About Salute to the Stars – Best of the 70’s and 80’s
Take a musical journey back to the 70s and 80s with a tribute to three notable icons who have influenced the music industry for all time. This is our Salute to these legendary performers who were not only bestselling recording artists but who’s careers spanned three genres; Pop, Rock and Soul.
Doug Church (ELVIS) is the man known worldwide as the TRUE Voice of Elvis, Doug Church. Doug began his career in the US Air Force, brandishing a guitar and home-made costume, where he began winning talent contests held annually by the Air Force with his amazing rendition of the King of Rock n Roll. He has awed his audiences for years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken. They swear that when you close your eyes, Elvis is right there in the room with you. Doug’s voice has been acknowledged as being the closest to “The King’s” by not only his fans and peers but also by those who knew Elvis personally, and is regarded as an Icon in the industry.
Lori Mitchell-Gay (Tina Turner) is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she attended Philadelphia Performing Arts HS, for theater and dance. Minimal formal training and education in voice did not stop Lori from achieving her dreams as a performer. Singing in the church choir as a child Lori says; “The two people that influenced me most in my life, were my mother who was also a performer, and my grandfather who exposed me to different types of music.” Lori applied for and received a scholarship to attend Emerson College in Boston. She attended that school for a year after later transferring to Temple University (HBCU) focusing on a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After completing a USO tour for the military Lori was touring up and down the US East coast. “High Energy” [her 8-piece cover band] allowed for humble beginnings and full appreciation for hard work and dedication to this industry. Lori is a very talented and versatile performer and tackles the seemingly impossible task of impersonating several superstar performers. In addition to Tina Turner whom she is currently emulating, she also performs a tribute to Whitney Houston and Diana Ross. When asked which performer is her favorite to pay to tribute Lori says, “I don’t have a favorite, they are all extensions of myself.”
Rick St James (Rod Stewart) is a singer, songwriter and entertainer. As a follower of British Rock and Blues he naturally fell into a show saluting that music. The Rod Stewart part of his original show received the biggest reception and became the show he would take around the world. The show covers Rod’s career and his influences including his Greatest Hits, Rock n Roll, Motown, Soul and Rhythm and Blues classics.