Elton John Tribute - LIVE
Imagine having Elton John appear at your event! An extraordinary pianist, Lee Alverson is America's premier Elton John Impersonator with thousands of appearances worldwide. Featured in Las Vegas' Treasure Island, Venetian, & Paris Casinos -His voice, piano playing & mannerisms are Classic Elton. By showcasing decades of Elton's music with exact replicas of his costumes, Lee is able to entertain an audience in a way that captures the excitement of a "real" Elton performance! - He has played intimate gatherings for celebrities as well as events for Coke, Intel & Pepsi. Ideal for private parties, theaters & concerts. No event is too small or too large! (solo or band)
The joy on the faces on the audience during Lee's performance could only be matched by the joy on the faces of the Maysville-Mason County Arts Commission for having the pleasure to host such a professional entertainer. I honestly do not have enough superlatives to describe Lee, so suffice it to say I highly recommend him for your next event, large or small. Do not hesitate to contact us if you'd like a more detailed reference.
Lee performed to a packed house at our annual gala, our largest fundraiser of the year. He did half a show as BIlly Joel and half as Elton John. He was absolutely terrific in every way. A dynamic voice and terrific pianist, Lee was a big hit with the crowd. He is a first-class entertainer. I would highly recommend him for your event.
Loved your Elton show on Saturday at the Amphitheater. The most impressive thing for me is the fact that you hit high notes that Elton no longer attempts. Yellowbrick Rd is my all time favorite and you sang it with perfection. Needless to say, your piano skills are out of this world too. Thank you for coming to our little neck of the woods and taking photos with us after the show.
David aka"Jersey D"
As Activities Director at a relatively small 55+ Active Adult community I am always looking for entertainment for the residents that will have the widest appeal. I did an internet search for a Billy Joel tribute artist and found Lee Alverson. We decided that he would do his 90 minute show featuring both Billy Joel and Elton John. The group absolutely loved Lee. He is very personable and charmed them with his witty banter and short stories and thrilled them with his singing and amazing skills on the keyboard. We definitely plan to have him return in the not-too-distant future.
What a great show you gave us last Friday! You were fantastic! Man can you play the piano! Your tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John was right on. Those who attended just raved about you. You where a pleasure to work with. Highly professional. You may use me as a recommendation anytime. Again, thanks for a great evening!
Westmoreland Columbus 500
I hired Lee as a surprise for my guests at my 50th birthday party. It was him, his keyboard, and the backround music machine (since we wanted more than just the keyboard sound).
We had a 1920's gangster theme and asked Lee to go along with some planned hi-jinks. He willingly obliged and even lent his air of enthusiasm to the activities.
As a big Elton John fan from way back, it was a lot of fun to have Elton at my birthday party. And whenever he sang a song that my young children knew, Lee willingly shared the stage with them.
Lee returned phone calls and emails quickly. He worked with me on the song list I wanted to hear. He offered his suggestions but was willing to go along with whatever I preferred.
I hope he plays a publicly accessible venue in my area as my family would love to see him perform as Elton again. I can only imagine how much more fun it would be to be able to see his entire band too.
Response from Elton John Tribute Lee Alverson:
Thanks for the wonderful review Bill! Really loved your kids singing along to the hits- and taking photos with your guests!- such a complimentary gang of great people!!!My best to your wonderful family! Doing so many private events that it is hard to fit in the public ones! Just back from a show in Boston - ocean City md week before.. This weekend I'll be at wildwood convention center in jersey ..then another private party in Philadelphia . Keep in touch through my Facebook pg tribute to Elton John lee Alverson for updates!
We had Lee perform as Elton for my Mom's 60th and she loved it so much that he came back as the Phantom for my brother's 30th the following weekend!! These were the 2 best parties I have EVER been to and I've been to A LOT of parties. Lee totally transforms your evening into something more memorable and outrageous than any of your guests could ever imagine.
Lee did an excellent job in entertaining our group with his talent. With some staff that had experienced live concerts with Elton John- Lee was spot on. Also watching and hearing his mastery of the piano was impressive!
Response from Elton John Tribute Lee Alverson:
The pleasure was all mine! What a wonderful and responsive audience! I really enjoyed taking photos with the associates after my performance!
This was a large event in a venue not really ideal for a headliner like Lee and the band. People were so distracted by so much that was going on, but then Lee took the stage, and he captured the attention of everyone. You can't ignore talent like that; you can't stop your toe from tapping, or your memories from kicking in and just making you sing along. And even though Lee was the star of the event, he denied it. He said the night was about helping someone. Funny thing was- he helped the most of all, just by doing exactly what everyone came to see him do. Thank you, again, Lee, and of course, the band.
I saw Lee this past Saturday. I was NOT disappointed!! To have such a Vegas quality show come to a little town was so appreciated! He is one of the best tribute performers I have had the pleasure to see. His show was high quality! Lee is so talented on the piano, doesn't matter if he is playing while seated, standing, standing on the piano bench with one leg elevated, tilting backwards, on his knees or laying on his side on the floor he never misses a beat! My husband commented he would love to see him do Liberace! When he played he was one with the piano. And the Glen Miller piece was fantastic! I would recommend anyone to check out on of his shows! We were entertained the whole show. I saw Elton in Vegas and Lee brings so much more energy to the stage than Elton did.
His Billy Joel was totally out of the world as well. The dark clothes and the glasses.....he nailed him!! My favorite Joel song is Piano Man....spot on Lee!!!!
Thank you so much for a fantastic night of entertainment! Can't wait to catch you again!!
We had a wonderful turnout for Lee's show! Many in our audience are big fans of his, and the rest came to see what all the 'excitement' was about! They LOVED his performance and were amazed at his expertise on the piano. Lee is the consummate professional, paying attention to all the costuming details that make him the artist he is portraying while continually staying in character and being congenial enough to meet the fans afterward for a photo op. There is no 'ego' that gets in the way of pleasing his audience. We have had Lee Alverson perform for us several times and have never been disappointed with his energetic performances and audience participation! A true stage professional with personality to match!
IT WAS AS CLOSE AS IT GETS! My bride surprised me at our recent wedding with the most spectacular gift,an evening with Elton John impersonator,Lee Alverson.Besides being a dead ringer for Sir Elton,in appearance,voice and mannerisms,he was a total genleman,taking all concerned into consideration.The band,myself,my guests,my bride etc.Lee allowed me AND encouraged me to sing along with him,what an honor.Lee helped me to experience the best night of my life. THANK-YOU LEE,FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.Sir Elton himself would have been proud!
Response from Elton John Tribute Lee Alverson:
Thank you Phil! Pleasure was all mine.... I really enjoyed being a part of your special day!
We have a small winery in Clarksburg CA, that we do big events to promote our wine club and our wines. This year we added a Tribute
Concert to the event line up, and Lee Alverson was our first show.
It was wonderful! Everyone had a great time, and have all posted fun pictures on FB saying what a great time they had. I gave this group a 5 star rating so I wanted to explain why I did that for all you Yelp reviewers that think 3 stars is good. LOL
Expertise- The band was very knowledgeable about how to communicate what they needed to someone like me who does not book entertainment for a living. They provided a detailed back line layout, and had a very easy to read and follow contract and rider.
Communication- The band was prompt, clear and friendly in all our emails and phone calls. They reviewed things in a timely manor and got back to me right away when they saw an issue. As an example I booked the flights from Philly instead of Pittsburgh, and they caught it right away, and let me know. They were all so friendly and were easy going about booking travel, the stage set up, and through out the show.
Professionalism- All the guys were very gracious and took time to meet guests after the show. They went above and beyond helping me prompt the event on FB, and sending wonderful graphics to use. The show went very smoothly because they were very professional with the sound and lighting vendors.
Priced Fairly- Yes I believe so. You can pay less for a Elton John Tribute band. But in my opinion pay peanuts get monkeys. These guys are first class, don't cut corners on the entertainment! They were worth every penny.
Adaptability- The band was very easy going and really wanted to make the event a success for everyone who attended.
I highly recommend booking Lee Alverson and his Tribute Band. They are great to work with and put on a great show.
We saw your show on Friday at the CVI in Nevada...IT WAS SUPERB! You sounded just like Elton and played like him too! I cant begin to express how much my friends and I enjoyed the show..You had everyone singing along to Benny and the Jets as well as Crocodile Rock (MY FAVORITE!) Thanks and Keep up the Great work!
Is the best way to describe Lee's performance. He played 1 set as Billy Joel and a second as Elton John. Guests loved him! Can't wait to have him back.
Lee Alverson's Elton John Tribute was fantastic. Our company's annual awards dinner was topped off with his performance and was definitely a highlight of the evening. From start to finish, Lee was professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Lee was professional in the services he provided. He arrived on time and was engaging to our students. I would hire him again.
Lee performed with our high school marching band in September. It was an outstanding show and I’m still getting comments on how much Lee looked and sounded just like Billy Joel and Elton John. He is an excellent performer and worked well with the students. It was a great experience for our students, their parents and our community.
Director of Bands
Marshfield High School
Lee Alverson really added a tremendous 'kick' to our party. We had seen Lee perform at another private party and immediately thought of him to be the highlight at our party at our Club. Lee was incredible, totally sensing the evening and playing just the right songs at the right time. He is a fantastic entertainer. Some of my friends were wondering if I really did know Elton John at some point for some reason...he is very convincing! A great performer and a wonderful individual.
Even better than Elton himself! I have seen Elton many times and Lee is a better pianist and performer! He packed the house 4 times and delivered!
I have been working with Lee for more than 15 years and he has performed more than 1000 shows for my groups so a specific date would not apply. As a Tour Operator, I have continually booked his shows to entertain motorcoach groups in various venues. Lee has provided all types of entertainment for us and the crowds love him! He is truly an amazing performer and his Elton John Tribute is the best I have even seen. When I need to book entertainment for my groups, Lee is always my first choice. His commitment to his profession is outstanding!
Thank you so much for being a part of our 2009 GFS Marketplace Annual
meeting. Your commitment to this event was evident from our first
conversation. We enjoyed working with you and our guests loved you!
We have heard so many wonderful comments about your
performances - especially your showmanship. The way you interacted with
our group was priceless. We hope that we can all stay in touch in the
Thank you again,
Jeff and Lisa
I just wanted to write to tell you how much our members enjoyed your production.
I continue to hear wonderful remarks on your talent, professionalism, and genuine show persona.
I will definitely recommend you to all my fellow managers in the Country Club Managers Association of America.
Ben J. Kulasa
Indiana Country Club
Lee's Tribute to Elton John is fantastic! If the real Elton ever needs a double to replace him on stage... THIS IS THE GUY! Equal Talent and showmanship... From the moment he took the stage, the audience was on their feet. Our client was very very impressed.
Thank you LEE!
IACREOT Convention Services
This man is by far one of the most talented entertainers I have had the pleasure of working with. His piano skills are beyond belief and his portrayal of Elton John is the best I have ever seen. You actually believe that the real Sir. Elton is in the room with you! The audience which included several hollywood celebrities was estatic with the performance. I highly recommend this artist for any event that requires a powerful show that will leave a lasting memory. If Elton John is unavailable.. This is the guy to take his place. You cant tell the difference!
MPA Convention Director
Price Range: please contact
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Show can be performed with solo piano and Vocals for an intimate surprise performance for private parties or as a large scale event with a full 5 piece band. Performance is done in character complete with costumes and english accent. Over 45 surpise 50th Birthday parties in 2008!
Show can also include a tribute to Billy Joel!
Lee Alverson Biography
A gifted stage performer, Lee has the ability to captivate audiences with his singing and his dazzling rock ‘n’ roll piano playing. He has performed well over 3,000 shows with regular appearances in Las Vegas, Florida, Canada, Puerto Rico , Reno, California etc..for clients who include Intel Corp, Universal Studios, and Coca Cola.
Beverly Hills Hotel, Fundraiser- CA
Paris Casino, Las Vegas
Venetian Casino, Las Vegas
El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
Versace Mansion, South Beach
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, San Diego
Lee is a featured attraction in Las Vegas with appearances at the Venetian, Treasure Island, and Paris Casinos. His critically acclaimed portrayal of the “Phantom of the Opera” has even led to an appearance at The Millennium Broadway Hotel Theater in Times Square in 2001.
Lee began his career by teaching himself to play the piano by ear at age 17 and started his professional career during his college years at Edinboro University, performing at lounges, private parties and resorts. Upon graduating in 1991, he utilized his marketing skills to record advertising jingles and to build The Alverson Entertainment Referral Network providing entertainment for events around the country.
His own talents caught national attention after the release of his “Matter of Time” CD which featured original compositions. As a result, the songs received radio airplay as he found himself sharing the stage with The Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, John Denver, and Andy Williams.
In a few short years, Lee’s career expanded to over 150 shows a year with a featured appearance on the NBC Television Special “Once Upon a Time” in front of an estimated viewing audience of over 70,000. A few years later, he performed at similar events for Governor Ed Rendell and Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann.
In the mid 1990’s, Lee began producing and starring in many successful Musical Revues including a Big Band Show, and various Legends in Concert productions which have been featured in cities across America. In particular, his “Christmas Phantasy” show is AAA Travels longest running and most successful show currently in its 14th year at the Grand Hall in Pittsburgh. For over 15 years, Alverson Entertainment has been the exclusive entertainment producer for Momentum Tours in Missouri and Celebrate Pittsburgh & Beyond.
For the past 10 years, Lee has taken on the role of “Tribute Artist” becoming one of the most successful Elton John Impersonators in the world with Endorsements by United Tribute Artists International and The Elton John International Fan Club. This has led to an international photo shoot for a Costa Rica advertising campaign, requests to appear on popular TV shows including HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and invitations to perform in Mexico, Hong Kong and the Versace Mansion.
In 2009 he had the honor of representing The United States as “February’s Featured Entertainer from America” for an international interview posted on the worldwide web. Other highlights include being interviewed by Joan Rivers and performing at The Beverly Hills Hotel for a benefit attended by Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster.
Lee also shares his talent by performing at multitudes of fundraisers. Recent events include The Heroes on the Harbor Fundraiser for wounded soldiers aboard the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego, The Hugs Foundation in New York, American Cancer Society events in Louisiana, The American Diabetes Association in Arkansas, Make a Wish, and Twilight Wish Foundation.
Lee’s career continues to ascend as he remains one of the most accomplished performers and trusted producers in the entertainment industry.
"A surprisingly convincing Elton John Impersonator!"
...Michelle Marchetti, BizBash Editorial, NYC
"Especially Impressive! Spectacular performance!"
...Frank Angeloni, Calabro Cheese Corporation, CT
"I can't tell you how impressed I was with you as performer &
Professional businessman. I knew you would be easy to work
with from our first conversation."
...Joe Rigotti, Accent on Cincinnati, Inc
"You are the greatest piano player I have ever seen!"
...Alan Travaglini, CEO of Sanray Corporation
"If it was up to me, I would book you for every event!"
...Linda Granett, Corporate Events Manhattan
"Your performance as Elton John was truly outstanding!"
...Barbara Lee Cohen, CEO of Productions USA Inc. Chicago, IL
....Meghan Beaven, Lone Star Attractions, TX
"Now that's Elton John!"
...Coca Cola, New Orleans, LA
"Hire this man for any event and let him take it from there...
the audience will love him!"
...Charles Funk, MI Theaters, New Orleans
"Our guests continue to rave about Lee's performance as Elton John!
His creative talents and showmanship lifted our wonderful
celebration into the realm of unforgettable."
...Dr. Jerid and Allison Fisher, New York
"It was an absolute pleasure working with you! Your professionalism and attention to detail were remarkable!
Your Elton John vocal performance was INCREDIBLE! You sounded just like the real Elton John!"
...Sandy Ellison, CMP Intel Americas , Inc Puerto Rico
"Incredible job!" "Can't wait to work with you again!
...Nelson Foster, "Legends in Concert", Boca Raton Resort, FL
"WOW! That was the most amazing surprise, Elton playing at my birthday party complete with a red piano! All my friends are still talking about it. What an unbelievable entertainer and piano player."
...Betsy Wiersma, Creative Event Development Denver, CO
"Your charisma, energy, and talent, made it a really memorable experience Not only was the performance top notch, but it was very enjoyable dealing and getting to know you. We can't thank you enough!"
-Michael Randals, 50th Birthday Party-Los Angeles
"Lee, you knocked it out of the park for us tonight!" Your performance was a huge hit-You are an amazing talent!"
-Lawrence Naiman, Director of Conferences- Guardian Life Insurance Company-
"Impersonator Lee Alverson looks almost exactly like the man with the world's largest sunglasses collection, and he plays and sings like him, too. Your friends will think you have friends in high places."
---The Wave Magazine, CA
"His tone is surprisingly Eltonish...He's very, very good." The Man is a consummate player, his fingers traipsing along the keyboard as effortlessly as Elton's, producing a startlingly ornate sound." "It's an impressive display & for those who love Elton John's Best-Known hits, an entertaining Show."
---Tiffany Yates, Naples Daily News
"Your performance was awesome & you are a true Pro." "Great working with you and we look forward to the next one!"
----John McConnell, Executive Producer for Book it Inc, Universal Studios, Fl
"While the title of “Piano Man” may be synonymous with Billy Joel, add Elton John and Lee Alverson to the list"
---Tom Lavis, Tribune-Democrat
Additional Booking Notes
Rider given upon request.
Just about everything Elton John ever recorded.
|David Milliern||Producer/ Booking Assistant/ Web Site Supervisor|
|Charlie St Cyr-Paul||Band Leader/ Musical Director|
|James Willaman||Band Leader/ North East|
Influences & Inspiration
Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney , The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jerry Lee Lewis and other piano players.
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