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Harvey and his wife Sharon were the ultimate professionals. Harvey's vocal range and the strength of his voice were incredible. He also had a repertoire that ideally suited the attendees at our event, mostly retired couples who fondly remember the 50s and 60s and the music of Elvis Presley. His knowledge of country music and chosen selections were superb and he received a standing ovation from all attendees and other campers at the conclusion of his performance. Strongly suspect that Harvey will be called upon again for our next Rally in Texas.

-Richard Reid

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Harvey is from Houston, Texas, and has been an Elvis fan for as long as he can remember. He never saw Elvis in person but while serving in the Navy, he met Jimmy “Orion” Ellis, a country singer who had a superb Elvis style in his singing. It was also around this time that Harvey saw his first two Elvis impersonators. These experiences, along with his love of Elvis, inspired him to portray Elvis at a few parties and the response was wonderful.

Harvey & Charlie HodgeSoon after Harvey left the Navy, he went to Tennessee and met Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) Lou Vuto, along with Elvis’ long time friend, Charlie Hodge. Talk about inspiration! This was topped off by a tour of Sun Studios and a second trip to Graceland. (He had been years earlier.) Harvey returned home and ordered his first jumpsuit. He performed several private events in 2000, leading to his first paid performance in June, 2001. Bookings began to build up and in less than two years, Harvey began making over 50 appearances per year, starting in 2003. He added his Country Classics show in 2005 and went full time as an entertainer, in 2006. These successes lead to 109 performances that year. During 2007, his first full year of being full time,Harvey set a record of 263 appearances in 2008 and in 2009, an even bigger record of 310 performances. In 2010, he surpassed his 900th Elvis tribute and his 1,200th career performance, including his first international appearance, performing for Singapore's First Elvis Fan Club.

Harvey has had his Elvis songs played on Canada’s ETA internet radio numerous times over the years as well as Elvii.com internet radio in the U.S. He has also appeared on Houston KHOU TV Channel 11’s morning show several times, the KPRC Channel 2 news, and has been featured in many different newspaper and magazine articles. He has also recorded two gospel CDs (as himself) which Harvey McFaddenhave received airplay on KJIC Radio in Houston as well as other Texas stations.
Harvey presently has 8 jumpsuits, the 68 leather outfit, the gold lame jacket, movie outfits, and more. He performs all eras of Elvis’ music and, of course, hands out scarves during the romantic songs. For his country classic concerts, Harvey has several “country performer” type outfits as he pays tribute to country legends such as Marty Robbins, George Jones, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Faron Young, and many more.

Whether you want his Elvis tribute, his Country Classics show, or a combination of both, Harvey provides exciting entertainment for any venue or occasion. For the longer concerts, his wife, Sharon, provides a country/oldies set that includes the songs of Patsy Cline, Skeeter Davis, Connie Francis, and more.

Harvey and Sharon, reside in Winters, Texas, which is 40 miles south of Abilene. He primarily performs within 200 miles radius of Abilene but has also traveled to Branson, Birmingham, Meridian, New Orleans, and all over Texas. His primary mission: to touch as many lives as possible with the music and magic of Elvis – to make people smile and remember good times and especially, to remember Elvis.

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