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“…the UK’s leading standard bearer for the supercool era.” is how the London Evening Standard described Gary Williams, star of the West End’s “Rat Pack” and soloist with leading big bands and concert orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Melbourne Symphony, the BBC Big Band, Ireland’s RTE and the Lahti Sinfonia Finland.

Other work includes performing for The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, ‘That’s Entertainment’ a tribute to the MGM musicals with the John Wilson Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, performing at Sinatra’s Palm Springs home for the LA Jazz Institute, Radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra, ‘Winter Wonderland’ at the Royal Albert Hall, ‘A Swingin’ Session’ with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in Los Angeles, ‘Big Band Wonderland’ at Ronnie Scott’s, ‘The Legend of Sinatra’ (UK tour), a tribute to the music of Fred Astaire presented by his daughter Ava, BBC Pebble Mill, Gloria Hunniford’s ‘Open House’ (with Donny Osmond and Burt Bacharach), the soundtrack for the Warner Bros’ motion picture ‘Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution’ and BBC1’s ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’. Time Out described his ‘Sinatra Jukebox’ show as “An evening of old school virtuosity.”

As the author of ‘Cabaret Secrets: How to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love’, he’s literally written the book on stage craft. It was described by David Ackert as, “a career GPS for cabaret performers.”

His three acclaimed Abbey Road studio albums prompted Oscar winning lyricist Don Black to say “In a world of Pop Idol mediocrity Gary Williams shines like a dazzling beacon” and the London Times said, “Michael Bublé isn’t the only person keeping the Sinatra Flame alive”.

Gary’s favourite charities are: When You Wish Upon A Star, The Big Red Heart Appeal, RNLI, Terrance Higgins Trust, British Humanist Association, The Centre for Public Integrity.

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NEWS

November 21st 2014

Cabaret Whore Sarah-Louise Young on creating, directing and surviving the Fringe

Sarah-Louise is an internationally renowned cabaret performer, actress and writer. Named one of Time Out’s Top 10 Cabaret Acts and voted Best Musical Variety Act in the London Cabaret Awards, she has also guested with Fascinating Aïda and is a member of award-winning improvised musical group, The Showstoppers. (Read more…)

November 13th 2014

For members only

I’m delighted to announce two new Sinatra Jukebox show exclusively for members of Soho House and Little House in London. (Read more…)

November 7th 2014

Broadway critic Michael Riedel on what makes a great cabaret performer.

Michael Riedel is the last of the Broadway columnists in New York and one of the few theatre critics around with any real influence. He’s the co host of Theatre Talk on PBS, writes a controversial theatre column for the New York Post and Producer Liz McCann said “he’s like Rumpelstiltskin – always stirring the pot”.

“Show-business,” Michael told me, “is a breeding ground for gossip and that’s what I specialise in”. Rich with an encyclopedic knowledge and wonderful anecdotes, he doesn’t take himself too seriously but make no mistake, his work is seriously good. (Read more…)

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LATEST BLOG

October 28th 2014

When the West End comes to cruise ships as Cats previews on Oasis of the Seas

About this time five years ago I was hobnobbing with Gloria Estefan as she and six other nautical godmothers launched the Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship. Entertaining the 5800 guests was the Broadway show Hairspray. Now Tracy Turnblad and Link Larkin have made way for Rumpleteazer and Mr. Mistoffolees as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats makes it’s debut at sea. I’m back to see what this means for cruise ships and the West End. (Read more…)