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Memories Of The King

Starring William Stiles

 

Do you believe in fate? Like Elvis, William Stiles is a lean six-footer, has piercing blue eyes, black hair, and Elvis's sensual voice. His birthday is only a few days apart from Elvis's and William also hails from Memphis. Having parents who were professional musicians William was encouraged to experience all genre's of music. Being from Memphis he grew up enjoying the same styles of music that influenced Elvis. While serving in the Army, he was stationed in Germany on the same base as Elvis. William's talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and humor endear him to thousands of his loyal fans, as does the humility and kindness he demonstrates.

Charlie Hodge who Elvis's Best Friend, Memphis Mafia Member, and Stage Manager Honors William For 17 years, Charlie Hodge lived at Graceland, was Elvis's sideman onstage providing harmony, playing guitar, handing Elvis his water, and scarves. Things he did that weren't publicized was helping Elvis build his vocal range, making his onstage songsets, helping Elvis with hiring his muscians and backup singers. Charlie being a tenor singer in a televised gospel quartet in the 50's, The Foggy River Boys, formed the group with childhood friend Bill Gaither. Through Charlie Elvis was introduced to the gospel quartet spirituals he would later record and win three grammy awards. He was the only known male singer to have recorded a duet with Elvis intitled "I Will Be Home Again" and he appeared in several of his movies.

Charlie's honest opinion about William in his own words was "The first time I heard William, I was very impressed. His voice took me by surprise in such a way that I had to step back and listen again. William is the closest resemblance to Elvis's voice that I have ever heard and he's got an impressive vocal range." - Charlie Hodge

William was mentored by Charlie Hodge for five years both onstage and off where he taught William how to present the most authentic performance to that of Elvis's live concert performances of any Elvis tribute around. William performed as Elvis with Charlie nightly at Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in a legends show. Along with guiding William to become the best Elvis tribute act around Charlie would also sing harmony, play guitar, and give William scarves the very same way he did in every one of the 2000 sold out concerts he performed onstage with Elvis.

If you want the best - William Stiles is it! William stands above the rest, he's ranked as one of THE BEST ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST'S IN THE WORLD by those who worked and lived with Elvis, fans, musicians who back up tribute artists, as well as other ETA's, there is only one - WILLIAM STILES! Want proof? Please listen to his audio recordings and his video clips on this page.

Voted World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist After competing against hundreds of Elvis tribute artists from all over the world and winning dozens of preliminary contests across America William competed once again for the International Title at a contest held in his hometown of Memphis, TN. When the contest was over and the scores were tallied seven judges declared William a World Champion. William was a featured performer in the documentary film "All The King's Men." He was also featured in several Elvis related tv specials on A&E, FOX, MTV, and VH1. In Pigeon Forge he was a featured advertisement for his Legends Theatre on the Tennessee Entertainment Public Access Channel. He was also a featured performer on the Ricky Lake Show.

Two years in a row William made the cover of the popular magazine I love the Smokies which was distributed all over Eastern Tennessee. He also appeared in the March, 2009 issue of Self Magazine.A CBS Nightly News considered William to be the best Elvis Tribute in the country so they flew a crew down to Pigeon Forge to interview Charlie and William. The news team filmed their live performance which was also featured along with their interviews during a segment on their show. When brother actors Matt and Kevin Dillon wanted to hire an Elvis Tribute for a family wedding reception at their home they went through thousands of Elvis Tribute web pages searching for the right one. Soon they found William and they were both positive he was the one for the job. Not only did William perform for the Dillon family but also for several other celebrities invited to the reception held at their home in Long Island like Yule Brenner Jr. and Frederico Castelluccio who played "Furio" on the Soprano's. Respect from someone who has been there. I am Frank Ricci, and have had the pleasure of producing and/or co-starring with numerous major stars like Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, B.B. King, the late Tammy Wynette and Marty Robbins, and many more. I can honestly say, I have never heard or seen anyone bring Elvis to life as authentically as William Stiles. William Stiles gives the best representation vocally and visually of Elvis's lean mean years of the 1970's. He also owns 11 authentic Elvis jump suits made by the same designers that made Elvis's suits. William is not only an awesome talent, he is also a respectful and humble gentleman. We guarantee, no one sounds more like Elvis than William Stiles! William's uncanny ability to bring Elvis to life on stage is so authentic, you will swear Elvis has re-entered the building.