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Igor and the Red Elvises, brings the party to Los Alamos Friday.
The Red Elvises started out as a Siberian wedding band, an ambitious Russian folk band named Limpopo, coming to the United States in the mid-1980’s. They lived in Santa Monica, Calif., and became popular there. They were introduced to President Ronald Reagan as a “hellipcrazy” Russian Folk ‘n’ Roll group, and in 1993 won on Ed McMahon’s International Star Search TV show. The Red Elvises formed in 1995 after lead singer, Igor Yuzov had a dream where Elvis Presley told him to become a rocker.
“Fans from Los Alamos to Los Angeles, Seattle to Miami and all around the world (yes, the world) say, ‘Oh, you have to see them live. They’re so much fun!’ I’d bet there’s at least a thousand people in this town alone who agree,” Organizer Russell Gordon said. “They’re tremendous showmen. They’re always touring, always evolving. They’re talented and entertaining. I was checking them out on Facebook and there are a whole lot of new songs. There are some new members yet they’re still a tight band and very talented. Even if they aren’t your favorite band, they could be yours as they are mine, favorite “party” band.”
Igor and the Red Elvises play Russian Rokenrol, Siberian surf music, rockabilly, doo-wop and lounge-pop. They are influenced by Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Elvis and Chuck Berry. The Red Elvises are coming, the Red Elvises are coming and they want to see everybody belly dance.
Before concert and during the Red Elvises breaks, Los Alamos group, the Hill Stompers will perform. “They’re wonderful, fun people and neighbors. Come early, around 6:30 and join in the march! They’ll also play again around 8:15,” Gordon said.
KRSN-AM 1490 will be at the concert, and has been a supporter of the series for all 24 years. The station is on the Internet at krsnam1490.com. For more information about the Red Elvises, visit redelvises.com or watch them on YouTube.
Next Friday, the concert series will continue at Ashley Pond for the return of the Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin rhythm, folk, world music and folk-rock band, Los Pinguos. Visit Los Pinguos on YouTube and at lospinguos.com. For more concert information go to gordonssummerconcerts.com.
Attention All Bands
Battle of the Bands at the Kiwanis
Fireworks show. Show starts at 2 p.m., July 4. All interested musicians should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.