The sound of big band swing – featuring all the panache and attitude of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr during their Vegas heyday – swaggers into the granite city with the all new Rat Pack Live concert show.
The trio of Sinatra, Martin and Davis Jnr were the definition of cool during the ‘50s and ‘60s and their Las Vegas showbar appearances were legendary.
In September 1951, Sinatra made his Las Vegas debut. That triumphant performance at the Desert Inn launched the Rat Pack’s famous, and infamous, association with Vegas. The city was abuzz with anticipation whenever the Rat Pack played “the entertainment capital of the world”.
Backed by the full sound of big band, they had attitude to spare. The rebel rousing legend that is Frank, Dean and Sammy remains unmatched to this day.
This unique chapter of musical history is superbly recreated by the original Rat Pack Live concert show.
The lavish production has played to capacity crowds throughout the UK.
Underlining just what impact the Rat Pack have had on the world of music, the show has a set list of an incredible 45 worldwide hits to choose from. Featured hits by Dean include Everybody Loves Somebody, Volare and Memories are Made of This. Sammy’s hits include Black Magic and Me and My Shadow. Frank’s hits include Fly Me to the Moon, My Kind of Town and My Way. Together there’s New York, Luck Be A Lady and the Lady is a Tramp.
Frank Sinatra is played by David Alacey – “Britain’s answer to Harry Connick Jnr” according to Michael Barrymore.
The Times describes him as “a stylish cooner”, the Stage “ultra hip. . . wraps the evening in elegant chic” and Las Vegas legend Buddy Greco was moved to say “this guy really is Sinatra.”
The Rat Pack Live will be at the Music Hall, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 21. Tickets, priced at £24.50 and (conc) £22.50, are available from the box office on (01224) 641122 or via the website at: www.boxofficeaberdeen.com or www.easytheatres.com