Chicot the Hippo

The first big influence on Chicot was Elvis. After he first saw him perform in Las Vegas they were introduced and became firm friends. Chicot originally came to Vegas as a Circus type act with a couple of guys called Sigmund and Ray who had him perform a daring routine with a rare White Lion, a chair, and a large piece of raw steak on a fishing line.

Some of Chicot’s cover versions and homage’s to Elvis songs have themselves become minor classics.

The path of Chicot’s career would go on to encompass tremendous highs, and desperate lows, ups and downs, triumphs and disappointments, binges and diets, accolades and scandals, genius and complete crap.