The front of the Harrow Arts Centre's Elliot Hall

Harrow Arts Centre hosts Frank Sinatra tribute show

The tale of renowned singer Frank Sinatra will feature at the Harrow Arts Centre in a captivating musical show on 2 April.

‘His Way – The Songs of Frank Sinatra’ is a show tributed to Sinatra, where award winner Robert Habermann explores his life and songs while performing some of his greatest hits.

Habermann’s style of shows are in the form of a story book as he details the stories of the key figure, talking through their stories and singing their works.

He looks through Sinatra’s time in a Band with Tommy Dorsey, his period as a ‘pop idol’ and subsequent fall from acclaim in the forties before his revival into the iconic figure of today.

The two hour show will take place in the centre’s Elliott Hall at 3pm, with the cost of £15 for a standard ticket.

The price is £13 for those receiving benefits, students and senior attendees over the age of 60.

Frank Sinatra’s legacy and Habermann’s tribute

Sinatra, an American singing sensation from the mid-1930s to the late 1990s, was one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century.

His most popular song ‘My Way’, published in 1969, was among the UK Top 40 singles list for 75 weeks, tied for the third longest with Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’.

It was a rewritten version of French song ‘Comme d’habitude’ and eventually had its own renditions by others such as Elvis Presley.

“My Way” is one of the songs performed by Habermann in the show, alongside of ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘New York New York’, ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and ‘Strangers in the Night’.

Sinatra also had a notable acting career, appearing in many films throughout the course of his career and even produced a few of them.

He won the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 1957 for his role as the titular character of ‘Pal Joey’.

Habermann was voted as the Best International Performer 1994 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York.

The former lead singer of the ‘String of Pearls Big Bang’ performed a concert dedicated to Sinatra at the London Queen Elizabeth Hall, on the American’s 80th birthday in 1995.

Tickets for the show can be found on the embed link here.

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