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Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band is the Ultimate Elton John Tribute show. They were recently hand picked to be featured on Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest's network AXS TV show "THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS." They wowed a national audience during their live to air performance at The Roxy in Hollywood California, and are known for performing a technically accurate Vegas style production, featuring the wildly popular music, costumes and antics of Elton John.
“Elton” as portrayed by Kenny Metcalf, has the voice and appearance of Elton John when he was young. From rhinestones to sequins, every detail has been meticulously recreated. Iconic costumes including the infamous Los Angeles Dodgers uniform designed by Bob Mackie and glasses (created for Elton himself) by Ray Winston finish the illusion.
Those fortunate enough to have seen Elton perform live experience a sense of “Deja Vu” while watching the captivating performance given by Kenny. Audiences and critics alike leave with a sense that they “saw” Elton and his band. Caleb Quaye Elton's first producer and original lead guitarist states that witnessing this performance is like re-living infamous shows such as the one Elton performed at Dodger Stadium in 1975.

Elton John has been a powerful name in music for more than 40 years. He is currently enjoying another wave of popularity. Now, more than ever there is demand and desire to step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of this amazing artist. In tribute to his greatness, Kenny Metcalf and his band deliver.

The entire cast of Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band skillfully re-capture the original album sounds in live concert settings, delivering a complete audio/visual experience that is guaranteed to amaze any audience.

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2013 L.A. music Awards Best Tribute Band of the Year Nominee voted Kenny Metcalf as Elton, "The Best LIVE Performance for 2013

L.A. Comedy Awards nominated and presented Kenny. Metcalf as Elton "Best Cabaret" 2014

L.A. Music Awards Nominee 2014 Best Tribute Band of the year.


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    • Plaque presented to Kenny Metcalf as Elton by Mark Cuban & Ryan Seacrest for being selected by them as The World's Greated Elton John Tribute

    • Department Of The Army - Certificate Of Appreciation - Awarded To: Elton - The Early Years for entertaining the U.S. Army

    • Voted "Best Cabaret" 2014 L.A. Comedy Awards

    • Nominated Best Tribute Band Of The Year 2014 L.A. Music Awards

    • Voted "Best LIVE Performance of 2013"

    • Nominated "Best Tribute Band of the Year" 2013 L.A. Music Awards

    • Caleb Quaye's (original guitarist for Elton John) thoughts on Elton - The Early Years tribute

      Elton – The Early Years I recently had the pleasure of seeing Kenny Metcalf perform his show Elton – The Early Years at NAMM 2012. I was amazed at how well he does Elton, he sounds just like him vocally and his piano playing and stage antics, along with an excellent band are so accurate you wonder if you haven’t been transported back in time to some of the historic concerts such as Dodger Stadium in 1975! For any Elton John fan that likes to take a trip down memory lane and visit Elton’s music of the early 70’s, this is the show to see! It brought back some fun memories for me as one who was there from the beginning! Caleb Quaye.Publication: Caleb Quaye via e-mail to Kenny MetcalfDate:
    • Music of Elton John Keeps Kenny Metcalf Alive and Well

      Two weeks ago at the NAMM show in Anaheim there was a plethora of musical talent. The range was gargantuan. One, however, which piqued Beacon Media’s interest was the Elton John tribute band starring Kenny Metcalf as Elton. "The guy IS Elton John" It’s astonishing… he appeared to have the energy, flamboyance and remarkable talent of the early Elton JohnPublication: Terry Miller : Pasadena Independent BeaconMediaNews.comDate:
    • Winter NAMM 2012 - day 3 recap

      "Elton the Early Years was a smash hit! Kenny Metcalf as Elton John performed to a large and cheering crowd." "the performance felt like a real live Elton John concert" "It was a magical memorable show that will definitely go down as one of NAMM's best"Publication: Bob Leggett, Griffith Park/Los Feliz Examiner Date:
    • this is tribute-entertainment at its finest

      "this is tribute-entertainment at its finest .... this is not a cover band; Metcalf and his bandmates literally become Elton and his 70's era bandmates... Elton - The Early Years is a tribute band that perfectly captures not only that original voice, but the charismatic stage presence, thrilling performance and outrageous costumes of the musical genius at his initial peak".Publication: Morgan M. Hurley - SDGLN Copy EditorDate:
    • Elton - The Early Years and Fab Four Rock LA on "Empty Garden" to Celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 70th Birthday

      Beatles fans from across California turned out Saturday night 10.9.10 to celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday at Club Nokia at LA Live, the new Los Angeles City Center that is turning downtown LA into Times Square West. To put it simply, this was one of the best tribute shows I have ever seen in my life. There were several surprises as well, for example "Elton John" (Kenny Metcalf of the tribute band "Elton - The Early Years") came out to sing "Whatever Gets You thru the Night", from John's 1974 Album "Walls and Bridges". "Elton" also did his 1982 hit "Empty Garden", a song he dedicated to John Lennon after he was assassinated at The Dakota in NYC in 1980.Publication: Al Mealey: CNN iReportDate:
    • After seeing Elton -- The Early Years last night...I put them in the top 3

      "I've seen hundreds of tribute bands -- from Abba to Zeppelin -- and every band in between. I've caught tribute shows in L.A., New York, Las Vegas, and San Diego. After seeing Elton -- The Early Years last night...I put them in the top 3."Publication: Josh Board - music and movie critic, and Fox5 NewsDate:

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