Preston Coe is a native of Texas. Born in urban Dallas and raised in rural Marble Falls. His passion for music began when he was very small, and his mother would put him on the dining room table to perform hits from the seventies like Glen Campbell's Rheinstone Cowboy, Billy Swann's I Can Help, and of course Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison. As he grew older, he began to pursue music in any way imaginable. At the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas, Preston learned to play trumpet and drums, and enjoyed being a part of the Drum and Bugle Core, as well as, the marching band. Later in his teens, he was a part of a local few hair inspired garage band wannabes , but he still had yet to discover his true passion. After being recruited to play drums for the band accompanying the high school show choir, the director dropped the band due to time constraints. This left Preston with only one option-singing for his grade. Singing was infinitely more connected to his soul. Although he wasn't very good at first, his brother convinced him to major in music, and so he set out to do just that at McLennan Community College in Waco, TX. His first teacher told him that he would end up singing in some small church somewhere, and that did not appeal very much to him, so he dropped out of college for a few years, and went soul searching.
After singing at a friend's wedding, his new girlfriend convinced him to give it another try, so he auditioned at the University of Texas in San Antonio. After nine months of studying with Linda Poetschke, he landed his first professional gig at Sea World of Texas. After performing there for a few years, Fiesta Texas, a new entertainment park was built in San Antonio, and Preston auditioned and found work there. He performed there for the remainder of his college days. During this time, he also devoted time to learning the electric guitar.
Following his graduation from UTSA, Preston moved to Vegas where he performed in various trade shows, but never really found what he was looking for…consistent work. He then discovered cruise ships. He performed for various production companies including Dick Foster out of Vegas, and Peter Grey Terhune out of Florida. The production companies, while being fun, did not really fulfill his soul either, so Preston set out to produce his own headlining show. Since 2004 he had performed his solo act in front of hundreds of thousands of people on several of the most luxurious and popular cruise lines, including Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn, Princess, and Carnival, among others. It is during this time that he discovered something else. People were really responding to his small tribute to Roy Orbison. Every show, Preston would pull out a medley of Roy's songs…from Crying to Running Scared, from Pretty Woman to Only the Lonely…it didn't seem to matter which Orbison song he did, it struck a chord with his audience. Preston then started devoting his time and energies into producing a full-scale tribute to the Legend of rock ballads. "Only in Dreams",is an exciting new approach to Orbison's timeless music. Lush, romantic, and operatic orchestrations lay the foundation, as Preston's voice captures the emotion of Roy's songs with gorgeous color, vibrancy, and clarity.