“Josh Cheyka is an Elvis ETA/Rock Guitarist/Performer from Wausau, Wisconsin.
“Josh Cheyka is an Elvis ETA/Rock Guitarist/Performer from Wausau, Wisconsin. He has been performing Elvis tribute shows for the past 11 years and singing Elvis his whole life along with his father Ed Cheyka Sr, who used to sing Elvis songs to Josh’s mother (Cindy Cheyka) while she was pregnant with Josh.
Josh was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, however as a young child he took his first steps in Memphis, Tennessee on one of many annual family trips to Graceland, a tradition that still continues to this day.
As a child, Josh got into Rock N’ Roll Music and took up playing Guitar at age 15 where he did nothing but play guitar in his Hard Rock band “Reckless Dezire” that he formed in 2009 and still plays guitar in to this day. In 2010 a nervous Josh was forced to sing karaoke with a friend who made him sing an Elvis song, he won the crowd over, and caught the singing bug and from there went on to win many singing contests across Central Wisconsin singing songs from his favorite artist: Elvis Presley.
In many ways Josh is the Anti-Typical Elvis Impersonator, he prefers to concentrate on a respectful energetic vocal performance rather than the caricature gimmicks that many in the media used to poke fun at what they think Elvis was. At 34 years old This year, it will be Josh’s 3rd time at the Elvis Explosion, after previously performing here in 2014 and 2015 when he took time off to concentrate on his band and family.”