A COUPLE OF KINGS IN THE COUNT’S COURT

The Elvii Cometh: Scot Bruce and Mike Albert return to the Count Basie Theatre on January 20 for the eighth annual Elvis Birthday Bash.

In an interview a couple of years back, Scot Bruce offered that “When you introduce someone to the music of Elvis, it’s like you’re handing them the key to the universe.”

The LA-based soaps actor (Days of Our Lives) and veteran Elvis Presley tribute artist has worked that cosmic connection with TCB tenacity for much of the past couple of decades, taking his Kingly kung fu to such pop-cultural ports of call as Faith Hill videos, numerous TV commercials, a long-playing gig at Disneyland — and Red Bank’s own Count Basie Theatre. There, on the night of Friday, January 20, he’ll once again be part of an event that’s become the stuff of local tradition, a little thing called the Elvis Birthday Bash.

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