Married By Elvis

Married By Elvis


The Married By Elvis Experience IS: A raucous melding of sophisticated twang & good old-fashioned rock and roll. Clever country rock originals and unique spins on unexpected (yet classic) covers. A dynamic live SHOW featuring a band with a firecracker for a frontwoman and first rate musicians.


Born from the union of sassy lead singer Julia Garlington and bass player Dan Herzberg in 2001 - at Sin City's Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel...
Married By Elvis is a spitfire band known for a sound that blends country and rock & roll with a peppering of SoCal flavor.

The group relocated from San Diego to Nashville, TN, in March of 2008, and is already tearing up clubs and festivals throughout the sweet south.

Recent South of the Mason-Dixon Line performance highlights include: Kansas's Country Stampede (along the likes of Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, & Little Big Town), Iowa's HAYSTOCK, the Arkansas State Fair, Manuel's Birthday Bash (THE Country Couture King) & Rhinestone Cure Benefit and frequent shows at Nashville's premier music venues -3rd & Lindsley and 12th & Porter.

Back in San Diego, MBE was the official 2007 house band for KSON - San Diego's # 1 Country Radio Station, playing numerous special events around town as well as performing their own original tunes ON-AIR!! (Pretty amazing considering it's a Clear Channel station!)

Additionally, MBE has opened shows for national touring artists such as Blake Shelton, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Shooter Jennings and has been featured on NBC, FOX, KUSI and in San Diego Union-Tribune’s STREET, 944 magazine, San Diego Magazine, Southern California's WANT magazine (Julia was one of their top 10 So Cal bombshells!), Nashville HYPE and Living In Style magazine…just to name a few!


In Fall of '07, Married By Elvis released their much anticipated debut album, Better Late Than Never.
Ten of the eleven tracks featured on the CD were co-written by MBE's frontwoman, Julia Garlington, who also served as the album's producer. They are just about to launch a national digital release of the album on iTunes, etc..

In Spring of '08, MBE was honored to be featured in FIRE RELIEF - a compilation CD benefitting the victims of the 2007 San Diego wildfires. The CD includes tracks from other notable San Diego artists such as Switchfoot, Angels & Airwaves, Greg Laswell, AJ Croce, and Tristan Prettyman. To purchase this CD and support the After-The-Fires Fund, go to

Set List

Set lists depend on the length of the performance, type of event and request of the promoter or venue. The band can play up to 4 hours of music if required.

Between our originals and covers we have a relatively large repertoire that enables us to usually meet the needs of everyone. Additionally, we take pride in that our music is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and often not just "country" crowds.

Regarding covers, frontwoman Julia sings a large number of tunes popularized by male artists/ groups. This has proven to work extremely well for us.

Some covers include:

Get Over It - The Eagles
Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles
Gimme Back My Bullets - Lynryd Skynrd
Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam
Tush - ZZ Top
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
It's All In Your Head - Diamond Rio
All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down - The Mavericks
Hillbilly Deluxe - Brooks & Dunn
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith
Think - Aretha Franklin
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