Shawn Klush

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Shawn Klush is an American Elvis tribute artist and Elvis impersonator.

Early life[edit]

Shawn Klush was born and raised in Pittston, Pennsylvania.[1] Klush's love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. Klush's father was a DJ. From an early age Klush started listening to Elvis. He started learning guitar and joined a local band called Nightmoves the members, Joseph Bruno, Danny Gardnar, George Guman, Charlie Newcomb.

Early career[edit]

He first began performing in the Poconos region. During a tour of Canada, he entered and won the $5,000 prize in the “Worldwide Elvis Competition” in Montreal. He was hired by Las Vegas show Legends in Concert to star as ‘Elvis’ in the company's Branson, Missouri production in 2004. He also alternated in their Las Vegas and Atlantic City show rooms. Each January he stars in the “Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour,” an Elvis show with Elvis’ original musicians, singers, and closest friends, in multiple cities. Klush also performed at Burnley Mechanics and performed at the Bolton Arena with Justin Shandor, Gordon Hendricks, Steve Preston, DJ Fontana and The Sweet Inspirations.

Personal life[edit]

Shawn has 2 children, Shelby and Troy.


As well as winning the “Worldwide Elvis Competition” in Montreal mentioned earlier on January 6, 2005, just two days before Elvis’ 70th birthday, Klush became grand champion at the $25,000 “World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition”.[citation needed] This year he received “The People's Choice Award” from Gibson Guitar in Nashville as “Best Concert Elvis”.[citation needed] In 2007, Klush was named the international champion of BBC1's World's Greatest Elvis competition in the United Kingdom.[citation needed] In August of that year, Klush was chosen by Graceland as the winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ first ever Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, Tennessee.[citation needed]

Klush has many times been dubbed "The closest to The King in concert."[citation needed]


In 2016 Klush appeared in an episode of the HBO series Vinyl playing Elvis Presley.


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