Andy Reno has been a fan of Elvis Presley ever since watching Jailhouse Rock as a kid. He was amazed by Elvis’s looks,charisma and fantastic voice. After winning a competition singing an Elvis song judged by the Northwest of England’s biggest radio station Key 103, Andy Reno decided to become a professional Elvis tribute Artist in 2012.
In 2013 Andy entered The European Elvis Championships singing as G.I. Elvis and made the finals. In 2014 Andy entered The European Elvis Championships and made the finals with his recreation of Elvis’s ’68 Comeback Special performance.Later in July 2014 Andy Reno entered Europe’s Tribute To Elvis and was voted into the top sixteen judged by Elvis’s bodyguard Sam Thompson, Elvis’s tour manager Charles Stone, Elvis’s Co-star from the movie Kissing Cousins Cythnia Pepper and Suzi Quatro. In 2015 Andy Reno made the top 10 in the finals of The European Elvis Championships as 70’s Elvis. Andy Reno has been asked to tour with Elvis’s favourite Gospel group The Blackwoods. Covering Elvis’s career from the 50’s through to the 70’s Andy Reno is now regarded as one of Europe’s best, most versatile Elvis Tribute Artists.
He has a large collection of the worlds most authentic costumes including an original American Army Green uniform from 1958, the year Elvis was drafted into the Army and uses the worlds premier costume company B&K Enterprises who are officially endorsed by Elvis’s costume designers Bill Belew and Gene Doucette to make his many jumpsuits and costumes. Andy’s props include a ’57 tooled leather cover for his Gibson J-200 guitar, replicas of guitars Elvis used in the movies That’s The Way It Is and Elvis On Tour. Andy also owns an original red Viking Hagstrom guitar for his ’68 Comeback Show complete with the guitar strap that was made from the same material as the original strap worn by Elvis in The ’68 Comeback show.
Andy Reno uses the most authentic backing tracks from Golden Voice , Kings Tracks and Just Awesome Karaoke for smaller shows and can work with a band for bigger shows, all including fantastic sound and lighting. With his looks, voice and charisma and attention to detail, Andy Reno brings the music of Elvis Presley to life with his respectful, authentic tribute to the King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll.