Elvis Presley is a name that is synonymous with trendsetting and excellence in the mainstream music world. Elvis sold millions of records and sang his songs on stages all around the globe. While his impact on the mainstream music world was nothing short of amazing, this musical icon also left a giant mark on the Gospel music scene.
Scott Wattles and The Blue Suede Crew perfectly recreate the sounds, mannerisms and performances of Elvis Presley. Wattles leads The Blue Suede Crew and has been recognized as one of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in the United States and Canada.
As Elvis drew strength from Gospel music, so did the fans that followed the career of this extraordinary entertainer and that is where The Blue Suede Crew steps in. Already a hugely popular Presley tribute band in their own right, The Blue Suede Crew stepped out in faith and created a special Gospel show as part of their repertoire in 2007.
When asked about the stumbling blocks the group has had to overcome since adding this special portion to their shows, Scott replies, "We've been given an opportunity - a gift from God and nothing compares to being used by God in whatever capacity he chooses for you. We have used our faith to ride the ups and downs."
Scott continues, "Doing this Gospel tribute has been an integral part of who we are now as a band. It's an amazing feeling to know the music you are singing not only has a resounding impact on the audience but also on us as performers. We are honored that God would call us and it is our belief this music will appeal to all ages and walks of life. It is our hope we might bring our audience closer to God through such heartwarming music but most importantly, it is our goal to bring people together to praise our Lord and Savior."
That kind of dedication and heart for service is not the most common attitude found in tribute bands and is one that sets The Blue Suede Crew apart from the pack.