Talk about a flashback to the old Vegas!! We were invited to see Robert Davi, the actor, sing Sinatra at the Venetian. He opens a three night affair at the Venetian. Starting tonight. Ok, I’m game… But an actor singing? Really? And to try sing Sinatra right where ol Blue Eyes himself made Vegas history?? This should be something…
My first thoughts about this event were wrong… Seriously. I gave this guy a listen (Robert Davi sample) and was immediately hit with the images of Old Vegas. Listening to him, I could see it. His voice just has that sense of the man himself. The Rat Pack and Sinatra on stage.
Now the Vegas historian and music lover in me got excited. A man who can pull off a Sinatra like sound. Doing a gig in almost the very spot Sinatra probably stood to sing, fifty years ago. The Sands was replaced by the Venetian. Now how cool is that??
I’m actually looking forward to tonight. if you are there, say hello!
Almost forgot…. he was actually cast opposite Frank Sinatra in the 1977 TV movie Contract on Cherry Street