Happy Birthday Mr Sinatra with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Happy Birthday Mr Sinatra with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Four Stars ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Williams, of course, is right at home in the midst of the American Songbook, his smooth vocals not exactly replicating Sinatra’s unique sound and delivery, but rather evoking it. He packed a powerful punch in classics like The Lady is a Tramp and Strangers in the Night, but also showed a more delicate side and some excellent storytelling, with the little-known A Garden In the Rain an unexpected delight.

A Swingin' Christmas

A Swingin' Christmas

Five Stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  "The jolliest sleigh ride in town".

It’s no wonder, really, why Christmas shows by the likeable, Grimsby-born Williams sell out. This one, at nearly two hours long, with two sets’ worth of seasonable songs, carols and not-so-wild cards including lush renditions of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now and Carole King’s You’ve Got a Friend, felt faultless.