Rick Michel's Blog

Keeping the Performer Honest
08/16/2013
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When you are a performer, you had better love what you’re doing because the audience will always know when you’re trying to fake your way though something. Frank Sinatra was quoted in a 1963 Playboy magazine interview as saying, “Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant. When I sing, I believe. I’m honest.”

 

This is just one of the many ways Rick Michel pays his respects to Frank; Rick believes too – in the songs, the audience, Sinatra’s performances, and himself. And this is what makes an unforgettable, spectacular Las Vegas show, such as Rick’s Sinatra Forever.

 

Sinatra Forever is an interpretation concert performed by Rick Michel, one of Las Vegas’ premier singers, described by Variety as “the closest thing to Frank Sinatra we have ever heard.”

 

The show features a great mix of old favorites, such as “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Witchcraft,” along with some equally entertaining and challenging songs from the Great American Song book. The presentation is delivered as much more than an impersonation, it’s an experience.

 

Upcoming stops include the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans, Georgia on August 29th and the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, North Carolina on August 31st.

 

That “love” of entertaining is obvious in today’s top performers, especially those with shows in Las Vegas. It’s also equally obvious when an act doesn’t have that level of dedication and consideration for their fans. Feel free to comment on who falls into the latter category among current pop stars. Performing is a rigorous job that needs to look effortless and that’s not something that can be accomplished day in, day out for any length of time without complete commitment to your craft and your fans.

 

Rick Michel has had that commitment for over thirty years, working tirelessly to deliver something fresh, yet familiar – and just like Frank, the consummate entertainer.