Chuck Baril is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and it was there on New Year's Eve in 1975 when his destiny was set. At the Pontiac Silverdome, Elvis performed an amazing concert to an audience of 60,000 screaming fans along with one young impressionable young man who decided that night that he too would become a singer.
He began singing as a young child and has sung and recorded many styles of music over the years. Three of the songs he has written and recorded have been played on 90 radio stations in 11 states. But Chuck came back to his first love, Elvis' recordings, because that is what he loves most and does best.
Having performed over 5300 shows, Chuck is one of the finest Elvis tribute singers in the world because of his great love and respect for The King along with the R&B influences of growing up in Motown. As a boy, he began singing spiritual hymns in church and has continued those early influences as a faithful Christian and member of the church where Ray Walker of the Jordanaires once served as song leader.
The essence of Elvis is brought to all of Chuck's performances. His powerful voice, humble charm, and genuine love of people make him more than just another Elvis singer. He truly wants to bring honor to the legacy of the King. Many people who have seen Chuck perform are amazed at his ability to take them back to their own personal thoughts and memories of Elvis. The late Jack Kenner, Chuck's great uncle Jack was a ballroom dance instructor in Memphis and used to give Priscilla Presley dance lessons.
Chuck was recently featured in People Magazine's Country Special Edition (Sept. 2012). He has done weekly shows at the Gibson Guitar Showcase at the Opry Mills Mall adjacent to the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. He also does shows at the legendary Nashville Nightlife Theater. Upon request, the Jordanaires are available as back-up singers in Chuck's shows. He also is available for private parties, Christmas parties, corporate events, conventions, trade shows and fairs, and will travel to any location. He has performed for Bonnaroo 2006 & 2007 (the world's largest outdoor festival in Manchester, TN with 80,000 in attendance); 2007 Elvis Cruise on Carnival Cruises, Governor Bredesen's Inaugural Ball, Gallatin Mayor Don Wright's Re-Election Campaign, the National VFW Convention, the National Business Women's Convention, the American Legion of North Carolina, the Henry County Fair, the Wilson County Fair - Tennessee's largest county fair, the Tennessee State Fair, the Southern Fried Festival, Governor's Square Mall, Hendersonville's Festival on the Lake, appeared twice on Nashville's Fox 17 Tennessee Mornings, Nashville's WSMV Channel 4, and ESPN as well as events all over the U.S. His corporate events include Amway, Ardent, Paragon, AFLAC, IBM, the Red Hat Ladies Society, and countless birthday, weddings, anniversaries and class reunions. Along with performing, he is available for pictures, meet and greets and singing telegrams including a really fun one for the wife of Bela Fleck.
Chuck was voted one of Nashville's Most Beautiful People!
He has spent the last 18 years living in Nashville, Tennessee where music is king and Elvis did many of his recordings. He's been happily married 22 years and has three beautiful children. Along with singing, Chuck is a published author of "The Wedding Present" - a fiction inspirational love story. He has also written a screenplay titled "The King" about the spiritual side of Elvis. He had the opportunity to interview many of Elvis' musicians, back-up singers, family and close friends for the movie.
You and your guests will have a great time if you book him. He will make your event fun and personable with memories you can share for a lifetime. For birthdays and anniversaries, Chuck gives a special gift bag for the person or couple which includes a silk scarf and teddy bear! Chuck can also provide DJ services for your event as Elvis. He is also an event planner and can help plan your event. His good friend "Marilyn Monroe" is available for 50's parties with him.
Chuck will work within your budget and make your party or event the most fun your guests will ever have! He primarily sings with tracks but you may also book him with his back up band.
See him on Facebook, Twitter & his blog about being an Elvis impersonator!
Elvis of course, but I wanted to be Donny Osmond growing up. Being from Detroit, I love R&B artists like Pebo Bryson, James Ingram, Luther Vandross and Al Jarreau. Being from Nashville, I love country artists like George Strait and Reba. My other favorites include Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 120 minutes
Your Nashville Elvis Chuck Baril will totally take your party or event to the next level with his rendition of Elvis. He makes all his performances fun and personal. He interacts with audience members and shares lots of personal stories about Elvis. He takes you from the fun 1950's classics like Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel to more emotional favorites like In the Ghetto and An American Trilogy. Your guests will love Chuck as Elvis and will want to stick around for pictures with him to remember the event.
All I need is electricity!
Blue Suede Shoes
I Can't Stop Loving You
Stuck on You
You Gave Me a Mountain
The Wonder of You
I'll Remember You
It's Now or Never
All Shook Up
Don't Be Cruel
An American Trilogy
Love Me Tender
Can't Help Falling in Love
Return to Sender
In the Ghetto
What Now My Love
Welcome To My World
That's All Right Mama
Baby What You Want Me to Do
A Little Less Conversation
I'll Be Home for Christmas
If Every Day Was Like Christmas
How Great Thou Art
Cryin' in the Chapel
2006: 50 gigs
2007: 70 gigs
2008: 80 gigs
2009: 40 gigs
2010: 65 gigs
2011: 36 gigs
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