“LAS VEGAS”

SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND & KENT STETLER

celebrating

the music of Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Elton John, Tom Jones and many others

Special Guest: Britta Medeiros

 

Kent Stetler (voc) - Sandro Häsler (tp,flh,ld) - Rolf Häsler (reeds) - Jérôme De Carli (p) – Reto Anneler (as,bs) – Vincent Lachat (tb) – Georgios Antoniou (b) – Daniel „Booxy Aebi (dr)

Special guest: Britta Medeiros (voc)

Viva Las Vegas!

 

Even as the SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND continues to celebrate the centenary of the birth of their famous namesake, who was the most successful singer of the 20th century, the next captivating project is already taking shape.  And, naturally, “Ol‘ Blue Eyes“ is never far away.  Indeed, to quote from a timeless classic, Las Vegas has long been „My Kind of Town“.


But let’s first step back into history… In the 19th century, the Sierra Nevada was home to rattlesnakes and poisonous spiders.  Yet it was precisely here that resourceful and doubtless somewhat unscrupulous entrepreneurs came up with the idea of building a city of gambling and vice…  Quite simply, this was a lucrative idea – and one which was prohibited elsewhere.  Today, in terms of population, Las Vegas is about the same size as Nuremberg in Germany, but it is a much swankier place.  This is partly due to the fact that top entertainers would come here for weeks, if not months, at a time to give guest performances – including Frank Sinatra.  Indeed he was, for a while, co-proprietor of a luxury Las Vegas establishment.
The SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND’s latest programme is dedicated to this modern den of iniquity and its extravagant music.  With customary perfection and stylistically appropriate delivery, the band performs songs which top entertainers sang in “Sands”, “Caesars Palace”, or in “The Dunes”, before it was pulled down in 1993.

Thus, in their inimitable style, band-leader Sandro Häsler, vocalist Kent Stetler and their virtuoso band colleagues have produced new arrangements of songs by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Elton John, Billy Joel and even Elvis. The latter’s “Viva Las Vegas”, theme tune of the Presley film of the same name, could just as easily be the motto of the new show.  The marvellous singer, Britta Medeiros, is also on board, or rather on stage, accompanying the SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND on its melodious journey through „Vegas“.
So it’s curtains up for the big “Las Vegas Show“: no lucky streak required, just a concert ticket. From Autumn 2016, let the “Sands” come to you.

 

A swinging journey to dazzling Las Vegas


Only the best of the best performed in the Las Vegas gambling metropolis – Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Elton John, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra, who was a regular visitor to this desert city, both with and without the Rat Pack. The SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND’s new programme pays homage to these artists, transforming their songs and the glamourous Vegas life-style into a glittering pot-pourri of swing.  The superb Canadian jazz singer  Kent Stetler and Switzerland’s renowned “Small Big Band” take timeless super-star hits and perform them in their own unique way.  This exceptional, eight-strong musical formation, led by Sandro Häsler, sets itself apart by the sheer enjoyment and creativity of its on-stage performance. The SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND‘s felicitous arrangements convey the glamour and groove of Las Vegas in a refreshingly new way.

The SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND transports the audience back to the heyday of elegant hotels and night-clubs, to a glittering world where the top entertainers of the day were centre-stage.
Frank Sinatra: He was the ultimate perfectionist – never a wrong note.  He planned his concerts with precision and unbelievable talent, leaving nothing to chance. Is it possible to plan a magical evening? Frank could.

Elvis Presley: It’s a matter of opinion whether he was the king of rock’n’roll.  But he certainly was a singer who made every song he sang his own – including “My Way“ and “Suspicious Minds“.
Tom Jones: The “Welsh tiger“, whose voice still boasts a powerful roar. Underestimated as an entertainer, as the singer of songs such as “She’s A Lady“ and “I Who Have Nothing“, Jones remains an undisputed giant.

Barbra Streisand: A multi-talent.  Streisand is one of the best Hollywood actresses. Having captivated film audiences since “Funny Girl“ and “What’s up, Doc?“, she was, and still is, one of the best singers in the world.

Elton John: The “Piano Man“ is one of the most significant songwriter’s of the 20th century.  Together with lyricist Bernie Taupin, he has created innumerable timeless hits, including “Your Song“ and “Rocket Man“ – but Elton is also one of the world’s (NEW) most dazzling entertainers.

Billy Joel: Another “Piano Man“ – Joel’s stage presence may be relatively modest, but he has  a very impressive and moving voice.  His joint appearances with Sir Elton John are the stuff of legend.

Neil Diamond: The New Yorker learned his songwriter skills in the legendary Brill Building – and hardly anyone has written more hits than he has.  His songs have been sung by the likes of Barbra Streisand, The Monkees and UB40.  And he himself can still deliver an impressive stage performance of “I Am … I Said“ or “Sweet Caroline“.

Viva Las Vegas: A beautiful illusion is only truly beautiful, if every detail is perfect.  Thus the SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND places high value on the quality of its arrangements and on remaining true to itself.  The band’s accomplished musicians are not cover-artists delivering warmed-up versions of well-known songs: rather these famous melodies are performed in the unmistakeable style of the SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND.

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