Reader's review: Sinatra show was quite 'Frankly' brilliant
PUBLISHED: 10:12 16 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:23 21 April 2015
Stephen Triffitt is not just 'Frankly Sinatra', but is frankly brilliant.
I was lucky enough to catch Stephen’s performance at the Broxbourne Civic Hall on Saturday (April 11), but rather than being at the Hoddesdon venue, it felt like we’d been transported to Las Vegas.
As the new Ol’ Blue Eyes reeled off hit after hit the audience lapped it up.
At one stage Triffitt apologised if he’d not sang anyone’s favourite Sinatra number, when one elderly man shouted out: “They’re all our favourites”.
Emboldened by the obvious encouragement the crooner nailed the timing of the late Rat Pack star and the way he moved around the stage, held the microphone and worked a crowd was spot-on.
And then there was the voice.
This was no karaoke impersonation – it sounded as if Sinatra was reborn.
But then Stephen Triffitt is no normal tribute act.
He has sold out the London Palladium twice and the Royal Festival Hall and performed as Frank at the legendary Sands Casino in Vegas.
The singer performed expert renditions of, among others, New York, New York, That’s Life, Luck Be A Lady and Fly Me To The Moon.
The show was so good that Triffitt’s ‘final curtain’ was greeted with a standing ovation at the sell out gig.
Stephen Triffitt’s incarnation of Frank Sinatra is guaranteed to get under your skin.