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|Elvis E & Richard as Neil - Elvis & Neil Diamond Tribute Artist||
I OFFER THREE CATEGORIES OF SERVICES:
1) "Elvis E," "Richard as Neil" and/or "Richard as Roy" appearance/show:
I have competed in Elvis contests in Branson, MO, Baltimore, MD, Dewey Beach, DE, Buffalo, NY; performed at the Night of 100 Elvises charity event in Baltimore, the Elvis Birthday Bash at Dr. Dremo's Tap House in Arlington, VA, Hometown Holidays and Out to Lunch Wednesday in Rockville, MD and Live! on the Wilson Plaza in Washington, DC. But mostly, I appear at private parties, receptions, corporate functions--anywhere where The King is needed. And, I began paying tribute to singer/songwriter, Neil Diamond in 2010 and the late, great Roy Orbison in 2012.
2) Karaoke KJ: I have a complete karaoke system with a 10,000 song library on hard drive--from every conceivable genre. You can have this event with Elvis E (or Richard as Neil or Roy) for no extra charge.
3) Oldies DJ: I have been doing record hops for the better part of the last 30 years, coinciding with my long career in radio as a disc jockey, including some major market stations in the Washington, DC area. Events I play include birthday parties, wedding receptions and fundraisers, but, I can play any type of event. My specialty is "classic oldies" from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with some 90s and a few recent hits. [I do not, however, play rap, hip-hop, club, ska, indy, alternative or big band.]
I can provide these services individually or in combinations. For example, you could hire me to run a four-hour record hop, with an Elvis E (or Richard as Neil or Roy) appearance three hours into the event.
MY COMPETITIVE RATES:
My rates are very competitive with those of similar tribute artists. They start at $140 for a 30-minute "Elvis E," "Richard as Neil" or "Richard as Roy" appearance, $210 for one hour, if you book me directly via the contact form on the home page, e-mail or phone. If you have a DJ, I can work with them and provide an iPod with the tracks I will perform. I do need a wireless mic, however, as I roam the audience a lot during my performances. If you do not have a DJ, no problem. I will bring my own personal P.A. system.
If your event requires my full sound system, I charge a reduced hourly rate for a minimum of three hours. This will get you any combination of Elvis E (or Richard as Neil or Roy)/karaoke/record hop for up to three hours.
Note: There is an additional travel fee to cover gas and/or lodging of $40 if the distance to your event is 50-99 miles from my home base of Potomac, MD; $70 if between 100 and 149 miles away; $110 if your event is between 150 and 199 miles from me or $150 if you are located 200 or more miles from me.
You save if you book me directly (via contact form, e-mail or phone) rather than through my preferred on-line booking agent, Gigmasters, as rates are $10 higher going through them. However, I do pay the finders fee* if you book me through them.
I also offer "singing telegrams", 15 minutes or less, including 2-3 songs (plus Happy Birthday, if it's for a birthday) for $110 ($130 if through Gigmasters). Unfortunately, I do not travel over 100 miles for these. If the distance to your telegram is over 50 miles, there will be a $40 travel fee, in addition to the regular rate. For the singing telegrams, I bring one speaker for audio. If the telegram is to be held in a restaurant, please check with management first to make sure they're okay with an entertainer coming in for a 10-15-minute amplified performance. When doing a telegram in a restaurant, it's always better if you have a private room.
If you are a past satisfied client, I do not require a deposit for subsequent gigs. But, for new clients, I require a deposit equaling approximately 25% of the total event fee. For example, for a 30-minute $140 appearance, the deposit would be $35. If it's a one-hour $210 appearance, the deposit would be $50. If it is a three-hour $400 gig, the deposit would be $100, etc.
If you book my services via the contact form or phone, once an agreement has been reached on the details for your event, I will provide you my mailing address where you can send a check , money order or cashier's check for the deposit. Or, you can pay the deposit through
I will provide you with instructions on how to do this. If you book my services through Gigmasters, you will pay the deposit through their site in order to reserve your date/time.
Once a deposit has been received by me, if you need to cancel your event for any reason, I will return 50% of your deposit up to 30 days prior to the date of the event by sending you a check in the mail. There are no refunds within 30 days of the event. If I am unable to fulfill my commitment to you, then I will return the full deposit.
THREE EASY WAYS TO BOOK MY SERVICES:
1) Use the contact form on the home page,
2) Call me at 301-922-4076 or
3) Book me through GigMasters*
Whether it's an Elvis E, Richard as Neil or Richard as Roy appearance, karaoke, record hop, or any combination of the three you're looking for, count on me. Check out what my satisfied clients say in the column to the right.
"Thank you, thank you very much."
Elvis E, Richard as Neil and Richard as Roy
* GigMasters charges a finders fee to book me. If you book me through them, I pay this fee for you.
(Click on images to enlarge.)
Birthday Party, 7/29/17, Glen Rock, PA
"Elvis E was great from the start. Helped me with the set, let me pick songs and jumpsuits. I was very pleased with how he kept me in the loop. I was not worried a bit about anything. He showed up early and set up as soon as he got there. Also, he called me in the morning when he was on the way, and called me again when he arrived. Elvis E really made my mother`s 80th birthday party an event we will all remember. I have already recommended him to people, plus friends at the party were very impressed. I have to say, I was so pleased with everything that went on in his performance. He has a great talent, very accommodating and professional. Thank You." - Louis
Corporate Event, 7/21/17, Lorton, VA
"Everyone had a great time! Thank you for staying later and singing more songs." - Mona
Going Away Party, 6/30/17, McLean, VA
"Everyone loved the show--we all had a ball! Off to the airport in an hour. Many thanks for making my last night in DC so memorable for both me, my family and friends." - Nicky
Farewell Tour, 6/26/17, Fairmont, WV
"Thank YOU for yesterday! Everyone had a great time and people are still talking about it today. You were fabulous! I am so glad it all worked out. And I am glad you liked the pepperoni rolls." - Amy
Birthday & Anniversary Party, 6/24/17, Washington, DC
"You were absolutely fabulous! I can't thank you enough or recommend you enough. Was really loads of fun and you were a joy to work with! Sounds like I will see you at my girlfriend's house on Friday as well! Looking forward to it!!" - Sarah
"Elvis E is a true professional and takes his craft very seriously. His costumes are exquisite and he was able to effortlessly adapt his performance to my needs. More importantly, Elvis E is a great performer and brings humor to his act! Our guests had so much fun and I can't recommend him enough! I also had the privilege of seeing him perform a 2nd time as my friend hired him after seeing him perform at my home. He was just as good and I was impressed by how he was able to make each show different (different song set, customizing lyrics, etc). Definitely want to hire him again and would love to see him as Neil Diamond!!"
Birthday Party, 6/24/17, Alexandria, VA
"Elvis E was great! I hired him for my dad's 75th surprise birthday party. Elvis E was very easy to work with, responded to emails with all of my questions very quickly, and was flexible with logistics for the evening. The performance was also a surprise so he and I had to work together to get all guests into one space and to have a big entrance for Elvis E. His set up and breakdown was very quick as well which made the evening run smoothly. Elvis E was very interactive with the crowd--walking around, dancing a little with the ladies, taking pictures- a total crowd-pleaser!" - Brandi
Birthday Party, 6/17/17, Gordonsville, VA
"Elvis, mom loved it! And so did everyone else. Thanks for helping us give her something to remember!" - Penny
Birthday Party, 6/3/17, Baltimore, MD
"It was great and we very much look forward to an encore performance. We all loved it." - Stan
Birthday Party (Richard as Neil), 5/13/17, Washington, DC
"Richard!!! What can I say? Saturday night was absolutely magical. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. My mom has already said several times that she will never forget this weekend--and you were a big part of it! Loved every minute of it. Thanks again." - Elizabeth
Birthday Party (Richard as Neil), 5/7/17, Broadlands, VA
"I just got off the phone with my mother and she was just telling me how much she loved your performance! You were definitely the hit of the party and it will be something to remember for years to come. It was great how you included all the guests in your performance and especially sharing your spotlight with my brother Robert! Thank you again!" - Noreen
Baby Shower, 4/30/17, Alexandria, VA
"Thank you for a wonderful surprise visit to the Chapman household! Everyone at the baby shower was talking about the performance. It was the hit of the event! You are a great entertainer, and can bond quickly with the audience. Christie still talks about the event. We have been singing Elvis songs for a week." - Barry & Teresa
"Elvis E is fantastic! We used him for a baby shower, and he was very good at helping us select the songs and the logistics. All of the guests really enjoyed the show, especially the guest of honor (my daughter) who is a big Elvis fan. Great outfit, sounds like Elvis, works the crowd like Elvis, and makes sure that our requests are worked into the routine. We would definitely hire him again."
Corporate Event, 4/29/17, Stafford, VA
"We were extremely satisfied. Elvis entertained our guests with dance music as we requested and was extremely accommodating . I would certainly recommend him." - Doris
Wedding Reception, 4/28/17, Arlington, VA
"Fun ceremony, was communicative, personable and accommodating. Didn't actually play guitar, which was a surprise. Did air guitar on a prop, but great voice, great sense of humor, and an overall great time. Also left some cool souvenirs. Recommend, would use again." - Morgan
Birthday Party, 4/8/17, Virginia Beach, VA
"Thank you so much for coming so far and making this the best birthday! - Marissa
From Gigmasters: "Elvis E drove over 300 miles to perform a birthday concert for our small group of friends and family. He was fantastic! So entertaining, incorporated my husband's name into songs, got everyone to interact, and had everyone smiling and laughing. Even the kids enjoyed it! Great memories! He even stayed to sing happy birthday, Elvis style, as the cake came out. It could not have been any better."
Birthday Party, 4/1/17, St. Michaels, MD
"We absolutely loved your performance. You have a great personality which showed thru. Thanks so much!" - Kath
"He was very easy to work with. His performance was wonderfully received by our 20-person Elvis-themed birthday party. He worked the crowd, sounded really authentic, his blue costume looked great and he posed for pictures. A very nice man and a great performance."
Birthday Party, 4/1/17, Sparks Glencoe, MD
"We had so much fun at my husbands surprise birthday party! Elvis E was great impersonator!" - Pam
Birthday Telegram, 3/28/17, Alexandria, VA
"Thank you so much, you were fabulous! Everyone had a blast! The ladies loved you." - Becky
Memorial Service, 3/1/17, Arlington, VA
Thank you very much. I think it was perfect. I appreciate you modifying your traditional set to suit our purposes. Thanks again!" - Ted
"Elvis E was great and communicated with us very well before the event to make sure we were all on the same page. Highly recommend!"
Birthday Party, 2/25/17, Bethesda, MD
"Thanks to you as well. We had a great time - especially Helen. She really enjoyed it!! I'll share some pics soon." - Chupa
"Richard performed at my Mother's 85th birthday dinner and really lit the table (and the room) up with his performance. A true professional and showman! Also extremely accommodating, punctual and timely with all correspondence as well as paid extra attention to the details - not only making the birthday girl feel special but he made it a joyful experience for us all! Elvis E - where the E stands for Extraordinaire! Thanks again Richard for a memorable evening."
Assisted-Living Show, 2/23/17, Potomac, MD
"Everyone enjoyed your performance very much!! Thanks for giving them a fun time!" - Doris
Birthday Party, 2/11/17, Frederick, MD
"It was great! A lot of fun! Thank you!" - Beth
Birthday Party, 2/11/17, Alexandria, VA
"It was great! Thanks, Richard" - Mark
From Gigmasters: "Richard did a great job on very short notice, was entertaining and engaged our guest of honor very well, I recommend him highly as Elvis E!"
Anniversary Party, 1/28/17, Columbia, MD
"PHENOMENAL!!! He performed at my parent's 30th wedding anniversary party and he made the night. My parent's wanted to go to Vegas for their 30th anniversary, but my sister & I decided to bring Vegas to them with all their friends and family. I was on the fence about getting an impersonator, but everyone just loved him. He had teddy bears for the kids and scarves for the ladies. He stayed and took pictures with my guests. He made the party one to remember. He was very easy to work with, communicated back quickly. Very professional. Elvis E was the best decision I made for the party! Thank you for making it a night to remember!" - Amanda
Corporate Telegram, 1/26/17, Baltimore, MD
"Thanks for coming out the other day; glad we were able to get everything worked out. Folks really enjoyed the show." - Brendan
Birthday Party, 1/22/17, Rockville, MD
"Super professional and humble. Very concerned with the integrity of the performance and on customer satisfaction. We really enjoyed having him!" - Constantine
"You were awesome! We were very impressed by your professionalism! Hope you are feeling better and if we ever need an Elvis again, we know who to contact Thanks again!" - Sarah & Constantine
Birthday Party, 1/15/17, Washington, DC
"I cannot thank you enough for Sunday night. It was wonderful and we had such a great time. You were so great. Tom felt so special--he said it was the best birthday ever. Everyone was remarking on what a great voice you have, too. Thank you again." - Camille
Birthday & Anniversary Party, 1/8/17, Leland, NC
"We've gotten so many compliments. Thank you!!!" - Casey & Pat
"We have had glowing reviews from party attendees about how great the event was, especially your performance and the renewal ceremony. The woman who did the cupcakes and cake and was a guest said it was the best party she ever attended. Thanks again for coming here in difficult conditions and glad you got home safely." - Pat
New Year's Eve Party, 12/31/16, Vienna, VA
"Elvis E was a big hit at my 70's-themed NYE party. Very professional and made a great entrance!" - Sue
Holiday Party, 12/17/16, Stafford, VA
"Thank you Elvis E, we'll enjoyed your performance! Great reviews from the guests!" - Amanda
Birthday Party, 12/11/16, Vienna, VA
"We thank you as well, you were great! We had a wonderful time and you made my dad's (and Defne's) birthday one he will never forget! Thank you, thank you very much 😉" - Nevrah
Holiday Party, 12/3/16, McLean, VA
"It was terrific. Everyone had a great time . Your cards disappeared fast." - Ted
Thanksgiving Day Show (Richard as Neil), 11/24/16, Leesburg, VA
"Everyone had a blast yesterday. Thank you for taking time on thanksgiving and stopping by." - Byron & Brittany
Birthday Party, 11/12/16, Annapolis, MD
"Thanks for a great show! Everyone really enjoyed your performance, especially my dad! I will def recommend you to all my friends." - Cathy
5k Race (Richard as Neil), 11/6/16, Leesburg, VA
"Thanks for coming out. It was another great show and another great race. Hope we can do it again next year." - Sean
Note: This was the 3rd consecutive year I have helped kick off this race as Richard as Neil.
Birthday Party, 10/29/16, Vienna, VA
"She (the guest of honor) said, "it was perfect! The Kids were delighted and astonished." Proud Mary and your bluesy Happy Birthday brought tears, thinking of Memphis and family. Thank you so much for making it a special night, especially on such short notice!" - Linda
Birthday Party, 10/23/16, Lanham, MD
"I believe everyone, including my mother and my sister, enjoyed your show. Thank you for making my sister's day extra special." - Kathy
From Gigmasters: "This was a family birthday party for my sister who is turning 70. It was lots of fun. The interaction offered by Elvis E added to the event for sure. Music selection worked great with this group with an age range of 1 to 93!"
Birthday Party, 10/15/16, Pasadena, MD
"Thank you. Every one loved you." - Melissa
Anniversary Party, 10/2/16, Edgewater, MD
"I was going to send you an e-mail to say THANK YOU! The party was a blast. Thanks for helping get people up dancing and for an amazing Elvis show. Your communication and organization were top notch." - Carrie
Birthday Party, 10/1/16, Rockville, MD
"We had a great time - was a very warm, happy, fun experience. Lola had a blast - it was quite a surprise for her. You were a BIG HIT!!! We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know. ROCK ON ELVIS E!" - Dave
Senior Center Show, 9/28/16, McLean, VA
"We had a blast! Thank you! Everyone was talking about it all afternoon! I will be looking at my schedule soon to get Neil out here!" - Michelle
Birthday Party, 9/10/16, Parkville, MD
"My mom enjoyed your entertainment very much as well everyone. Thank you so much!!" - Cathy
From Gigmasters: "Great entertainer. Very friendly. Brought much happiness to our mother on her 75th Birthday."
Birthday Party, 8/28/16, Hampstead, MD
"A+ very well done. My family and I enjoyed having him perform." - Brian
Birthday Party (Richard as Neil), 8/27/16, Deale, MD
"You were fantastic! What a great performance. Thank you very, very much!" - Jenn
"Everyone enjoyed your show - especially mom. She had a great time. Thank you so much." - Caren
From Gigmasters: "Absolutely fantastic! 'Richard as Neil' was everything we had hoped he'd be and then some. Really impressed the guests. And, our guest-of-honor said it was the most fun she's had in a long, long time! Thank you 'Richard as Neil!' We sincerely appreciate you!"
Assisted-Living Show, 8/18/16, Silver Spring, MD
"Thank YOU! Your performance was great! The residents enjoyed themselves. We will have you back again." - Emily
Wedding Reception, 8/13/16, Bear, DE
"Elvis E was fantastic! We are SO glad we booked him for our casual Vegas-themed wedding barbecue! All communication prior and on our day was easy and prompt. He totally looked the part, had all the moves, sang with gusto and had a great rapport with everyone. He also officiated a non-legal, since we are already married, wonderful Elvis-pun-filled ceremony which, while funny, had our guests quite moved (several told me this). I need to mention it was 95+ degrees on our day and his Elvis apparel was heavy and hot...and he was a trooper. He happily posed for photos with our guests after his set. Frankly, he MADE our party memorable. Thank you, Elvis E!!" - (another) Emily
Birthday Party, 8/6/16, Ellicott City, MD
"I wanted to extend a sincere thank you for contributing your talents to making my mom's 70th birthday celebration one that she will always remember. I also wanted to thank you for being so flexible and sharing your mic with Conway. You have a great voice and really pulled through for us in the 11th hour." - Jessica
Birthday Telegram, 7/22/16, Manassas, VA
"He was great, he was on time and exactly what we wanted. He made the birthday girl's year." - Trish
Birthday Party, 6/25/16, Ellicott City, MD
"It was a great time and you did a fabulous job! Everyone was talking about how entertaining and engaging you were so thank you!!!!" - Katie
Corporate Event, 6/18/16, Annapolis, MD
"Magnificent! Professional! Punctual!" - Rita
Elvis E Telegram, 6/5/16, Reston, VA
"You rocked it!!!! Barbara just adored you. Your performance was the icing on the cake, so to speak, for everyone in attendance. You will be the "fun" topic of conversation for days to come. I couldn't have selected a better, more warm, charming, talented Elvis for the event. Thank you for a great job." - Antoinette
Birthday Party (Richard as Neil), 6/4/16, West Chester, PA
"Thanks for a fun time. Seamus had a blast!" - Tina
Adult Day Care Show, 6/2/16, Rockville, MD
"I just wanted to say thank you so much , for coming and doing an outstanding performance you went above and beyond.. They all loved it!!! You were wonderful." - Roxy
Anniversary Party, 5/29/16, Mifflintown, PA
"We want to thank you again for the 50th anniversary program. It was perfect. I feel very pleased how it all went. Thank you again for the perfect show. May God continuely bless you as you do what you enjoy. You have a talent that makes everyone feel relaxed around you." - Debbie
Birthday Party, 5/22/16, Arlington, VA
"Elvis E, you were fantastic! I only heard really positive things from all the guests. Everyone really enjoyed it. You've got great showmanship and know how to engage the audience, which made it so much fun. Thanks again for everything that went into it as well." - Ben
Corporate Event, 5/20/16, Champion, PA
"Thank you...I think our audience really enjoyed your performance!" - Carline
Birthday Party, 4/23/16, Bethesda, MD
"Thank you Elvis! Everyone loved it! Especially Lee." - Beth
Birthday Party, 4/23/16, Leesburg, VA
"We all had a wonderful time, thank you so much. You made my mother in law's day so very special and my husband and I really appreciate it!!!
" - Brittany
From Gigmasters: "I booked Elvis E for my mother-in-law's 70th surprise birthday, and couldn't have been happier!! Elvis E was very responsive, prompt and professional, and his song list was great. The best part was that he made my Mother-in-law feel special, so that naturally set the party tone! Thank you, Elvis E, she will be talking about this for years to come!"
Corporate Event, 4/9/16, Dale City, VA
"Seems like everyone had a good time. It was a fun evening. Thanks for coming to our joint" - Steve
Birthday Party, 4/8/16, Gambrills, MD
"I cannot thank you enough, you were the party :) You did an amazing job! My mom, along with everyone really enjoyed the performance...I will be in touch! Thank you again, Elvis would be proud!" - Megan
Auction Evening, 3/19/16, Potomac, MD
"Thank you again for a spectacular show! You were loved. Warm regards." - Mary
Birthday Party, 3/5/16, Washington, DC
"Elvis E was the perfect choice for entertainment at my mother's 80th Birthday party. During planning, he worked with us on song selection and performance. He was extremely professional and talented. He brought a big, huge smile to my mother on her birthday which is worth a million dollars. Elvis E was clear and concise in his communication and was prompt and courteous. I highly recommend him as an Elvis Tribute Artist, and I hope to book him again in the future. Thanks Elvis E...you delivered for us!!!" - Adriana
Birthday Party, 3/4/16, Annapolis, MD
"Thank you. They had a blast and loved it. Thank you very much." - Sven
Assisted-Living Show, 3/4/16, Annapolis, MD
"Thanks again for the great performance. We look forward to having you come again." - Amy
Birthday Party, 2/27/16, Richmond, VA
"Thank you so much for performing on Saturday! You were fantastic and added a really special dimension to our family reunion and birthday celebration - thank you! It went beyond all of our expectations, and I am delighted that you got my grandmother up to dance - thank you!!! She loved it! You handled her like like a pro! Hope to see you next year for her 101st birthday! All the best and thank you again." - Mary
"Home again in England this morning after a truly momentous trip, made very special by your upbeat surprise appearance at our family event! We all commented that you added the extraordinary element to the party which made it all come together in a unique way for each of us. I listen to Elvis's each day, in one way or another and I always will as you have added to our best memories. A huge THANK YOU for bringing us all together for the first time in 45 years. Truly a great tribute. All the very best to you for the future in all that you do." - Angela
Birthday Party, 2/21/16, Herndon, VA
"I wanted to take this time to thank you so much for a terrific time! We all had a blast. take care...and hope to see you again soon." - Kathy
Assisted-Living Show, 2/19/16, Rockville, MD
"Thank you so much for coming to perform. Our residents certainly enjoyed your performance. I will also keep in mind that you also perform as Neil Diamond. It certainly was nice to have finally met you in person." - Isabel
Wedding Reception, 2/14/16, Richmond, VA
"Elvis E was easy to work with and was flexible with last minute changes. Great voice too! Thank you so much Elvis E!" - Barbara
Birthday Party, 1/31/16, Silver Spring, MD
"We all enjoyed your performance. Thanks." - Phyllis & Sam
Note: Some photos from this event are available on my homepage slideshow.
Birthday Party, 1/31/16, Arlington, VA
"Wow, you will be talked about in the schools for a month I'm sure. Everyone had such a good time, thank you so much for making it so special for Lisa. My mother and my sister loved your performance so much. Everyone loved getting their picture with you too. My sister and I are big time Elvis fans. I have so many of his albums. So thank you again, and if I ever need you again I will get in touch." - Linda
Note: This group included some area school teachers.
From Gigmasters: "I had Elvis E for my daughters 40th surprise birthday party. He was GREAT, sang such great songs to her, and the people at the party had a great time. He handed out scarves, and teddy bears to the kids. He posed for pictures with whoever wanted their picture taken with him!!!! (everyone). He was such a nice guy and I would highly recommend him. I will probably hire him again for a another party in the future."
Corporate Event, 1/28/16, Washington, DC
"Everyone loved it! I'm so grateful you were able to make it, especially in the snow. It was fantastic!" - Anna
Bat-Mitzvah, 1/17/16, Bethesda, MD
"It was a blast, thanks so much Richard." - Evelyn
Birthday Party, 1/17/16, Rockville, MD
"Thank you for today! You made my mom very happy!! She's had some rough days but today was a happy one!" - Sandy
From Gigmasters: "This was a surprise gift for my mother on her 77th birthday. She is battling cancer and this is just what she needed to make her smile! She is a HUGE Elvis fan and we were very happy with our visit today. I was not able to take her to Graceland, but I was able to bring Elvis to her! Thanks again!"