Elvis Live coming to Local area
World famous music performers and songwriters Elvis Wade and Sandy Posey from Nashville will be appearing at several local locations this November. Elvis and Sandy are sharing their support by helping to promote of the upcoming June 2014 Salt & Light festival to the local Gasport community. Appearances begin Saturday evening November 2, from 7 – 9 pm. at the Gasport Elementary school auditorium for a “Taste” of the Salt & Light Festival. Sunday morning November 3, at 10:30 am the duo will be singing Elvis Presley's favorite Gospel songs at the Barker Assembly of God church worship service. Sunday evening November 3 from 7 - 9 pm they will be performing in concert hosted by the Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God Church auditorium in Medina. All events are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come basis. There will be a CD signing and public reception after each event.
Wade Cummins became famous as the world's first Elvis Presley impersonator. Starting at a tender age of 9 as a hoax for his own family's entertainment, he got serious after impressing friends and neighbors with his voice and his act. Encouraged by many rave reviews and favorable responses, Wade soon realized that he had a special knack of entertaining people as an Elvis impersonator. Wade continued to refine his performance to a point that Elvis Presley himself gave Elvis Wade Cummins a standing ovation for one of his performances. Sometime after Elvis Presley's untimely death in 1977, Wade was asked by the Jordanaires, who were Elvis Presley's back up vocalists to travel with their band and sing headline concerts as Elvis Wade. Elvis Wade and the Jordanaires continued to work together for 12-1/2 years breaking many attendance records throughout the world. They soon became one of the most sought after musical acts in the entertainment industry.
Elvis Wade married Sandy Posey one of Elvis Presleys' background singers. Sandy in her own music career had several chart topping hit singles and became a 3 time grammy nominee. Sandy and Wade are now living in Lebanon Tennessee and continue to sing and travel the world.
Wade Cummins also wrote a story that was just recently transformed into a movie starring Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd to be released late 2013 or early 2014. The movie called “The Identical” is a story about twin boys separated at birth in the 1930's, one becoming a world famous musical entertainer and his obscure identical twin struggle to become one himself. Cummins said the story was inspired by God and includes some of his own life's story interwoven, including naming the main characters after his Mother and Father. When Ray Liotta first read the screen play he was moved to tears on how it impacted him, so much so that he could not sleep that night for excitement. See: www.theidenticalmovie.com is a web page with the movie trailer and several interviews of actors.
In 2010 a mutual friend of Elvis Wade and Pastor David Hayes of Gasport suggested the two of them collaborate to provide music for an outdoor concert in Gasport's Salt & Light Festival that Hayes church was hosting. The resulting response was so overwhelming that Hayes asked him to return the following year and again for the 4 th consecutive year.