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Featuring Impersonator Jay Gates – A Tribute to Barry Manilow
After talking about it for years, I finally started to impersonate Barry Manilow in addition to Rod Stewart. Right off the bat I discovered two pleasant surprises . . .
#1 Our vocal ranges and timbre are identical!
#2 The more I talked to people about it, the more I found out that there are millions of Barry Manilow fans . . . AKA FANILOWS
Then came the challenge . . . I don’t look like him : ( With my already established Rod Stewart impersonation, my dead ringer look was a no brainer. But my first few attempts at impersonating Barry left audiences somewhat confused . . . the visual didn’t match the audio.
However, as fate would have it, I connected with world renowned impersonator AND make-up artist Eddie Edwards of The Edwards Twins! His expertise in all aspects of this field (make-up, wardrobe, lighting, sound quality, booking, marketing, etc…) and his willingness to teach them to me has been immeasurable!