The kings of swing are heading to Coventry to kick-off the festive period this year.
Britain’s longest running Rat Pack tribute group The Rat Pack will take to the stage at The Albany Theatre on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm.
The Rat Pack Swinging Christmas Show features David Alacey as Frank Sinatra, Des Colman as Sammy Davis Jr and Paul Drakeley as Dean Martin – recreating swing music’s most magical trio.
It will be a recreation of Christmas in Las Vegas at The Sands Hotel and Casino in the 1950s and 1960s. A star-studded band join them on stage, with The L.A Showgirls adding to the glamour.
The show will feature the greatest hits from Ol’ Blue Eyes and co. including My Way, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Fly Me to the Moon and seasonal classics such as Let It Snow and White Christmas.
The trio have put on shows across the UK and Europe for 20 years, performing at venues including Kensington Palace, the O2 Arena, the Sporting Club of Monte Carlo and a special performance for US President Bill Clinton at The Roundhouse in London.
In 2013 the group were voted the Number One Tribute Show in the UK by The Agents Association of Great Britain.
David Alacey, who performs as Frank Sinatra in the group, said: “We love performing around Christmas, you only have eight weeks to sing these songs every year and that makes them fresh and enjoyable.
“They have done a great job with The Albany Theatre, the work done to re-open it is superb and it has the atmosphere of a good old fashioned theatre.
“The residents of Coventry are in for something special, I would say the Christmas show is even more fun than our standard show and that’s saying something.”
The event is being promoted by Coventry-based Showtime Promotions.
Dan Nelmes, director of Showtime Promotions, said: “This will be a great way to start the festive period here in Coventry.
“We’re looking forward to bringing the show to The Albany Theatre, it’s a fantastic venue and we’re expecting a packed out crowd on the night.
“They are the best in the country at what they do, they are all incredibly talented impersonators and it will be a brilliant night for anyone who loves swing music or Sinatra, Davis Jr and Martin.”