Rockin’ Elvis Fest Contestant Profile: Chris Kelso

PALA, CA.  This is a Pompadour series profiling ETAs competing at the 2013 Rockin’ Elvis Fest March 15-17th.  All the information has been accumulated from their respective websites, Facebook pages, and other available online media.

Chris as Elvis

Home:  Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Chris Kelso is a second generation ETA.  His dad, Joe Kelso, is also an ETA.  Chris, Joe, and 2012 Rockin’ Elvis Fest winner, Adam Fitzpatrick performed together in their own show titled Elvis Generations which is on hiatus as each ETA pursues their music interests.

His videos and bio indicate Kelso’s focus is on the early Elvis including songs from the movie soundtracks.

You can expect to be entertained with the showmanship Chris offers with authentic outfits [and] high energy moves from the early years of Elvis’ career.  Chris will bring you down memory land with the hits [from] the 50s, 60s and famous Hollywood movie soundtracks.  It is very clear Chris has a love for what he does and that passion comes alive on stage.

The old adage is a man is known by the company he keeps and Kelso pals around with Mark Stevenz who is a talented, personable ETA.  Expectations are high for his Rockin’ Elvis Fest debut.

You Be The Judge

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Will Kelso live up to expectations and transform from Chris as Elvis to Chris is Elvis and win our praise and the competition?  Good luck Chris.

Chris as

Chris as


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