Frank...A Musical Journey

"Frank . . . A Musical Journey" is a musical journey reflecting upon key points in the singer's life, and the songs that defined those times for him. Read More

About Rick Michel

A versatile entertainer with a genuine passion for the Great American Songbook, Rick Michel has been performing professionally in a variety of different mediums since the late 1970s. Read More

About The Music

It's full of wonderfully crafted storytelling, for one thing. When the likes of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer combined creative forces in composing "One For My Baby," they produced one of the best "saloon songs" of all time. Read More


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Is there any greater song than “Ol’ Man River”? I know there are many, many spectacular compositions, but when you combine lyrics, meaning, emotion, symbolism and melody are there any that are able to measure up to this song that has taken on a life of its own? (...)
Artists are rarely only interested in one form of the arts, often dabbling in another artistic genre out of a genuine love for that particular art form. David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, and Joni Mitchell are accomplished painters. Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, and even Justin Bieber are also actors. I am too. I also sculpt. Many disciplines are intertwined, hence the term triple threat – someone proficient at singing, dancing, and acting. Can anyone say Fred Astaire? (...)
Picture this: someone tailors a song specifically for you, it becomes an enormous hit, and then everyone wants to make the song about them. To me, that would mean these people want to be you. This is what happened to Frank Sinatra in regards to the song, My Way, and honestly, who wouldn’t want to be him? (...)
Frank Sinatra’s "It Might As Well Be Spring" opens with the line, “I’m as restless as a willow in a windstorm,” and that describes me well as I finish the preparations for getting Sinatra Forever on the stage at the Ohio State Fair July 29th, 2014. That Rodgers and Hammerstein song is from the movie, State Fair, so it’s a fitting reference to my being a part of one of the largest and historic state fairs in the country. (...)
So, has anyone seen any references to Frank Sinatra lately? I guess the more appropriate question would be, Has anyone NOT seen references to The Chairman of the Board in pop culture news? It seems that I could easily do a monthly blog post summarizing headline stories about or making reference to Frank in some way. (...)
I’m leaving Independence Day in idyllic Idyllwild, California to get ready for one of my favorite shows of the year right in my beautiful hometown of Las Vegas. I performed Sinatra Forever last year at the sparkling jewel that is the M Resort to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 and this year there are only 1,600 seats available, so it promises to be another electric audience, which is right where I thrive. (...)