Jay at age 5 (Elvis Pose)
Growing up, Jay read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. When Jay wasn't studying Elvis, he was doing extensive studio work or performing live on stage behind a drum kit. Jay was considered a professional drummer at the young age of only 14.
In 2014, Jay entered the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship. Its a contest that host hundreds of Elvis tribute artist from around the world, all competed to win the title of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion. This is the only contest that is produced and sanctioned by the estate of Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley Enterprises).
Jay live on stage
Jay feels extremely blessed to be able to travel the world performing on stage as his lifelong idol. He also considers being an Elvis tribute artist a true blessing and holds great honor in paying tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time.
Jay at age 14 & his brother Kirk at age 9
Jay was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he lived most of his childhood life. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dads footsteps. It was no surprise that Jay had an ear for music, but at the early age of three, his mom played a record of Elvis Presley singing ‘Hound Dog’. As he listened, his eyes lit up, he smiled with excitement and his hips started to move. Begging his mom to play it over and over again, Jay soon became a huge fan of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Shortly after, Jay got his first taste of live performing impersonating Elvis for his family and friends at social gatherings. “I would wear white pants and a white dress shirt, flip up my collar to mimic a jumpsuit, pretend I was the King and put on shows for anyone who would watch”.
After two days of competition, Jay won the world title and is now recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as their ULTIMATE WORLD CHAMPION and the best Elvis tribute artist in the entire world. Now as a full time entertainer, Jay travels the world performing his tribute to Elvis Presley. His vocal ability, incredible likeness, and natural charisma have made him one of the foremost, sought after Elvis Tribute Artists on the planet. His southern form and captive charm coupled with his uncanny sound and presence will make you feel as if you are watching the King himself.