Originally from St Johns, Newfoundland, Jeff currently resides in Simcoe, Ontario. Jeff has been in the ETA world since 2001 and has met the most interesting people along the way and has developed a few friendships that are lifelong. He thanks Elvis for giving him the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people along the way.
Spencer is 'All Shook-Up' about joining the Flaming Star Festival Family for another exciting weekend of competition with a 'Viva Las Vegas' roster of tribute artists, musicians, and entertainers. He currently lives in Owen Sound and enjoys entertaining in a variety of venues in the local community. Spencer has participated in festivals in Collingwood, Lake George, Kitchener, Brantford, and Toronto throughout his career. He has a music degree earned at the University of Western Ontario and is the music leader at a local church. Thank you, thank you very much to Pam, Sue and all of their helpers for organizing another great Elvis event so contestants can kick the dust off their 'Blue Suede Shoes' and 'Shake, Rattle, and Roll' once again for adoring fans to 'Rock-a-hula' all weekend.
I was born and raised close to Rome (Italy), this explains the heavy accent! My love for music started very early, listening for hours to my dad playing every kind of music with his 12-strings guitar or his organ. Avid Elvis fan since the early 80’s, when my brother bought a cassette tape with the early rock’n’roll songs on Side A, and the 70’s ballads on Side B. Working in the Oil & Gas industry, I’ve travelled the world before finally settling in Calgary with my beautiful family in 2012. Since visiting Memphis in March 2019, all the puzzle pieces came together: the 1963 Cadillac, first jumpsuits, first Elvis tribute gigs. I have done a lot of Facebook live shows during the pandemic, being invited by various international Elvis fan groups to perform for them. The response from the fans has been amazing and it motivates me to keep on rocking! My goals while performing are to have fun, to challenge myself (will I ever stop struggling with the lyrics?) and to be able to transmit to the audience my unconditional love and passion for this amazing entertainer and human being.
Gordie McNeil is no stranger to the Elvis Tribute Artist world. You may have seen Gordie at many of the Elvis Festivals and shows throughout Ontario. He also graciously went on Facebook every Monday night to entertain all the Elvis Fans during the pandemic. He is aiming for 100 sessions. Gordie won the 2019 Flaming Star Festival Non Pro Division and will now advance to the Pro Division for 2022. Gordie tributes the ballads of Elvis with all his heart and soul. He is excited to be returning to the Flaming Star Festival to see all his ETA family and friends.
A native of Valleyfield, Quebec, Sylvain grew up in Massachusetts, USA until his return to his hometown at the age of 17. A life-long Elvis fan in his own right, he has been paying tribute to the king of rock & roll since the age of 15 years old. Since 2015, Sylvain has received several awards and accolades for his authentic tribute. In 2019, he was crowned grand champion with championship titles at the 2019 Niagara Falls Elvis festival the Lake George Elvis festival, and the Collingwood Elvis festival, making him the first and only Quebecer to ever receive the “Triple-Crown” for winning three (3) consecutive festivals sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises. In addition, Sylvain was a top-10 finalist in the ultimate Elvis tribute artist contest held at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, ranking him among the best Elvis tribute artists in the world. A favorite among Elvis fans, Sylvain has been presented with multiple people’s choice awards for his connection with the audience, both on and off the stage. Sylvain performs year-round across Canada and the USA paying tribute to the king. His Elvis Reimagined brand pays tribute to Elvis’ most iconic performances including the ’68 Comeback, Madison Square Garden, Aloha from Hawaii and Elvis in Vegas. His newest tribute, “Unchained Melody”, is an emotional journey honoring Elvis’ final tour in 1977.
Sylvio Fontaine from Saskatchewan, Canada feels it is an honour to sing the songs of the greatest entertainer that has ever lived and hopes his tribute performance will bring back a few memories of Elvis. He wants to thank all of you for keeping the legend of Elvis Presley alive for all generations to come. Sylvio is thrilled to be returning to see all his friends at the 2022 Flaming Star Festival.