Frank and Liza pull the strings

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dul­cet tones of Frank Si­na­tra will be cap­tured along­side the vel­vet voice of Liza Min­nelli in a new cabaret show, Si­na­tra Strings, which pre­mieres at Twin Towns on Satur­day night. The show makes its na­tional de­but with a one-off per­for­mance at the Tweed Heads venue be­fore it heads south to Mel­bourne. Pro­duced by Scot Robin, who played the role of Frank Si­na­tra in the Aus­tralian tour of the hit show The Rat Pack, the new show will fo­cus on ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ and the mag­i­cal mu­sic of his era. ‘‘There is only one Frank,’’ Robin says. ‘‘He paved the way for cool­ness and that style of mu­sic and beau­ti­ful songs. I say in the show that if I could go into A time ma­chine and go back, I’d go back to 1963 when ev­ery­one was dressed up with cock­tails at 5pm, it was as cool as it got. Frank’s life just em­bod­ied all of that, from pres­i­dents to the women to the mob, you name it, he was the man.’’ Ade­laide-based Robin says he chose Twin Towns as the venue for his new show due to his pre­vi­ous his­tory at the club. ‘‘I’ve got a 15-year his­tory at Twin Towns with my Buddy Holly show that I’ve been per­form­ing for around 17 yearss,’’ he says. Robin will be sup­ported by Mel­bourne singer Aurora MacK­rill, an amaz­ing look-alike and sound-alike per­former of Liza Min­nelli. The pair will be joined by a live band in­clud­ing a string quar­tet and prom­ise to give au­di­ences a real feel for the era.

plays Twin Towns on Satur­day at 8.30pm. Tick­ets are $25.

Scot Robin as Si­na­tra.

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