Larry Muhoberac grew up in Louisiana and by the age of five years, he could already play the accordion and piano and no two ways about it, he had music running through his veins. Fifteen years later he was working and touring with Woody Herman.
In 1959, Larry moved to Memphis. It was here that Larry first met Elvis Presley. He and his band played two of Elvis' charity shows. Not long after this, he moved to the West Coast to become a studio musician. At this time, Elvis was still making movies and he approached Larry to work on his film soundtracks. Larry worked on four of Elvis' films 'Frankie And Johnny' (1966) 'Paradise Hawaiian Style' (1966) 'Speedway' (1968) and 'Stay Away Joe' (1968). Larry's hands were also doubled for Elvis' in several movie scenes of Elvis playing the piano.
When Elvis Presley decided to return to a live audience following the end of his filming contract, James Burton had originally contacted Glen D Hardin to play piano. Due to other commitments, Glen D had to decline so James contacted Larry. Larry jumped at the opportunity and Elvis was happy to have him on board having worked with him before. Larry was also friends with drummer Ronnie Tutt, having worked together running a sessions studio in Dallas and Memphis. It was he who put a word in for Ronnie when Elvis needed a top class drummer.
Larry worked with Elvis throughout the entire fall of '69 Vegas engagement before leaving in Feb 1970. He chose to return to producing and arranging and playing sessions in Los Angeles. Glen D Hardin replaced Larry in 1970.
Larry Muhoberac is a respected composer, producer, keyboardist, arranger and musician and has conducted for top acts such as Seals & Crofts. As well as working for Elvis Presley he has worked and recorded with Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Tanya Tucker, Barbara Streisand, The Carpenters to name but a few.
Larry packed up in 1986 and moved to Australia where he continues to produce, compose and arrange. He is married to vocalist/ songwriter Andra Willis and son Jamie appears to be following in his father's foot steps, as he too is fast becoming an ace keyboard player.