Bobby Davro and Kenny Lynch – two of the most respected and established entertainers in the country, come together to bring you a sensational, fun filled, musical tribute to “Old Blue Eyes”.
With the combination of their incredible singing talents backed by a superb twelve piece swing orchestra, this show brings you all the great Sinatra hits, along with non-stop comedy banter and jokes, which captures the very spirit of the “Rat Pack” in those heady days of Las Vegas.
This high-class event will have you singing, cheering and dancing in the aisles, and guarantees to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
Swingin’ is the perfect entertainment for your theatre, cabaret or corporate event
Great songs performed in this fantastic cabaret show include:
Come Fly with Me, Me and My Shadow, Night and Day, Lady is a Tramp, That’s Life, One More for the Road, Fly Me to the Moon, Nice and Easy, Wee Small Hours, New York New York…
Bobby made an early impression at school – he was caught mimicking his headmaster, a Harold Wilson sound-a-like, and was given six of the best.
At 16, Bobby started to work as a trainee manager in a large department store where he was soon trying out more impressions as John Inman and Mrs. Slocombe. His next job was in his father’s retail store – named Davro after sons David and Robert (Bobby) which he left after deciding to try a showbiz career full-time.
Bobby made his TV debut in 1981, but his major breakthrough came with an appearance in Live at Her Majesty’s in 1983.
This led to his own Saturday night series Bobby Davro on The Box, Bobby’s Sketch Pad and TV Weekly, which immediately topped the ratings for six consecutive years.
In 1991 Bobby moved to the BBC and made three series, Public Enemy Number One, Rock with Laughter and Run the Risk.
He returned to our screens in May 1997 as host of Yorkshire Television’s Winner Takes All for 65 programmes.
More recently Bobby played the role of ‘Vinnie Monks’ on Eastenders.
Versatility is the key to Bobby’s longevity, as a high profile personality. Be it in Television, Pantomime, Corporate Events and Awards Presentations.
Kenny Lynch OBE:
One of Britain’s best-known all-round entertainers, Kenny Lynch has been a television personality for FIVE decades. The youngest of 13 children, he first appeared on stage at the age of 12 with his sister, singer Maxine Daniels.
At 16 he joined Ed Nichol’s Band and before going into the services, in 1957 worked in a string of bands including Bob Miller’s. He joined HMV Records and hit the UK Top 40 in 1960 with his debut single, a cover of Mountain Of Love. He appeared in several films and hit his recording peak in 1963 with two successive Top 10 entries a cover of Up On The Roof and You Can Never Stop Me Loving You.
Over the next 20 years he was one of the UK’s busiest and most popular entertainers and was also awarded an OBE.
Although he had a couple of Top Ten singles in Britain in 1963, Kenny Lynch is most famous for a single he issued the same year – Misery, the first cover of a Beatles song to be released.
Lynch wrote a fairly high percentage of his own material, and also did some covers of songs originating from the Brill Building writers like Goffin-King and Mort Shuman.
Lynch was ultimately more successful as a songwriter, often collaborating with other composers, than as a performer. Some of his compositions were recorded by The Drifters, The Everly Brothers, and Cilla Black; a couple of his more notable efforts were the fine girl-group-styled He’s Got Something by Dusty Springfield, and a minor hit by Billy J. Kramer, It’s Gotta Last Forever. In the mid-1960s, he somehow got the opportunity to write with Mort Shuman, the Brill Building songwriter who had collaborated with Doc Pomus to pen such classics as Save the Last Dance for Me and Teenager in Love. This resulted in Lynch’s most famous credit, as he co-authored Sha La La La Lee, The Small Faces’ first British Top Ten hit. Lynch also ended up writing or co-writing a couple of other songs from The Small Faces’ 1966 debut album, You’d Better Believe It (co-written with American soul writer/producer Jerry Ragavoy) and Sorry She’s Mine, which could have been strong enough to make it under its own steam had it been released as a single.