Bret Kaiser will be appearing at Paulie’s Little Bite of Italy, 15456 N. 99th Ave., 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in his “An Evening of Bret Kaiser” performance.
Call 623-972-3311 for reservations
Kaiser started singing rock and roll in 1976, after watching his younger brother Bruce performing in a band called “FLAX.”
When Elvis passed in 1977, Kaiser’s aspirations to be a rock singer became reality.
His musical career has taken him from New York to London, Sweden via Hollywood and back again. A veteran performer, Kaiser’s vocals garnered him a gold record and two MTV music videos in 1984, when he fronted ‘80’s MTV metal band, Madam X. After tours in the United States and England, record label and management issues brought him back home to New York where, upon leaving Madam X in 1985, he formed KAISER.
With a large regional following, they re-emerged as the Bowry Boyz, touring the U.S. as a Budweiser Concerts band into the mid ‘90s. It was during this time touring that Kaiser made his first “pilgrimage” to Memphis.
Even then, while playing in a Rock club in Memphis, Kaiser sang several Elvis tunes despite fronting a metal band. He started doing his musical tribute to the “King” in 2007.
Sometimes one can catch him in a departure performance that pays homage to the crooners called “An Evening of Bret Kaiser” or in a bejeweled jumpsuit doing his “Forever Elvis” tribute show, or as the face and voice that fronts his Rock n Roll early ‘50s and ‘60s band called “The ’56tees.”