Unlike many other classic ‘Sinatra Tribute Acts’ singers on the circuit Paul tries very hard to make every song sound as near to the Frank Sinatra original recording as possible.
As a long term fan of Sinatra, I want to give the kind of show that I would want to see myself, with the correct phrasing, breath control and nuance. That was what all the fuss was about in the first place and without these elements you are just singing the songs.
Paul stays in character when he speaks and interacts with the audience. This is all part of the act and allows the audience to suspend their disbelief plus it is a helluva lot of fun too!
Where are you based? Chertsey Surrey (3 Minutes from Botleys Mansion)
Favourite Bijou Venue: Botleys because it’s the nearest(!), but enjoy them all as they are all uniquely fabulous.
How many weddings do you do a year? 100 to 150
Average price/cost: From £575 for afternoons, £1000 Evenings, £1350 all day
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a professional singer / host in the style of Frank Sinatra, plus a wedding music manager/agent for all other kinds of wedding music and DJ’s via Sugartown.
How would you describe your style and what makes you unique?
Sinatra’s music and style is unique in the fact that it seems to appeal to the vast majority of the population at some level and when performed accurately and professionally is loved by those who know Sinatra’s music well and appreciated and respected by those new to it.
I perform as ‘Frank’ recreating the songs to sound so like the original I get accused of miming all the time. I subtly alter my performance style and level of interaction according to the audience and period of the day, from very background (could be a CD) to full feature (Look at Me!) interaction with the whole room involved and singing along.
I also retain the Character in the spoken voice and can make announcements as ‘Frank’ which is fun and always a talking point amongst the guests.
Available with Backing tracks, Pianist, live band and String quartet options.
It is the verbatim accuracy of the music plus the wit, fun and interaction that make the So Sinatra show unique.
Can couples come and see you perform live before booking you?
I have a list of public performances and wedding showcase days by arrangement.
Do you take requests?
Anything by Sinatra is always considered as I can get a good quality backing track or band chart. For music in between sets I will play anything requested.
Do you have a dress code?
60’s Black Suit and straight tie and Fedor or Pork pie hat, or Tux on request.
How long is your set?
Ceremony is usually 4 songs, Drinks Reception up to 90 mins straight through; End of Dinner is around 30 min interactive.
Evening is from 1st dance to 2 x 45 minutes plus ‘New York’ Finale before carriages.
What are you expecting see more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
It is the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth in 2015 so there is a lot in the media about his life and lots of Sinatra shows and music being played, so a lot more people will have Sinatra on their radar.
If you were getting married, what would be your idea of ultimate entertainment?
Frank Sinatra and his Orchestra of course!