Dennis Jale is one of Austria’s most famous rock – entertainers. In the mid-90s he founded the Jam Gang together with guitarist Goran Mikulec.
The Rocking Christmas Show
Appearances in many European countries followed. One of the most successful shows of his tight touring schedule is the Rocking Christmas Show just before Christmas. Five years long Dennis Jale had been performing with the Sweet Inspirations, the female background choir of Elvis Presley. After the passing of founding member Myrna Smith, the original Sweets broke up. But Dennis Jale remained faithful to the American roots around Elvis Presley. He got in touch with the Imperials, that legendary Southern quartet, which accompanied the King from 1969 to 1972. Already in 1965, the Imperials recorded with Elvis the Gospel -awarded album “How Great Thou Art”.
The Elvis Birthday Show
Since 2003 Dennis Jale performs with the TCB Band, the original musicians of Elvis Presley, at the Metropol Vienna. Today, this unique show is also been booked internationally. The tour in 2013 led Dennis Jale and the TCB Band in no fewer than ten countries. In this show James Burton on guitar, Norbert Putnam on bass, Glenn D. Hardin on the piano and Ronnie Tutt on drums, celebrate the birthday of their former boss. And they do not miss out on anything: Those who could never experience Elvis live now have the chance to experience at first hand the power of the legendary Las Vegas shows – genuine and in the original line-up. In 2013, even the Imperials and Elvis’ closest friend Joe Esposito joined the show.
In 2010 all-rounder Dennis Jale brought the next European Elvis event into being. Together with Gulliver’s Travels he organizes every year in September the world’s largest rock ‘n’ roll cruise where Dennis Jale will share the stage with superstars like the members of the TCB Band and leading representatives of the legendary “Memphis Mafia”, as well as Priscilla Presley and Jerry Schilling.
The Great American Evergreens
In addition, Dennis Jale developed a new show concept. Under the title “The Great American Evergreens” he takes his fans on a journey to the most exciting decades of music history. Goran Mikulec has put together an orchestra specifically for these shows. And, Dennis Jale repeatedly also invites special guests. In 2011 Mr. “I Can Help” Billy Swan performed with him on stage.
Dennis Jale as songwriter
When he is not on tour, Dennis Jale dedicates himself to composing and arranging new songs. Eventually he had his biggest success with the album “Nashville”, which he recorded in the same city in the legendary “Ocean Way Studios” with members of Elvis Band. Songs like “Miss your smile” or “Stranger In My Own Home Town” are still being played regularly on the radio. This success even led the Viennese entertainer to an invitation to the “Ultimate Chart Show ” on the German TV broadcaster RTL in March 2012.