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Saturday October 15   
8:00 p.m.

Youth Champion

Flaming Star Festival 2016

Connor Russo is from Toronto, Canada and has loved Elvis from the very beginning. His first words were "Blue Shoes" and as a young boy, he loved Elvis like most boys love super heroes.

He began performing at the age of 4 and has won 14 Youth titles including 2 Championships at Flaming Star.

For Connor, there have always been 2 seasons - Elvis season and hockey season – but they now overlap. In addition to performing his Elvis tribute and playing Canada's greatest game, he loves to play guitar, drums and more recently bass.  He also has a YouTube channel – Connor’s Corner – in which he talks about all things hockey (and plays a little music).

Connor has a soft spot for Flaming Star.  He has performed at every Flaming Star Festival so far and loves its intimate environment.  He is looking forward to spending a great weekend with his Elvis family at Flaming Star once again this year.


Gospel Champion

Flaming Star Festival 2014

Growing up in Harrow, Ontario, James got hooked on Elvis after watching the Elvis' Aloha Hawaii TV special. He began his tribute to Elvis in 2006 and has won many championships - 2014 Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival Grand Champion, 2014 Flaming Star Festival Gospel Champion, 2012 King of Saginaw Champion and 2011 Collingwood Champion Pro Early Years to name just a few. His love for Elvis has provided the building blocks for one of the most accurate portrayals of the early Elvis.  James has to be one of the most knowledgeable Elvis trivia masters ever!

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Pro Champion 

Flaming Star Festival 2017


* Top 10 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Winner in Memphis, four times

* Tweed Elvis Festival Pro Concert Champion twice

* 2017 Flaming Star Festival Grand Champion

* 2015 Collingwood Elvis Festival Pro Concert Champion

* Entertainer, Recording Artist

Bruno Nesci is an international award-winning tribute artist based in Toronto , Ontario, Canada. His passion for Elvis sparked at a very young age and has continued to drive his extraordinary success.  


Bruno’s performances and his authentic renditions of the King’s music have gained worldwide attention. Bruno has played and Interviewed alongside Elvis’ iconic band members Friends And The Memphis Mafia, including Elvis’ drummer in the 50s, DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations Joe Esposito and Cynthia Pepper, Sam Thompson, Charles Stone, Mindy Miller and Larry Geller. 

In 2010, Bruno decided to bring his talent to the main stage, forming his own band, The Dreamers Show Band, to perform hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Bruno and The Dreamers have evolved to become Vaughan Ontario’s #1 tribute band and perform to sold-out audiences across Canada and the USA.  

Bruno has been seen on City-TV, Rogers Cable, International TV, Facebook, YouTube and produced The Quarantine Hour.

In his 22 years as a tribute artist, Bruno Nesci has performed across the world and has garnered 28 titles at various contests worldwide, including the 2017 Flaming Star Festival, 2015 Collingwood Elvis Festival, the 2017 -2019 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Peoples Choice, the 2019 Ocean City Grand Champion, the 2022 Pigeon Forge Tribute Festival Grand Champion and is the only two time Champion of The Tweed Elvis Festival.   

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