(born April 4
), who uses the stage name Eilert Pilarm
is a Swedish Elvis impersonator
whose fame (such as it is) stems from his striking lack of resemblance to Elvis Presley
, both vocally and physically; his shaky command of the English language
in which he sings; and his apparent absence of enough musical talent to recognize that he is usually out of tune and inaccurate with the timing of his singing.
He gained fame when he performed on Morgonpasset in 1992.
He self-released several cassettes, before his debut CD Greatest Hits was released in 1996 on MCA. Eilert is Back! followed in 1998 and Live In Stockholm appeared in 2000. He stopped performing in 2002 after 600 gigs and six albums.
Pilarm is one of several musicians featured in Irwin Chusid's book Songs in the Key of Z, which focuses on outsider music.