Standing at a lanky 6 feet, 5 inches tall, with gray hair and singing in a gravelly voice, John Gradley neither looks nor sounds anything like Michael Jackson. Yet that is exactly who Gradley channels in a viral video that's reached more than 20,000 views as of press time. He dons Jackson's signature red leather jacket and proceeds to bust out some of MJ's most impressive dance moves at an empty Mike Talayna's Juke Box Restaurant on Hampton Avenue. Gradley is a legend on the St. Louis karaoke scene, meticulously studying his many audiences and selecting the most thrilling song for each crowd. And he is a hell of a performer. Just as he does with his Jackson impersonation, Gradley throws himself completely into his singing. He might not make a fan out of every spectator, but he is impossible... More >>>
John G spends five to ten hours a week practicing his karaoke craft.