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June 7, 2012

Elvis impersonator bringing show to Northern Cambria

Musician and actor Scot Bruce will have everyone all shook up when he presents “Shake, Rattle & Roll: A Rockin’ Tribute to Elvis” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northern Cambria Middle School, 601 Joseph St.

Doors will open at 6:30.

The show benefits Hope Fire Company of Northern Cambria.

Mike Hassen, vice president of the fire company, said proceeds will be put toward general operating funds.

“This is the first music show we’ve tried,” he said.

“We wanted to try something like this in this area.”

Along with his four-piece band, Bruce celebrates what made Elvis the “King of Rock and Roll.”

He meticulously re-creates the electrifying musical excitement of Elvis in his prime, right down to the vintage instruments.

Bruce’s tribute show has wowed fans worldwide because of his uncanny resemblance to a young Elvis.

“People saw his show at Arcadia Theater and wondered if we would bring him here,” Hassen said.

“My wife and daughter saw him at Arcadia and have tickets for this show.”

The fire company’s other fundraisers include a bass tournament every Father’s Day at Glendale Lake, a car show the first Sunday in July in Northern Cambria and three gun raffles a year.

Hassen said the fire company is totally volunteer, with 60 to 70 members.

“We’re one of the lucky ones because our members mostly work in town, so we can get them during the day for calls,” he said.

Hassen has been selling tickets for the tribute show and plans to sell more at the door if any remain.

 He received inquiries from fans in Philadelphia and Valley Forge who want to come to the show.

Bruce, who is based in Los Angeles, has performed with the Jordanaires, Presley’s original backup singers, and performs at Disney-land on a regular basis.

He has appeared as Elvis in music videos with singers Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow and has been heard as the “Resident Elvis” on a popular Los Angeles morning radio show.

Bruce has performed the title role in “Idols of the King” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Ala. 

He also appeared in recurring roles on “Days of Our Lives” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Fundraiser

What: Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Northern Cambria Middle School, 601 Joseph St.

Tickets: $40.

Information: 659-9563, 948-6251 or 948-9355.

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