Gary's Magic Brings Legend Back to Life

'It was Frank Sinatra that drew them in - but it was Gary Williams that everyone left raving about. The 30-year old singer from Grimsby, who served his apprenticeship in working men's clubs, worked his magic on Saturday night. His immaculate delivery, phrasing and interpretation of each song was in keeping with the great song stylist. But this stunning vocalist had far more to offer than a pale imitation of a bygone star. This wasn't an impersonation of Sinatra, but Gary Williams being Gary Williams - a thoroughly charming, likable, charismatic individual with a dazzling smile and personality. And he oozed the confidence and professionalism that tells you this is a talent destined for the top. Working through 40-plus songs he spanned five decades of music capturing every mood from the "saloon singer" smoky bar sounds of One for My Baby to the big swing style sounds of New York, New York. The help narrate some of Sinatra's life story Gary was joined on stage by popular Radio 2 presenter David Jacobs who worked and dined with Sinatra and was able to pepper more than two hours of musical entertainment with amusing and fascinating stories.'

Hilary Porter, Bournemouth Echo. Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

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