Meet Elvis By Dano, a professional Elvis impersonator, based out of Washington! We caught up with Dano Peterson, to learn how he developed a passion for performing and impersonating the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself, Elvis!
Tell us a little about your company and how you got started as an Elvis Impersonator:
You have over 100 5-star reviews from past clients. What's your key to making clients happy?
As far as making my clients happy, I always try to do whatever they ask of me, as long as it's something within my abilities. I have a fairly large song list and only once was an Elvis song requested that I didn’t know. Plus, although my Johnny Cash opening act set is limited, there was also only one time a person called out for a tune that I didn’t know. I also pay close attention to specific requests from my clients, like special songs for my guest of honor, announcements, arrival times, etc.
What advice would you give to other performers for growing their booking numbers and overall business on The Bash?
What I would tell other members to expand their horizons a bit as far as trying for gigs. For example, I love performing but have also bid for jobs that only involve "roaming the crowd" with no singing involved, though it's not what I enjoy the most. Also, sometimes in order to book a gig I need to lower my price some if necessary.
What's your favorite part of being an impersonator?
That's an easy question. What I like the very most about being an impersonator or tribute artist is making my audience and guest of honor feel very entertained, happy and special. It makes me feel good thinking that I helped make them forget their troubles and worries for a while.
You've been a long-time member of The Bash for over 15 years now, what's your favorite part of being a member?
My favorite part of being a member of The Bash is the way potential clients are sent to me rather than trying to drum up business on my own. Plus their customer service is awesome!
Clients Love Elvis By Dano!
"I hired Dan to perform at our Model A Club's annual banquet. He did a marvelous job. He mixed with the crowd and posed for pictures with them. His performance was great. He sang all the Elvis favorites continuously for one hour. He has so much energy. He came down into the crowd and sang to almost everyone woman at each table. He made all of us feel young again. The Club members loved him! He was delightful to work with. I recommend him highly.”
-Patricia F. | Clackamas, OR