Eric Fury (Eric Olson) began his career doing the Rock-a-Billy Elvis throughout the the Southeastern U.S. in the late 1980's. He was considered by many, including Jimmy Velvet (Elvis friend and curator of the Elvis museums), whom he met while taking a screen test for a movie (that never materialized), a close likeness to Elvis. He said, "You favor him in likeness and moves more than anyone I have seen."
Eric then performed for 2 1/2 months in Korea during the Olympics, on national Korean T.V., and on stage at the Olympic Village for the atheletes. Prior to his performance he sang Don't Be Cruel for NBC's Today Show which was broadcast live Worldwide.
After returning home, Eric got the chance to perfom a suprise show in Jacksonville for Mae Axton, who wrote Heart Break Hotel. She was in town promoting her products at the Prime Osborn center. He and Mae sat down after the show and she told him the story of how she came to write the song for Elvis.
Eric then formed his own band: Eric and The Furys. they performed throughout his home state of Florida for 10 years. Eric has always winced when people call him an impersonator. His intention then, and his show now, is about the energy and music of Elvis and other performers in the Rock-a-Billy, Blues/Rhythm and Blues genre.
Contrary to what many people might think, this new live show is not an impersonation of The King. This is a live band re-igniting the music that Elvis Championed. The style he put forth, not reproductions of his costumes and performances. In short, it's what people really want. The music. The style. The Rock-n-Roll baby!
Listen to Eric's Music:
A Unique Entertainment, Inc. 222 Industrial Loop, Ste. 78 Orange Park, FL 32073 Phone: 904.278.5454 Fax: 904.278.4366 Toll Free: 888.925.5454