Trent Carlini - The Dream King of Rock 'n Roll
was born in Chicago, seven years after his parents immigrated to
the United States from Italy. He became a Rock 'n Roll fan at
the young age of five, and at age ten, began playing guitar.
Within a couple of years, music had become a major part of his
attended school in Italy. During his late teen years there, he
produced a few records of his own music. With this accomplished,
he moved back to the United States in 1987, making Florida his
home. One could always find Trent, performing in local clubs!
With the King's
death in 1977, Trent's musical direction changed. He decided to
devote himself to recreating the style of the man that had
influenced his life so greatly. In 1988, Trent was chosen to
star in the Annual Birthday Tribute to the King at the Star
Plaza Theater in Indiana. Performing with such greats as the
Jordanaires, the King's own vocalists; J.D. Sumner & the Stamps
Quartet; D.J. Fontana, the King's drummer; Charlie Hodge, the
King's guitar man; and Joe Esposito, the King's right-hand man
and road manager, Trent was a hit! Due to overwhelming popular
demand, Trent has returned to headline this show for the past
1990, Trent Carlini was chosen "Entertainer with the Most
King-like Charisma" at the Global Record's Star Search Contest
in Dallas, Texas. In 1992, "Legends in Concert" producer John
Stuart saw a video of Trent and promptly flew him to Las Vegas
where he was hired as the King for his production there. Trent
brought his incredible vocal range and charisma to the stage,
performing as the King until September 1996.
resemblance to the King, his incredible vocal range, and
high-energy charisma, has led to performances in Canada, France,
Germany, Switzerland, Spain, United States, and Italy, where the
European media called him "The New King of the 21st Century". He
starred on the very same stage of the Kint at the Las Vegas
Hilton (International Hotel) selling out 4 years in a row.
has appeared on many television shows, including "Entertainment
Tonight", "NBC Nightline", "Late Night with David Letterman",
"The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Leeza", "ABC Primetime
Live", "The Vicki Lawrence Show" and "The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno". He
has also appeared on the Miss Universe Pageant, the National
Arthritis Telethon and The Nashville Network. He has been
featured in numerous world-wide publications, among them the
National Examiner and Matissimo, Europešs number-one fan
magazine, as well as appearing on the cover of "Cobietta,"
Poland's top-selling women's magazine.
Carlini is living his dream of re-inventing the phenomenon in
his Las Vegas show, "The Dream King." In this production, Trent
takes the audience through a magical journey of the King's
career: from the hip-swiveling 50's, through the unforgettable
army and movie years, through the hot-leather years of the '68
Comeback, all the way to the Las Vegas years of the 70's. The
Trent Carlini production show is the best and only successful
tribute to the "King of Rock 'n Roll" on the Las Vegas Strip and
in the world.
Trent won and was named "The Next