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Rick Saucedo

 

Rick Saucedo began his singing career in 1972 at the age of seventeen.  At this time he and his band, "The Ambassadors" worked nightly at many local clubs and lounges.  As people began to take notice of this young talented "Elvis impersonator" he was approached by larger venues.  In 1977 Rick performed at the Cabaret in Winnipeg, Canada.  From there he was asked to star in the Broadway play; "The Legend Lives On" in 1978.  He performed six nights a week for five months, never using a stand-in.  He helped arrange the music for the title song, "The Legend Lives On".  Elvis' background vocal group, the Jordanaires accompanied Rick in the play, as well as D.J. Fontana, Elvis' drummer.  In 1979 Rick played the Stardust in Las Vegas, again accompanied by the Jordanaires and D.J. Fontana.

In 1998 Rick performed as a solo act at the Alahambra Theatre in Aruba.  He played nightly to a full house for a month. Upon his return to the states, Rick began performing with "tracks".  Most clubs and dinner houses request the track shows.  His audience appreciates Rick's close interaction with them.  For larger venues and festivals Rick performs with a live band.

Music came naturally to Rick in many forms.  As well as singing, Rick mastered guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, sitar and more.  This talent led him to song writing.  To date he has written countless songs and produced ten cd's.  His 1978 album, "Heaven Was Blue" all original music is now a rare collector's album and is sought after worldwide. 

"Memphis, I'm Coming Home" was written in 1998.  This cd is now in its' second printing.  The Jordanaires sing background on several songs.  Their voices and Rick's writing style gives this cd a heavy Elvis feel.

"History Making, Country Shaking" is the newest cd written by Rick, released in 2006.  This time "The Ambassadors" joined him in the studio.

Fans enjoy the balance between Rick's impeccable Elvis style as well as his own original talent he incorporates into his shows.

In 2002, Rick sang the National Anthem for the Chicago White Sox.

His creative talents have not gone unnoticed.  He was voted "Best Male Entertainer" in the readers' poll of the Suburban Nitelife Magazine in 2001.  In 2003 he was awarded "Best Solo Performer", again by the readers of Suburban Nitelife Magazine.  Rick was again voted "Best Solo Performer" by Suburban Nitelife Magazine for 2006.

Rick stays busy writing, recording and performing over one hundred shows a year for clubs, privates, theatres and festivals.

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