Why hire Butch Dicus - The King of Hearts?
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE! Creating the music and the magic of the man the world called the King of Rock & Roll. The only impersonator in history to perform for Elvis' high school and Johnny Cash's life story "Walk The Line". Over 300 shows a year, Butch continues to bring back the great memories of Elvis. From the Rockin' 50s to the Movie 60's to the Concert 70's, Butch brings to the stage the look, the performance and most important; The Voice. Spreading the Elvis love across the South to include Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee, though there are no boundaries for Elvis. Butch is proclaimed the "only Elvis impersonator in the world" and his show proves it.
Began impersonating Elvis Presley in 1973. Having experienced Elvis long before the King left this world, Butch was able to see in person how Elvis influenced the audience with his songs and charisma. Taking his Elvis impersonations to Germany and England, Butch was honored to win a chance to perform on London Weekend Television's version of "Star Search". Butch began performing his Elvis act fulltime in 2000, with an increase of venues over the last ten year to 300 shows a year.
Butch was invited to Memphis, Tennessee after to perform for the cast and crew of "Walk The Line"; a film depicting Johnny Cash's life. Butch was also invited by Elvis' High School, Humes, to entertain for their annual school reunion and has been requested each year since. From corporate events to fundraisers to sporting events, Butch has brought the music and the man to audiences around the world. In 2006 Butch performed for 17 casinos in the Oklahoma and Mississippi area.
Butch also performs his act for many local support groups in Arkansas to include the Arkansas Downs Syndrome Association, bringing awareness to the Downs Syndrome cause. Butch has volunteered for hospice-type situations, helping to make a person's life a little more comfortable. It has been proved music is the best medicine for a person's soul and Butch proves this each year through his work in the nursing and rehab facilities located throughout the South. Assisting residents at Memory Centers remember how great life was during the Elvis years.
When asked how or why he started impersonating Elvis, Butch only answer is "It started in 1973 when I witnessed for the first time what Elvis did for an audience. You can see in their faces the joy he brought and if any man/woman can help a one person forget hard times or troubles they may be experiencing for just one hour, that is worth a million". And Butch continues to do so.
When asked when this impersonation will ever end, Butch simply states "when the memory of Elvis Presley dies and basically, I don't have to worry about that".
Butch Dicus: Entertainer
Many entertainers have influenced Butch's life which also sometimes comes out in his show to include Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Chubby Checker, The Temptations; just to name a few.
What to Expect
If you are looking for "Elvis Presley", look no further! Butch brings the magic and music of the King of Rock and Roll. With over 330 shows in 2011, it again proves Butch is not only asked by name but referrals are consistent. If you are looking for an entertainer who can not only give you a great show but also interact with the audience throughout the night, you have definitely come to the right place.
Butch is probably the easiest entertainer to work with, requiring minimum from the client.
Butch's show list depends on the audience and at the request of the client. With over 1000 songs to choose from, Butch can bring a wide selection.
2006: 141 gigs
2007: 190 gigs
2008: 256 gigs
2009: 315 gigs
2010: 291 gigs
2011: 331 gigs
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Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Private Party, Reunion, Sporting Event, Trade Show, Wedding Reception