Within only his first few years as a performer, Chris had already created a reputation that quickly propelled him to amongst the top entertainers in the tribute artist scene. Chris' wonderful vocal talent as a young Elvis balladeer and rocker has earned him admiration and praise from fans and peers alike. With the addition of his Buddy Holly tribute, Chris has gained the honor of being respected as a versatile, multitalented performer.

It all began for Chris when he entered The People's Choice Award contest at the 2001, Michigan ElvisFest and took first place. Since then, Chris has become a local favorite at the Michigan ElvisFest, held annually in Ypsilanti. Chris can also be seen in many other local and Midwest events, performing his tribute show at festivals, private parties, casinos, and special celebrations throughout the year.

As an Elvis tribute artist, Chris has performed with Elvis' original backup singers-the legendary Jordanaires, Elvis' drummer-D.J. Fontana, and shared the stage with other friends and co-stars from Elvis' movies. Within only the first year of debuting his Buddy Holly tribute, Chris performed the act in 7 legend tribute shows across the Midwest.

Chris is a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, but he loves any opportunity to travel and meet new Elvis and Buddy Holly fans. His performances have taken him from Canada all the way to Las Vegas. With a determination to be the best he can be, Chris is always looking for new ways in which to provide fans the excitement and the thrill of the music and the artists he pays tribute to.



Check out Chris Solano's videos!

Buddy Holly - "Maybe Baby"

Elvis - "All Shook Up"

2001

1st Place Michigan Elvisfest

 

2002

1st Place Indiana State Fair

 

2003

Horizon Award (Best new Artist)

 

2004

1st Place Toledo Elvisfest

 

2005

2nd place Images of the King

South Bend, IN

 

2006

Finalist

King of the Windy City - Chicago, IL

&

Elvis Explosion - LaCrosse, WI


2007

Finalist - Elvis Eruption - Leslie, MI

 

2008

Finalist - Elvis Explosion - LaCrosse, WI

 

"In addition to [his] heartfelt tribute to Elvis Presley I was pleased to see through [his] performances that [he] could very easily take [his] talents and abilities in many directions in establishing [his] own presence in the music business. [He has] a very natural vocal ability and a comfortable stage presence."

-Jamie Coyne, Producer of Elvis Extravaganza.


"Mr. Solano is a very talented artist. 2004 marks Chris' fourth year of performing for the Michigan ElvisFest as an Elvis Tribute artist. Our experience with Chris has shown him not only to be a great performer, but also to have flexibility and a good nature. He is one artist we can always count on, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions for the Michigan ElvisFest. We are sure you will find Chris Solano to be as terrific as our audiences, many Elvis tribute artist fans, and we find him to be."

-Mary Decker and Tracy Briggs. Director's of Michigan ElvisFest.


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