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Billboard’s 'Top New Artist Albums' Charting Artist, Brandon & Leah to Open For the 4th Annual Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Fremont Street Experience
Published on Wed, May 8, 2013 (9:47 p.m.)Brandon Jenner’s mother, Linda Thompson, and uncle, Sam Thompson, to judge contest
Brandon and Leah will treat audiences to a performance on Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street Stage on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. The eclectic husband and wife singer/songwriting duo, Brandon and Leah Jenner will open for the 4th Annual Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, for which Linda Thompson and Sam Thompson are guest judges.
Brandon and Leah open for the 4th Annual Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, where Elvis impersonators will battle to become the “Ultimate King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The contest, hosted by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), Las Vegas' famed Fremont Street Experience and the world’s greatest live tribute show "Legends in Concert” celebrating its 30th birthday, will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight on the 1st Street Stage. During the two-day event, contestants will strive to be the best representation of the Elvis legacy. The winner will be crowned at midnight and qualifies to compete in The 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest presented by EPE in Memphis during Elvis Week.
“Fremont Street Experience’s three stages have been host to several up and coming artists in the music industry including Dixie Chicks, Neon Trees, Sugarland and more,” said Jeff Victor, president at Fremont Street Experience. “We’re confident that the crowds here at Fremont Street Experience will enjoy the incredibly soulful and melodic sounds of Brandon and Leah and we are excited to have both Sam and Linda Thompson as guest judges this year.”
Brandon’s mother, Linda Thompson, is Elvis Presley’s long-time girlfriend and starred alongside her sons Brandon and Brody Jenner in the 2005 FOX reality television series “The Princes of Malibu.” The show followed the lives of Brandon and Brody and their friend Spencer Pratt, while the brothers lived with Linda and her husband, music icon David Foster in Malibu, Calif. Sam Thompson, Brandon’s uncle, was Elvis Presley’s personal bodyguard. Brandon’s father is Olympian Bruce Jenner, who now stars on E! Entertainment’s hit reality television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Brandon and Leah Jenner as well as Brody Jenner will join the Jenner/Kardashian family as stars of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” playing a more prominent role in the new season premiering Sunday, June 2. Additionally, Brandon and Leah’s song “Showstopper” has been featured as the popular theme song from the show’s spin-off “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.”
About Brandon and Leah
Brandon and Leah, who discovered they were musical soul mates at childhood, and who are now a married couple, are both from musical backgrounds. Brandon’s mother is Linda Thompson, a GRAMMY-nominated lyricist, and his step-father is music industry icon David Foster. Leah’s father is Don Felder, former lead guitarist of The Eagles. As a husband and wife duo, Brandon and Leah Jenner draw inspiration from the relaxing beaches of Southern California. Their music combines the upbeat sounds of the ukulele with the sensuality of Leah’s honeyed lead vocals to create a light and mysterious summertime vibe. Brandon & Leah’s previously released music video “Life Happens,” produced by Funk Factory Films (Aloe Blacc, Gogol Bordello), premiered on MTV’s Buzzworthy blog and has over one millions views on YouTube. Their newest digital EP “Cronies,” released on April 9, contains five-songs that present a modern, electro-pop-soul twist on the Southern California sound, including “Showstopper,” which was featured on the hit reality show “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.”
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue which includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, FSE attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.