Last night I treated my husband Dennis to The Elvis Birthday Bash at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.
We saw this show twice before in the past, with the double bill of Scot Bruce and Mike Albert — and I must stay, this one was the best of all!
Scot Bruce, who does the “Sun Years” or “early” Elvis was phenomenal. I loved that this time around he did some of the Elvis songs you don’t hear as much and he did a Bruce Springsteen song, as Elvis which was really cool. My favorite part of his act was hearing “Don’t Be Cruel.” The audience went nuts for him, as if he was really Elvis.
Mike Albert, the “Las Vegas Elvis” was on fire! Lots of love and audience participation — he totally wowed them. He also brought his mother on stage to sing “The Wonder of You” to her. Then a song you rarely hear an Elvis impersonator do — “Let’s Pretend” sent chills up my spine! He wore an extraordinary costume that had a peacock stitched on it.
After Mike Albert performed “An American Trilogy” Scot Bruce came onstage to perform “Hound Dog” with him.
As always, there was a meet and greet in the lobby and the two Elvises took pictures with fans. It was fun meeting them again!