Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, a Las Vegas-based tribute artist who has been performing in Las Vegas for many years, was named to the prestigious Time Magazine List of Top 10 Elvis Impersonators for his “dead-on renditions of Elvis’ most popular songs.”
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.
A recipient of multiple Best of Las Vegas honors, 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 9 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.
Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm
Harrah’s Hotel – in the Piano Bar
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109