The Legend of Sinatra, Wyvern Swindon

'Gary Williams has four albums, radio, TV and concerts worldwide to his many credits. His love affair with Swing, and Frank Sinatra, started aged four when his mother played him the famous Nice and Easy album. Gary has a charm that captivates his audience. His style of singing is impeccable. He is not a Sinatra impersonator, but a singer who knows how to produce a song his way. The audience were treated to some favourite Sinatra songs that Gary make his own. I was particularly bowled over by his easy control of the ballads. You could have heard a pin drop. Mack the Knife was delivered with a great deal of panache, as were many of the truly great swing numbers Like New York, My Kinda Town and Leroy brown.

With Gary was radio favourite David Jacobs, who has the proud boast of knowing and dining with Sinatra. His wonderful BBC voice held us with his anecdotes and reminiscences of times gone by. He even sang us a song. Is there no end to this man’s talents? Great stuff David.

Also singing her heart out with Gary was Tiffany Miramon, who gave a splendid rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walking. You can’t have a good singer without an exceptional band. The Metro Swing Band was superb. Adrian Cross was some accompanist, with the rest of the band showing what true swing is all about. Excellent. An entertaining evening for me, and also educational for my 16-year-old daughter who accompanied me. She now knows who first sang all those wonderful songs being brought back to life by today’s pop idols. The latest number one by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman, Something Stupid, is a case in point. As probably the youngest member of the audience, she thoroughly enjoyed the evening and so did every one else. I’m sure Sinatra himself would have been pleased with this one.'

Ros Hollands, Swindon Advertiser

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