The Entertaining Art World Of Steve Connolly And Family
The Entertaining Art World Of Steve Connolly And Family
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Long befor Steve created and brought his “Spirit of the King“ Elvis tribute to Las Vegas, he was an established professional artist working on the East Coast. Here you can see his art gallery.
A graduate of Massachusetts‘ distinguished Clark University with a bachelor’s degree in Art, Steve opened “DeSigns,” invovling a spectrum of art services, including signage and liturgical design and restoration (which he studied in college). Steve practiced this specialty at over 125 churches throughout New England. During this time he restored over 700 statues and 43 paintings!
A meticulous artist, Steve has at times invested over 100 hours on a single painting, Yet he is also renowned for his 15 minute speed paintings of Elvis, in which Steve paints a giant portrait of Elvis on stage, while singing and dancing, Steve can also create a speed painting portrait of a person of your own choosing.
Steve has developed a catalog of over 300 paintings and prints, many of which may be viewed and purchased on this website. Steve readily accepts custom art commissions and will work with you to transfer your ideas from your mind to canvas, wood, clothes and evens masks!.
Steve Connolly's innovative“Spirit of the King” Elvis show is now avaialbe for your next live, or virtual special occasion or corporate event.
Steve is the “iron man“ of Elvis impersonators, having performed his headlining “Spirit of the King” tribute show for over 10,000 audiences, at such casinos as the MGM Grand, Four Queens, and Bally’s, to name just a few. Steve‘s show has also been performed in 38 states and on four continents!
Steve is the only entertainer depicting Elvis to have been chosen by the Las Vegas Review Journal in consqueutive years as the “Best Elvis In Vegas.”
Currenty Steve is in pre-production for a new incarnation of his “Spirit of the King” show at an all new venue. Meanwhile, he is available to entertain at you, either live or virtually (Cameo style) at your next special occasion or corporate event..
Additional information on past performances made be found on Steve’s other website: www.spiritoftheking.com
For more information or to immediately request a booking of Steve’s live or virtual entertainment, please click the link below.
In these challenging days, and thank goodness things are getting better, you can easily pursue your affordable Union of “True Love.” A Nevada State licensed Officiant and Minister, Steve can conduct your Covid-safe wedding ceremony anywhere in Nevada,
Steve, who is fully vaccinated, resides in Las Vegas, and will assist you in finding and developing the perfect wedding, utilizing his creative skills as an artist, and the benefit of over 25 years of entertainment experience on stage and in film, and at venues around the world. Steve has already made over 800 happy couples in the most memorable and romantic locations.
Steve's performed weddings at chapels. casinos and hotels. He’s wed at homes and backyards, and places he won’t tell. He’s wed at Vegas landmarks, and he’s done them at the park. He’s performed them early mornings, and he’ll do them in the dark. Steve’s done weddings in helicopters, and awash in swimming pools. He hasn’t done one skydiving - he’s obliging, not a fool.
Steve offers several packages to officiate and entertain at your wedding. If you already have a minister, or your wedding is outside of Nevada, Steve is available to to entertain at your wedding and at any reception.
At 16, Kelly is the youngest of Steve’s three children, yet at age 7 was creating paintings that belied her age (like the painting of the little girl clad in pink, above).
Kelly resides with her family in Las Vegas, and besides High School and art, she is intensly studing piano.
Kelly’s art includes acrylic painting and sculpture. Her works, both completed and in progress, may be viewed in the Art Gallery below.
Talent breeds talent. Brandon at age 26, like his famous father Steve, is both a gifted guitarist and a successful artist. Brandon has many years of stage experience performing in Steve’s “Spirit of the King” Las Vegas shows.
Using black and color ink pens, Brandon’s works embrace myriad styles, particularly portraitures and pop art. Brandon’s drawings have met with critical acclaim and commercial success. His art is available for viewing and purchase in the website shop and here:
Talent abounds in the Connolly family, and Kerry is no exception. She is an award winning singer, songwriter, and has played guitar professionally with both her father and brother. At age 19, Kerry dropped her first commercial single entitled, “a girl i met.” Her music has been described both as ”jazzy" and “soulful.” Kerry sings with verve and passion. When you listern to her songs, available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube, you’ll be captivated by her “old soul“ resonance, her message, and the complex maturity of her voice.
Steve has entertained at numerous major casinos. Enjoy this "Spirit of the King" stage performance of Blue Shoes.
Steve’s speed paintings of Elvis (or of a person of your choosing), typically take approximately 15-20 minutes to finish. Enjoy this "Portrait of the King" video!
Another Las Vegas Great has passed on to be among the stars. The legendary Bobby Morris, was deservedly famous as the conductor for Elvis Presley. But he was also the Music Director, Conductor and drummer for so many Las Vegas acts like Barbara Streisand.
Bobby was a dear friend and mentor to me. We did several shows together and he always delighted in my act. He shared many of his personal interactions and stories of Elvis with me over the years, I feel so privileged to have known him. Rest In Peace, Bobby, and give my best to Heaven’s Band, and please thank Elvis for me, and for the “Shuffle Beat” (that you invented), it shall still play on down here keeping beat with the rhythm of the Earth. Bobby – Thank You - thangyaverahhmuch!
Steve performing at the Four Queens Hotel Casino, with son Brandon playing bass.
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