Based in New Jersey, Mike Moat only performs with his 11 piece band, Golden Reflections and never sings to backing tracks. (The performance can be scaled back to 7 musicians)
Golden Reflections, with it's large ensemble, is one of the truly authentic Elvis Presley Tribute bands in New Jersey/New York and also plays the best rock & roll music from the 50s, 60s 70s and 80s.
Hailed by critics and celebrities throughout the country, Mike Moat's "Eternally Elvis" Show is a high energy, action packed re-creation of an Elvis Presley Concert. Often billed as 'The Ultimate Elvis Show," Mike's resemblance of Elvis and his vocal similarities are absolutely incredible, satisfying even the most demanding Elvis Fan.
Since 1978, Mike has performed hundreds of shows at arenas, night clubs, hotels and banquet halls, as well as performing benefit concerts for Muscular Dystrophy, Handicapped Children, St. Judes Children's Hospital and The American Cancer Society.
In 1984, he won 1st place at a nationwide "Elvis Look-alike Contest" held in New York City. It earned him a contract with the largest look-alike agency in the country.
In the summer of 1986, Mike and his band were flown to New Orleans, Louisiana to perform with Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and Fabian. Following the final song, 'American Trilogy", the crowd of thousands responded with a standing ovation.
In 1987 Mike was chosen from dozens of impersonators to perform on the famous N.Y. radio DJ Howard Stern's FOX television show. He made' quite an impression on Howard and his band leader Leslie West (of the legendary group "Mountain"). At the audition, after seeing and hearing Mike perform, Leslie commented saying, "Mike will have to be on the show, he is the best I've ever seen!"
In 1989 Mike was seen performing for the first time by the "Love 4 Elvis" Fan Club of Clifton, NJ. Prior to the show he was informed by the Fan Club that they had seen "all" the Elvis performers in the Tri-State area, and none were deserving of their official backing. That was soon to change after witnessing Mike and his bands' dynamic performance. After the show, the largest Elvis Presley Fan Club in Northern New Jersey declared Mike Moat the #1 Elvis Impersonator in New Jersey/New York and his "Eternally Elvis Show" was the best, and only Elvis show in the Tri-State area worthy of their official backing. Mike considers this backing by "true" Elvis fans the greatest compliment he has ever received.
In the summer of 1989, Mike was seen on national T.V. on the "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee Show". Regis called Mike a "Close Elvis".
One of the highlights of Mike's career came in the summer of 1990, when he was flown to Las Vegas, Nevada and performed to sold out audiences. One of the session musicians who has seen and played for various Elvis acts, declared Mike "The best Impersonator to play Vegas!" Mike returned to Las Vegas in 1992 and 1993 and brought back the magic of his 1990 performances. The 1992 performance was at The Hilton, the same hotel that Elvis routinely performed at while in Las Vegas. (then known as The International)
In January 1991, Mike was seen performing in New York City by the famous WYNY D.J. Bill Rock. Bill was so impressed with Mike's performance, the following day he announced on the radio, to millions of people that Mike Moat was was the best Elvis impersonator he had seen, and that "His performance brought the house down!"
In 1991 Mike had the fortune of performing with the legendary Soupy Sales.
One week later Mike was flown to San Diego, California and performed at the Marriott to over 2,000 people. There he put on some exciting performances, electrifying the huge crowd, who called him out for two encores.
In March 1991, Mike was featured in PEOPLE magazine and a paper back book entitled "I AM ELVIS".
Also in 1991, Mike was approached to co-star in two motion pictures. Although he could not commit to these offers, one film turned into the #1 hit of that year “Honeymoon in Vegas".
December 1991 was another milestone in Mike's career when he performed in Orlando, Florida at the exclusive Disney World hotel "The Dolphin".
In August 1991, WPLJ Radio was looking for an impersonator to do a promotional tour for the radio station. Famous WPLJ DJ Scott Shannon had Mike contacted to do the tour which led to an appearance at Giants Stadium, and a concert with The Village People. Scott's producer Jimmy Deale (a huge Elvis fan himself) proclaimed Mike "The best Elvis. EVER!" During the tour various film crews filmed Mike including Channels 2, 5 and 7.
Mike was featured on Channel 7 "Eyewitness News", Channel 5 "Entertainment Daily Journal' (EDJ) and a December appearance on the informative CBS news show "48 Hours".
Another huge step in Mike's career came in June 1993. Mike was flown to Nara, Japan where his performances brought the house down. In the Orient, Mike found the Japanese very knowledgeable of Elvis and his music.
On Elvis' birthday January 8, 1994, Mike was called back to New York City to make a guest appearance on WPLJ. Scott Shannon announced to millions of listeners that Mike was "The finest Elvis Impersonator there is!”
A couple years later Mike and his band performed on the same stage with Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn in an outdoor concert to thousands. That same year Mike was selected to perform in an MTV commercial.
Mike's show has won critical acclaim from coast to coast in such places as New Jersey, New York, Las Vegas, NV, New Orleans LA, Orlando FL, San Diego CA, as well as overseas in Japan.
As you can surely tell by now, we are sold on the fantastic performance the "Eternally Elvis Show" delivers. So sit back, relax and enjoy this fabulous entertainment.
Mike Moat: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Moat: Guitar
Rich Fontana: Keyboards & Vocals
Ron Graniero: Drums
Andy Paleologos: Bass
Debbie Moat: Vocals
Michelle Moat: Vocals
Phil, Billy, John, Phil: Trumpet 1, Sax, Trumpet 2, Trombone
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Mike Moat & Golden Reflections perform a simulation of an Elvis concert that can be a stand-alone event or combined with an oldies/dance rock night.
Here is an email we received from an audience member who saw our show for the first time in April 2011...
April 26, 2011
A great pleasure to meet you last week. I really enjoyed your performance. I literally had chills, it brought me right back to my boyhood. (A friend) can tell you about my love for Elvis as a boy. I remember the Aloha Concert Album, I listened to it literally hundreds and hundreds of times and have almost every lyric memorized. The sincere authenticity with which you interpret The King's songs is nothing short of remarkable. This is very different from those who merely attempt to duplicate vocal tonality or present themselves as charicatures of Elvis. Thank you for what you do, El Rey is always with us...
Good Health and TCB, Joe D.
Golden Reflections plays hundreds of songs that include 100+ Elvis songs as well as oldies, classic rock and wedding/dance music.
Past Booked Dates:
06-18-2011 — Wedding Clifton NJ
06-12-2011 — Waldwick Auto Show, Waldwick, NJ
06-10-2011 — New Milford Elks, New Milford, NJ
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