Frank and Liza pull the strings
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.