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Rockabilly singer enjoys impersonating Elvis in OKC


Charles Martin February 1st, 2007

At the Jan. 8 Elvis Presley impersonator contest at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, Brian Dunning proved he was the complete package, having: " the moves, " the look, " the attitude and " the ...

At the Jan. 8 Elvis Presley impersonator contest at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, Brian Dunning proved he was the complete package, having:
" the moves,
" the look,
" the attitude and
" the pipes of the young Elvis.
 
His hair blown back in a tall pompadour and dressed in a simple black-and-white suit, Dunning ultimately won for best Overall and best Moves.
 
THE KING LIVES
"Rockabilly started with Elvis in 1954, and I've been a big fan of Elvis since I was a kid," Dunning said, as two elderly women cut into the interview.
 
"Excuse me, but I have to ask the kid a question," said one of them, somewhere in her 70s and flirting like a teenager. "How old are you?"
 
Dunning just cocked his head and gave a tilted smile, capturing the cocky, yet polite air of The King.
 
ON THE SIDE
The impersonation is just a side gig to his regular rockabilly act, Brian Dunning & The Rock N Roll Trio,
 
"I'm not ashamed of it. It works for me, and as long as people like it, I'll keep doing it," he said. "Charles Martin

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