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  • With jet black hair, a swivel in his hips and a flair for impersonations, Johnny Seaton has been told he resembles the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
    With jet black hair, a swivel in his hips and a flair for impersonations, Johnny Seaton has been told he resembles the king of rock ‘n’ roll.

Johnny Seaton And Bad Behavior To Continue Concert Season At Mike’s North

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Johnny Seaton is an artist in every sense of the word. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter, stage and musical actor, musician and a fine-art artist. With jet black hair, a swivel in his hips and a flair for impersonations, he’s been told he resembles the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
 
Seaton will bring his Las Vegas-style, high-energy live performance to Mike’s North, located at 1402 Colony Road in Pasadena, on Saturday, September 23, at 8:00pm. He and his band, Bad Behavior, will perform Seaton’s original work and covers from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley.
 
Though his resemblance to “the King” is uncanny, Seaton insists he is not an Elvis impersonator. “I look like him, sound like him when singing his songs, and I do some of the moves, but it is all in fun, and it is only a part of the show,” said Seaton. “My show is very different from those considered tribute artists. And, my band includes some of the best musicians in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore corridor.”
 
Seaton has admired the King’s talent since he was a child. In High Point High School’s talent show in Beltsville, Maryland, Seaton and his band, Elvis and the Studs, sang “All Shook Up,” thus solidifying his lifelong comparison to Presley.
 
“Elvis is a natural for me, and performing his music has been very good to me,” said Seaton. “I have mutual respect for all of the other artists I perform as well, like Johnny Cash, Tom Jones and many, many others.”
 
At just 19 years of age, Seaton joined the United Service Organizations (USO) world tour. Since then, he has had two original albums inducted into the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame (recorded with the world-renowned Danny Gatton), starred as Pharaoh alongside Donny Osmond and the original Canadian cast of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and worked with legendary musicians such as Rosanne Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino, just to name a few.
 
In the early 1980s, Seaton won a District of Columbia Battle of the Bands contest and $10,000. He put that money toward his first album, which allowed him to get his music to people outside of the Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas.
 
From there, he landed a role in “Elvis Mania in New York City,” “Elvis – an American Musical,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and ultimately his own show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
 
Some of his early rockabilly music influencers were The Stray Cats, music from the 50s, the Beatles, and yes, even Elvis.
 
After an illustrious career and traveling the world, Seaton has no intentions of slowing down. He hopes to release new music within the next year.
 
“I came back to this area 10 years ago, because this is where it all started,” said Seaton. “I am at the stage in my career where I can do what I want and perform the music I want, rather than be hired to perform what someone else wants.
 
“I still get offers for shows in Vegas and other areas,” continued Seaton, “and if the right one comes along, I will do the show. But I don’t do jumpsuits!”
 
Seaton looks forward to seeing music-lovers at his show at Mike’s North. “Since I live in the area, my family has frequented Mike’s as patrons since they opened,” added Seaton. “It is by far the most beautiful restaurant and dock bar in Pasadena. Definitely love the food!”
 
For more information, visit “Johnny Seaton & Bad Behavior” on Facebook. This performance will be indoors.
 
 
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to correct Johnny Seaton's hometown, artists whose songs he performs and his inclusion in the original Canadian cast for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

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