Elvis Tribute Artist - Bobby Simkins
Bobby Simkins grew up in the 70's listening to Elvis Presley and singing along to Elvis songs. Bobby Simkins first sang professionally on the stage of the KC Opry in Englewood. Bobby sang country and western as well as Elvis songs. The crowd loved how much he sang and moved like Elvis, so he became a regular guest on the KC Opry stage.
Bobby was asked to open for such acts as Ronnie McDowell, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
Bobby has performed on several stages including the Louisiana Hayride, the Nashville Palace, and Live at Libby's, Kearney outdoor theater, and the Santi Cali Gon main stage.
Bobby began doing his tribute to Elvis in 2004 with his current band. Bobby is not so much an impersonator as he is an entertainer that happens to sound a lot like Elvis. He does not try to imitate Elvis Presley, but more pay tribute to his great voice and generous personality.
Bobby has been a contestant on Nashville Star, Elvis Explosion, Images of the King, and America's Got Talent.
He has received several awards which include:
-2007 Blue Spring's Entertainer of the Year.
-2008 1st Place winner Elvis Explosion contest in Branson Mo.
-2008 Festival kick off performance for Independence Santi Cali Gon days.
-2009 Bobby was voted Memphis' Images of the King People's Choice award winner.
-2010 Americas Got Talent Contestant
-2011 Banzai Award Outstanding Vocalist
-2011 1st Place Winner at the Ultimate Elvis contest in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
-2011 top 15 Ultimate Elvis contest finals Memphis, TN
-2012 1st Place Winner at the Ultimate Elvis contest in Branson, Mo.
-2012 Legends in Concert performer Branson, MO
-2012 1st Place Winner at the Ultimate Elvis contest in Dubuque, Iowa Diamond Jo Casino.
-2012 top 15 Ultimate Elvis contest finals Memphis, Tn
-2013 Headliner Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Iowa
-2014 Winner Jail House Rock Trenton, Illinois
-2016 2nd Place Winner Legends in Concert Branson
-2017 2nd Place Winner Legends in Concert Branson
For more information call Vera at 816-254-4500.