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George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band

George Gray and the Elvis Experience is a true Elvis Tribute show.  George brings back the memory and excitement of a world famous performer. George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band recreate an authentic Elvis concert where they perform the hits that millions loved. You’ll feel like you went back in time as you enjoy the charisma, humor, and passion of this incredible performance.

Joe Peterson

JoePeterson2012 270x300 About UsLead Guitar – Joe Peterson has been playing in the Northern Colorado music scene for many years. An extremely talented and versatile musician.  He resides in Windsor, CO. with his wife Linda.

Mick Schuch

Mick 1 About UsBass – Longtime musician with lots of experiences in acoustic music, rock bands, and solo projects, Mick has been with the Elvis experience since its conception. With a wide variety of influences including the King himself, Mick is firmly rooted in rock and roll, and enjoys playing with the best musicians.
“The music is what makes this Experience the best. The songs bring Elvis alive in our hearts, and it is always a special thing to be a part of.”


Mike Usher

Mike Usher1 About UsDrums – Mike has been playing percussion professionally for 44 years in all types of bands.  He has a BA and MA from University of Northern Colorado in mathematics education, Mike also taught math and coached tennis for 12 years and received a Fullbright to teach in London for a year.

Dr Russ Johnson

Russ Johnson 1 About UsKeyboards / Vocals – Russ has been a member of the Elvis Experience band since the beginning, originally as a backup singer, then for the last three years on keyboard also.  He started playing piano at the age of four, and his first ever job was as a church organist at age 14.  His day job is as a psychiatrist and he has been practiing at Pathways since 1993.  He and his best friend, most honest critic, and wife Jeannette have two great kids, Alyx and Adam

Jess Ramirez

Jess Ramirez 1 About UsVocals – With a polished, elegant voice that easily transitions from gritty rock, soft ballad, smooth soul or spicy Latin, Jess Ramirez has entertained audiences from Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center, the casinos of Blackhawk, the Grand Ole’ Opry and beyond.  A longtime Northern Colorado music veteran, Jess thoroughly enjoys singing with the George Gray Experience because of the high energy and caliber of professional musicians in the group.

Rachael Armstrong

Rachael Armstrong About UsVocals – Backup singer with the Elvis Experience Band since June 2007.  Rachael grew up in Greeley, Colorado playing the piano since the age of 10 and singing since she was born.  Rachael says of the band, “This is the most amazing group of people that share the same love for music as you do!”

Kathy Horning

Kathy Horning About UsVocals – Kathy Horning, according to her mom, has been singing since she could talk and was likely to turn anything into a song. Singing in church, at weddings and funerals, and with a variety of groups or bands over the years has provided her with a rich background. She has written 20+ songs, some published. Her musical inspirations are Barbra Streisand, Sandi Patti, Celine Dion, and, of course, George Gray. Singing as an Elvis back-up girl is a delightful new tune in Kathy’s singing resume.

Daniel Stoffler

Daniel Stoffler 1 About UsVocals – Daniel is the “Rookie” member of the Elvis Experience and joined in 2010.  After receiving his degree in Theater and Music from the University of Northern Colorado, Daniel spent the next few years touring the country as an actor and musician with the National Theater for the Deaf.  He has been blessed with opportunities over the years to sing and perform in Old Yugoslavia, Germany, England, Wales, Greece, Italy, and at the Vatican.  Presently a member of St. Peter’s Church choir, Daniel says that, “Being invited to sing with George and the group is an incredible honor, and I only hope I can match their enthusiasm and talent.”

Charlie Spillman

Charlie Spillman About UsBass Trombone / Vocals – Since 2005. Charlie is active in a variety of musical groups in Northern Colorado playing jazz, traditional band music and baroque.  In Charlie’s words, “George Gray’s Elvis Experience is the most fun I have had musically in years. It is incredible to be able to bring this music to the fans.”




Dave Wertz

Dave Wertz 1 About UsLives in Greeley and plays lead Trumpet in several Northern Colorado bands.

Brian Sharpe

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Trombone – Brian lives and works in Fort Collins Colorado and has been with the band from the beginning.


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peg stewart May 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

It was great seeing you as Horace Greeley. Great job! Looking forward to tonight’s concert!


peg stewart May 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

Hi George!
I wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you and your band did at the concert last night. I was so glad to be able to be there. The music was stupendous and your delivery well above remarkable! Are you going to be at the Tavern Saturday with Matt?


Kathleen May 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

George and everyone in his band are top notch! VERY talented musicians and singers! Everyone should “experience” George and attend a show if you haven’t seen one yet. We in Greeley are very fortunate to have this outstanding group. See you at the next show!


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