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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”.
As Simply Barbra Steven Brinberg has worked over the world with concerts as far afield as New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. He’s toured the US with numerous symphony orchestras, worked at Carnegie Hall, New York’s Kennedy Centre with Marvin Hamlisch and on Broadway with Whoopi Goldberg. (Read more…)September 11th 2014
There are a few London gigs coming up with no cover charge. I’ll be at the Playboy Club’s Salvatore’s Bar on 17th September and the Rosewood’s Scarfe’s Bar on 20th. Both are super venues. (Read more…)September 1st 2014
The Ronnie Scott’s gig in October has changed. Instead of just Nat ‘King’ Cole we’ve decided to mix it up and bit. There’ll be lots of Nat Cole in the first half (with some Deano and a few other gems thrown in) and the second half will be Sinatra Jukebox with you lot deciding what I sing next. They’ve sold over half the tickets already, so book soon if you fancy it. (Read more…)
I’m embracing middle age: my hair’s falling out, I can spell haemorrhoid and I’m beginning to enjoy DIY.
My dad was always very handy. He’d spend hours pottering about in his shed producing cupboards, fruit bowls and on one accession a drop-leaf kitchen table. (Read more…)