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Rick 'Elvis Himselvis' Dunham

Rick"ELVIS HIMSELVIS"Dunham

 

THOSE HIPS!
THOSE SIDEBURNS!
THAT VOICE!

       Over thirty years after his untimely death the music and impact of ELVIS PRESLEY continues to live on. This due in part to the efforts of tribute artists such as:

Rick Dunham, AKA ELVIS HIMSELVIS

        Rick along with the DTCB Band have performed their "ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW" throughout the United States. Rick is spotlighted in the books "I AM ELVIS and "THE KING AND I" and is also one of the select few Elvis Presley impersonators gracing the "KING of CARDS" playing cards sold all over the world.
       Rick has performed as Elvis Himselvis in 31 states, Canada and Europe. He has been featured in The Chicago Tribune and USA Today and has been seen and heard on a variety of television and radio shows on local, national and international levels. His performance experience ranges from intimate gatherings to stadium audiences and he is an annual performer at the Illinois State Fair.
        Rick's performances are fun!!! He keeps the audience involved and spends a great portion of his time mixing with the crowd. Rick genuinely enjoys people and it shows in his performance, and of course, posing with fans and signing autographs is an indispensable part of each engagement.


       Inspired by his father, Don Dunham, Rick started singing and mimicking records when he was 6 years old and began performing professionally soon after as a regular at the Illinois Junior Country Opry. From there Rick and fellow performer Eric Etherton, formed the successful 70's singing group 'The Country Tadpoles', who became regulars on cable television's 'The Marty Roberts Country Music Show' and performed at numerous events throughout the Midwest. Rick didn't begin imitating Elvis until his teens when comparisons were made as to how much he sounded like the King.
        Rick's love of entertaining led him to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical Theatre from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He has worked as a professional actor with performances in over 70 productions in several states.
        Rick resides in Springfield, Illinois. When not performing as Elvis Himselvis, he combines his interests in acting, history and genealogy to perform as part of the ensemble cast at the acclaimed Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Rick also recently completed a film where he portrays Lincoln's rival Stephen Douglas, that will open at the Lincoln's Home Visitor Center in April of 2008.


The DTCB Band

   
    For over a decade Rick has been working with a core group of seasoned musicians to bring audiences everywhere the excitement and thrill of an "Elvis" live show. With Rick's "Elvis" voice and mannerisms and the DTCB Band providing the orchestrated backdrop the group spans Elvis' entire musical career from the early 1950's to the late 1970's.
       Rick and the DTCB, (Dunham Taking Care of Business), Band not only play great renditions of Elvis classics but aren't afraid to go a step further which includes playing requests from the audience to trying something a bit "off-beat". With this brings to the show a kind of spirit and lightheartedness which is reminiscent of the performances of Elvis himself.




See & hear Rick in action performing with the DTCB band
Click below
ELVIS HIMSELVIS
video

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Hear excerpts from the "ELVIS HIMSELVIS" & The DTCB Band CD!!!!
(mp3 files)

Burning Love Little Sister Suspicious Minds

Also included on the CD are:

Are You Lonesome Tonight? Blister in the Sun Walk a Mile in My Shoes My Way

Only a few of this original, classic CD are still available.
Contact Rick Dunham or vidmedia for information on obtaining your copy.



Availability and pricing:

Have Elvis Himselvis entertain at your next event!

Contact Rick today!
e-mail
or
toll free @
888-784-5587

***NOTE***
The DTCB Band is an added attraction and is available for bookings upon request.




Click below for Rick's latest schedule
ELVIS HIMSELVIS
schedule




 

"Elvis" in your ballpark!!!

       Always a fan favorite Rick has performed as Elvis Himselvis at Professional Minor League Baseball games throughout North America for many years and his reputation as a world-class entertainer and crowd pleaser is well known within the baseball community.

Whether it's:

  • Belting out the National Anthem,
  • Clowning with the team mascot,
  • Crooning love songs to the ladies,
  • Helping out with the between inning contests,
  • Singing 'Take Me Out to Ball Game' during the Seventh inning stretch,
  • Performing solo or with the DTCB band before and/or after the game,
    or perhaps a special request.....
    Rick keeps the fans engaged.

Rick's ballpark performances include:

Jacksonville, FL Birmingham, AL Vero Beach, FL Chattanooga, TN
Hickory, NC Chillicothe, OH Winnepeg, Canada Nashua, NH
Alexandria, LA Modesto, CA Tulsa, OK Portland, OR

And dozens more!!!



       Rick has also performed at the National Professional Baseball Association winter meetings in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, and New Orleans.







This site is dedicated to Rick, the band and the everlasting memory of ELVIS PRESLEY.
We hope you've enjoyed your visit.
And if you get the urge to "walk with The King", contact us @:

toll free:
888-784-5587

E-mail : ELVIS HIMSELVIS

Further information available at:
Gigmasters

"Thank you. Thank you very much."