Get to know Peter!
Peter's love of music is no surprise as he comes from a musical family. He attended Florida Southern College, a small liberal arts college where he was heavily involved in both the music and theatre programs. He studied voice with New York Opera performer Beverly Wolff, who was also on the music staff. Classically trained, Peter possesses of a five octave range and also has perfect pitch. He has performed lead roles in both dramas and musicals including Carousel, The Fantasticks, A Comedy Of Errors and – most important to his future career path - Bye, Bye Birdie, a musical that focused on an Elvis-style singer being drafted into the army. The director put together a small rockabilly band to add some realism to the character's songs. Peter and the band stayed together and began playing at fraternity parties doing a variety of rockabilly and Elvis songs, thus starting him down the Elvis tribute artist path. 

After graduating,  Peter worked at both of the major theme parks in Orlando (Disney and Universal Studios). During that time he continued perfecting his tribute to Elvis. Some of the highlights during this early period included a week long engagement at Libertyland in Memphis during Elvis Week and a sold-out show at the House of Blues in honor of Elvis's birthday. This led to an audition in Las Vegas for the show "Legends in Concert." He was later contacted by Legends and spent many years with the show performing in various locations including Branson, Myrtle Beach, Pittsburgh, and Dallas. The show also had a long term contract on the Premier cruise lines flagship The S.S. Rembrandt. Peter and his good friend Brian McCullough, who performs as Roy Orbison, created an original show that featured both Elvis & Roy Orbison on stage together.  Their final product was a show called "Elvis & Roy: The Lost Concert," a tribute show that ran in a theater in Nashville, Tennessee, for six months. 

Peter has performed his tribute show across the country and in many parts of the world including Wales, Beijing, Singapore, Vancouver, and Puerto Rico. He is considered by many fans as the "hidden gem" in the Elvis world and his fans appreciate his talent and rank his tribute to Elvis as one of the absolute best in the world.  Recently Peter has also perfected a tribute to another one of his influences, Ricky Nelson, and he has been lauded for his efforts. Ultimately Peter loves putting his incredible skills to work honoring the golden age of music and putting smiles on the faces of any audience in front of which he gets the honor to perform!




CROWN ELECTRIC COMPANY (named for the company Elvis worked for in 1954) is one of the hottest rockabilly/jump blues bands to hit the circuit. The band is headlined by Peter Alden. Alden is a highly respected Elvis tribute artist who has taken what he learned about the young Elvis’ career and applied it to his new band. Growing tired of singing the “same old stuff” as an Elvis tribute artist, Pete has assembled a band that has all of the energy of the young Memphis flash quadrupled.

Terry Fulwider on lead guitar has mastered all the great playing styles of Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry, James Burton and others to create a master “original” sound and yet have all the traditional riffs everybody wants to hear. Joe Webber provides a strong “bottom fill” on bass guitar. Joe has mastered all the great boogie-woogie and jump blues bass lines to keep a song moving, and rocking. Chris James on Keyboard can provide a honky-tonk piano sound, as well as full electric keys and strings (if needed). If the horn sound is wanted, but due to budget can’t be provided, Chris is able to create a realistic horn sound to bring the sound of the fifties into the modern day. Ashley Hart adds her smooth voice to background vocals, and brings a touch of glamour to the group.

Rounding out the ‘core’ group on percussion (& musical direction) is David Fontana. David is an accomplished drummer who holds everything together with perfect tempos and a backbeat that keeps everyone dancing. David also provides another ‘Elvis connection’ as he is the son of Elvis’ original drummer D.J. Fontana.
Crown Electric Company prides itself on being able to entertain "everyone". For those who don't like to dance, we put on an exciting stage show that people love to just sit and watch. Our show is not filled with "private jokes", everything we do onstage is meant to include the audience. For those who love to dance, our music provides a fantastic chance to do that. This is not intended for moving in place dancing, Crown Electric Company plays some of the best known rockabilly covers, as well as some new originals to keep the atmosphere exciting. Recently at a show a fan told Pete "..if Elvis had continued what he was doing in the fifties, he'd be you!!"
By playing great music that makes people want to dance, and creating a fun atmosphere both on stage and in the room, CROWN ELECTRIC COMPANY is the perfect band for fairs, conventions and parties of all kinds.

In addition to this, CROWN ELECTRIC COMPANY is the official band for the show "Elvis & Roy: The Lost Concert", an original concept created by Peter Alden and fellow "Legends In Concert" veteran Brian McCullough (Roy Orbison). This fictional concert production is set in 1976, and gives audiences the opportunity to see what a joint performance by Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison "might" have been like.
SONGS:

Barnburner


Leopard Skin Print


Standing On A Rock


Pretty Little Lights In Town


Mustang


Red Hot Red-Head 


Rock This Town
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