Biography

Charlie Dunn was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia where he grew up the youngest of four boys in a rather non-musical family with the exception of one of his older brothers.  One of Charlie’s earliest memories is of his brother playing a drum set that was given to the family.

Charlie’s first ‘gig’ happened as a result of him missing a Senior Class Day planning meeting, where his fellow committee members conveniently volunteered Charlie to be the day’s opening act as one of the famous Blues Brothers. It was here, at Charlie’s first show, where he learned how fulfilling performing could be, and he wanted more. He was immediately booked for a high school band concert, however it would be three years before Charlie stumbled upon the appeal of Elvis.

Growing up in the 1970’s Charlie was well aware of Elvis.  He loved listening to “The King” and wore out his copy of Elvis’s album “Elvis In Person At the International Hotel”.

In 1993 he decided he wanted to be Elvis for Halloween and promptly enlisted his mom to make him a jumpsuit fit for a king.  He was approached at a Halloween party by an individual seeking an Elvis Impersonator, and agreed to perform for a local business.  Word of mouth spread about the performance and other engagements soon followed.

Charlie has developed into an extremely versatile Elvis Tribute Artist, able to perform all eras of Elvis’s career, including The Classic 1950’s Young Elvis, The Movies Elvis, The 1968 “Black Leather” comeback Elvis, and of course the infamous Jumpsuit Elvis.  Charlie’s voice is rich and naturally lends itself to Elvis’s singing style.  

After many years of honing his talent as a premier Elvis Tribute artist in Hampton Roads, Charlie was introduced to Michael Buble’ and he realized that he had the opportunity to sing all of his favorite songs while retaining a refined big band influence in one fun show.  Charlie developed an act that would complement his tribute to Elvis by performing a tribute to the Great American Crooners… much like Michael Buble’ had done.  Of course Charlie’s take on this tribute takes the audience on a journey through many years and many artists such as Michael Jackson, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many others all with an emphasis on a Big Band through One Man.