Come fly with Max
Max Miller and his 11-piece All Star Swing Big Band will celebrate the golden voice and timeless music of Ol’ Blue Eyes at a Tenth Anniversary Concert Candlelight Dinner at the Ballina RSL Club this Friday, April 9.
When Frank Sinatra died on May 14, 1997 (at the age of 82) he left behind a larger-than-life persona on and off stage and a repertoire of hits that spanned five generations. While contemporary American artists Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr have stamped their own brand on some of Sinatra’s finest hits, septuagenarian Max Miller keeps the Sinatra flame burning here in Australia.
Max has the same relaxed stage presence, style, charisma and wit as the legendary crooner and pours the same feeling, passion and artistry into every song.
When Sammy Davis Jr heard Max perform in the 80s he was so impressed that he presented Max with his own Sinatra orchestrations prepared by Sammy’s own musical director George Rhodes.
“Sinatra’s phrasing, his understanding of a lyric, and then his portrayal of it, is as if it belonged to him alone. The song became his. He owned it,” Max said.
In this two-hour show, Max presents a musical biography of the life of Frank Sinatra, including footage on the big screens.
Dinner is at 6.30pm; show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are $42.90 (which includes dinner) from the club (6686 2544).