Simply Frank! Frank Sinatra returns to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
It’s 1968 and Frank Sinatra’s hits include ‘Strangers in the Night’, ‘The Summer Wind’ and ‘A Very Good Year’. It’s also the year he’s been filming ‘The Detective’ and more auspiciously, the year his marriage to his third wife Mia Farrow ends.
Fellow Rat-Packer Peter Lawford (Nigel Miles-Thomas) is hosting one of his celebrity soirees in New York’s glamorous Copacabana Club and has asked Frank to be his star name for the evening – an opportunity Frank gladly accepts to take his mind off his impending divorce and enjoy doing what he does best – singing!
Joining the in-house jazz trio, Frank salutes the new British band ‘The Beatles’ singing ‘Yesterday’ and performs an unmissable version of ‘Downtown’ made famous by ‘that other Brit’ – Petula Clark! In a moving tribute to his friends Jack and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, hear Frank dedicate ‘A Very Good Year’ commemorating their senseless assassination. And how he really feels about his recent hit ‘Strangers in the Night’.
In an unprecedented move, Frank even asks Peter Lawford to join him on a couple of numbers as they recreate the antics of The Rat Pack in Vegas.
But most interestingly, hear what Frank has to say about the new song he’s about to record – ‘My Way’.
Tickets; The Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – 11-13 May 2012, 7.30pm onwards (www.lemeridien.com/kualalumpur) and The Sheraton Grande, Sukhumvit, Bangkok – 16-20 May 2012, (2 shows 19 & 20)
‘Sinatra is marvellously played by Shelton singing the hits with style” – Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph.
‘Richard Shelton’s splendidly tough yet laid back performance as authentic a rat as a pack leader” – Benedict Nightingale, The Times.
‘No-one should take lightly standing on a stage and trying to BE Frank Sinatra, but Richard Shelton is simply phenomenal’ and captures his essence perfectly’ – Gillian Reynolds, BBC1.
‘A stand-out performance as a son-of-a-bitch Sinatra – Shelton is mesmerising’ – Alan Hulme, Manchester Evening News.
‘Shelton gave an “unfortgettable, bedazzling, note perfect performance” as Frank and appeared live on national Thai television singing ‘Fly Me to the Moon’. – Bangkok Post.