James Anthony as The Last Torch Singer and Salute to Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Tribute Act(3 Reviews)
Country: United States
Based In: Virginia
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James is an award winning baritone singer that has reemerged as a vocalist with a wonderful and intimate show performing as The Last Torch Singer. James performs an intimate Salute to Sinatra show with a powerful dynamic voice, uniquely smooth resonance and bright tone that grabs you on the first note, satisfying audiences with a vocal signature all his own. Ranked as a top Sinatra voice throughout the world, the show will deliver a unique selection of swingin' hits, powerful Broadway songs, romantic ballads and those torch songs that tug at the heart strings with varying show sizes. James
... ' dynamic voice and phrasing is one that will swoon a women's hearts and give the toughest men that song to drink by.
James' show offers the ticket holders true value performing with the best A-Class band members. James' voice is one of amazing power and uncanny breath control along with incredible phrasing and timing so that you can visualize each song as he brings it to life. We hope you enjoy the recordings and as you listed, just imagine James performing for your next event.
Throughout the 1980s, James Anthony performed as an educated drummer/vocalist and former session artist with RCA Records in Los Angeles, a national touring artist with the famed Good Music Agency (GMA).
2012 James returns to music and was presented an award from the city of Hoboken, NJ, for his tribute performance to Frank Sinatra.
2013 James was inducted into the Las Vegas Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work as a drummer/backup singer with the band Road House.
2015 James was contacted by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce to perform on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the members ... of the U.S. Congress with great success, and again following year for the U.S.Senate members with continued success.
2013 - 2017 James performs in Las Vegas, throughout the U.S. and Canada.
2018 James performs a season with a 50 piece orchestra in large theatres presented by Love It Productions with great reviews.
2019 to Present: James Anthony and Music Director, work together rearranging new music for James’ shows of various sizes,
presented to audiences with a Pianist, orchestra of various sizes and if needed, guest entertainers.
Raised in the entertainment capital of the world of Las Vegas since 1967, James was a part of the old Vegas entertainment.
Together with his music director, they present new song arrangements from The Great American Songbook, Broadway
songs and more.
James Anthony has also served our great nation as a U.S. Naval Aviation Veteran in Navy Squadron VA-122, NAS Lemoore.
Reviews (3 Reviews)
1968: James began music lessons at the age of 8 in his hometown Las Vegas. James continued playing in school bands from 6th grade through high school. During his first year of high school, James also joined the Male and Varsity Choirs for 4 years.
1983: James returns to Vegas after serving his country with serving 4 1/2 years with the U.S. Navy. He auditions for the well known band "Roadhouse" and makes the cut. Roadhouse has had a successful run of 10 years and multiple albums and with James as their last drummer/backup vocalist, the principals retire after 2 years. Later, James with th ... e band Roadhouse are inducted into the LV Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
1985:James moved to Los Angeles and began performing professionally and began working as a session artist/backup singer for RCA Records and the GMA (Good Music Agency) as an independent recording/touring agent.
James was valued as a professional drummer and harmonist and toured with record label artists during the 1980s while based in Los Angeles, CA. and then leaving the music industry in 1990 to raise a family. Although James preferred his instrument as a drummer/percussionist/backup vocalist during the 1980s, he was asked to the front of the stage to perform some lead vocals on various tours from time to time because the bands loved the warm texture of his voice.
James returned to the music industry in 2012 to do some recording for his family, daughters and friends for fun. The results were shocking to everyone except James as all that heard James' voice were in disbelief of the quality of his voice and how you could feel every word as it filled your soul with emotion. James performed for high profile clients such as Frank Sinatra's relatives in Hoboken, NJ in 2012, various theatres and showrooms in Vegas in 2013 & 2014, the US Congress in 2015 and the US Senate in 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and other high profile clients such as the US Navy and 4 Star Admiral private events and befriending such clients.
The music that surrounded James while growing up as a boy while living in Queens, NY when he was 8 years old until 1968 was great, only to relocate to Las Vegas with his family that year. Growing up in Las Vegas with an Irish/Italian family in the gaming industry from the late 60s was a very unique experience and presented James a glamorous life, great swingin' big band music, heartfelt torch songs and are many stories that James now shares on stage. This is my family and these are real life high-profile stories/events that movies are made of.
2017: James performs in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget and releases is new CD "Blue Again" only to receive an offer for an international distribution/promotions/recording deal with USA Network/Sony Records to put out his CD with a new title and adding 2 new songs, one of which will be a title song to total 12 songs. James Anthony's re-release of his CD is due late 2017.
U.S. Congress Washington DC, U.S. Senate Washington DC, National Theatres in the U.S., Casino showrooms in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Frank Sinatra's relatives and other high profile clients such as the US Navy, a Naval 4 Star Admiral and other high profile clients in different cities.
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