Elvis Experience—featuring Doug Church—“The Voice of Elvis”
Special Guest: Houston Bernard Band
Saturday, July 26th at 8pm
Back By Popular Demand!
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All Seats Reserved:
$37.50 Preferred Seating (First 5 Rows)
$27.50 Center Back and Side Orchestra
$25.00 All Balcony Seating
Balcony is not handicap accessible. People who have difficulty with stairs should not buy balcony seats. Thank you.
Seniors save $5!
$20 - Groups of 12+ (call the box office to order group tickets)
Dinner and a Show is NOW AVAILABLE
With one purchase you’ll get the choice of a fabulous 3-course dinner and a ticket to the show for only $50.00 at:
Flora Restaurant ( 190 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA TEL: 781.641.1664)
Tango Restaurant ( 464 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA TEL: 781.443.9000 )
Menotomy Grill & Tavern ( 25 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA TEL: 781.648.1775 )
Acitron Restaurant ( 473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA TEL: 781.777.2839 )
*All seats (*Preferred Center Orchestra, Center Orchestra, Left & Right Orchestra and Balcony) are available for this fabulous Dinner and a Show offer!
Please call the box office at 781-646-4849 to order your Dinner and a Show tickets.
*Preferred Seating may be at a higher cost than $50.00
Doug Church began his Elvis career in the U.S. Air Force in 1983 while competing against hundreds of other contestants and winning annual talent contests. Starting at the base level and proceeding through to the regional levels, he defeated the best entertainers from many bases in the European and U.S. Air Force commands. In four years, he collected 11 first place trophies for his well-developed likeness to Elvis, as well as other categories ranging from best male vocalist to best comedic performance.
After leaving the Air Force in 1987, Doug continued his act around the Midwest. In 1990, he competed in the fourth annual Worldwide Elvis Impersonator Contest in Memphis, Tennessee against Elvis entertainers from all over the world. He took home the second place prize for only his first time in this competition. The following year, Doug returned to Memphis to capture the first place crown as “The World’s Best Elvis Impersonator.” In 1993, after a successful audition with Legends In Concert (a musical entertainer venue based in Las Vegas, Nevada) he started touring the country and the world. Doug has performed in such exotic locations as: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Aruba, The Bahamas, Moscow, France, The United Kingdom, and Denmark.
In 1999, Doug starred in and performed soundtrack vocals for the award winning documentary film “Almost Elvis.” Doug still works with Legends in Concert from time to time, but prefers to freelance and do the shows that won him acclaim throughout the Midwest. It may be hard to imagine how anyone could possibly duplicate 70 different voice personalities with perfection, but Doug Church can! He has awed his audiences for 19 years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken- by one of those voices in particular- that of Elvis Presley! Doug’s voice has been acknowledged by his peers as being the closest to “The King’s.
His career is going stronger than ever, with his fans keeping him pretty busy entertaining from Vegas through the Midwest, and now to the East Coast. His recording career is sky rocketing with the release of new albums.
His future parallels a shooting star on the horizon of success. He is, and will forever remain, a hot commodity. All over the world people have closed their eyes and been rapt with Doug Church.
May it please be noted that Doug Church prefers to be recognized as an “Elvis Tribute Artist”, rather than an impersonator. Though the distinction may not seem grand, Doug performs each and every show as a tribute out of respect for “The King,” not to imitate or impersonate the greatest legend of all time.
His uncle and father were known as the Rebel Brothers and were a staple in the Nashville and OKC country music scenes in the 1970s. They played back-up for artists such as Tanya Tucker, Dave Dudley, Wanda Jackson and Sleepy LaBeef, regularly crossing paths and swapping stories with the likes of Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Kiss and Willie Nelson. Johnny Bernard (uncle) has written songs for many country artists in Nashville including Reba McEntire.
Houston’s Great Grandfather was the famous gunfighter George ‘Bittercreek’ Newcomb, a famous outlaw (captured in the Time-Life ‘Gunfighters’ book) who ran with the Dalton, James and Doolan gangs and a was Most Wanted man in the 1890s. It’s this outlaw spirit that Houston carries with him to every show.
After years of shopping mall and state fair performances, Houston moved to New York when he was 20 and began developing his own look, sound, and aesthetic. Diving deep into the city’s underground, he championed human rights, free speech, and insouciant sexuality over grinding electro/hip-hop/rock beats. Houston’s solo (and self-booked) world tour kept him busy from 2003 through 2007.
His videos were broadcast all over the world by MTV, LOGO, and other stations. He was featured in magazines and documentaries with artists like the Beastie Boys, Terry Richardson, Nancy Sinatra, Scissor Sisters, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, and Peaches.
Now, Houston is drawing musical inspiration from his family’s rockabilly roots, without sacrificing any of the artistic integrity that made him so well-loved in the first place. Leave it to Houston Bernard, a rebel with outlaw ancestry, to break further boundaries. And have a great time doing it.