Red Elvises w/ Snake River Canyon

The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop
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Red Elvises play LIVE at The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop

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The Red Elvises:

If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this traveling rokenrol party is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining performers to bring into the fold.

Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from all over the world including United States, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria - to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba, ukulele and more. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search.

Igor started Red Elvises in 1995, following a dream he had that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia).

Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. Whatever the event and wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.

PRESS QUOTES:

"The best party band in Los Angeles" -LA Weekly

"Had the U.S.S.R. offered the free world rock and roll this sharp, satirical, and sexy, even the coldest Cold Warrior would’ve had to get out of the kitchen." - Times of Arcadiana

"More irresistible than matryoshka dolls and more potent than a Molotov cocktail" - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A musical melting pot that's boiling over with talent, cultural nuances and a lot of fun" -Car Kulture Deluxe

"One of the hottest, wackiest bands around" - Pasadena Weekly

"It's the American Dream realized and, sentimentality aside, party bands don't get much better." -SF Weekly

"Wild, energetic, fun and entertaining are all undeniable understatements" - Exponent

"If you feel your body start to shake uncontrollably with an insistent rhythm, don’t worry... it’s just the Elvises." - The Navigator

"Show up and get ready to proclaim them 'your new favorite band'." - Nada Mucho

Snake River Canyon:

Snake River Canyon is a newly-formed rock-and-roll trio, stripped down to the instrumental elements of bass, drums, and electric guitar. Teddy Williams provides the rumble, Mark Murphy drives the beat, and David Quick twists the throttle of a band that is one part old-school stunt-bike and one part rocket-cycle.

"I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and sound." - Evel Knievel

Snake River Canyon is not afraid to lean into the turns, deftly maneuvering between 50’s rock, surf, garage, and shifting through a wide range of tempos and intensity levels. Be advised that independent tests have shown the band is geared for optimal performance at wide open throttle. Which is a good thing, considering a significant portion of their act requires enough speed and momentum to jump fourteen greyhound buses. Multiple times. In the same set.

In a world of computer-driven beats and synthesized sounds, it's reassuring to know there are bands that still rely on their instinct and senses to push the limits of their music. Step right up, your new favorite high-flying, death-defying, metal-flaked thrill-ride is about to start.

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