Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, a Las Vegas based tribute artist who has been performing at in Las Vegas for many years, was named to the prestigious Time Magazine List of Top 10 Elvis Impersonators (2010) for his “dead-on renditions of Elvis’ most popular songs.” His voice, charisma and good nature, as well as the loss of well over 500 lbs. during the past five years, have made Pete the subject of numerous press pieces, as well as a feature article in Details Magazine (November 2010).
Pete began singing as a teenager in his local church, where he was first told that he sounded like a young Elvis Presley. He soon learned to play the guitar and put together an act which he previewed at a school talent contest. To this day, he’ll never forget the unbelievable response he received from a packed audience of students and parents when he sang “Jailhouse Rock”. From that point on, Pete wanted to be an entertainer, and he began to model a career after his mentor, the King of Rock.
This clean cut, good natured man with a voice that sounds like Elvis respects the King in every way. A collector of Elvis memorabilia, Pete admires the man he pays tribute to each day, and tries to stay true to the King’s persona as a performer who loved and was loved by his fans, and who maintained a sense of loyalty to them.
Pete’s Big Elvis Show is the longest running Elvis Presley tribute show in Las Vegas. Pete has attracted an international following of fans, and continues to pack the house for each of his 15 shows per week. When Pete sings, his fans come alive, and the party begins. Pete’s repertoire consists of over 900 songs, including an abundance of Elvis music, both well-known hits, and obscure movie tunes plus music from other performers of that era, Gospel, Country (old and new), and Rock ‘n Roll favorites.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Harrah’s Hotel – in the Piano Bar
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109