Wally Tiemer

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Wally has always loved the music of the “King” and Elvis Presley has always been a part of his life. At the age of six he was given his first guitar and at the encouragement of his mother (a huge Elvis fan herself) began to learn and play Elvis tunes. The first one was “Little Sister”. As he grew up, he enjoyed playing with various bands and writing songs. It didn’t take long, though, for Wally to realize what his true calling was. Every time he sang or played any kind of music people always commented on how he looked and sounded like the “King”, so it only seemed natural that one day Wally’s career would take him down the path to being a professional Elvis Tribute Artist.

In 1999 Wally made a decision that would send him unquestionably down that path when he decided to attend the Elvis Festival in Collingwood, Ontario. He was to compete against eighty-eight Elvis Tribute Artists from around the world in various venues during a weekend. It was a great experience and he succeeded in placing as a grand champion finalist from the professional division. One unforgettable moment for Wally was when Marian Cooke, Elvis’ private nurse, made a comment to him as he stepped off the stage after singing “My Way” in front of about 14,000 people. She told him that the last time she heard anyone sing “My Way” with so much power and emotion was only Elvis himself!

That festival launched Wally into a career as Elvis Gold that has taken the country by storm. He has thrilled audiences from around the world with his musical tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll. His uncanny resemblance to Elvis with his powerful voice, looks, authentic costumes and dynamic personality leaves audiences with an unforgettable, undeniable feeling of experiencing the magic that was the King of Rock ‘n Roll. He has performed for the Legends of Rock’n Roll, for international audiences at various Club Meds around the world and performed in Las Vegas and other areas of the United States, Mexico and Canada. He has headlined many festivals in Canada including the Pacific National Exhibition, Merritt Mountain Music Festival, The AgriFair, Discovery Coast Music Festival and in 2002 he was the Official Spokesman and Professional Headliner for the first Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival. As well, he has done various Canadian and American radio and TV commercials. He performs at private, corporate and public events and generously donates his time for special fundraising events.

Not just a great entertainer, Wally has built a successful entertainment company along with his wife. Their company, WM Entertainment has produced, promoted and managed many successful sold-out events and theatre and dinner shows including the highly acclaimed “Story of Elvis” that tells the story of Elvis’ life through a mixture of footage of Elvis Presley narrated by legendary Red Robinson and live performances by Elvis tributes, an orchestra and choir.

Wally always tells the audience that he is “not Elvis - there will only ever be one Elvis Presley” but his professionalism, dedication and sincerity in paying tribute to “the King” go hand in hand with the image of Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock ‘n Roll and this centuries’ greatest entertainer.”

Wally is available as a solo show or with his live band.