Simply Sinatra is a concert of music and songs made famous by arguably the world’s most loved singer – and it has two dates in Scotland.
Frank Sinatra’s initial breakthrough came via a big-band apprenticeship with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Allowing him to develop his own inimitable style, he embarked on a solo career becoming the first teen idol of the popular music era. His phrasing and interpretation were unrivalled, turning lyrics into something personal and meaningful to the listener and influencing a generation of singers.
In Simply Sinatra, Matt Ford, widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK and West End star and actress Victoria Hamilton-Barritt are joined by a fabulous 27-piece show band and ballroom champions Chris & Emma Burrell for a performance of music, song and dance celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.
Over the decades, ‘The Voice’, as Sinatra was affectionately known, established a huge fan base through sold out shows and sales of more than 150 million records worldwide.
The first recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, he stands out front as the greatest song stylist of the 20th century. Alongside his music success, Sinatra had a prolific acting career of over 50 movies which included his Oscar-winning role in From Here to Eternity.
In a special tribute to the legendary entertainer, the programme will include signature Sinatra songs such as: Come Fly with Me; Somethin’ Stupid, The Lady Is A Tramp; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Fly Me to The Moon; Luck Be A Lady Tonight; Mack The Knife; Moon River; New York, New York, and My Way.
Simply Sinatra, accompanied by the Scottish Concert Orchestra Show Band, come to Scotland on:
Saturday, 10 November, 7.30pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 0131 228 1155.
Sunday, 25 November, 3pm, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 0141 353 8000.
Group rates are groups of 10 and over save 20% – contact the venue for further information.
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