In June of 2012, James was ranked as the number 1 Sinatra vocalist in the U.S. for the annual Sinatra show in the hometown of Frank Sinatra, Hoboken NJ. The judges gave James the only perfect score among 15 of the top Sinatra performers from around the world. James was judged to have the best performance by judges that were ranked top in the music industry to which one of the judges was Dale Monaco (Frank Sinatra's last living Relative in Hoboken).
James is considered one of the smoothest voices in the area, and one of the few who sings Sinatra like Frank himself. As a result of a great love and understanding of the 'Great American Songbook', James has worked to keep the essence of the Sinatra legacy alive as Francis Albert Sinatra sang it.
James' family moved from Queens, New York, to Las Vegas in 1968 when he was 8 years old. He started playing drums and percussion that year and began singing throughout his four years in high school within the varsity & male choirs as a baritone/bass. Growing up in Las Vegas with his Irish/Italian family & relatives, who all worked in the casino business, James was surrounded by the constant sounds of Sinatra, Elvis, Dino, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin and so on. This cat's got it in his blood, and does he deliver!
After serving honorably for 6 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy, James began a successful music career in Los Angeles and Vegas. Performing as a drummer/percussionist and backup singer with RCA Record Label talents, talents from other labels, and touring with GMA Agency artists during the 80s, James is no stranger to the big stage and music industry.
After a break from the industry to raise a family, James discovered his knack for performing Frank Sinatra's songs while healing from an accident. His friends and family encouraged him to sing a few Sinatra tunes at an open mic and little did he know, his family's heritage gave James the natural ability to move and sound like Mr. Sinatra. The rest is history!
James can perform for you the greatest music & lyrics ever written, and deliver his performance in the style of Frank Sinatra.
James is available to perform television, fundraisers, festivals, concerts, corporate events, universities, and nightclubs.
The band's size and instrumentation can be modified to perfectly match your entertainment needs for any event.
Don't wait for the book, hire him for a live show and see for yourself!
Angel Eyes - Frank Sinatra
All The Way - Frank Sinatra
Blues In The Night - Frank Sinatra
Come Dance With Me - Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Drinking Again - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
How Little We Know - Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Frank Sinatra
I Thought About You - Frank Sinatra
In The Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
It Happened In Monterey - Frank Sinatra
It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Frank Sinatra
I've Got The World On A String - Sinatra/Buble
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Luck Be A Lady - Frank Sinatra
My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
My Kind of Town - Frank Sinatra
My Way - Frank Sinatra
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Nice and Easy - Frank Sinatra
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra
Nothing But The Best - Frank Sinatra
On The Street Where You Live - Vic Damone
One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
Pennies From Heaven - Frank Sinatra
Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
That's All - Frank Sinatra
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
The Best Is Yet to Come - Frank Sinatra
The Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
You make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
I'm Your Man - Michael Buble'
Moondance - Michael Buble'
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Michael Buble'
I Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Righteous Brothers
Me & Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
White Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Frank Sinatra
The Christmas Song - Frank Sinatra
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - R&B Style
Silent Night - Frank Sinatra
Let It Snow - Frank Sinatra
Silver Bells - Frank Sinatra
Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra
Growing up in Vegas, I enjoyed watching Sinatra and Dino at the Cesars Palace while working as an usher during high school and have been influenced by them greatly.
Enjoy Mel Torme, Andy Williams, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee are just a few others.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 120 minutes
A natural sounding 'Frank Sinatra' voice with the warm deep tones and phrasing to bring the emotional aspect of the song to be not only heard, but felt as well.
Each performance is staged around the event. If special theatrics/staging is required, we will make it happen.
Past Booked Dates:
06-30-2012 — Anapolis Maryland Private Party
06-14-2012 — Hoboken NJ, Frank Sinatra Park, Sinatra Finalist for World Title. I WON!
06-02-2012 — Tampa FL Corporate Event
04-14-2012 — Wilmington, NC Convention Center
03-24-2012 — USO Show for Military
03-09-2012 — Leisure World Corporate, Maryland
02-21-2012 — Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
12-31-2011 — Hilton Hotel Corporation, New Years Eve Show -DC/MD
12-23-2011 — Christmas Show - Tampa FL
11-05-2011 — Washington DC Convention Center
10-29-2011 — Private Show/Baltimore MD
10-08-2011 — Private Event - Italian Celebration
10-05-2011 — LISA VANDENBURGH LTD./Washington DC
09-30-2011 — VCU Corporate Event - Richmond VA
09-26-2011 — Signature Theatre Virginia
08-28-2011 — Annapolis, MD
08-20-2011 — Corporate Event, Baltimore MD
07-04-2011 — Private Event - Washington DC
06-16-2011 — Sinatra Hometown Event - Hoboken, NJ
2009: 8 gigs
2010: 15 gigs
2011: 19 gigs
2012: 22 gigs
2013: 1 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Casino, Christmas Party, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Holiday Party, Hotel, Parade, Studio Session