Sinatra Forever will be presented at the Santa Fe Chrome showroom, Saturday April 6th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with a 7-piece big band

Santa Fe Station

Sinatra Forever   Salute to Frank Sinatra is a concert that pays homage to the greatest singer of all time.

This is not an impersonation show but an interpretation performed by Rick Michel.

   Rick Michel is one of Las Vegas’ premier singers, a man of whom the show business bible Variety said:

“He is the closest thing to Frank Sinatra we have ever heard.”

  Sinatra Forever will be presented at the Santa Fe Chrome showroom, Saturday April 6th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with a 7-piece big band.

   All of the musical arrangements are performed exactly the way Mr. Sinatra presented his concerts.

 There are 5 of the 7 musicians who played in Frank’s original band keeping the authenticity of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

So let “Come Fly with Me”, “Luck Be a Lady”, “My Way”, “Strangers in the Night” and “New York, New York” fill your evening.

 

  Sinatra Forever   is a timeless concert and part of the American Songbook with all the original arrangements and musicians that backed up Frank Sinatra.

   Sinatra Forever which is slated for 7:00 p.m. April 6th, 2013

Rick Michel, who stars in the Sinatra production, said the show features a 7-piece big band.

 

   Michel has been performing in clubs around the country since the 1970s.

His first gig in Las Vegas was in 1981 at the Tropicana.

Even though he performed off and on at the casino, he didn't move to Las Vegas until 1989, when he got more permanent work.

 

  

   Michel said he started doing impersonations at various venues such as the Sands.

"I've been everywhere up and down the Strip," Michel said.

Although he does impersonations, Michel said his Frank Sinatra tribute is a little different.

"It's not an impersonation," he said. "It's my interpretation of Sinatra. A lot of people do say I am a dead ringer for him."

 

   He started crafting his Sinatra Forever, show which he took around the country for performances. The show grew and Michel took the production international.

"We did shows in Canada, Mexico and Chile," he said.

In some shows he would transport the band with him, while other times he would use local musicians.

 

   In the 24-song set list Michel plans to play, he said the audience can expect Sinatra classics such as "Witchcraft," but might also hear lesser known Sinatra hits such as "I've Never Been in Love Before," from the musical "Guys and Dolls."

"It's one of my favorites," Michel said.

 

   Regardless of song favorites the audience might want to hear, Michel said guests will be pleased with his homage to Sinatra.

Michel also plans to mix in a couple of songs from other Rat Pack members such as Dean Martin.