Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family’s doo-wop group.
“My parents had a fantastic record collection and, when I started writing, I gravitated towards what I’d been listening to all my life. I have a huge reverence for the blues and all it encompasses, but I’ve always been fond of R&B and funky music.”
A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston’s famed venue Rockefeller’s. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis’ albums and presenting a cherished red guitar that he still plays.
Jeff Bergen is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and talked about Elvis Tribute Artists
in the industry today. His star is rapidly rising on the “ETA” horizon, and the buzz is spreading
to Elvis fans worldwide.
Born and raised in rural southwest Missouri, Jeff now makes his home in Kansas City. Jeff is a
gifted vocalist in his own right, with a multi-octave range, and the distinction of having studied
voice with members of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and was a private student of renowned
voice coach Dean Wilder. Jeff was also voted a finalist for ten weeks in a row on Ed
McMahon’s “Next Big Star” internet talent competition. He has been prolific in the recording
and performance of nearly every genre of music, including pop, rock, jazz, country, blues, and