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“It’s The Big Band Night Of The Year!”

Prepare to be wowed when the ‘Capitol Years’ of 1953 to 1961 – Sinatra’s golden era and heyday of Big Band Swing and Hollywood screen-goddesses – is celebrated live in this sensational concert and show, that’s much more than just a Big Band night or Frank Sinatra tribute re-enactment. Expect a high-impact, relentlessly entertaining, spectacular sounding concert extravaganza features UK’s exciting new stars of this genre live: admired Big Band jazz singer Kevin Fitzsimmons, retro jazz-cabaret starlet – jazz singer Kitty La Roar – backed by the full-on-&-fabulous Pete Long Orchestra (famed MD of Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Goodman All-Star & Echoes Of Ellington Orchestras) delivering over 30 classics in all their original Big Band glory, old-school Hollywood glamour and fun and surprises in between. Indulge in favourites like: World On A String, Come Fly With Me, Makin Whoopee, Lady Is A Tramp, Too Marvellous, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, You Make Me Feel So Young, Night & Day, plus Peggy Lee, Marily Monroe & Bobby Darin too! Rarely do you hear these iconic classics sung with the natural sense of swing and vocal prowess of Kevin Fitzsimmons, combined with the spectacular sounding backing of Pete Long’s foot-stomping 15 piece all-stars Orchestra. And watch out for sassy Kitty La Roar, who adds so much more than a shot of sequined glamour with her mesmerising homage to the screen goddesses & sultry-voiced singing stars of those heady years. Via hits like Fever, Too Darn Hot, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend & some wonderful duets with Kevin (spellbinding You’re Sensational & Who Wants To Be A Millionaire from the era’s iconic film High Society and other surprises).  

Endorsed and recommended as a ‘must-see by the Sinatra family’s representative in Europe, Ken Barnes, fans of Big Bands, Swing, Rat Pack, 50s Hollywood/Vintage, and of course, Frank Sinatra, should catch it when they can. Simply unmissible!

RECENT REVIEWS

Review in Perfectly Frank Magazine by KEN BARNES, President of Sinatra Music Society/Sinatra family’s Europe representative (& Platinum Disc Record Producer to many legendary figures in this genre)    “While it’s good – in this centenary year – to see so many Sinatra tribute shows up and down the country, most of them, I regret to say, are pretty poor. But one shining exception is Kevin Fitzsimmons, a singer with a naturally fine baritone voice, secure intonation, confident phrasing and a most agreeable laid-back personality.   He is currently fronting a show entitled “Sinatra, Sequins & Swing – The Capitol Years Live!”.  What this means is that Kevin has focussed his show entirely on the years 1953-61, Sinatra’s golden period with the Capitol label concentrating on the sensational orchestrations of Nelson Riddle and Billy May.  In this endeavour, he is accompanied by a terrific 15 piece big band, led by clarinettist Pete Long, which does full justice to those exciting charts. But the repertoire wasn’t just aimed at Sinatra, the musical content included such iconic (Captiol years) moments as Peggy Lee’s “Fever” and Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”. To handle these songs, Fitzsimmons introduced a sexy blond who also proved to be an excellent musical partner in recalling such classic films of the period as “High Society”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” “ and “Pal Joey” .  The portions devoted to such great albums as “In The Wee Small Hours”, “Songs For Swingin’ Lovers”, “Come Fly With Me” and “Come Dance With Me” were all accurately documented in a way that would please any Sinatra purist and flawlessly performed.  But what made the evening so incredible was to see the effect they had on a 2015 audience was nothing short of hypnotic.  The audience loved it, so did I, and so will you. You won’t find a better evening’s entertainment anywhere.”

 By John Green (Reviewer)    “What a show!  What a show!  Worthing last night was privy to a show that was in Las Vegas class.  Kevin and Kitty were very ably supported by the superb 17-piece Pete Long Band.  Move over Buble’ …..you have some serious competition here.  Pete and his cronies gave us humour, style and, above all, great music….especially the part of the show “unplugged” to show the acoustics of the Assembly Hall.  Fabulous night out! “

A. Hebenton,  LIFE MAGAZINE    “Theatregoers were transported back to the glamour of America in the 50s with the Sinatra Sequins & Swing show at The Kings Theatre.  Kitty La Roar stole the show with her Marilyn-esque style and her own brand of sexy naughtiness, lovely voice and impossible curves.  Kevin Fitzsimmons captured Sinatra’s suaveness and charisma and at times you could imagine Frank, himself, was singing.  Pete Long’s All Star 15 piece Orchestra was brilliant and got everyone’s toe tapping.  A great night out and a fitting tribute to the Capitol years of Frank Sinatra .”


Lee Stevens, LATEST 7 Magazine
     “Led by the charismatic and flamboyant Pete Long, his band provided a glorious backbone to a body of songs that epitomise the career of Frank Sinatra.  Sung with integrity (but with a few nice jazz florets) by the smooth Kevin Fitzsimmons, the evening swung like a laid back pendulum.  The ‘sequins’ element was provided by sassy Kitty La Roar who writhed and slinked her way through hits by Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Munroe and Eartha Kitt with great ease.  The evening as a whole was as glorious and honest rendition of Sinatra’s ‘Capitol’ years, a brilliant sound by singer and band alike”

See CAST page for individual cast testimonials.