Jonathon Wyatts Tribute To The Music Of The Rat Pack
Back by popular demand
An Evening At The Sands Rat Pack Tribute Show
The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns once again to the Pavilion Theatre - Gorleston on Saturday 3rd June for a fun filled evening with their Rat Pack
The show will also feature some classic Count Basie Band tunes and promises to be an event not to be missed as the band perform classics such as 'The Lady Is A Tramp' - 'Hey There' - 'Me and My Shadow' and 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' along with 'Shiny Stockings' - 'Corner Pocket' and 'Lil Darlin' to name but a few.
Two of East Anglia's top vocalists - Stephen and Paul Amer will be joined by Jim Whitley - formerly a professional football player - in an event that promises to transport you back to the Rat Pack heyday.
Brothers Stephen and Paul - are professional singers who grew up listening to recordings of the likes of Frank Sinatra - Tony Bennett and Dean Martin amongst others backed by Big Bands led by Count Basie - Duke Ellington and Tommy Dorsey.
As a result of this love of swing music they were inspired to learn how to sing themselves and now perform up and down the country singing swing - performing as a duo in stage shows and as part of the critically acclaimed vocal group the TestostaTones. 'We are looking forward to performing with the band once again.
The Rat Pack taught us everything we know about banter! Despite being old - these songs never seem to age and we never tire of singing them' says Paul.
Jim Whitley was a choirboy and flautist from an early age - but deviated from this somewhat when he focused on football and went on to play for Manchester City and Northern Island. However - injury brought him back to music and he was thrown into the deep end as a guest performer at the Manchester Opera House. As
well as performing as Nat King Cole in the production of Christmas Crooners - he joined a Rat Pack tour as Sammy Davis Jnr and has gone on to support Billy Ocean and Girls Aloud among others and performs extensively at private parties. 'I'm looking forward to performing with the JWBB for the first time. I know Jonathan well from my performances with the Rat Pack tour and it is always fantastic to
be backed by a full Big Band' says Jim.
'We always love the Rat Pack show' - says Jonathan. 'The band get to have a bit
of fun on stage and there is very little opportunity in the country to see an authentic line up of all three Rat Pack singers along with a full sized Big Band so we are bringing something quite unique to the Pavilion and Norfolk'.
- Sat 3rd Jun