Elvis impersonators are a strange breed. They’re half-musician, half-Star Wars conventioneer; some of them kind of look like Elvis, some of them kind of look like the plumber down the street. It’s not just a paycheck for them, either: they seem to enjoy the performance at least as much as the spectators do.
But much like The King’s craving for fried peanut butter and amphetamine sandwiches, real Elvis fanatics want their fix however they can find it. For Westchester locals, that means Dean Ciallella, a Hartsdale resident who can belt out songs like “Hound Dog” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” with hip-thrusting bravado, but without splitting the seams of his glitzy body suit (However, Ciallella, who seems a bit paunchy, might be a latter-day incarnation of the legendary singer).