The sun never sets on Si­na­tra

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT’S ON -

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 .

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

Rodger Fox at the head of the Big Band cel­e­brat­ing a cen­tury of Si­na­tra in the Re­gent on Broad­way with a quar­tet of vo­cal­ists.

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