BIOGRAPHY OF "DAVID LEE"
'BURNING IN BIRMINGHAM'
David Lee is from Birmingham, Alabama. His show is the most authentic, most professional show around. It is done with the utmost class and respect for Elvis and suitable for any age group. David Lee is a dynamic performer with an outstanding voice and has been performing his tribute to Elvis since 1995 throughout the United States , Canada, Mexico and on the high seas.
David Lee is the 2004 WORLD CHAMPION International Images of the King, voted the 2004 People's Choice and the CANADIAN GRAND CHAMPION ~ Professional Division Concert Years World's Largest Elvis Festival Collingwood Ontario July 2004. Furthermore, he is the CANADIAN GRAND CHAMPION Brantford, Ontario Elvis Fest 2001.
On January 4, 2014, as part of an Elvis Birthday pre-celebration, DAVID LEE was honored with his name forever embossed in a brick at the base of the famous Elvis Statue in Fair Park in Tupelo, MS. The inscription reads, “DAVID LEE 2012 TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL CHAMPION PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE TUPELO TRADITION”. Also, the proprietor of the Silver Moon Club, Charlie Watson, placed David Lee’s name on the gigantic metal guitar outside of the establishment. David Lee’s name is alongside other famous people such as Lisa Marie Presley, Sam Phillips, Ace Cannon, Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold, Sonny Burgess and of course, Mr. Elvis Presley, just to mention a few.
David Lee is proud to be the first performer at the new auditorium at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in May 2013.
He portrays some of the live footage of Elvis. in Duke & The King. A new documentary which reveals the compelling story of Elvis Presley’s former bass player, Duke Bardwell. The World Premiere was April 22, 2012.
The most recent accolade to add to David Lee's long list of prestigious awards, David Lee was a Triple Crown winner (People's Choice, 70's Pro and Gospel) at the Lake George, NY Elvis Festival, in June 2014. He was the first person in the 11 year history of this contest to win all three categories plus have the overall top score. Also to his credit he won the Branson Elvis Fest put on by Legends in Concert in April 2014 as well as the Georgia Elvis Festival in March 2014 and is prequalified for the Ultimate Elvis Contest put on by Elvis Presley Enterprise in August 2014. As well as the Windy City Elvis Competition in Chicago, IL in February 2014. This win prequalified David Lee for the King of the World Finals in Memphis, TN in August 2014.
Also to David Lee's credit he won the Branson Elvis Festival in Branson, MO in April 2013 which prequalified him as a semi-finalist in the 7th Ultimate Elvis Contest hosted by Elvis Presley Enterprise in Augst 2013.
In 2012, David Lee won the "Fill The Blue Suede Shoes" Ultimate Prelim in Ocala, FL. In addition, David Lee won Tupelo Elvis Fest in Tupelo, MS in June 2012 as well as the Bluegrass Tribute To The King Contest in Georgetown, KY.
In 2011, David Lee won the Tampa Elvis Fest in July 2011 which pre-qualified him as a semi-finalist in the 5th Ultimate Elvis Contest hosted by Elvis Presley Enterprise. Additionally, David Lee won the People's Choice Award at the King of The World Championship in August 2011. Additionally, in March 2011, David Lee won the Dixie Tribute to a King Regional in Augusta, GA.
“Singing and working with Elvis was one of the most exciting times of my life. Singing and working with David Lee is the closest I'll ever get to getting to living it all over again. David Lee is a great performer.”
- - - Sherrill Shaun Nielsen, Elvis' Tenor Singer
David Lee is in the book "NEXT GENERATION KINGS" by Joseph Clough and Teresa Winston released July 2011. Also, David Lee is in the first book by Joseph Clough & Teresa Winston released August 2010 called "All the Kings Men".
Also, The book "King For A Day" by Erin Feinberg released in August 2007 features David Lee not only in the book but on the cover.
"Journey To Graceland" is an original song out by David Lee written by David Bradley/Blair Parrott. It was nominated for top Elvis Tribute song of the year in 2005. It is available on itunes.com, amazon.com and the google play app for androids.
David Lee brings in nominal crowds where ever he performs. He has a vast following and would be an asset to any entertainment schedule. Elvis entertainment like you've never seen before. You will ask yourself is this the real thing or a tribute act; A definite crowd pleaser.
Furthermore, David Lee was noted on Elvis.com and ElvisTheMagazine.com as one "of the finest Elvis tribute artists in the world". He performed in the first Elvis Tribute Artist event licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) as an officially sanctioned Elvis Week 2005 event.
In 2004, David Lee was the winner of the Monroe, LA prelim and INDYFEST in Indianapolis, IN prelim, which pre-qualified him as a finalist in the 2004 Images of the King World Finals.
Also, he won the 4th Annual Big E Festival in Cornelia, GA.in August 2003. In February 2003 David Lee won the 6th Annual CSRA Contest in Augusta, GA and in October 2002, he won the Visions of Elvis in the South Contest in Simpsonville, SC .
David Lee won the 70's People's Choice Award at the 2001 Elvis FANtasy Fest in Portage, Indiana. Also to his credit, David Lee won 1st place in the Fourth Annual Augusta GA Images of the King Regional, the Fifth Annual CSRA Elvis Contest, the Kentucky Rain Images of Elvis and the Elvis Explosion in La Cross, WI.
He considers it an extreme honor to perform to fans and people who really love Elvis as he does. He hopes that in closing you will feel a taste of what it was like to watch Elvis in concert.
David Lee has become well known in Birmingham and across North America and many call him "Birmingham's Favorite Elvis Entertainer". He is a "World Class-Award Winning" Entertainer, with numerous successful performances/appearances to his credit including TV appearances on the "Ricki Lake Show" and the hit show "Insomniac".
Elvis is gone and irreplaceable but David Lee’s tribute hopes to do him justice.
Branson Daily Independent April 2014 (Front Page)
Brunswick Newspaper March 2014 (Front Page)
Gadsden Times - February 2014
The Daily Journal - January 2014
Branson Daily Independent - April 2013 (Front Page)
The Daily Journal - May & June 2012
Daily Mountain Eagle - April & May 2012
Ocala Star Banner March 2012
Augusta Chronicle February 2012
Auburn-Opelika News Jan 2012
Auburn Plainsman Jan 2012
Birmingham News City Scene April 2011
Gadsden Times January 2010
Birmingham Magazine January 2010
In Vision Magazine October 2009
City Scene April 2009
Cullman Times February 2009
Florida News January 2009
Washington Post August 2008
Florida News June 2008
North Jefferson News May 2008
Cullman Times May 2008
Western Star March 2008
Cullman Times December 2007 & February 2008
Northport Gazette January 2007
Birmingham Black and White Magazine December 2006
North Jefferson News - July & August 2006
Birmingham Black and White Magazine - July 2006
Statesboro Herald - June 2006
Cullman Times April 2006
Southern Standards News - Feb 2006
Voted top 100 People, Places and Things to see when visiting Birmingham
By Birmingham Magazine - 2005
Birmingham Black and White Magazine - December 2005
Western Star - October 2005
Maryland News - August 2005
Daily Home Newspaper - July 2005
Birmingham Black and White Magazine - June 2005
Daily Home Newspaper - April 2005
Northport Gazette - March/April 2005
Western Star - March 2005
Voted Birmingham's Best Elvis Impersonator By Birmingham Magazine - Sept. 2004
Ann Arbor News - July 2004
Birmingham Magazine - September 2003
Associated Press - September 2003
The Islander - September 2003
The Atlanta Journal - August 2003
Black and White Magazine - June 2003
The Cullman Times - May 2003
The Clay News - April 2003
The Millen Journal - January 2003
Associated Press - January 2003
Associated Press - December 2002
The Delaware News Journal - September 2002
Grocers Today for performance at Associated Grocers Convention - February 2002
The Pantagraph Newspaper, Springield, IL - January 2002
InFurniture Magazine showcased in the October 2001 issue.
The Delaware News Journal - September 2001
Cover story for the City Scene in Birmingham, AL - June 2001.
WXJC - Priority Talk With Greg Davis - Birmingham, AL August 2013
Fox 6 Good Day Alabama - Birmingham, AL December 2011
ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama - Birmingham, AL December 2011
MSTV-21 Birmingham, AL March 2011
Channel 9 Tupelo, MS January 2007
Tuscaloosa News December 2006
Rob & Shannon Show WMJJ Magic 96 February 2006
Patti & Dollar Bill Show 102.5 The Bull - February 2006
NBC 13 - December 2005
Rob & Shannon Show WMJJ Magic 96 - June 2005
Chris Montana Show - WBRC Fox 6 - March 2005
WBRC FOX 6 News Commerical for Mercedes Marathon - February 2005
Special Guest on The Edie Hand Show NBC 13 - August 2004
Interview on Canada TV - July 2004
Interview on WBRC Fox 6 - July 2004
Interview on ABC 33/40 - June 2004
Interview on WBRC Fox 6 - June 2004
Interview on 102.5 THE BULL Birmingham, AL February 2004
Interview on 101.1 Birmingham, AL August 2003
Interview on Sunny 95.3 Jasper, AL August 2002
Interview on WODL 97.3 Birmingham, AL June 2002
Interview on COOL 101.3 FM Springfield, IL January 2002
Interviewed with Mike Fleming of WREC 600 in Memphis, TN - August 2001
Featured on Lady Luck Music, the first all Elvis internet radio show 2000-05.
Other Notable Appearances/Performances/Honors
David Lee is featured in the documentary Duke & The King by wannabefilms - April 2012.
Featured in the book "NEXT GENERATION KINGS" by Joseph Clough & Teresa Winston - July 2011
Birmingham's Favorite Elvis has been selected as the 2011 Best of Birmingham Award winner in the
Family & Business Entertainers category by the US Commerce Association.
Featured in the book and on the cover “ELVIS and The Directory of the Elvis Tribute Artist and much more” by P. A. Kube Oct 2011
Featured in the book "All the Kings Men" by Joseph Clough & Teresa Winston - August 2010.
Featured in the book and on the cover "King For A Day" by Erin Feinberg, Photographer - August 2007
Featured in the book "Elvis Lives" by Pamela Williams - July 2003.
Featured in the book "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" by JuMel - January 2002.
Performed for the E-Club in Tupelo, MS for Elvis' Birthday Bash January 2003 & 2007
Suite101.com the Elvis Corner October 2000
David Lee is available for private or commercial events.
For bookings call (205) 266-3030