Traveling From: Victoria
Fees:up to $2,500
Johnny Vallis is a tribute multi-impersonator known as a ‘Man Of Many Voices.’ Johnny is an entertainer and a singer, and entertaining a room is what he does best.
Experience: Johnny Vallis grew up dreaming of being Elvis, but he made a name for himself in showbiz by impersonating another rock legend – Buddy Holly. Johnny first started his musical life when he was 7. Got his first paid job when he was 11. First break came at Expo 86, then Vallis was an Elvis Presley Impersonator. One night in 1989 he was discovered by a new show “The Legends of Rock n Roll.” Johnny toured the world with that show for over 10 years. Johnny Vallis has worked with a number of his music favorites including Buddy Knox, Ronnie Spector, Glen Glenn, Eddie Bond, Billy J. Kramer among others. In 1999 Johnny was inducted into the Internet’s ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME.
While Johnny plays everything from summer festivals to office parties and conventions, he has also played some big venues such as the Grey Cup. Getting to meet and occasionally perform with big name celebrities has been a perk of his career choice, says Vallis. He’s had opportunities to meet an array of entertainers, from Mel Torme to Ronnie Hawkins, Tommy Sands, Frankie Laine to Randy Bachman.It’s not just the celebrities he meets, however, that impress Vallis.”That’s the fun part, the people you meet,” he said. “Whether they’re stars or ordinary people.”
Performance Style: As an entertainer, Johnny Vallis is a man of many alter egos. The versatile impersonator can also sound uncannily like Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin Garth Brooks, John Lennon and Mick Jagger and many others. “I’m a singer first and a comedian second – unless you don’t like my singing, then I’m a comedian first and a singer second” — Johnny Vallis. Johnny is not just singing, but telling stories, creating characters and becoming them……
Personality: Johnny Vallis cites a 1996 tour of Australia, which involved 66 shows in just over two months, as well as an impromptu performance for the king and queen of Malaysia, as his favorite – “If you want to stay in a career, you’ve got to be willing to try something new.”
Why hire Johnny Vallis? Over many years of experience, Vallis has learnt it’s important to cater the show to the audience and give them what they want, putting the crowd at ease with a comedy line, some audience participation, and an overall atmosphere of fun. The more the audience is involved the better the show becomes. Johnny takes pride in that his comedy style is playful, tongue-in-cheek tone that reveals his personality and artistry, he is clean and never offends.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Comedy Clubs, Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Cruise Lines, Conventions, Trade Shows, Golf Tournaments.
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Legends of Rock & Roll Tour – Toured all over North America and around the world. Just 16 years old at the time
Expo 86 – six week performances at age 13
“He had the entire crowd laughing, clapping and having a great time. Many said it was the best Awards Dinner that we’ve ever had. Thank you for an outstanding performance.”
Great – West Life
“Your performance was outstanding and the quests were so impressed with your talent, energy, and expertise, not to mention your outstanding impersonations. I would highly recommend you to any organization who is looking for an outstanding performer.”
Chamber of Commerce – Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
“Johnny recently performed his multi impersonation show at the Bay Downtown Victoria’s 80th Anniversary. He thrilled our audience, many of whom came back for his show again the next day. Our associates enjoyed him so much that we have hired him to perform at our Christmas dance.”
Hudson’s Bay Company
“Johnny Vallis was brilliant! Johnny Vallis is a real entertainer and a true professional. He has a great personality and keeps his audience enthralled.”
The Royal Canadian Legion
“Johnny connected well with our group. He impersonated a variety of well-known entertainers and had our group “in stitches.”
Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute
“Your upbeat, fun interactive performance definitely exceeded my colleagues’ expectations, which proved to be a positive conference opener. Look forward to the opportunity to work with you again.”
HSBC Bank Canada
“I have personally seen Johnny perform on at least five occasions and in all different venues. He has displayed over and over again a high level of entertainment value. He has proven to be a capable entertainer and a true gentleman. I highly recommend Johnny Vallis to any group. His impersonations, singing and music is everything you would imagine you will not be disappointed.”