AND HIS SHOWS
Brent lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his beautiful wife Dawn, and has two rescued dogs, Lansky & Mandee. Brent has an Indiana University, Fine and Performing Arts degree in Commercial Art Technologies and is a Graphic Artist. Visit his Graphic Design page to see examples of his work. Brent is active in his church and serves as the Worship Leader at North Highlands Church of Christ in Fort Wayne. In addition to performing his amazing tribute shows, Brent has appeared in commercials, television, radio, and has acted on stage as well as a small part in the film “Eight Men Out.”
BRENT A. COOPER has been trilling audiences with his uncanny and exciting Elvis tribute show "Memories of The King" since 1997. He has performed all over the Mid-West as well as some other areas in the country including Elvis' two hometowns: Tupelo, MS, and Memphis, TN. Brent has also performed his show for the Carnival Cruise Line.
Brent was exposed to Elvis’ music at an early age, thanks to his parents and his sister Melody. Brent got the ultimate thrill of seeing Elvis live at the Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, in 1972. Brent has been blessed to meet many of Elvis’ fellow musicians, friends and co-stars over the years. He even got to perform with Elvis’ original drummer (1955-1968) DJ Fontana, in 2003.
Other highlights of Brent’s career include recording at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN (where Elvis started his career). He has the distinct honor of being the first ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist) to have performed at the Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel, at Elvis’ birth site in Tupelo, MS. Brent and the “Memories of the King-Fan Club”, also have the honor of being the first group to hold a Sunday morning Worship service at that Chapel in 2007.
In 2011 Brent presented the first "Memories of The King - Cruise" and was a guest performer aboard the Carnival Liberty. Brent performed on the Carnival Valor in 2013.
Brent has developed and expanded his show over the years into the entertaining show that it is today.
Brent is always adding things and looking for new and better ways to pay tribute to “The King”. As an Elvis fan himself, Brent is a stickler for details, and wears authentic reproduction stage costumes matching the era of music he is performing.
Brent performs all eras of music in his Elvis tribute:
1950’s (early Rock-a-billy), 1960’s (Movies, 68 Comeback), 1970’s (Vegas, Aloha from Hawaii).
If booking a show you can request what era(s) of Elvis’ career you want.
Brent likes to involve the audience in the show by throwing out Elvis trivia questions, as well as concert scarves, Hawaiian leis or teddy bears.
Brent, became a huge fan of singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, after seeing his 1980 film "The Jazz Singer." It was this movie that inspired Brent to be a performer. Brent has seen this legend five times in concert, and always wanted to add a tribute to Neil, and did just that in 2014. This exciting show includes hits from Neil's vast career. From his first 1966 hit "Solitary Man" to 2014's "Something Blue", he will have everyone clapping and singing along. Visit our "Diamond: A Solitary Tribute" page for more information.
If you can't decide which amazing tribute you want to book between the Elvis tribute and the Neil Diamond tribute, you can book both for one combined show called "The King of Diamonds" (first half of the show a Neil Diamond tribute, the second half Elvis tribute).
Brent could not perform his tribute shows without the talents and hard work of this amazing team:
Left to Right:
Robert Tolliver - Sound
Dwight Cooper - Stage Manager
Brent Cooper - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Dave Schnellbach - Drums/Percussion/Vocals
Jamie Klein - Vocals
Melody Tolliver - Lighting
Now you can bring back the music, magic and memories of these two legends to your theater, night club, restaurant, bar, festival, fair, car show, church, convention, corporate event, reception or private party. Family friendly entertainment, suitable for any size venue or function.
Below are the types of shows available:
”The Intimate Show”
This is designed for small venues like restaurants, coffee shops, retirement homes and private parties. This show consists of Brent performing live in costume using digital backup music using a small sound system.
”The Vegas Show”
This is designed for medium to large venues like night clubs, theaters, outdoor venues, festivals, fairs, car shows and large private parties. This show consists of Brent performing live in costume using digital backup music using a large sound system, stage lighting and effects, follow spot light, backdrop, and live drums (when available).
”Gospel Concert” (Elvis Tribute only)
Brent performs Elvis’ gospel songs as either the smaller “Intimate Show” or the larger “Vegas Show” (see above). Perfect for church concerts and functions. See the “Gospel Concert” page for more information.
”The Christmas Show”
Brent performs Elvis or Neil Christmas songs with a mix of their hit songs. Available, as either the smaller “Intimate Show” or the larger “Vegas Show” (see above). Perfect for corporate or family Holiday parties.
Brent is available to make brief appearances singing “Happy Birthday” or an appropriate song(s) to your loved one as Elvis or Neil. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or any day you wish to make special.
Brent is available to make a personal appearance for your event. This would be Brent walking around in costume as Elvis or Neil, being part of the atmosphere, available for photo opts, and signing autographs. This does not include a performance.
Brent will travel the midwest and will customize your show to meet your needs. Please call or email for prices and availability for your event.
All shows use high quality sound equipment using custom digital backing tracks with Brent preforming live guitar and vocals. "The Vegas Show" adds live drums, backup vocals, lighting and effects. For more information and find out availability contact us today!