one week in the spotlight.

Written by alex.kruk on 8:18 PM



It's been so long since posting anything! It has been way too long, unfortunately facebook makes me lazy about blogging. It is much easier to post something there than here. BUT I like my blog and I am not giving it up!

So to make a good come back, here are a few short stories I just posted on facebook but on an ETA's wife group page which is closed to the public. Me and James had our week in the ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist) spotlight and I tried to make it shine with stories, pictures and videos.

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I first met James in Katowice Poland he taught at my English language school. James says that when he saw me for the first time waiting for class that he said to himself "If only I could have her then everything in life would be great."
It was love at first sight. I remember being so nervous in his classes and during th...e breaks everyone would smoke and I could tell James was looking at me.
Then we dated a few times and I remember listening to his songs, original songs that he recorded in Poland. I listened and listened and fell more in love. I still love those songs. Now we have true love and 3 true love kids.
Link to James old Band and the songs. Paul E Esther is the song I loved (I didn't know it was comedy until my English got better I just LOVE his voice.)

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How Elvis became a part of our life...
One year ago, January, there was a local contest in San Diego. James' brother spotted an ad in the newspaper and I knew this is what James should do - go and win. He was against it, he didnt want to go but I was sure he must! As he was standing he went to the contest in an old velv...et jacket and a wig for 15$. All he needed was his voice, and he won! Someone also asked him to sing at their wedding. Not long after that he started to be an Elvis Tribute Artist. Now 8 months later Elvis is his full time job and even if some months are hard he has my full support to do what he loves!

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Below James rockin' the stage! I am not only an ETA wife but also an ETA photographer ;) IN OUR FAMILY James is the voice, I am the eye, Lilly is the vision, Martin the lawer ;) Max - hmm ...he is just a baby ;) Have a great day everybody!


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The True begining...since James was 17 he ha been an actor, New York, L.A. San Francisco. The true begining of his Elvis life was in 1998 when he was asked to audition for a play written by Comedian/Writer/- Steve Martin. The play featured Einstein and Picasso and a time traveling Elvis. They wanted a real Elvis someon...e who could make him seem real not just hip swiveling and sneering. James watched all the films listened to Elvis Music and read everything he could find because it was a great part and the money was fantastic and the play was touring. James went to Los Angeles to audition for Steve Martin himself. Steve liked James' look but the best thing was he said James had "That certain something that Elvis had that we just can't describe" (Steve had met Elvis after Elvis saw his show) needless to say James got the part and was Elvis for 2 years. But being an ETA would come much later, but the seed was planted.

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It was an honour to be one week on the spotlight! I hope everybody know us little more and hope we all will meet one day in person ...sooner or later. Hopefully in Memphis :)
Thank you Brittany for giving us chance to share, to know eachother and have this ETA wifes spot :)
ALex

I wrote also about our kids and family but I wanted this post keep Elvis-James related :)

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  1. 1 comments: Responses to “ one week in the spotlight. ”

  2. By brianna Phelan on June 24, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    These posts always make me smile :)

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