Rick Saucedo

 

Rick Saucedo began his singing career in 1972 at the age of seventeen.  At this time he and his band The Fabulous Ambassadors worked nightly at many local clubs and lounges.  As people began to take notice of this young talented "Elvis impersonator" he was approached by larger venues.  In 1977 Rick performed at the Cabaret in Winnipeg, Canada.  He was then asked to star in the Broadway play; "The Legend Lives On" in 1978.  Rick is the only Elvis Tribute Artist ever to play Broadway at the world renowned Palace Theater in NY. He performed six nights a week for five months, never using a stand-in.  He helped arrange the music for the title song, "The Legend Lives On".  Elvis' background vocal group, the Jordanaires accompanied Rick in the play, as well as D.J. Fontana Elvis’ original drummer.  In 1979, he played the Stardust in Las Vegas, again accompanied by the Jordanaires and D.J.

Music came naturally to Rick in many forms.  As well as singing, Rick mastered guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, sitar and more.  He also began to write music as well.  The result was a style very much his own.  Heaven Was Blue is now a rare collector's album and is sought after worldwide.  1998's Memphis, I'm Coming Home is completely written by Rick.  He plays most of the instruments and has the original Jordanaires backing him on several songs.  It has a heavy "Elvis" feel.  He incorporates several of these songs in his show.  This CD is now in its second printing.  To date, Rick has produced nine CD's.  These include live performances, original music and favorite songs he performs regularly.

In 1998 Rick went back on the road, this time to perform at the Alhambra Theatre in Aruba.  He played to a full house every night for a month. This was Rick's first time performing with tracks.  Upon his return to the states, he brought his track show to local clubs.  For larger venues and festivals Rick performs with a live band.  Rick has produced and directed complete shows in which he portrays each era of Elvis' musical career.
His creative talents have not gone unnoticed.  He was voted "Best Male Entertainer" in the readers' poll of the Suburban Nitelife Magazine in 2001.  In 2003 and 2006 he was awarded "Best Solo Performer", again by the readers of Suburban Nitelife.

Rick sang the National Anthem for the Chicago White Sox and is one of the headliners on the Elvis Birthday Tribute 2007 Tour.

\Rick was the first ever inductee into the Elvis Impersonator Hall of Fame, the only Elvis Tribute Artist to play Broadway and is currently the longest running Elvis Tribute Act of all time.

Talent is represented on a non-exclusive basis.