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"Elvis has Left the Sanitorium"

  Jim Wheeler as "Big Al"

Good-natured harmless Elvis look-alike. Recently released from a mental institution, determined to start a new life in a small town and his delusional problem may not be completely cured. A big story teller and as talented a singer as he may be, the world might be a far too dangerous place for him.

Big Jim Wheeler has been called 'a throwback to the future' and is arguably the best-kept secret in American music. He hails from both the Adirondacks of upstate New York and the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. Through his many travels he has pleased audiences with his deep voice and dramatic singing style from Illinois to Istanbul and from Maine to Madagascar while serving his country in the U.S. Navy.

His many friends, fans and admirers of "Big Jim Wheeler and Wheels of Fire" include top performers such as the late Roscoe Gordon, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, blues man James Cotton, and many others, several of whom he has shared the stage with.

Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme, hired Jim to appear as a featured extra in his remake of “The Manchurian Candidate” with Denzel Washington. He has since starred in Ric Pantale's independent short film, "The Monkey's Paw" and sings the theme song, which was penned by band mates and long time friends, Billy and Muddy Roues.


• Mercedes Kent
• Jim Wheeler
• Paul Borghese
• David M. Gregory
• Victoria Gable
• Alice Leon
• Marina Ross
• Kelly Shaner
• Betty Winter
• Derek DiSeglio
• R.Pitruzzella
• L. Domenici
• R. Pantale
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