Tune into the sounds of decades past each Saturday, where cover bands and retro groups will channel the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis and periods such as the 70’s and 80’s in this weekly blast from the past! On Saturday, August 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., Elvis Impersonator, Alessandro Votta will take the stage.
Alessandro Votta was born and raised close to Rome (Italy). His love for music started very early, listening for hours to his dad playing every kind of music with his 12-string guitar or his organ. Alessandro has been an avid Elvis fan since the early 80’s, when his 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, he has travelled the world before finally settling in Calgary with his 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!
Alessandro has performed in multiple provinces in Canada, in Cuba and in the USA. Alessandro has appeared on Global TV and on multiple local newspapers in Canada. He has reached the finals at the 2022 Penticton Elvis Festival in the non-Pro category.
At the 2022 Tweed Elvis Festival, Alessandro has won the TJ Jackson Spirit Of Elvis award, has made 2nd place in People’s choice and has reached the finals classifying 5th in the non-Pro category. At the 2022 Flaming Star Festival in Toronto ON, once again Alessandro has reached the finals in the non-Pro category.
Alessandro at home has created a tribute to Elvis’ Graceland jungle room and media room, one of the few ETAs around the globe, if not the first one, to do so.
His goals while performing are to have fun, to challenge himself and to be able to transmit to the audience his unconditional love and passion for Elvis, the amazing entertainer and human being.