James (King) Kruk is California's Most Exciting Elvis Tribute Artist/ Elvis Impersonator, he combines a fantastic look with an amazing voice and a genuine charisma to give any party or event that special "Elvis" MAGIC. James has delighted countless guests at corporate functions,weddings, Birthdays and has become the go to Elvis for film and television productions. James has performed as Elvis with Patricia Arquette Live Read of True Romance sponsored by Film Independent and LACMA opened for national acts like The Eels. James Kruk is the singing voice of Elvis in the film Pawn Shop Chronicles. He portrayed Elvis in The National Tour of Steve Martins "Picasso at The Lapin Agile" Kruk Rocks!
He arrived early and prepared. He was enthusiastic and entertaining and fun! He definitely is a roll with the punches kind of guy, which was great for our event! I would recommend King Kruk any time!!
We were blessed to have King Kruk officiate our April Fools wedding. He was a true pro! A talented singer, funny, warm, on time, etc. Our guests are still raving about him (some even wished they had hired him for their former weddings)! James made it easy for us from start to finish- sending ceremony samples to help us craft our nuptials, being available for questions, consulting with us on song list, etc. And boy does he sound great! My Aunts and my now husband's mom swooned when they met him and it brought my Aunt a flashback from when she missed Elvis performing decades ago. King Kruk was such a hit that we had him play some extra songs and he was more than gracious in taking time for photos. He made our day special and memorable - I can't praise him enough!
I hired the King to serenade my husband and his coworkers at his office and he was FANTASTIC!! He was prompt (early even), he was completely open to my ideas, and gave a rocking performance. Everyone loved it, especially my husband! Could not be happier about the whole thing. Would definitely hire King Kruk if I ever needed another Elvis experience.
I have seen James perform for the 4th time at Grand Oaks Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks CA. Also, this is the 4th time I have submitted a review (see reviews #66, 70, and 74). I have rated him as 5 stars each time (the highest rating).
All his performances have been spectacular. He projects so much energy. He interacts with the audience. After the performance, he poses for photographs with the residents. Thank you again, James, for the entertainment.
We hired King Kruk for my mom's 70th birthday party and he was outstanding! He looks and sounds like Elvis, both when he's singing and when he's speaking. He's also very funny! He infuses humor into his performance. Our family and guests were extremely pleased with King Kruk's professionalism and performance. I recommend him wholeheartedly for your event.
James was brilliant! We hired James for my mother's 70th Birthday party. He was very gracious and attentive to the audience and most importantly, to the Birthday Girl! Song selection was great, he's got the voice and he's got the moves! James made it a truly memorable occasion, thank you James!!
WOW, FANTASTC - James "King Kruk" was a surprise entertainer at our "End of Summer" party. He is an amazing, talented entertainer. All of our guest were so impressed with his outstanding performance as "Elvis." He made everyone feel special. James has charisma plus. He is extremely charming and friendly. His voice is incredible. If you weren't looking at him you would think the real "Elvis" was singing to you. Anyone who attends one of James' "King Kruk" performances goes away with a smile on their face and feeling good. There aren't many things today, you can say that about. James you are the best Elvis impersonator. Thanks for making our party the success it was.
Kathie and Fred
Mr. Kruk put on a very good show. He has an excellent voice and is quite personable. Having him as entertainment at the party certainly added to everyone's enjoyment. It was such fun.
I attended an awesome private party where King Kruk rocked the house! He had a great voice and worked with the guests through his interactions and humor, bringing laughter and fun to all. A superb performance!
I was lucky enough to attend a personal party where King Kruk performed. The ladies went wild. He was so much fun; handsome; great voice; and had the moves. Worked well w/the audience and made it fun for everyone. Would highly recommend him. (did not answer price area as I was a party guest and didn't book him for this event).
King Kruk is the best Elvis impersonator I have ever seen! It was a truly surprise I had on my birthday, my kids knows that I love Elvis music and they gave me this enjoyable big surprise and he made my brithday party the best ever. He sings like Elvis...talks like Elvis...perform like Elvis...he just makes Elvis come alive! I recommend him with *****
James went above and beyond! It was my father-in-laws 60th birthday party and had to do something BIG. I was hesitant to pull the trigger on what Elvis to book. It was a hard decision not having a "personal" recommendation and only had a chance to evaluate some videos and sets of albums over the course of a couple days. They all seemed good and all had something different to offer.
We all were freaking out that it was going to be more comical or that Elvis was going to show up drunk... I even had a nightmare that no one knew any of the songs he sang and the party flopped.
But James blew our minds by sounding amazing and looking GREAT! He had such a sparkling charisma, everyone from the teenie boppers to the oldies but goodies were charmed and captivated by his swagger and huge smile. Our dad who is a huge Elvis fan, never stopped smiling dancing and even teared up (and this is a man with the straight face). He loved the surprise entertainment. It was quite the memory all of us to cherish for a lifetime.
We would recommend James to anyone who is considering hiring an Elvis impersonator and we do plan on using him again in the future.
Rebecca & Carol
Had James and Band at my 60th Bday/25th Anniversary Party on 9/29 and their performance was ABOVE AND BEYOND FANTASTIC!!! All the guests were so impressed and everyone loved them! Thanks to them they made our Day Extra Special and something everyone will never forget ! They are not just great performers but GREAT GENUINE GUYS! Conversing with the guests and making everyone feel special!! I cannot say enough GREAT THINGS ABOUT THEM!!!
King Krug gave a wonderful tribute performance of the legendary Elvis Presley. Being of the age group who "was there at the beginning of Elvis' career" and who saw him several times in Las Vegas, I can say first hand that King Kruk was as close to the real Elvis as anyone. King Krug's appearance, voice, friendly interactions with the audience were great. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an Elvis tribute artist.
King Kruk your show was absolutely the best ever! You are the "King" of every Elvis impersonator that I've ever seen. All of us ladies loved it!
We all really enjoyed your performance at Karen's party. She really knows how to throw one, doesn't she?
You were great and such a gentleman. With all of us
old ladies dancing around you, you kept your cool and
we loved your performance. I would HIGHLY recommend
Very charming and talented. We truly enjoyed the performance. Did everything possible to interact with audience of mature ladies! Thank you so much!
Wow! Wow! My party was a smashing hit because of King Kruk....I had over 100 ladies, and he made everyone feel special...I highly recommend Elvis for your next event..he was the BEST!
James is not a cheesy Elvis act. He's the real deal, almost like having the real thing. He's a great singer, a great dancer, he's super handsome and charming and he was the hit of our party. James even remembered our guests' names and sang to them and added their names to the lyrics. The kids and the ladies loved this. If your looking for a really special entertainer he is the King!
Our over-fifty crowd was delighted beyond expectation by King Kruk's performance. Very authentic; wonderful voice. Interaction with the group was relaxed and fun. Highly recommend.
Mr. Kruk is a true professional. He arrived to my parents 50th wedding anniversary party as a suprise guest and was an instant hit! He greeted and worked the crowd, renewed my parents vows,all while singing and entertaining everyone. I would recommend King Kruk to anyone who would like an amazing performer who is handsome, kind and an excellent singer/entertainer! Thanks James, we love you!
James was a FANTASTIC Elvis! Everybody loved him and had a great time. I had so many people ask me "Where did you get him?" We had such a great time at our own wedding! And we were told over and over just how much fun it was. James was genuinely a nice guy. He helped us with our vows and and the ceremony when we had no idea what to do. He even lent me his hairspray when I forgot to bring my own. King Kruk looks like Elvis, sounds like Elvis and sings with such passion that even a non-Elvis lover is captivated. Hiring James was the best decision I made!
I was more than impressed with Elvis at my mother's 65th birthday party. Not only did he put on an excellent show, he remembered my kids names and incorperated the audience into his performance. He made it a very special occasion for my mothers and all of us. King Kruk did an awesome performance and we all sang along in true ELVIS fashion. I would hire him again without question. We loved it!
I saw James Kruk for the 3rd time where he performed at Grand Oaks Senior Living in Thousand Oaks. CA. Again, he gave a fantastic performance. He projects much energy while singing, dancing, moving, and inter-acting with the audience.
I spoke to him after the performance, and congratulated him on his terrific show. He is very personable to talk to. He is sincere, kind, and friendly.
I am looking forward to seeing him again. Thank you James !
James performed for my friends' Retirement Luncheon and he was AWESOME! He customized some of the songs for her, very personable and intereacted very well with the audience - he did a wonderful performance, Everybody that attended the luncheon said it was the best retirement party they've been to thanks to Elvis, and those that didn't wish they had! He truly made the retirement luncheon a hit, and beautiful memories for my friend. I'm glad I chose him from 4 others - i have no regrets whatsoever. He even stuck around and took pictures and didn't rush. If you're looking for an "Elvis" believe me, you won't regret or go wrong in hiring James Kruk for your function. Thank you James for making my friends retirement the talk of the town - you're the best!!
If you're looking for a great Elvis experience then look no further! James is a true professional, he really embodied Elvis in his performance. James sang a wide variety of Elvis songs my mom requested from his early days to the later years and a few gospel songs! James is extremely personable, friendly, and has a great sense of humor. He really did a great job involving the audience. James was so patient and never broke character throughout the after performance photo shoot with MANY family and friends. Save yourself the trouble of researching and go with James Kruk you won’t be disappointed! Thanks Again James, You Rocked It!
If you want to experience the thrill of a live Elvis concert, or if you want to hire “Elvis” for a special event, Do not look any further! "Elite Elvis Tribute Artist James King Kruk" is as close as it gets to experiencing Elvis Presley at his peak. James has it all; magnificent powerful Elvis like voice, striking good looks, charisma, perfect Elvis moves including karate moves, and most important, that rare unnamable Elvis quality that touches the heart and soul. His performance will knock your socks off!!! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Not only is James a highly gifted entertainer, he is a warm, friendly, fun guy; a grand addition to any party or event. Working with him is always a total pleasure and an honor.
Having hired James for three company events and personally attendeing four of his club performances, I know I can count on an amazing show each and every time.
James performed at Grand Oaks Assisted Living (Thousand Oaks CA), where I reside, for our Christmas party. All the residents raved about the performance. He made the party a memorable event.
He sang both Elvis and holidays songs. He inter-acted with the audience, and extended well-meaning appreciation. After the performance, I was fortunate to have a photo taken with him and our Santa Claus.
This was the second time I saw James perform (he also performed at our Halloween party). I look forward to seeing him again. Thank you James.
James was a phenomenal Elvis! We hired him for my mom's 70th birthday party and she nearly fell out of her chair when he walked in full garb, singing Happy Birthday. He put on nearly an hour-long show in my living room and all 30 guests were enraptured the whole time (including the younger of us). All of the guests, and especially we hosts, were so thrilled with James and would highly recommend him for any event that needs a little extra special something.
I hired King Kruk to perform for my Dad's birthday party. He did a fantastic show - from his entry and throughout his show. He sounds just like Elvis, looks like Elvis and moves like Elvis - what a treat! My dad said he was the best Elvis impersonator he ever saw (and he saw many in Vegas). I've been a fan of Elvis, I've now become of fan of King Kruk impersonating Elvis.
We hired James to perform at my mother-in-law's 70th birthday party. He was fantastic!
We were able to book him at the last minute (another Elvis fell through, thankfully).
Very easy to work with and accomodating.
He sounded fantastic.
Had the Elvis moves (since it was an older crowd, we asked him to make sure it was a pg-version show, he was perfect. in fact, afterward the birthday girl remarked that she was glad he kept the hip gyrations to a minimum)
He took requests.
Our venue (a living room) wasn't the best. He had about 20 square feet (4'x5') to perform. He really made the most of it.
The birthday girl and her friends loved it.
One thing my wife and I both liked was that he wasn't 'in character' for the whole show. He sang like Elivs, and did some Elvis schtick, but he also stepped out of character to provide some background on his costume, jewelry, Evlis' life, etc.
I am a resident at Grand Oaks Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks, CA. James Kruk performed here at our Halloween party last month. He made the party a great success.
What a fantastic performance - his singing, dancing, and moves were so energetic. He is extremely talented and professional. He interacted with the residents during the performance. The performance was held in our dining room which was packed with our residents. He was the talk of our facility for days after the performance. Everyone commented that he was outstanding.
I spoke to him after the performance, and had a photo taken with him (which I am having custom framed). I look forward to see him again in future performances.
You have Elvis Tribute Artists (ETA), then you have Elvis impersonator hacks. James is the real deal ETA who performs a respectable, engaging, energetic show. He draws the audience in, makes us a part of the show and gives Elvis fans a taste of what might have been like at an Elvis concert.
Aside from his talents as an entertainer, he is a genuine nice guy who extends a sincere appreciation towards his fans. I'm a fan for life.
I have had the pleasure of seeing James "King" Kruk two times now. Recently I saw him perform at the Belly Up in Solano Beach. I know this may be hard to believe but I was not an Elvis fan. Let me tell you , I am now!
James is an amazing Elvis Tribute Artist. He has the talent, the looks, the energy, and is a genuine nice guy. He interacts with the audience and they feel like they are watching Elvis.
We were lucky enough to see James perform with Super Diamond. They did a duet together singing Sweet Caroline. Wow, it was a great moment. Elvis and Neil Diamond on stage. Very Cool.
I will be going to see James whenever he is in town. Thanks for making me an Elvis fan.
I have seen James "King" Kruk on several occasions. The first time I saw James was at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. I was hooked! You see, I am a BIG Elvis fan, and I am always in search of a fantastic ETA. Well, James is fantastic!
In my opinion, a fantastic ETA must possess several qualities. They must be respectful, talented, engaging, attractive, and humble. James, thankfully, has all of these qualities.
I recently saw James at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. He opened for the Tribute Artist Band, Super Diamond. James knocked it out of the ball park, but, for me, the highlight of the night was when James and Super Diamond did a duet of Sweet Caroline. I couldn’t help but imagine that that is what it would have been like if Elvis and Neil Diamond had shared a stage together.
My husband and I, for years, have been talking about renewing our wedding vows. Well, if, and when that happens, I can honestly say that James is at the top of our list for the entertainment. Until then, I’ll be happy following James around wherever he plays.
We saw James Kruk the other night @ the Belly Up near San Diego. I thought we were both too young to be Elvis Fans. His music lives on and James has made us Elvis and James fans.
Only my 2nd time to see the Elite ELVIS Tribute and we Loved it. His show is backed up with a talented band and they all looked and sounded amazing. JAMES enthusiastic singing and dancing performance along with his humor made for a very fun time and us wanting the show to continue...........
James Kruk is the best of four Elvis impersonators I have seen. His voice is excellent and very similar to Elvis' voice. He has the moves that make the show exciting, that none of the others had. He is personable; he talked about himself and the business of being an Elvis impersonator, so he was very real and we could relate to him. He was a gentleman at all times. He freely allowed pictures of himself and with members of the audience.
Torrance Memorial Auxiliary had the pleasure of a personal visit from the one and only King. Elivis entertained the hospital volunteers with a trip down memory lane. Some of the volunteers slipped on their blue suede shoes and got all shook up to the sounds of Elvis gold. We sang and danced and thoroughly enjoyed James Kruk as Elvis. We would highly recommend James and would definitely have him return should the need arise. James took the time to walk thru the crowd and involve them in the entertainment. A good time was had by all.
JAMES KRUK WAS THE HIT OF OUR SON'S 40th ROCK & ROLL PARTY!! OUR SON HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AND I WAS SO TAKEN BY THE ATTENTION HE GAVE SOME OF OUR SON'S FRIENDS WHO ARE ALSO DISABLED YOUNG ADULTS, HE HAD THEM MOVING AND DANCING IN THEIR WHEELCHAIRS! I WOULD RECOMMEND JAMES KRUK IN A HEARTBEAT! HE IS THE KING!
We hired James (aka Elvis) for a birthday party for my mother, who turned 73, and who is a lifelong Elvis fan. He was able to accommodate us at the last minute, and he really made my mother’s birthday a special event for her and everyone else attending. James has the great Elvis looks and Elvis moves, great personality of Elvis (kind and generous), and most importantly, an incredible voice. In fact, he sounded so much like Elvis that my mother thought he was lip syncing to the real Elvis Presley. Some of the notes he hit took our breath away, and he had us singing along with him and my mother up and dancing with him. We highly recommend him and would love to have him come up again for her 74th!
On 9/10/11 I attended the 40th birthday party of a very special family friend named Michael S. Michael was born with cerebral palsy. Michael has always loved all types of music and especially The King, Elvis Presley. What a treat we had when King Kruk arrived in the full persona of Elvis! His voice is amazing and so like Elvis' you really believe you are seeing and hearing Elvis! In addition to his awesome performance and interacting with the audience; he is sincere, warm and so kind.
My heart is full not only because of his wonderful performance but because of who he is.
I highly recommend King Kruk for any event you plan to have.
And...if you know someone who would like to have a phone call from King Kruk (wouldn't that be so much fun?), he can do that as well!
Blessings to you King Kruk!
I don't have words to adequately thank you for your riveting performance at our Senior Community Casino party! You electrified the room! Your magnificent voice, perfectly executed Elvis karate moves, good looks, gracious charm, humor and all so rare charisma captured the "Elvis Mystique." Elvis was in the building!
Our residents, staff and guests can not stop talking about the fun, magic and joy you created. One resident thanked me for bringing that wonderful man (you) to us, because you brought back laughter and joy to his wife for the first time following her debilitating illness and resulting depression.
Your live performance far exceeded my already high expectations. Pure Magic! In your own right, you are a super star to us!
We can hardly wait for a return visit! Working with you is a total pleasure.
I'm attaching photos.
Until next time,
Director of Activities
King Krug performed at our 25th wedding anniversary party last Saturday night and was the talk of the party. He renewed our wedding vows with such a funny, lighthearted ceremony. His singing was spot on too! He was perfect! We would highly recommend King Kruk to all interested in having "Elvis" perform at their event. He was great entertainment and enjoyed by everyone. Our guests could not stop talking about how warm and genuine he was and loved having their pictures taken with him.
I saw King Kruk in concert at the San Bernardino Theater and was so impressed that I hired him to entertain at my daughter's surprise birthday party. She LOVES Elvis and now she loves King Kruk! Everyone at the party enjoyed the show and can't stop talking about what a great performance he put on.
King Kruk is professional yet warm and friendly; he is great at working the crowd and improvising. His singing is soooooo Elvis! I wish our small backyard could have given him more room to show off his "Elvis" moves.
Thank you for giving all of us a night to remember!
I hired King Kruck to perform at my husbands surprise 40th birthday party. The evening was a great success! Not only was my husband totally caught off guard when he entered the party, but he was surprised to see his favorite entertainer there to perform his favorite Elvis songs. King Kruck did an outstanding job. His energry and crowd interaction had me dancing through out the night. Our guests are still talking about the wonderful evening that they had. King Kruck helped to create long lasting memories for us, and we thank him very much.
James Kruk is an extremely professional gentleman and is very easy to deal with. He is a great Elvis impersonator, and has a wonderful voice. James made my parent's retirement party very special, and he was able to satisfy even the most die hard Elvis fans in the room. I would definitely hire him again, and I recommend him very highly!
James (Elvis) showed up on time, performed as agreed and had all my guest clapping and dancing the whole performance. My Son and Daughter were so excited Elvis came to our house that they still talk to their friends and family about Elvis. Again, Thank you so much James for performing at our house. James is Professional yet extremly Friendly we cant wait for the next time we get to see him perform.
Congratulations James on the ETA Contest June 5 at Pechanga Casino. I don't know what show the Judges were watching, but in my opinion and and the ENTIRE audience's opinion - you should have DEFINATELY won 1st place!!! The fact you were the only one who got a standing ovation says it all!!! My Mom (who is definately a true Elvis fan and expert!!) and I think you are definately the closest person to Elvis we can ever dream of seeing. You are a true professional and your love and dedication to Elvis' work is something that no other Elvis tribute artist can even hold a candle to!!! Keep doing what you love and you will definately be recognized as the #1 Elvis tribute artist someday soon. My Mom and I are fans of yours forever and we are so proud of you!! God Bless to you and your family!!
Kim Shaw of Adelanto, California
Response from King Kruk:
I thank you and your dear Mom for your support and the kind words I am blessed to have such great fans I love you both
I had the pleasure of having King Kruk sing at a Masonic Luncheon and he was a surprise to all attendees. He was such a hit. He sounds so much like Elvis and he played the room!!My ladies loved him. He was FANTASTIC. He was so kind and I feel so blessed that I was able to have him as my entertainment. I could never imagined that he would be that good, but he was.I would recommend him highly. Sincerely Jacki M
We had such a wonderful time at this show. I felt like I was transported to a real Elvis concert. James sounds EXACTLY like Elvis! I can't wait until he comes back!
As owner of Worldwide Theatricals at the Historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts, I want to take the time to leave this review for James Kruk. What a performer! He blew our audience away, and at the end of each performance, they were all (1200+ per performance) on their feet clapping and screaming for more.
I have worked with many impersonators, and I can assure you that James is top notch. His look and sound are just like the king. Hard to tell the two apart. Whats even better, is that he is a great guy as well.
Thanks again James for being such a class act!
at the California Theatre
James, I wanted to tell you how delightful I found your performance yesterday at the California Theater. The other two performers couldn't hold a candle to your performance, although they did a good job. I found you to be good looking and personable- two traits important to any artist. You truly connected with the audience from the start of your first song. I believe if Elvis was behind a curtain on one side of the stage, and you were on the other side behind a curtain, I honestly would not have been able to tell who was who. Your voice is remarkable. Another thing I found that is equally important to an audience is the artist's ability to take people back to another time. For an hour yesterday, you took me back to the 1950's. Yesterday, your music allowed me to relive that time and I am grateful to have had to opportunity to enjoy your show. Your costume was perfect and so was the band music for your act. As a performer, you have a lot of class. I know you made the day for the ladies you touched and talked with at the edge of the stage. James, you certainly made my day, too. As people age, life isn't as enjoyable as it was in the past. I've lived through throat cancer and a pulmonary embolism in the past which makes me nervous about the future. But yesterday, during the hour you sang, I was in a better place from a better time, and wanted to share that with you. I would love to meet you in person the next time my wife and I have an opportunity to see you perform again. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.
In the past 60-some years I can't think of any time I've enjoyed myself as much as I did during your performance yesterday. Even today I continue to reflect back on the wonderful memories of my past that you brought me to.
One thing of importance that I forgot to mention to you yesterday is your infectious smile. You appeared throughout your performance to truly enjoy what you were doing. I think that many performers today are so wrapped up in what they are doing that they fail to convey genuine happiness about their art. Your smile pulled in the audience immediately and made everyone feel a part of the songs you sang.
My husband and I saw James at an anniversary party last August, and was amazed with his professionism and pure talent. We hired him to entertain at our 14th Annual Holiday party and the 70 guests are still raving about him. He has the ability to connect with any age group in a way that only Elvis could do. He contacted us several times prior to the party to see if we had any special requests and he surpassed our expectations in every way. James, you are truly a incredible entertainer and wonderful person. We will only have you at our future parties!
We had James sing and hand out chocolates as part of a Valentine's Day celebration for our customers at our independent pharmacy:
Elvis was incredible, not only did he look like Elvis and
performed the King's Song's he was so personable with our
customers. This was one of the most joyous events that we have
sponsored since we started our business over 40 years ago. We look
forward to future association with James not only in the store but
with other venues.
He was extremely impressive! Not only did he m.c. part of the event, but of course he also sang like only THE KING could!! Mr. Kruk, you made the event so much more special with your great talent and sense of willingnesss to please a crowd. YOU made that day memorable! Thanks again!...The coach's wife!
All I can say is WOW! I normally run away when I hear the words "Elvis Impersonator" because I love the real Elvis but when I saw James Kruk with City Limits at the Harley Davidson opening I was shocked at how great a show they put on. NOT a CHEESY fat guy in a terrible jumpsuit but a gorgeous man with an equally gorgeous voice doing Elvis proud. This is one Elvis impersonator everyone should see. Plus he has a great sense of humor like Elvis!
James was terrific!! He was a surprise for my Parent's 60th Anniversary and he put on a really great show! Even though it was a small audience for him - he still put everything into his performance. My Mom will never forget him. I even cried when he sang some of my favorite Elvis songs!! Definitely would hire him again. Thanks James for the great time we all had!!
We loved the interaction and professionalism of Elvis.
He was perfect for our occasion! His ability to sing and connect with
the audience was amazing. We highly recommend him. THANK YOU James!
James Kruk is professional, personable, believable, and charismatic and provides an amazing Elvis Tribute. There are numerous Elvis impersonators in Southern California and I watched countless numbers of videos – no one came close to the real thing like James. Our event required someone with the physical appearance of Elvis – that was James; as an added bonus, James provides a “better than real life” impersonation. He showed up early to set up and stayed late entertaining. I highly recommend James and I will not hesitate to work with him again.
James performance superceeded our expectations. He was wonderful with all the children at the event even to the point of remembering their names(10)in all. This event was for a 25th Wedding Anniversary and he made it so memorable for everyone. We will absolutly use him again in the future.
My baby shower was blown away by the talent and humor that King Kruk provides with his show. He has all the tunes , but in addition to that , his conversation and humor between each song puts him as one of the best. He gets the audience involved and the ladies fell in love. Every person at my shower wanted more, they said he was the best they had seen. Do yourself a favor and hire King Kruk for any event. He will get the job done and ensure that your party is "the" Party that no one forgets. Also, the picture session at the end is fantastic!!
I hosted a celebrity poker tournament at the Bicycle Casino on Sunday October 17th. I had only briefly seen King Kruk before hiring him to keep folks somewhat entertained while dining and signing in. I did not expect what happened next at all. Once he took the stage...the entire event center was completely focused and riveted by King Kruks performance! Casino employees were trickling out of the back to get a closer look at what they were hearing....quiet conversation turned to claps and whistles...and EVERYONE was completely engaged and loved every second of it. He contributed a great deal to the success of this event and was worth every penny!
James did a wonderful job. The weather didn't cooperate on the day of his show and he was forced to perform in a living room. He did however have enough room to put on a great show for my mothers birthday party. He shook, shimmied and gyrated like only Elvis could! Great with all the kids and made the best of what he had to work with. This guy is a great "entertainer". Oh, and he sounds a helluva lot like Elvis! Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the show. I suspect with his full backing band and a stage to work with we would have been completely blown away. Funny as hell too! If you ever have the need for a great performer with a complete show you need to hire this guy...he's great!
He was a very good Elvis performer, his voice was spot on,the costume was great, and he was even a pretty good comedian too! Overall a very well done performance, and a great party as well.
One word....AWESOME! He has a great package.... Looks, personality, voice, charisma, an overall 10 for performance. If you've never had the opportunity to enjoy the real Elvis.... I believe James comes close!
All our guests and obviously we completely enjoyed the performance, his easy going manners, his cooperation with special requests(including teh use of his sound system...), the inclusion of our guests and teh children into his performance. But first of all: James is a great entertainer and "made" our evening. Our 7 year old grandson summarized it best: "I want him for my next birthday"...That, after we "old folks" clapped, sang and danced to "his" Elvis. Great Show!!
He was great! I work at a retirement community and hired him for our casino night and he was great with the residents. They all loved him and have been talking about him for days!
James (King Kruk) was wonderful! We are a small, senior mobilehome park,not wealthy, and James worked with me for a show that we could afford. We all enjoyed him - he was terrific! A great voice, beautiful costume and SUCH a nice young man! Very modest,but with a wonderful stage presence. We felt that, indeed, Elvis was with us! The whole room was rockin' with Elvis! And we're seniors! I highly recommend James, and will certainly book him again!
I missed Elvis at 13 years of age in Cleveland, Ohio, but, Saturday evening, "Elvis Was In The House!" James has the voice, the look's and the move's, and he is very savy with in between jokes. He is a gentleman, and very gracious to go in the audience and woo the gal's. I sat next to an 86 year "young" lady and all she kept saying was, "WOW"! We all loved James' performance from start to finish, he even let us dance while he sang, quite a wonderful treat . I hope he get's to come back sometime and do it all over again.I AM NOW AND ALWAY'S HAVE BEEN AN "ELVIS " FAN, and James come's closer to the real person than any I have ever heard or seen.
A great performance by James. He has so much energy and a great voice. Listened to the great songs by elvis and had a wonderful evening. MLR
James Kruk tribute to Elvis was awesome. We had an excellent time and felt like we had been entertained by the BEST.
So much energy - the moves are authentic....his voice is super and
he looks & sounds very much like Elvis "The King." He had interestig
things to say in between "sets." Good variety of songs chosen from the wide array of "hits." Appreciate the way "Elvis" made the rounds in the audience - up close & personal to each table and even gave away some scarves to lucky ladies. Stayed after for photos. Loved all of it. Merry
Earlier this summer my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our 4 adult children, their spouses and our 8 grandchildren ranging in age from 18 months to 16 years. The entire family loved him. There was a smile on every face. Our 18 month old grandson clapped his hands, bounced on his mommy's lap and laughed with joy. it was a wonderful performance and everyone thanked us for providing this terrific family entertainment. We enjoyed the Elvis Tribute so much that we booked him again to perform for a party of 40 adults. Once again, everyone loved his performance. They thought he was so entertaining that several people would like to book him for their future parties. James is the younger good looking Elvis and has all the right gestures and moves. He personalizes his performance with clever and entertaining comments about the hosts and guests always bringing a burst of laughter. Plus, he has a wonderful voice and sounds just like Elvis.
James is a GREAT entertainer! I've seen him several times and am never disappointed.He sounds just like the real Elvis! When he is singing people were listening and dancing. The place was packed because of James and City Limits. James Kruk and City Limits ROCK!!!
I used James "King" Kruk as a surprise guest for my wedding reception. By the time my new wife and I got to the reception, the party was a little tame and tired. "King" showed up unexpectedly, gave everyone a huge shock, and immediately got the party going! My wife cried when he sang "Let it be me." After that he spoke to the audience and started to pass out scarves(Truly T.C.B). After that, he did "Burning Love" which turned the reception into a REAL party, his energy was contagious! Finally "E" gave us his regal blessing with "Can't Help Falling In Love." Afterwards, he stayed for pictures with the guests in the photo booth, WHICH EVERONE WANTED....
James is a Real Pro, and the nicest Elvis you could hope to meet. He's a good looking Cat, (as Elvis should be) and has a terrific voice. HE IS THE ELITE ELVIS IN SOCAL, PERIOD. He gave our families a terrific memory! VIVA KING KRUK!!!
I had King Kruk appear during my wedding ceremony as a surprise for my husband. He was just awesome! He also sang the "Hawaiian Wedding" song without music and sounded great! I would recommend him and hope to get the chance to use him again. Tamara Carnicello
He was the best Elvis I have ever seen. His Wardrobe was great, having various clothes he changed from. His looks and voice were right on. His memory of songs was incredible. He danced and sang for about 35 guest that were amazed at his ability. Were still talking about him.
The 40th surprise party I threw for my husband was a success because of King Kruk! He was absolutely fantastic!! We are HUGE elvis fans, and can say with absolute certainty that King Kruk is THE BEST! He is enormously talented, so much so that you will feel as though THE King is with you for your event! He was wonderful with the audience- his moves and voice are SUPERB! Everyone has told us how much they enjoyed the show- we even have friends who may book him for their upcoming wedding- he's THAT good! On top of all this he's just a super great guy to work with- nice, professional...all things positive! You will be THRILLED that you have the treat of listening to "Elvis" live and in person if you book him for your event. Thank you again King Kruk!
King Kruk IS Elvis......only better....The event was a success because ELVIS was in the house. He showed up on time, was courteous, was so talented and a wonderful Elvis. It was as though the King himself was at our school. Amazing and spectacular are just a few words to describe this wonderful entertainer.
Outstanding!! My wife and I, and along with the rest of people which were about 85 in attendance, really enjoyed this event. "Cream of the Crop" of the Elvis Impersonators out there! Exceeded our expectations and really made my wife's 50th birthday party a day to remember. I will definitely hire Kruk again!!!
King Kruk was the best! He really sounded like Elvis and he looked pretty similar to Elvis too. King Kruk was very entertaining. He did a great job at impersonating Elvis. He wasn't over the top, disrespectful, or distasteful in any way. King Kruk came prepared with scarves to give away and he gave my mom a scarf and teddy bear that she'll treasure forever. He also didn't mind all the pictures we wanted to take with him after his performance. We also hired a bartender and poker dealer and they were so impressed with King Kruk that they were smiling the whole time, taking pictures and video on their cell phones, and they even asked for his business card. He was punctual (actually arrived early) and was easy to communicate with before the event. He really made my mom's birthday party an event she'll never forget. She was never able to see Elvis in person, so King Kruk was the next best thing. :)
The website does not do King Kruk justice. When we saw him in person; we were amazed on how much he looked like Elvis and he were shocked how much he sounded like Elvis. My mom is the biggest Elvis fan and she was star struck; he seemed like the real deal. I would recommend him to EVERYONE and I will surely use him again. He interacted with the crowd and you could not get anyone nicer than King Kruk. He is truely the best!!!
As an elementary school principal, I decided that we need a little extra something for an evening family event. King Kruk was referred to me and he was an absolute home run. I have been in education for 18 years and this was the best family event I have ever been involved with. King Kruk was able to relate to the children and engage them throughout the evening. He had both my parents and teachers singing along, taking pictures, and begging for more. King Kruk mentioned to me that he was a former teacher and one can tell this immediately in his interactions with the everyone in the crowd. I personally appreciate the fact that he is not only incredibly talented but he absolutely works with the room with his humor, dance moves, and incredible voice.
I can't wait to book him for a school assembly on the History of Rock and Roll. King Kruk will no doubt be an assembly to remember. King Kruk receives my absolute highest recommendation for any event. Who knew the "King" even did school events? Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
I saw King Kruk perform with City Limits at my business' Annual Chili Cook Off hosted by Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach. We had been there all day and I was really tired but decided to wait for Elvis act to go on. All I can say is it was worth the wait. The City Limits Band did a spectacular job leading up to the Kings performance. They had everyone dancing after the Judging portion of the night. From the momment Kruk hit the stage it was like seeing Elvis in the flesh. I was blown away as was my wife. He looks, moves, and talks just like the King. He obviously has done his homework. We can't wait to bring our Elvis fan friends out to see him perform again.
Fantastic! Awesome!Very Entertaining!The King was a hit!!! The crowd loved him and especially my Mom...she said it was like a dream come true having Elvis at her party. He looks good for being dead too! Highly recommend him.
King Kruk was hired for my daughter's 40th Birthday party as a surprise. She is a huge Elvis fan and collector. When he walked through the door, I thought she was going to faint. To say he was outstanding, doesn't do him justice - what a performer he is and a nicer, more personable man you won't meet. Not only did he perform song after song, and interacted with everyone at the party, he was kind enough to stay afterwards for pictures for anyone who wanted one with him and for however long it took. Again, he was 100 times better than we ever thought he would be. Here it is one week later, and we are still talking about him. A true professional and nicer man you won't meet and yes, he sounds and performs just like Elvis!!! Thank you for making my daughter's 40th birthday party an evening she will always remember!!!
Perfect Elvis Show! Not too long, not too short. This guy does a great Elvis, and...he's funny!
it was my 50th surprise birthday party that my great wife threw for me and all i have to say is this guy was great. i luv Elvis and KING KRUK looked and sang as good as Elvis (well maybe pretty close) He is somebody i will remember for the rest of my life!!!!!
Most Elvis impersonators who confine their "tributes" to the Viva Las Vegas period in the King's careeer. Sadly, too many times it becomes a cheese fest and more mockery than tribute. Nothing could be further from the truth in this case. If you didn't know who Elvis was before, you knew after this King's stirring tribute. In place of the hotbed of cheese these shows tend to generate, this was a loving, funny and oddly moving recollection of just how great an entertainer Elvis truly was. And as this King alluded to in closing the show, let us not forget that Elvis has a place of honor in the pantheon of those who contributed in shaping the very fabric of Americana. Easy to overlook was the fact that in order to bring the King to life there must be talent and Mr. Kruk has that in spades.
Mr. Kruk's performance reminds me of Bruce Campbell's great turn as the King in "Bubba Ho Tep", not portraying the King as a clown but as a flesh and blood American Icon. Bravo!!!!
King Kruk was amazing! I can't seem to find the right words to express how great his performance was at my husbands 50th birthday party! All the guests were blown away with the Kings performance and the way he worked the room! His performance and professionalism is top notch! I highly recommend King Kruk at your next party! Debbie
He made the party!!! Absolutely by far, one of the best performances I have seen! A lot of fun, kept everyone involved......Highly recommended!
King Kruk was awesome! He totally made the party! What a sensational voice, and such a kind and friendly guy to boot! Worth every penny and more!!!!!
I hired King Kruk as our Official Elvis at a major San Diego hotel to celebrate Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. He was very professional and reliable and on time! We did two live television broadcasts starting at 5 am and I was very pleased that he was ready and prepared to go at that time. He sang live and was excellent. He then entertained our guests for the whole day and was a huge hit. They loved him. Overall I could not have been more pleased and would undoubtedly hire King Kruk again.
This Guy will not disappoint! Besides being handsome, professional, and extremely talented; he is also one hell of a nice guy! I was never really an Elvis fan, but I am now!
Wow, what an amazing experience. I gave my dad a surprise 60th birthday party and thought to hire an Elvis impersonator since he was such a fan. I was really nervous and didn't know what to expect. I could go on forever, but King Kruk was incredible. I received about 10 phone calls from various impersonators and I didn't know who to choose. I honestly chose King Kruk because of his amazing photos on his site. Little did I know I was choosing the best impersonator out there. The ladies were week at their knees because this tall, handsome Elvis look a like was in my living room. King has all that it takes to take you back in time as if you were seeing Elvis Presley. He even has blue eyes and a smile like Elvis. His voice is unbelievable. He is so good at improvising situations and including anyone who wants to sing with him. He knows all the songs and does it all. The best part his that even when he takes all of his costume off, he is the nicest guy ever. It was an honor to have him play for my dad and did I mention he had everyone dancing?
King Kruk is so professional and worth every cent!
King Kruk was more than I'd hoped for. He not only sang out his heart and soul, but he was personable, polite, professional and very handsome. All of my friends, including myself, can't stop talking about how great his performance was. He moved, talked and sang like Elvis. Hey, if you can't make it to Graceland, why not bring it to you? King Kruk truly rocked the house! I highly recommend booking him for your next event. I promise, you won 't be disappointed!
James "King" Kruk was an amazing entertainer who easily mingled with his audience and provided outstanding entertainment to our group of adults with special needs. He was professional, personable, easy to work with, spontaneous-- can't say enough about how much everyone loved him! We look forward to the chance to have him return for another fabulous performance.
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Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
Unions: SAG, Other
What to Expect
King Kruk provides an evening of unstoppable and untoppable Elvis style entertainment. Picture yourself back in 1972 you have a ticket to see the King, your bristling with goosebumps he takes the stage and the audience jumps as the music pumps. King Kruk shows up at your event early with his state of the art sound system and the best live recorded backing tracks you can buy and rolls out the barrel of Elvis tunes that you choose and keeps the hits rollin and the smiles beaming for as long as you want.
King Kruk has the same twinkle in his eye and crooked mschievious grin as the real King and while nobody nowhere will ever replace or match the strength and mighty power of Elvis himself King Kruk puts all his heart and passion into every performance to leave everyone with a sensatiopn that they reconnected if just for a brief moment with the spirit of Elvis.
You need look no farther for Elvis style entertainment King Kruk is the one and only for your party wedding or special event.
James Kruk aka King Kruk started performing as Elvis in 1998 when he was hired to portay Elvis in Steve Martin's play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" Martin said that Kruk had "that certain something that we cannot define that Elvis had "
He toured for over 450 performances to sold out theatres all across America. James is the Singing voice of Elvis in the movie "Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Matt Dillon Brendan Fraser Elijah Wood. James has performed for Linda Thompson Elvis long time Girlfriend and performed with Jack Black at several charity functions. He has also been a regular on Good Morning San Diego, Fox San Diego and Telexpress Europe.
James Kruk and his amazing Tribute band were the first Elvis Tribute Band to play House of Blues Hollywood and The El Rey Theater Los Angeles as the opening act for Eels! They have also shared the stage with Super Diamond, Cash'd Out, The Submarines and many other National acts.
They regularly play Pala Casino, Viejas Casino, The Belly Up Solana Beach Lake Arrowhead Summer Concerts Redondo Beach Lobster Festival San Marcos Concerts in The Park San Luis Arizona Concerts in the park and many many others. James' Tribute is widely respected and often the only Elvis tribute acts to be placed on the bill of main stream Rock and Roll clubs throughout Southern California. He is always the first choice for large corporate events not only for his high pctane show but for his unrivaled professionalism and ability to connect with an audience and deliver exactly what the client wants and needs for the extra flash necessary to promote a product or event.
In addition to this james work for charities is above and beyond that of most performers in California.
He has the same twinkle in his eye and handsome crooked grin that will surely re-connect you with the spirit of Elvis. He is the San Diego County Champion Elvis act and will surely make any party Royal.
Many packages are available and no event is too large or too small.
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Kruk is also a clasically trained actor from New Yorks' Circle in The Square, he also trained at the world famous Groundlings comedy Improv school in Los Angeles. these skills enable Kruk to as create a real person not just a hip shakin sneering caricature.
Kruk also makes an unsurpassed master of ceremonies and makes everyone at your event feel special. Kruk's crowd interaction is really what sets his Elite Elvis Tribute Show apart from the others Please Read James (King) Kruks' reviews and hear what others have had to say as happy clients speak volumes when choosing an entertainer for your event. James considers himself an honored guest at your event and feels that it is the greatest job in the world bringing joy through the mighty power of Elvis Presleys music. Make Your Party Wedding or Event ROYAL! with James KING KRUK The Elite Elvis Tribute for those times when Cheese just won't cut it.
Additional Booking Notes
I have a Bose soundsystem which is the best system for your venue
Past Booked Events
|September 20, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 30, 2014||Birthday Party|
|February 14, 2014||Luncheon/Tea|
Over 80 Elvis songs are currently in my repetoire and I can learn any Elvis song requested.
|City Limits Band||Tribute Band|
|City Limits Band||Tribute Band|
|Les Allen||Lead guitar|
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