What happens in Vegas... all started with the Rat Pack!
Chris Jason appearing as Frank Sinatra
Chris Jason has been a professional musician for over 20 years. Since the age of 6, Chris has been infatuated with the Great American Song Book and the most influential vocalist of the 20th century, Francis Albert Sinatra. Chris has studied the music of Sinatra for years and has a passion for the lyric and a fine respect for the music itself. Every performance is kissed with the essence of Sinatra, every lyric sung with a passion for the music, phrasing, tone and timber felt with every note sung, some even say his natural speaking voice on stage takes you back to the days of the “Chairman of the Board” at the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
Chris achieved international status after having performed with a full 40 piece orchestra conducted by internationally acclaimed symphonic conductor Boris Brott along with an array of world class musicians that make up the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. There are many that impersonate, but Chris is an absolute natural with his ability to capture every nuance, mannerism and spirit of the man that will always be revered as the greatest vocalist of the 20th century. Chris is the newest member and delighted to join the cast of “The Rat Pack is Back”.
Drew Anthony appearing as Dean Martin
Since he received his B.F.A. from the Mannes College of Music Jazz Division in New York City, he has established himself as one of the finest jazz singers in the Tri-State area. He has produced shows that have been successful on many stages ranging from the Shubert Theater, the Intermezzo Night Club in the Foxwoods Resort & Casino and the OpSail CT Tall Ship Event. He has recorded three CDs live, the first of which is entitled “You don’t know me”, which includes blues pianist Junior Mance on the title song.
He has the first CD of his continuing series “On The Road” completed which has been seen on local television stations throughout the state of Connecticut. His musical show “The American Standards” was a hit at the famed Danny’s Skylight Room Cabaret in N.Y.C. He has concertized at the Jazz Spot in New York City, Yale University’s Sprague Memorial Hall and the famous Shubert Theater.
Drew Anthony’s vocal quality and sense of rhythm have been recognized by many big bands in the state of C.T., he has made special appearances with the Pat Dorn Orchestra in the Wolf Den at the Mohegan Sun Casino and many outdoor concerts with the Sounds of Swing Jazz Orchestra. Drew Anthony enjoyed singing with the big bands so much he created his own big band known as the “Drew Anthony Orchestra”. The Drew Anthony Orchestra made it’s debut in the concert entitled “Come Fly With Me”. Drew Anthony’s vocal delivery combined with his swinging orchestra, made it difficult for the audience to decide between watching, listening or dancing.
He has studied jazz voice with internationally known jazz recording artists Sheila Jordan, Jackie Paris, and classically with Munich’s Bavarian State Opera tenor, John Kuhn.
Kyle Diamond appearing as Sammy Davis Jr.
Kyle comes from a musical family. His father was a pianist who fronted his own band, his grandfather a guitarist, and his brother, Kenny Davis, is a very talented and respected musician who has played with some of the greats from the Motown era and toured with the Ellington band.
As a teenager, Kyle co-founded what would become a very popular Cleveland area band, The Pacesetters and later another group, Phantasy, which performed in nightclubs around the country.
Most recently Kyle has found a home performing in the casinos of Las Vegas while continuing his love of songwriting. Kyle has been performing with The Rat Pack is Back for 9 years.