Esposito. He portrayed Elvis in the hit TV miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll” which aired on CBS and VH1.

On Jan 6th just 2 days before Elvis’ 70th Birthday, Shawn became grand champion at the $25,000.00 “World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition”. He then received “The Peoples Choice Award” from Gibson Guitar Co in Nashville for “Best Concert Elvis”. Shawn was then named the “World’s Greatest Elvis” by 6.5 million international viewers on BBC1 Television in the United Kingdom. Finally, on August 16th, on the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Shawn was named the ‘First Ever’ “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis TN. Recently, Shawn sold out a 15 city tour of Australia and has record breaking performances in The US, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, the UK and South America. In 2010 Shawn began headlining an annual event at the Las Vegas Hilton now licensed by EPE called The Las Vegas Elvis Fest (Heart of the King) in a show called Elvis! That's the Way it Was. At this year's event Shawn received the Heart of the King, Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis Award. In February Shawn was the featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.


Shawn Klush is “The Closest Thing to the King in Concert”