The sun never sets on Sinatra
Frank Sinatra, the legend, returns.
The centenary of Sinatra is being celebrated around the world, and top Kiwi musicians are paying tribute to the man and his music in the Regent on Broadway on April 9.
Sinatra Lives features the Rodger Fox Big Band, vocalists Ray Woolf, Grant Sullivan, Steve Carlin and Erna Ferry in a special tribute show recreating the ‘‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’’ songbook.
Based on recordings of live shows that had Frank at the peak of his vocal powers, SinatraBasie, Sinatra At the Sands, Duets and The Main Event – Live Sinatra, the evening will feature many of the vocalist’s enduring hits such as The Lady Is A Tramp, Come Fly With Me, You Make Me Feel So Young, Tender Trap, Strangers In the Night, Something Stupid, New York, New York, My Way..
In addition to the tribute, a well-known compere will tell Sinatra’s story, linking it both visually and musically with the four historic recordings.
More than a vocalist, Sinatra was a huge Hollywood personality, philanthropist, movie actor, leader of the Rat Pack and friend of US Presidents and mafia leaders who presided over the scene during a career that lasted 63-years
Show director, Pat Snoxell says Sinatra embodied popular music and became one of the most successful singers of the 20th century.
Sinatra Lives, is presented by the Manawatu Standard and supported by the Regent On Broadway and the US Embassy. Bookings for the 7.30pm show on Saturday, April 9 are through at TicketDirect .
Rodger Fox at the head of the Big Band celebrating a century of Sinatra in the Regent on Broadway with a quartet of vocalists.