William Stiles as Elvis featuring The Tennessee Flash Showband
An internationally known Elvis Tribute Artist with over ten years experience. William has traveled
extensively all over the world performing in many venues large and small. He is available for
events which are public, private, corporate functions, meet and greets, casinos, fairs, and
festivals. He is also available for picture shoots, films, television, radio broadcasts, and voice overs.
I'm willing to travel worldwide.
Area's of Expertise:
William concentrates his shows around the lean mean years of Elvis's career in concert from 1969 to
1973. He owns eleven jumpsuits all of which are authentic reproductions of Elvis's own jumpsuits
and are made by Elvis's costume designers.
William was mentored for five years, onstage and off, by Charlie Hodge. During that time he
worked 300 one hour shows a year with him until his death in 2006. He provided William with an
abundance of study material on Elvis including many books and never before seen bootleg
concerts. He worked with him on stage mannerisms, moves, singing style, and appearance.
Through Charlie William is able to give a totally authentic show to that of Elvis's live concerts and
provide the best illusion of Elvis possible for the audience.
Some of Elvis's musicians that he has performed with onstage besides Charlie Hodge are:
The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, and 2009 Rock
‘n' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee DJ Fontana who was Elvis's original drummer.
He's also been backed by The Blackwood Brothers who were friends as well as influential on
William has done shows where Memphis Mafia Members Joe Esposito, Dick Grob, and Sonny West were
there as MC's. He had the pleasure of having special guests, John Wilkerson, Elvis's rhythm
guitarist, Cynthia Pepper and Anne Helm who were leading ladies in a couple of Elvis's movies.
He was handpicked out of thousands of Elvis Tribute Artists by Matt and Kevin Dillon for a wedding
reception for their family in New Jersey. Other celebrities He's performed for is Ricky Lake, Frederico Castelluccio ( Furio on The Sopranos), and Yule Brenner Jr.
Documentary on Elvis Tribute Artists - All The King's Men Vol. 2 - Chicago, Illinois
Talk Show about Tribute Artists The Ricky Lake Show - New York City
A local talk show discussing icons of the century - The Marshall Andy Show Knoxville, TN.
CBS News flew from Chicago to Pigeon Forge interview and film my show with Charlie Hodge for
a spotlight on national news during Elvis Week 2005.
Chicago Bulls halftime show
Tennessee Dept. of Tourism Photography shoot 2007— Front Cover of I Love The Smokies
Tennessee Dept. of Tourism Photography shoot 2008—Front Cover of I Love The Smokies
Self Magazine - Photography shoot – 2008
Headliner of a Legends Show with rotating acts called Memories Theatre - Pigeon Forge, TN
Headliner of a Legends Show with rotating acts called Legends In Motion Dinner Theater -
Voice over for theme park Cypress Gardens Elvis Show In Lights - Wachovia, Wisconsin
Private Vocal Training -- Memphis, TN
Learning Elvis's stage mannerisms, movements, vocal style and gestures through private training
from Charlie Hodge, Elvis friend and band mate for 17 years Pigeon Forge, TN.
Yearly advertisement for TN. entertainment Public Access Channel - Pigeon Forge, TN.
Yearly advertisement for TN. Dept. of Tourism—Nashville, TN.
William Has recorded six cd's which were produced by one of Elvis's own studio engineers.
In 2004 he was contracted to record in an Elvis voice for a label called Kingtinued which covered
songs Elvis was working on but unfinished before his death. It also covered other songs Elvis
didn't record but was a style of music he would've been interested in.
William Has won numerous first, second, and third place awards at contests held all over the country.
My biggest awards are being placed in the top three for two years in row and then placing first in
an International World Championship Elvis Tribute Artist contest.
William has memorized a vast number of Elvis's songs performed onstage as well as studio
recordings. He makes myself available to the audience after the show for pictures and autographs. He
prides himself in bringing a totally authentic show to that of Elvis's live performances to the people.
He is very flexible and can meet the needs of the client to make for a successful production.
William travels with a four piece band from the Nashville area. All are very accomplished studio
musicians and recording artists themselves. They've all traveled with and backed major stars
onstage. They provide backup vocals during my show and if the client desires they can also play
classic rock, blues, country, and oldies as an opener to the show. All of the musicians play the
Elvis music with great authenticity, paying attention to even the little detailed signature sounds
that make up each song.
If more backing vocals or instruments ( horns) are needed, for an added cost, the band also has
access to other accomplished musicians who can cover those parts as well. As a show opener
they can play an hour's worth of material before The Elvis Tribute Show.