Competitors

 

Keep on checking this page for updates.  As the Competitors register, we will post their participation in the Festival.

Garry John

Garry John

                      hails from Manchester   England and is happy to be returning to the Flaming Star Festival since his visit in 2014.  Garry took home 3rd place in the Pro Division and People's Choice at the inaugural Flaming Star Festival. His entire family will be joining him from England at the 2016 Festival.

Sylvain Leduc was born in Quebec but spent his youth in Massachusetts USA.  Sylvain's passion for Elvis began at an early age and he began his tribute to the King of Rock and Roll at the age of 15.  Sylvain is excited to attend his first Flaming Star Festival. Click his website link below for more information.  Update - Sylvain just won Championship 2016 Collingwood Elvis Festival NonPro Concert Years.

Frank Cross  resides in Windsor, Ontario and entertains locally and across Canada and the U.S.A.  He has been a lifelong Elvis fan and enjoys sharing his passion.  Frank also produces the annual Windsor SuperStars Festival.

Pete Doiron

Pete Doiron is from London, Ontario and has been performing since the mid 1980's when it all began with singing "Elvis" songs.  Pete's most recent accolade was placing 2nd at the 2016 Collingwood Elvis Festival in the Non-Professional Early Years.  Pete is excited to come to Flaming Star for the first time this year.

Bryson Fuller

Bryson Fuller.  For nearly half his life, this 18-year-old has been lacing up his blue suede shoes and paying tribute to The King. From Espanola, Ontario Bryson began performing at the Collingwood Elvis Festival at the age of 10. Bryson placed 3rd in the 2015 Flaming Star Festival and can't wait to be back for the 2016 Festival!

Mark Craig began his tribute to the King of Rock and Roll six years ago.  His favourite Elvis era to perform is the early years.  Mark lives in Midland and can be seen at shows throughout the Barrie, Orillia and Collingwood area as well as at all the festivals. Mark is looking forward to seeing all his Elvis friends and family at the 2016 Flaming Star Festival.

Mike Calamusa recently returned from an eight year hiatus from competing at Elvis competitions to win the 2016 NonPro Championship at the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival. Mike is excited to see all his Elvis friends and to compete in his first Flaming Star Festival.

Bobby Allan has been a ETA for nine years. A Tiny Talent Time alumni, Bobby enjoys singing.  As well as a ETA, Bobby pays tribute to numerous other artists... Neil Diamond, Ray Charles Patsy Cline and many more. Bobby said the best experience is the people you meet along the way.  Bobby is looking forward to his return to the Festival.

Rowan McLellan  is participating in his first Flaming Star competition and is very excited about it.  Rowan competed this year in Collingwood for the first time and loved the experience.

Rowan has loved Elvis from a very young age and his favourite memory was performing All Shook Up  in Grade 4 at his school talent show.  He enjoys all things related to the King.

Lorensz Francke  is an ardent fan of Elvis and an ETA for the past four years. He has participated in several competitions in the semi finals & finals. Spirit of Elvis Award winner at the Rock N Roll festival in Ajax Ontario and Kings Trilogy in Nepean Ontario 2016.  Lorensz is looking forward to have fun performing & entertaining the Elvis fans at the Flaming Star festival 2016.

Lorensz Francke  is an ardent fan of Elvis and an ETA for the past four years. He has participated in several competitions in the semi finals & finals. Spirit of Elvis Award winner at the Rock N Roll festival in Ajax Ontario and Kings Trilogy in Nepean Ontario 2016.  Lorensz is looking forward to have fun performing & entertaining the Elvis fans at the Flaming Star festival 2016.

Brad Mitchell, from Spokane, Washington, will be competing in the Festival for the first time. He was the Champion in 2016 Georgia Elvis Festival, and the 2015 winner of the Blind Voice in Memphis Tennessee and many more. Brad is looking forward to  to meeting everyone.

Zach Peddie is Flaming Star Festival's reigning NonPro Champion 2015 and will be returning this year to compete in the Pro Division.  Zach is 18 years old and from St. Thomas, Ontario.  He started paying tribute to Elvis at the age of five and has loved every minute of it.  News - Zach Peddie just won 2016 Collingwood Elvis Festival 2nd Place Pro Early Years

Connor Russo is 11 years old from Toronto, Ontario.  Connor has won many championships including Flaming Star Festival Youth Division 2014, Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival Youth Division 2015, Lake George NY Elvis Festival 2015 and so many more.  Connor is thrilled to be returning to the Flaming Star Festival.  News - Connor Russo is the 2016 Collingwood Elvis Festival Senior Youth Champion and the 2016 Tweed Tribute to Elvis Youth Jr. Champion.

Eric Evangelista lives in Bolton, Ontario and has been an tribute artist for the last seven years.  Eric's favourite years to pay tribute to are the Vegas/Concert years.  Just a few of his accolades include  2015 NonPro Champion Collingwood Elvis Festival and  Grand Champion Kings and Classics Festival 2015.   Eric is excited to return to  Flaming Star Festival to see all his friends and Elvis family.

Piper and Sydney Hornsby are from Leigh, England and are very excited to be visiting Canada to perform in the Festival.  In England, Piper and Sydney compete as a duet.  They will be introducing their  first solo performances as ETAs at the 2016 Flaming Star Festival. 

Dan Barrella, ( DB KING ) from Staten Island, New York is a dedicated tribute artist, performing throughout the United States and Canada for the past 9 years. Whether DB is performing alone, or with his backing band "The Disciples of Sound " he strives to bring his audience a heartfelt and accurate portrayal of his boyhood idol "Elvis Presley".  Dan placed 2nd in the 2015 Flaming Star Pro Division and is excited to return to Canada to see all his friends and Festival family.
 

 

 

 

Joey Cundari  has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for 10 years.  From Toronto, Ontario, Joey won the Non Professional Championship- Early Years at the Collingwood Elvis Festival in 2010. During the day, you can find Joey in the classroom teaching French and Physical Education.  Joey looks forward to his first  visit to the Flaming Star Festival.

Dustin Bricker  is a relatively newcomer to the competition world.  Dustin was a Champion at the Kings and Classics Festival and the Orillia Festival.  You may have also seen Dustin at the Collingwood Elvis Festival,  Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival and participating in Kings Attractions events.  Dustin is excited to attend the Flaming Star Festival.

 Bruce Andrew Stewart  is  professional multi-award winning Elvis Tribute Artist from Georgian Bay, Ontario.  Bruce travels throughout Canada and the United States performing in shows, festivals and competitions and has achieved many award titles in several competitions including - Grand Champion, Gospel Champion and Fan’s Choice awards.  Bruce’s passion is entertainment and sharing in Elvis’ life and music with friends and fans – he looks forward to his 1st year at the Flaming Star Festival.

Brenen Katolinsky is returning to his second  Flaming Star competition after winning 2nd place NonPro in 2015.    Brenen has placed in the top five in Collingwood numerous times.

He is looking forward to seeing all of you again.